About the Book:
Book: The Matchmakers of Holly Circle
Author: Chautona Havig
Genre: Christian / Romance / Christmas
Release date: November 21, 2014
They’ve been in love for ten years, but it takes an interfering neighbor with a penchant for poker to unravel the mystery of their persistent platonic relationship.
Flirtation can be an art, or so they say. Well, if so, Ruth and Richard are “the old masters” of the flirting game. Despite their strictly platonic relationship, there’s “something there,” as so many of their friends and families say. Neighbors and friends for ten years, neither seems willing to change the course of their relationship.
Three doors down, at the end of the cul-de-sac, Mason Dickenson has watched his favorite neighbors with an interested eye, but he’s finally had it with the dance. So, with a pack of cards and a few tricks up his sleeve, he’s determined to get them out of the “friend rut” and into romance.
Thanks to Mason’s unique matchmaking scheme, Ruth and Richard concoct one of their own—a deeper, stronger, eternal love and relationship that nothing on earth can match.
I read and reviewed this book about five years ago, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading it again for this tour. What a great story! I have to admit that I wanted to shake Ruth and Richard up pretty thoroughly and get them together—but we’ll leave that to Mason and to God. This is so fun, with an old man on one side of the street watching a younger man and woman on the other side, who can’t seem to get together. When he takes a hand with poker games, for which the penalty for losing is being forced to go on a date, things really get interesting! And why is the word matchmakers plural, rather than singular? It took me till the end of the book to figure that one out! Oh, and make sure to follow the link below and read Chautona’s prequel. Read it before reading the book.
I received a review copy of this book from the author, and these are my honest thoughts about it. Links may be affiliate links, which will benefit Esther’s website if purchases are made through them.
About the Author:
USA Today Bestselling author of Aggie and Past Forward series, Chautona Havig lives in an oxymoron, escapes into imaginary worlds that look startlingly similar to ours and writes the stories that emerge. An irrepressible optimist, Chautona sees everything through a kaleidoscope of It’s a Wonderful Life sprinkled with fairy tales. Find her at chautona.com and say howdy—if you can remember how to spell her name.
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Beatrice LaRocca says
Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of The Matchmakers of Holly Circle, this sounds like a wonderful story and I am looking forward to reading it myself
Amy Woolard says
What a wonderful sounding book! I am very excited to read this one.
Eva Millien says
The Matchmakers of Holly Circle sounds like a charming holiday read, thanks for sharing it with me!
Thanks, Lots of Helpers, for sharing your thoughts!
Have a terrific day!
Looks like a fun book.
Thanks for the contest.
Debbie P says
This sounds like a great story.