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A touching new novel from bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand in which a woman sets out to find love for those closest to her before it's too late48 year old Nantucketer Dabney Kimball Beech has always had a gift for matchmaking Some call her ability mystical while others like her husband celebrated economist John Boxmiller Beech and her daughter Agnes who is clearly engaged to the wrong man call it meddlesome but there's no arguing with her results With 42 happy couples to her credit and all of them still together Dabney has never been wrong about romanceNever that is except in the case of herself and Clendenin Hughes the green eyed boy who took her heart with him long ago when he left the island to pursue his dream of becoming a journalist Now after spending 27 years on the other side of the world Clen is back on Nantucket and Dabney has never felt so confused or so aliveBut when tragedy threatens her own second chance Dabney must face the choices she's made and share painful secrets with her family Determined to make use of her gift before it's too late she sets out to find perfect matches for those she loves most The Matchmaker is a heartbreaking story about losing and finding love even as you're running out of time


10 thoughts on “The Matchmaker

  1. says:

    I didn't love this the way I've loved so many of Elin's books The characters names drove me nuts Dabney and Clendenin?


  2. says:

    On page 90 of THE MATCHMAKER by Elin Hilderbrand she writes about her two main characters; The two of them with their Ivy League degrees had spent the past year on Nantucket working jobs that were beneath them It was at this sentence that the rest of the standard story became unimportant Beneath them That bothers me Hilderbrand takes the omniscient point of view in the book so that differentiating between the character's beliefs the narrator's and her own are skewed Yet every writer is responsible for what they write From the above sentence Hilderbrand claims that those who graduate from Ivy League schools are too good to get their hands dirty unless perhaps they are making scads of money doing it as in archaeology It also implies that people doing those lesser jobs for little money are beneath or lesser people than Ivy Leaguers From there it is easy to wonder if the author feels that all collegians are above non graduates It's a disturbing line flung into a world where all people are created eual More disturbing that it comes from someone who is university educated


  3. says:

    Elin is probably my favorite author of all time While I didn't love Beautiful Day as much as some of her others I read it on Nantucket last year which heightened the experience But The Matchmaker has been one of my favorite reads of hers in a long time For not being a crier I basically bawled my eyes out for the last 20 pages I'm a huge sucker for long lost love and this story spoke to my heart I loved ALL the characters okay minus that Elizabeth woman couldn't get enough and of course flew through the book uicker than I should have and am sad it's over This is uite possibly up there with The Blue Bistro and The Island for me SO GOOD


  4. says:

    Library Reuest so happy I was able to sign this out from the library and not have spent money I think I will stay away from any novels from Elin Hilderbrand in the future I can't tell you how I do not abide adultery for any reason and yet this book I felt was rubbing it in my face and condoning it all because they claimed they loved the person pleaaaaaase give it a rest already it's all about sex and selfishness on the adulterers position But yet they continue to be selfish in carrying with affairs instead of dealing in allowing the spouses freedom to escape an unfair situation they caused them to leave with there dignity in place But no there selfishness isn't thinking about them at the time of all the great sex they were havingSorry I went off in a tangent there for a bit but this book I felt did not provide any escape for me that I enjoy when I pickup a good book The characters and the writing I felt were so old sounding it put me off from the start Sorry if I could take back my time spent in reading this book I would have


  5. says:

    So disappointing Extremely predictable and Dabney is pathetic


  6. says:

    spoilersThis story is located in charming Nantucket and features these wonderfully dynamic characters Drabney a middle aged woman who avoids working all summer to get her hanky panky on with Clendenin This leaves her best friend to do all the work and lie for her Agnes Drabney's dimwitted daughter who is engaged to an abusive psychopath until nearly the end of the book and is surprised when he beats her up after EVERYONE warns her of his controlling natureClendenin Agnes father and Drabney's former lover He has no personality or redeeming ualitiesBox a nice man who Drabney is married to She doesn't bother to tell him she is having an affair even after being caught She then takes the easy road out and dies of cancer never having to own to her mistakes Celerie a vegetable Riley the sweet kind adorable guitar playing always there for you handsome holds your hand respectful just tall enough ambitious but laid back friend that Agnes begins to hang out with over the summer I'm sure it was a complete shock to us all when they got together at the end


  7. says:

    Some parts of this book were actually pretty good but others annoyed me so much it made my rating downgraded Here are the things I disliked1 No matter how you approach the idea of a perfect match infidelity is infidelity and that leaves a horrible distaste in my mouth So if he was your perfect match tell your husband and separate And don't get me started about leaving the job every day at noon for these trysts and how everyone covered up for her2 What is the author's obsession with always using first AND last names when mentioning a person Never Nina always Nina Mobley never Elizabeth always Elizabeth Jennings Like we couldn't keep people straight because the names Celerie for heaven's sake were not uniue enough? It wasn't a horrible book and if you follow her Nantucket books this one is helpful as part of the scope of people who live there but it isn't all that great


  8. says:

    I usually find Hilderbrand books entertaining bits of fluff but this one is just awful There is not a character that I cared about or a plot development I didn't see coming for miles Usually when I read her books I long for a trip to the beach but not with this one All I wanted to do was be finished reading it Not since which coincidentally plays a role in this book have I cared so little when a main character dies Ooops should have said spoiler alert before including that but since everything in this book is obvious from the first chapter I didn't think it was necessary


  9. says:

    My coworker told me this was her favorite HilderbrandTo put it bluntly NO FUCKING WAY I'm not going to spoil it for you but let me just comment on the names Dabney Clen Box Riley Celerie CELERIE There is a character named after a vegetable Listen Ms Hilderbrand people named Jane can live on Nantucket and have books written about them I mean good riddance Celerie


  10. says:

    First let me say that I received an ARC from the publisher through the Firstreads Thank youI tried to like this book but just could not relate to the main character Dabney at all Dabney's identity is too wrapped up in things other than herself Early in the book she is upset because she forget to bring lemon tarts to a festival Her husband tells her it doesn't matter She gets upset because to tell her the tarts don't matter is basically saying she doesn't matter Dabney is too concerned about frivolous things material thingsIn addition to not connecting with the main character the writing is just too simplistic Hopefully the numerous errors will be corrected before the final release This book just didn't do it for me