The Matchmaker

A Novel
By Elin Hilderbrand (Audiobook, 2014)
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.

48-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 42 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 27 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.

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.

48-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 42 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 27 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.

Elin Hilderbrand has lived on Nantucket for twenty years. She runs every morning, delivers her children to their sporting events, and frequents the front row at the Chicken Box. The Matchmaker is her thirteenth novel.
  • Praise for BEAUTIFUL DAY:

    "A perfect summer read." (Ladies Home Journal).

  • PRAISE FOR SUMMERLAND:

    "Summerland is as readable as any beach book, but with a much bigger heart." (Boston Globe).

  • "Hilderbrand's surprisingly original take on the wedding disaster novel...A wedding readers won't be able to resist crashing." (Kirkus Reviews).

  • "The Queen of the Summer Novel...Hilderbrand blends real-life issues - depression, teen alcoholism, bullying - with her signature soapy twists and illicit romances." (Joanna Powell, People).

  • "Hilderbrand's latest is the perfect beach read....[her] straightforward style pulls the reader into the minds of her characters, and all the secrets and sorrows that create the universal messiness of major family events." (Publishers Weekly).

  • "A sensitive glimpse into the lives of damaged people groping their way toward healing." (Kirkus Reviews).

  • PRAISE FOR SUMMERLAND:

    "Summerland is as readable as any beach book, but with a much bigger heart." (Boston Globe).

  • "Hilderbrand has once again written an engaging story wonderfully illustrating the often complex lives of young people struggling toward adulthood." (Booklist).

  • "The Queen of the Summer Novel...Hilderbrand blends real-life issues - depression, teen alcoholism, bullying - with her signature soapy twists and illicit romances." (Joanna Powell, People).

  • "Hilderbrand has once again written an engaging story wonderfully illustrating the often complex lives of young people struggling toward adulthood." (Booklist).

  • "A sensitive glimpse into the lives of damaged people groping their way toward healing." (Kirkus Reviews).

Product Details

The Matchmaker
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $26.98 US/$29.98 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 750
  • ISBN-13: 9781478952442
  • On Sale Date: 06/10/2014
The Matchmaker

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The Matchmaker