My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Historical Romance
Book Description: From the Power of the Matchmaker series:
Irish heiress Caroline Fulton knows this house party, ostensibly celebrating the victory of Waterloo, is really an audition: will she make a suitable wife? Her host, an English lord, has already won over her father, who’s determined to buy a title with Caroline’s dowry. She is far from taken with the baron, however, especially once she meets Niall Doherty, the impoverished, perceptive tutor to her host’s younger brothers. He shares her love of Irish fairy tales and seems to guard a troubled past…but neither quality will earn Caroline’s father’s approval.
My thoughts; I love a good story. What I found in this book is a good story that has a character who can spin a great story. I loved the Irish way of tellin' tales about the rich folklore and history.
The story has some fantastic characters. I would say that Niall Doherty was my favorite. He is the storyteller. He is also a man who has been a victim of circumstance who continues to thrive in spite of his circumstances. I loved the strength of his character and his patience and understanding with everyone, the boys he tutors and the adults he interacts with. He doesn't tolerate foolishness, and says things that need to be said.
Caroline is supposed to catch an English Lord. She has money and her father would like to see her with a title. It isn't the title that interests her, it is the tutor.
I enjoyed the pacing in this story. I enjoyed the Irish setting. What I missed in this book is the presence of Pearl, the matchmaker. She shows up a few times, but her interactions with the characters are few and far between.
I love the diversity of stories in this series. Each is a stand alone book, but when all are read it paints a picture of the power of love and the magic of the matchmaker. The settings are in different countries and time periods. I would recommend all of the books. They do not need to be read in order because they are very different and the only carry over character is Pearl.
This book is clean with a little bit of violence and very little kissing. It is a very proper book. :)
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