Thursday, December 3, 2015

Power of the Matchmaker by Heather B. Moore

A prequel novella to the POWER OF THE MATCHMAKER Series
Mystical . . . Beautiful . . . Romantic . . .
12 novels by 12 bestselling authors
Released once a month in 2016
Read the matchmaker’s story to find out where it all starts . . .

Mae Li has been in love with Chen Zhu for years, and he with her. But when the matchmaker arrives at the Zhu family home, she recommends another village girl for Chen.

Heartbroken, Mae Li watches as Chen does his duty by marrying another. Mae flees her village with the clothes on her back and her only possession—a pearl embedded comb, given to her as a goodbye gift from Chen Zhu.

Upon Mae’s arrival in Shanghai, she quickly learns that she’ll starve within days unless she sells her prized comb or joins a courtesan house. She goes to the Huangpu River and promises the River God that she’ll always be selfless if he will save her from becoming a prostitute . . . Her wish is granted when Ms. Tan, the matchmaker of Shanghai, finds Mae. But Mae must completely change her future and her name if she is to become the next matchmaker.


My Review

The Matchmaker is the beginning of a new book series, and the basis for these books is the becoming of The Matchmaker, now known as Pearl. Well to do Chinese families hire the village Matchmaker to match their children, and the children never go against the wishes of their family, it is just not done.
Can you imagine your devastation when you are told you are going to marry a man you really can’t stand, while another holds your heart? This is what brought Mae to leave the security of her home and family and head to Shanghai and the unknown.
She is near death when she is found and her life becomes changed forever, all she seems to possess of her old life is the beautiful combs her beloved gave her.
We are about to travel in the shoes of the Matchmaker, and as such, we will be changing lives.
I received this Novella from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer Book Promotion, and was not required to give a positive review.

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