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Love is Come

About the book: “I have to remind myself to breathe—almost to remind my heart to beat.” —Wuthering Heights

From the Power of the Matchmaker series:

Nelle Thompson lives a life of privilege during the turn of the century New York City. When her parents are killed in a terrible accident, she’s forced to live with her aunt’s family in a small town in Connecticut, and treated as a poor relation with no financial independence. Broken hearted and riddled with insomnia, Nelle’s health begins a downward spiral. When a locked part of her heart blossoms around her cousin’s fiancé Mathew Janson, Nelle doesn’t know if she can endure one more heartbreak. Miss Pearl, owner of the local apothecary shop, becomes a mother figure to Nelle, but a fateful summer day has Nelle questioning everything she's ever believed and wondering if she’ll ever love again.

My review: April's Power of the Matchmaker installment takes us back in time to turn of the century New York. I really loved the feeling of this book, it felt old time and just...classic.

I loved Nelle, she's a young woman trying to do her best to be happy and follow the rules set by both society and her parents. She isn't above a little kissing, but I loved the way she knew when it was going too far and the way that she confessed to her mother that not only had she been kissed, but that she was somewhere she knew she wasn't supposed to be.

But disaster strikes for Nelle when both of her parents are killed one night on their way home for a dinner. This not only throws Nelle into despair and grief, but it makes her leave the only home she has ever known to live with her aunt and cousin on a country estate in Connecticut.  

But that's where she meets, or rather, re-meets Matthew. He's a neighbor to her aunt and a handsome young man. The only problem is that he's been the young man that her cousin, Alice, has planned to marry all of her life. And Nelle knows that no matter how much she loves Matthew, it's far better for Alice to be the one to marry him.

I was really impressed with Nelle's ethics. Not only did she try to stand aside for her cousin in the matter of Matthew, but I loved the way she cared for his mother and the easy and frank way she forgives her aunt and eventually Alice as well.

And, of course, this book has to include Pearl! I love the way we learn a little more about Pearl through each and every book. I loved the way that she opens up a little bit to Nelle in this book about her own life and love.

This was a cute, quick, clean read. I loved everything about it! I can't wait for more of the Power of the Matchmaker books!

I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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