Hilderbrand's novels all take place on Nantucket but are very different from each other. In The Matchmaker, Dabney Kimball Beech is married to John Boxmiller "Box" Beech, but her heart has always been with Clendenin Hughes, a journalist who moved away from Nantucket a long time ago. Box has been raising Dabney and Clendenin's daughter, Agnes, as his own, but now Clendenin is back in Nantucket. Dabney, who has set up a multitude of other couples, now must make a decision between the two while dealing with her own personal tragedy.
I pretty much sobbed uncontrollably for the last few chapters, and that is purely due to Hilderbrand making you care so much about these characters. Heartbreaking read.
MY RATING - 4