27 June 2016

Review: O'er The River Liffey (Power of the Matchmaker) by Heidi Ashworth

O'er The River Liffey (Power of the Matchmaker) by Heidi Ashworth.
Audience/Genre: Adult, Historical Romance, Clean Read.
Publication: June 1st 2016 by Dunhaven Place Publishing.
From the Power of the Matchmaker series:

Irish heiress Caroline Fulton knows this house party, ostensibly celebrating the victory of Waterloo, is really an audition: will she make a suitable wife? Her host, an English lord, has already won over her father, who’s determined to buy a title with Caroline’s dowry. She is far from taken with the baron, however, especially once she meets Niall Doherty, the impoverished, perceptive tutor to her host’s younger brothers. He shares her love of Irish fairy tales and seems to guard a troubled past…but neither quality will earn Caroline’s father’s approval.

Reviewed by Kelly.

This is a very sad story that ends happily but after many years. I loved the writing. The scenery that the author put us in was easily seen in my head and I longed to go there. The characters are relatable.

Caroline has only a father left. He has made his money and is determined to find his daughter a husband with a title. Caroline is okay with that. She loves her father. But when she gets to the home of the possible future husband, she meets his brothers tutor. He is well mannered and kind and smart and everything she wants in a husband. Now she has feelings and when her father sees that everything is not going the way he wants, he changes her life in a horrible way.

Niall was once of money. But his father lost it all. Now he is an educated man who teaches children. He finds himself falling for Caroline. She adores the children and she is kind to him and they are alot alike. Niall knows it can't be besides the matchmaker told him he would find his match on the bride over the River Liffey with blue eyes and her name starts with an L. Caroline has blue eyes but that is where it ends. He can't help but long for her. Then she disappears.

When they meet again. It is many years later and starts off sad before the happily ever after begins.

If you like stories of overcoming obstacles, historical fiction, matchmakers, and finding lasting love than this is it!

Heidi Ashworth, best-selling, award-winning author of traditional regency romance, lives in the San Francisco bay area, but she lost her heart across the pond when she was very young. She read her first regency romance when she was four years old (just a few words, but it was enough). The first one she wrote took place in Paris circa 1974 but such gaffes are mere trifles when you are only ten. Since then she has sharpened her skills and garnered a few accolades; Miss Delacourt Speaks Her Mind hit the number one spot on several of Amazon's regency romance lists in both the U.S. and England, while its sequel earned a finalist position in the Whitney Awards (both are available via Montlake Romance).Her novella, It Happened Twelfth Night, is one of six short stories in the first volume of the award-winning, best-selling series, A Timeless Romance Anthology, via Mirror Press, and the third book in her Miss Delacourt series, Lord Haversham Takes Command, was re-released in a box set entitled "Every Hope: A Triple Treat Romance", in December 2014, also via Mirror Press. Her latest in the Miss Delacourt series, Miss Armistead Makes Her Choice, garnered a 4.5 star Crowned Heart review from InD'tale Magazine and is currently a 2015 RONE Award finalist. Coming December 2015, A Midwinter Ball from the Timeless Regency Collection by Mirror Press and O'er the River Liffey in June 2016.

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