To Spark a Match ~ Review

To Spark a Match
The Matchmakers 
By Jen Turano

Miss Adelaide Duvee is a social disaster waiting to happen at almost every engagement she takes part in. And after five seasons of such incidents, she's doomed to not only spinsterhood but banishment from society. It's not her fault she had wardrobe malfunction, who knew bustles could be so dangerous. And swans, let's just not go there. And her unmentionables, well let's just say they set societies' tongues a wagging.

After Adelaide literally stumbles into Gideon Abbott's investigation, he feels a need to help her out. After all her distraction helped him to be unnoticed while putting her on the edge Society was threatening to shove her over. It's an obligation, it has nothing whatso ever to do with that little spark he felt while she figured out basically everything he was doing in mere minutes, nor that she had noticed him. Nope not at all.

This was a fun read. And it had lines that quite literally made me laugh out loud. I love the undercurrent of mystery and danger that grows as the story progresses. I love how Adelaide is walking mess and not some perfect Society piece with men falling at her feet. Well, they are falling but not from admiration exactly, more like from fear and self-preservation, at least before Gideon gets involved.

This is a Historical Rom-Com that will leave you with a feel-good mindset. This is the second book of The Matchmakers series but it easily can be read as a standalone title. Make room on your TBR List for this clean read. Or add it to your Wish List as it would a perfect gift to give or receive. So stake out your favorite reading corner and make plans for you and the book.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book with no expectations, but that I provide my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed are my own.                                                          


 Title: To Spark a Match
 Series: The Matchmakers (Book 2)
 Author: Jen Turano
 Genre: Historical Romance, Gilded Age Fiction, Inspirational Fiction
 Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (November 14, 2023)
 Length: (368) pages
 Format: Trade Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook
 ISBN: 978-0764240218‎
 Tour Dates: November 13 – 21, 2023


After five unsuccessful Seasons on the marriage mart, Miss Adelaide Duveen has
resigned herself to the notion that she's destined to remain a spinster forever--a rather
dismal prospect, but one that will allow her to concentrate on her darling cats and
books. However, when she inadvertently stumbles upon Mr. Gideon Abbott engaged in
a clandestine activity during a dinner party, Adelaide finds herself thrust into a world of
intrigue that resembles the plots in the spy novels she devours.

Former intelligence agent Gideon Abbott feels responsible for Adelaide after society
threatens to banish her because of the distraction she caused to save his investigation.
Hoping to return the favor, he turns to a good friend--and one of high society's leaders--
to take Adelaide in hand and turn her fashionable. When danger surrounds them and
Adelaide finds herself a target of the criminals in Gideon's case, the spark of love
between them threatens to be quenched for good--along with their lives.


 “Turano charms with her offbeat characters, and she has a knack for funny, flirty
dialogue…fans will find this irresistible.”— Publisher’s Weekly

 “Turano delivers a rousing second installment in her the Matchmakers historical
inspirational romance series set in New York's Gilded Age. This is a delightful
novel about individuality and unexpected love that balances humorous hijinks
and the intrigue of criminal activity within the rare book world. It shimmers with
spunk and stars a most admirable leading lady whose unapologetic acceptance
of herself is what refreshingly captivates her hero's heart."— Booklist

 “This book is full of ups and downs, twists and turns, hilarious encounters, slow
burn romance, bookish characters, cats and a dash of mystery! I highly
recommend it, friends!”— Tasha, Clean Read Book Club





Named one of the funniest voices in inspirational romance by Booklist, Jen Turano is a USA Today bestselling author known for penning quirky historical romances set in the Gilded Age. Her books have earned Publishers Weekly and Booklist starred reviews,
top picks from RT Book Reviews, and praise from Library Journal. She's been a finalist twice for the RT Reviewers' Choice Awards and had two of her books listed in the top 100 romances of the past decade from Booklist. She and her family live outside of
Denver, Colorado.


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