As daughter of a well-known matchmaker, Catríona Daly is no stranger to the business of love--and sees it as her ticket away from the sleepy village that only comes alive during the annual matchmaking festival. Enter Lord Osborne's son, Andrew, who has returned to the festival after being disappointed by a rival matchmaker's failed setup. Catríona seizes the opportunity to make a better match for the handsome man--and for herself!
Cattle farmer Donal Bunratty is in desperate need of a wife after loss left him to handle the farm and raise his daughter on his own. Shy and lacking the finer social graces, he agrees to attend the matchmaking festival to appease his daughter. But when he arrives, it's not any of the other merrymakers that catch his eye but rather his matchmaker--who clearly has eyes for someone else.
Catríona will have to put all her expertise to work to make a match that could change her life forever. Will her plan succeed? Or will love have its own way?
The Irish Matchmaker took me back in time to a tiny village in Ireland during the 1920's. A village life that was described so perfectly that I felt I was right there as it drew me into the story.
All of the charactors are so real to life they jump out of the pages and you will feel as though they are your best friends. Not all, some of the them you wouldn't want to say hi if you met them on the streets, they are so dispicable. If I had to pick one charactor I loved the most it would be Donal's daughter. She was so smart to figure out to get things done, loved her family, and always looking out for others.
A very nice glossary of words is listed at the beginning to help you with the different words that are spoken throughout the book. I never once had to use it though, the story flowed perfectly.
There was a lot of casual drinking going on in this story. Kind of worried me at first but this was the norm during this time and place.
This book was given to me by Revell. All the opinions are my own.