The Matchmaker's Lonely Heart by Nancy Campbell Allen // Review

My Review: Murder and matchmaking bring Detective Michael Baker and Amelie Hampton together to stop a killer before he strikes again. 

A charming novel set in Victorian England, interlaced with murder and mystery. Amelie is a romantic and writer for her Aunt Sally's Marriage Gazette, her matchmaking leads her to Detective Baker who is investigating one of the perspective lovers. 

Capturing much of the nuance of the time period through the manners and language, this book quickly swept me into the thrill and suspense of the mystery.  I loved the banter between Michael and Amalie who are both likable protagonists, both are self aware of their "flaws" and have a strong sense of justice. I enjoyed the fresh spin on the mystery, as it was more about proving the crime and culprit's connection than figuring out who had done it. 

Overall, a highly enjoyable clean romance and the first in what is sure to be a fantastic series. I look forward to reading about Amelie's cousins and Michael's colleagues in the future, as they are sure to have equally wonderful and thrilling adventures. A suspenseful mystery, mixed with a slow build romance. I loved Michael and Amelie together and their scenes brought a smile to my face. Highly enjoyable and entertaining!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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