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The Reformer

About the book: From the Power of the Matchmaker series:

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. 

My review: This book is the concluding book to the Power of the Matchmaker series from 2016. I really liked most of these books, but this one was really not my favorite.

I did like Mary. She is an 18 year-old young woman. She lives with her dad and aunt and her life is not really ideal. She's meant to stay in the house and not really do anything or go anywhere. I liked the way that she wanted to break out of her father's rules and live her own life. And she does. She becomes a satire comic for the newspaper her dad hates. This part was fun and a little funny to see the lengths she would go to to be her own person for just a little while.

The problem with Mary, though, is she fancies herself in love wither her neighbor Samuel Brown. And he's so boring...he's a column writer for the newspaper her father hates, and her father hates him as well. That's probably part of why Mary likes him so much. And the one man that seems to be perfectly suited to Mary, she hates.

I didn't love the plot of this one, some parts were fun, like her drawings, but a good chunk of it was just boring to me. There are some fun developments late in the book, but for me it wasn't enough to liven up the boring plot.

Bottom line for me, Mary's great character wasn't enough to make the boring plot okay for me.

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


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