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0316099752 03 02 0316099759 03 9780316099752 15 9780316099752 14 09780316099752 01 BB <b202>01</b202> <b203>The Matchmaker</b203> <b029>A Novel</b029> 15 9780316099752 A01 Elin Hilderbrand Hilderbrand, Elin Elin Hilderbrand 01 eng 368 FIC044000 10 FIC045000 01 01 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 story about losing and finding love, even as you're running out of time.]]

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Married women -- Fiction.
Middle-aged women -- Fiction.
Mate selection -- Fiction.
Nantucket Island (Mass.) -- Fiction.