I have been a little obsessive with this series. I have managed to read almost 3 more books so far, but have been a little late in getting the reviews posted. Life seems to get in the way, and I have been more set on getting the books read than getting the reviews written down.
No more procrastination, this weekend I will be posting the 2 books that are done, and on Wednesday when the 6th book releases, I will post the 6th review. That will bring us all back up to speed, and no more getting behind again!
This book was a true Heather B Moore read, and I hope you take the time to check it out.
From the Power of the Matchmaker series: LOVE IS COME
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.
As the book description hints at, Nelle leads a privileged life, remaining kind and caring to all around. She is maybe a little unaware of real hardship and the realities of life, but she soon learns after her parents tragically die and she is sent to live with her aunt.
Upon her arrival she meets Mathew. He is a perfect fit for her, but unfortunately he is to marry her cousin Alice. Alice on the other hand is a dreamer, and flirts with anyone, and is very taken with Lucian, the poet visiting town.
Nelle is treated terribly by her aunt and cousin, and finds a true friend in Mathew, but they both must fight hard to not form any deeper bond.
I don’t want to give too much away of the story, but this book is a special read. Nelle goes through a real rollercoaster of emotions. She starts questioning everything and has to face a lot of conflicting feelings before she is willing and able to open up her heart. She knows and feels Mathew to be perfect for her, but she is not able to fight for him, and she does not want to cause any problems. Then when all is possible to be together, she is not sure she can believe in herself.
This is one of those reads that is quite unusual. It is not a very fast paced book, yet has you immersed in it by the captivating drama that unfolds. Also it evokes many emotions and questions while reading. Would I not fight more? Would I be able to be so noble? Would I keep Alice’s secret when it is tearing me apart?
When I finished the book I was left feeling satisfied. The whole of it was tied up nicely , making me feel like it all came together just right. A very pleasant read, with a great involvement of Miss Pearl.
About the Author
Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author, with a dozen historical thrillers written under the pen name H.B. Moore. Latest is Finding Sheba (will be re-released Feb 2015 through Thomas & Mercer). Under Heather B. Moore she writes romance and women’s fiction and inspirational non-fiction, latest is The Fortune Cafe. Her various author names can be confusing so her kids just call her Mom.