Book Review: Love Is Come

April 28, 2016

Love Is Come
Heather B. Moore
264 pages
Kindle Edition

From the Publisher:

Nelle Thompson lives a life of privilege during the turn of the century New York City. When her parents are killed in a terrible accident, she’s forced to live with her aunt’s family in a small town in Connecticut, and treated as a poor relation with no financial independence. Broken hearted and riddled with insomnia, Nelle’s health begins a downward spiral. When a locked part of her heart blossoms around her cousin’s fiancé Mathew Janson, Nelle doesn’t know if she can endure one more heartbreak. Miss Pearl, owner of the local apothecary shop, becomes a mother figure to Nelle, but a fateful summer day has Nelle questioning everything she’s ever believed and wondering if she’ll ever love again.


Love is Come is a stand alone book, but part of the matchmaker series of books written by 12 different authors.  Twelve different stand alone books are being released each month this year.  While you can read each book separately there is one reoccurring character, Pearl (The Match Maker) in each book.  I really love this idea and really liked the prequel novella about The Matchmaker. I love having a book to look forward to each month!  I have read a few short stories by Moore in her anthology collections, so I was anticipating this book with good hopes!

While I have enjoyed all of the Matchmaker books so far, but if I had to pick one, this one would be my favorite. If you’ve been a blog reader for a while then you already know I have a special place for historical fiction and especially when it’s a fun clean romance book too!  I thought Pearl’s appearance in this book had a fun twist..her disappearance too was clever.  The book is an easy read.  I was able to sit down and read it in one day, the story really grabbed my attention and I had a hard time putting this book down. There are a few deeper subjects, but nothing that feels weighty.  Nelle experiences some big grief and pain in this book, but it isn’t something that overwhelms you, I thought it had a good mixture. If you like happy endings I thought that Moore did a great job wrapping up the ribbon on the bow at the end of this book – everyone had some good closure and I appreciated that.  There is so much yucky thins going on in the world – it’s refreshing to sit down every once in a while and lose yourself in a good book that has a happy ending.

You can read the Matchmaker books in any order.  This is one that you won’t want to miss.

This would make a great Mother’s Day gift too.  Grab a copy below.

Final Score:

5 stars

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