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Book Review: The Irish Matchmaker by Jennifer Deibel

Book Blurb:

A 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?



Sweet read by Jennifer Deibel.

In The Irish Matchmaker, Catríona Daly, the daughter of a successful Irish matchmaker, is tasked by her father to find Donal Bunratty, a widower and a local farmer, a match during the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival. Donal isn’t sure he wants to be matched, though he greatly needs help. The only woman who draws his attention is his matchmaker. Catríona finds herself busy juggling finding Donal a match while trying to snag a match of her own with the son of a well-to-do family.

This story is the first of Jennifer Deibel’s I have read. I love the premise of a matchmaker finding love at a matchmaking festival. I enjoyed meeting the people in the town of Lisdoonvarna, the glimpses of 1900s Ireland, and watching Catríona and Donal’s friendship turn into sparks of interest.

Request The Irish Matchmaker at your local library, preorder it at most retailers, or find it for sale on Amazon.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.


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