Book Review: The Reformer by Jaima Fixsen

the-reformerTitle: The Reformer
Author: Jaima Fixsen
Series: Power of the Matchmaker
Release Date: Dec. 1, 2016

Book Summary:

Mary Buchanan has bigger worries than the radical journalist moving in next door who’s spoiling her father’s digestion: unrequited love for a footman, a fractious aunt, patiently awaiting her destiny…

Already she’s nearly eighteen. No sign of destiny yet, but Mary’s certain he’ll be handsome.

Then she meets the reformer, this Mr. Samuel Brown. Destiny is closer at hand than Mary has supposed—if she can just get Mr. Brown to realize it.

I was immediately drawn into this story by the tone the author set. I really enjoyed reading this story. It was interesting to see the various relationships between the characters. And I liked seeing how the characters grew throughout the story. This story highlighted some of the troubles in England in the early 1830s. I thought the author did a good job of showing some of the thoughts of both sides of the issues. And I liked how the author put a note at the end about how she modified history a bit to fit her story. I thought Pearl’s involvement in this story quite wonderful.
Rating: 4.5 stars – Highly Recommend
Content: Clean – drinking, a few mild swear words
Source: Review Copy
This book can be purchased from Barnes & Noble and Amazon.


  1. What an interesting title/cover mix. It made me curious.

  2. conniefischer says:

    Just reading this brief description of the plot made me laugh! I’m betting this is a terrific book. Cannot wait to read and review it. Thanks for sharing.