About the book:
A prequel novella to the POWER OF THE MATCHMAKER Series
Mystical . . . Beautiful . . . Romantic . . .
12 novels by 12 bestselling authors
Released once a month in 2016
Read the matchmaker’s story to find out where it all starts . . .
Mae Li has been in love with Chen Zhu for years, and he with her. But when the matchmaker arrives at the Zhu family home, she recommends another village girl for Chen.
Heartbroken, Mae Li watches as Chen does his duty by marrying another. Mae flees her village with the clothes on her back and her only possession—a pearl embedded comb, given to her as a goodbye gift from Chen Zhu.
Upon Mae’s arrival in Shanghai, she quickly learns that she’ll starve within days unless she sells her prized comb or joins a courtesan house. She goes to the Huangpu River and promises the River God that she’ll always be selfless if he will save her from becoming a prostitute . . . Her wish is granted when Ms. Tan, the matchmaker of Shanghai, finds Mae. But Mae must completely change her future and her name if she is to become the next matchmaker.
My review: I can't lie, this is the series I'm most looking forward to being able to read in 2016. I love the authors that are writing as part of this series, Karey White, Rachael Anderson, Sheralyn Pratt, Jaima Fixsen, Kelly Oram, Heather B Moore, Julie Wright, Heidi Ashworth, Taylor Dean, Michele Paige Holmes, Janette Rallison, Regina Sirois. I'm so excited that there will be a new book to read each month and that in each book Mae Li will be able to be the matchmaker and do her job. Isn't the cover of this book just beautiful??
This one is actually written by Heather B Moore to kind of show us the Mae Li's backstory and how she became the matchmaker. It's really well-written. I loved spending an evening getting to know Mae Li. I was kind of sad that she didn't get her "fairy-tale ending" but knowing that she has a hand in other people's kind of takes the sting out of that.
This one's a novella, so it doesn't take very long to read and you want to make sure you pick up this book and all of the ones coming out next year, I can't wait!
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Labels: Heather B Moore, Heidi Ashworth, Jaima Fixsen, Janette Rallison, Julie Wright, Karey White, Kelly Oram, Michele Paige Holmes, Rachael Anderson, Regina Sirois, Sheralyn Pratt, Taylor Dean