The Matchmaker: A Novel

By Elin Hilderbrand
Read by Erin Bennett


Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781478901297

Runtime: 12.48 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English



A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

A USA Today bestseller

A Wall Street Journal bestseller

A Washington Post bestseller

An NPR bestseller

A San Francisco Chronicle bestseller

An iTunes Top Seller

Barnes & Noble's Biggest Books, June 2014

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

A June 2014 LibraryReads Pick

A touching new novel from bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand in which a woman sets out to find love for those closest to her—before it’s too late

Forty-eight-year-old Nantucketer Dabney Kimball Beech has always had a gift for matchmaking. Some call her ability mystical, while others—like her husband, celebrated economist John Boxmiller Beech, and her daughter, Agnes, who is clearly engaged to the wrong man—call it meddlesome, but there’s no arguing with her results: with forty-two happy couples to her credit and all of them still together, Dabney has never been wrong about romance. 

Never, that is, except in the case of herself and Clendenin Hughes, the green-eyed boy who took her heart with him long ago when he left the island to pursue his dream of becoming a journalist. Now, after spending twenty-seven years on the other side of the world, Clen is back on Nantucket, and Dabney has never felt so confused, or so alive. 

But when tragedy threatens her own second chance, Dabney must face the choices she’s made and share painful secrets with her family. Determined to make use of her gift before it’s too late, she sets out to find perfect matches for those she loves most.

The Matchmaker is a heartbreaking new novel from Elin Hilderbrand about losing and finding love, even as you’re running out of time.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Readers will be seduced and will feel their hearts pounding after reading the first few pages of this intriguing and bittersweet love story.” RT Book Reviews (4½ gold stars, Top Pick)
“Hilderbrand’s charming, poignant thirteenth novel chronicles what happens after a woman’s true love returns to her twenty-seven years after they’ve agreed to no longer be in touch…Hilderbrand’s narrative is thoroughly readable, with likable heroes and believably despicable antagonists…An engaging read.” Publishers Weekly
“Hilderbrand has crafted another of her delectable beach reads, complete with a fairy-tale romance. And her depiction of a perfect Nantucket summer day will have readers inhaling a plate of Kumomoto oysters and downing a cold glass of good white Bordeaux right along with Dabney. Delicious.” Booklist




Author Bio: Elin Hilderbrand

Elin Hilderbrand is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the Nantucket series, the Winter series, and over a dozen stand-alone novels, as well as two novellas. Her book Barefoot won the 2008 Romantic Novel of the Year Award.

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Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 12.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English