The Matchmaker's Gift
The Matchmaker's Gift by Lynda Cohen Loigman
Publisher: St. Martin's Press / Macmillan Audio
Genre: Historical Fiction
Format: Kindle / Audiobook
No. of Pages / Length: 309 / 9 hrs, 25 min
Date of US Publication: 20 September, 2022
My Rating: 5 Stars
I read an advance copy of this in early May (‘22) and quickly into my reading, I discovered that this one was special - it turned out to be one of my favorite reads of the year and one I hoped to listen to in the future. I was recently fortunate enough to receive an advance audiobook (early September ‘22), and I listened to it in full, because this lovely story pulled me in yet again. The narration is fantastic and reminiscent.
Sarah’s is a voice I remember well, from my own childhood. I was born in NJ in the 70’s and spent my summers with my own grandmother, who often invited her friends over. I remember these other grandmas; some with numbers tattooed on their arms, telling me stories, showing me photos of their families, and trying to teach me how to cook certain dishes that became my lifelong comfort food.
Each and every sentence of this novel was a joy to read.
I laughed, I cried, I smiled, I loved.
I lost myself to this with each gorgeous page.
This was a rare book, a true treasure of a tale, and one I’m so very thrilled to have read.The Matchmaker’s Gift is one of the best books I’ve had the privilege and pleasure of reading this year and has my strongest recommendation.
eARC kindly provided by St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley. Audiobook kindly provided by Macmillan Audio and NetGalley. Opinions shared are my own.