A match in the making

Reviewed by:

Beth Swanson, voracious reader


A match in the making (The matchmakers, book 1)


Jen Turano


Bethany House


Publication date:





368 pages


In 1888 ladies could not travel alone and most ladies prepared to be married. However Miss Gwendolyn Brinley takes a paid position to be a companion in Newport for the summer season, thinking she had a summer to relax and enjoy new scenery.

The woman she is hired to accompany is a matchmaker and Gwendolyn is tasked in being the matchmaker’s assistant to help find suitable matches for two ladies through the ups and downs of high society. She finds herself in the employ of a  widowed man with three young children who she finds rather irritating. Walter Townsend is seeking a wife for his three unruly children, the kind who cannot keep a governess for very long. The young ladies of Newport find Walter very attractive and yet he finds himself attracted to Gwendolyn.


5 out of 5

Suggested audience:

Sixteen on up

Christian impact:

Attending church and mention of the pastor’s sermons are part of Turano’s books and scenarios

A Match in the Making (The Matchmakers, #1)



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