04 February 2016

Book Tour & Giveaway: Not Always Happenstance (Power of the Matchmaker) by Rachael Anderson



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Not Always Happenstance (Power of the Matchmaker)
by Rachael Anderson.
Audience/Genre: Contemporary Romance, Clean Read.
Publication: February 1st 2016 by HEA Publishing.
***This book is part of the Power of the Matchmaker series that features one recurring character—the match maker—but it is a STAND-ALONE novel.***

Lani has lived in Hana, Hawaii for five years. She’s learned to surf, fish, dive, and manage her grandmother’s bed and breakfast. She’s also learned to take one day at a time the way it should be taken—relaxed and unrushed, savoring every moment.

But, like a large wave on the brink of breaking, her life is about to crash out of control. A proposal of marriage, a conniving grandmother, a cryptic Asian woman, and a handsome guest, and suddenly everything calm begins to churn, everything clear becomes confused, and all that was normal segues into peculiar.

As Lani struggles against the current to hold her ground, she realizes that she can either continue to fight and eventually lose, or take a take a leap of faith, hold her breath, and ride the wave wherever it takes her.

Reviewed by Kelly.

I loved Not Always Happenstance! I enjoyed reading about Hawaii and the culture and learning to soar. It was fun to see Pearl in action since reading of how she became the matchmaker.

Lani has lived with her grandmother for 5 years helping her out with her B&B. She has put her own life on hold, including her boyfriend. He has just asked her to marry him. The ring will come when she moves back to California. She is just hesitant, whether it’s because she doesn’t want to get married or she doesn’t want to leave her grandmother she is not moving forward really. She loves her friends here, the sense of family or ohana. She loves the land. So when Pearl comes to the B&B with her mysterious happenings and then Easton comes and settles into the bungalow that has been collecting dust forever on the property, life changes for Lani. She starts to realize that she wasn’t really living life and wasn’t soaring in love. Now, Easton and Lani find themselves attracted to each other and helping others out and learning about each other and maybe falling in love.


I wasn’t sure how this would end. It wasn’t predictable. I liked that. I loved the depth of the characters. Ahe was fun. Puna is a great grandmother! Easton was full of life and love and he needed someone in his life that would be with him always. I loved how Easton’s job doesn’t really come out until the end and what it could mean to Lani and her friends and the sacrifices Easton makes for her. It’s just a really great book to read and get lost in! I can’t wait for the rest of this series!


...she paused to pat her granddaughter's cheek. "Oh, kealoha, when are you going to learn that there are few happenstances in life? Most things occur for a reason. It's our job to figure that reason out."





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A USA Today bestselling author, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.






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