From the Publisher:
Every time Andra Stone crosses paths with Everett Covington, trouble follows. First she loses her scholarship, then she loses the apartment she’d wanted more than anything. But tragedy hits hardest when she loses her grandmother—the best friend Andra has ever known. She determines that Everett is a talisman of ill fortune. When Everett comes to work in her hospital and is applying for the same position she’d been working toward since residency, Andra believes him to be her personal poltergeist. The human heart has four chambers—four chances to get it right. Andra has only one chance left.
Four Chambers is a stand alone book, but part of the matchmaker series of books written by 12 different authors. I’ve really enjoyed this series, because it has twelve different books in this series that are being released, one each month this year. So every month I know I have a new book waiting for me! 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 SO love having a book to look forward to each month! While I am familiar with some of the authors, some of them are new to me and I am excited to see how this all turns out! I also really like how the different books in the series are set in different periods of time, some are modern day and some are historical fiction. It is a really good mixture for me.
Four Chambers is written by Julie Wright. I have read a few of her other books before and her books are always enjoyable to me. I wasn’t sure what to expect out of this book, I’ll be honest, the cover really threw me off! I don’t think the cover matches the book. I loved the book – not really the cover…and I should know by now to not judge a book by it’s cover. This book is set over a long period of years. I liked watching the character, Andra develop and change over the years.
After supporting my own husband through undergraduate school, medical school and residency I thought it was really interesting to reading Andra’s journey through these crazy years. As a single person, Andra’s journey would be a lot different than my husband’s (we were married and had one kid starting med-school, and had 4 (pregnant with our fifth) when we finished residency). I wondered if Wright had much experience with this – or how much research she had to put into that part of the story?
I really liked this book because there was such a strong friendship that developed between Andra and Everett. This is mostly because of the span of years that the book covered, but I appreciated the fact that they didn’t just meet and then *bam* fall for each other. It took time on both of their parts. Andra and Everett are likable and not perfect and both need patience, forgiveness and time. They had family circumstances on each end that they had overcome and I liked those additions to this plot. The story was more than a little fun romance to me!
Pearl (the Matchmaker) makes an appearance in this story, as she does in each book in the series. I thought it was clever the way that she was present, but not seen by other characters in the story.
Overall, I did really enjoy this book in the series. It would be hard to pick a favorite, but this would be among the top. The book is clean and the romance was sweet.
You can read my other reviews in the Matchmaker by clicking the links below.
- Power of the Matchmaker, Karey White, Rachael Anderson, Kelly Oram, Heather B. Moore, Julie Wright, Heidi Ashworth, Taylor Dean, Michele Paige Holmes, Janette Rallison, Regina Sirois, Sheralyn Pratt, Jaima Fixsen
- Broken Things To Mend, Karey White
- Not Always Happenstance, Rachael Anderson
- If We Were a Movie, Kelly Oram
- Love is Come, Heather B. Moore
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