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By Elin Hilderbrand
A touching novel from bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand in which a dying woman sets out to find love for those closest to her - before it's too late
'Beach reading with an unsettling edge' - Kirkus reviews
Dabney Kimball Beech has had a lifelong gift for matchmaking (fifty-two couples still together to her credit). But when Dabney discovers she is dying of pancreatic cancer, she sets out to find matches for a few people very close to home: her husband, John Boxmiller Beech, celebrated economist and Harvard professor; her lover, Clendenin Hughes, Pulitzer-winning journalist who lost his arm in Southeast Asia; and her daughter, Agnes, who is engaged to be married to the wrong man.
As time slips away from Dabney, she is determined to find matches for those she loves most - but at what cost to her own relationships?
Praise for The Matchmaker
'Grabs you from the first page . . . Elin Hilderbrand has such a way with words' - Always With a Book
'An engaging read' - Publishers Weekly
'A good read . . . Elin Hilderbrand fans won't be disappointed' - Matthew's Library
Further praise for Elin Hilderbrand
'A gritty and moving read that oozes plenty of drama' - Heat
'A gem of a summer read with a glamorous location, elite lifestyle, and Hilderbrand's appealing take on the constant stress that fills the lives of women everywhere' - Booklist
'This book was a great read - you really care what happens to the characters. Perfect holiday reading. I didn't want to put it down' - Candis
'Touching and uplifting' - U Magazine
Elin Hilderbrand has lived on Nantucket for twenty years. She runs every morning, delivers her children to their sporting events, and occasionally frequents the front row at the Chicken Box. THE MATCHMAKER is her thirteenth novel.
You can follow Elin on Twitter @elinhilderbrand or find out more on her Facebook page www.facebook.com/ElinHilderbrand.
- Other details
- Publication date:
10 Jun 2014
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Hodder & Stoughton
The Queen of the Summer Novel — People
'Takes the chick-lit trope of reclaimed friendship and updates it with a timely twist . . . Hilderbrand throws in a handful of plot twists that bounce the story along . . . SILVER GIRL [is] the kind of safe investment beachgoers should adore' — Boston Globe
It provides a pacey read, with colourful characters that have fascinating motivations. I couldn't get them out of my head for days — Sunday Express on SILVER GIRL
So deliciously addictive that it will be the 'It' beach book of the summer — Kirkus Review on THE ISLAND
An honest, raw tale of friendship and love — Cosmopolitan on THE CASTAWAYS
'This book was a great read - you really care what happens to the characters. Perfect holiday reading. I didn't want to put it down' — Candis on BAREFOOT
'A gem of a summer read with a glamorous location, elite lifestyle, and Hilderbrand's appealing take on the constant stress that fills the lives of women everywhere' — Booklist on A SUMMER AFFAIR