Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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“Yes, the time is ripe to allow two hapless souls to benefit from my gifts. We shan’t wait a moment longer. Is shan’t a real word?”
With her opera glasses and other tools of her matchmaking trade on hand, Meredith Steinberg is ready to wield her romantic powers on behalf of two single neighbors in A Matchmaker in Middlebury by author Anita Higman.
I found this romantic comedy thoroughly charming. It was clear I was entering a setting and encountering some characters who’d already been introduced in another book, but I didn’t feel lost. The story doesn’t rush, which is great, though some parts feel a bit too slow. The climactic event seems somewhat out of place, as far as its timing, and then the story shifts and carries on with another subject a tad too long, as if the novelette isn’t sure where to end.
Still, to me, the humor and the bold touch of the unexpected here make up for the story’s flaws, and I wouldn’t at all mind reading more from this author.