by Lisa Plumley

ISBN: 0-3732-9274-0
Reviewer Graphic Button Harlequin #674
Mass Market Paperback

Marcus Copeland has agreed to help the men of the Morrow Creek Men’s Club find out who that “damnable” matchmaker is and put a stop to her destroying all things manly and bachelor-like. By getting close to one of the three Crabtree sisters, Marcus and two other men hope to glean the information from them since the matchmaker places all of her ads in The Pioneer Press, the newspaper run by their father Adam Crabtree.

Molly Crabtree has never followed through on one particular career path since she was a child, which is why she is determined to make her bakery a success and show her family that she is very capable of taking care of herself. She is very much flattered that Marcus Copeland has taken such an interest in her baked goods and has allowed her to sell them to his lumbermen. Little does Molly know that Marcus is only doing this to get the information he seeks. If she gets any indication of his attentions he knows he can kiss the information, and Molly, goodbye.

It’s no big secret that I don’t often read historicals, but The Matchmaker is by far the funniest historical I have ever read. Ms.Plumley delivers wonderful comedic timing which will have readers laughing out loud a lot throughout most of the book. I really admired Molly’s determination to make her business a success and prove everyone in town wrong about her. Molly going toe-to-toe with Marcus on the roles that women and men play in society is priceless and very funny; their very heated conservations were brilliant. I also loved all the secondary characters especially Molly’s family - her two sisters Sarah and Grace, and their mother and father Adam and Fiona who were a riot. This is another keeper by Lisa Plumley

Reviewed in August 2003 by Ronica.

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