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The Matchbaker
     

The Matchbaker

4.5 2
by Jerrica Knight-Catania
 
~A Romantic Comedy with a Magical Twist and Delicious Recipes~

Ingredients

1C Chaos
1Tbsp Romance
3Tsp Betrayal
2C Comedy
1Pinch Magic

Candace Cooper has it all: high powered job, posh Manhattan apartment, and a closet full of designer clothes. So she can't imagine what she's thinking when she accompanies her best friend to a

Overview

~A Romantic Comedy with a Magical Twist and Delicious Recipes~

Ingredients

1C Chaos
1Tbsp Romance
3Tsp Betrayal
2C Comedy
1Pinch Magic

Candace Cooper has it all: high powered job, posh Manhattan apartment, and a closet full of designer clothes. So she can't imagine what she's thinking when she accompanies her best friend to a seedy part of Paris to meet with a crackpot fortune teller. Surely there are better ways of finding out if your boyfriend is cheating on you! But it's not until the bawdy psychic homes in on Candace and tells her she's going to become a baker that she truly regrets making the trip. As if she would give up her job — and the perks that come with it — to bake cupcakes.

But when the world as she knows it comes crashing down around her, she has to decide if she's going to fight it, or give in to her sweet destiny.

"Filled with comedic catastrophes, magical mishaps, romantic blunders, and tasty recipes, The Matchbaker will have you laughing, crying and reaching for the nearest box of baked goods!" Ava Stone, Amazon Best Selling Author

"Imbued with enchanting characters and a whimsical plot, The MatchBaker is sure to please. I couldn't stop reading or laughing as I enjoyed Knight-Catania's first foray into romantic comedy" -New York Times Bestselling Author Marquita Valentine

"The Matchbaker is a delightful, laugh out loud treat for the chick-lit lover in everyone. Ms. Knight-Catania's charming brand of humor reminds me of the ever-enchanting Sophie Kinsella." -Best Selling Author Samantha Grace

**Includes Cupcake Recipes from Erin Knightley, Polkadot Cupcake Shop & Sugarcain Cupcakes**

Editorial Reviews

http://sillymelody.blogspot.com/ - Melody May
The Matchbaker is a charming story with crazy situations that can put a smile on your face. So, if you are person who loves whimsical and charming with a dash of magic, you might enjoy The Matchbaker. Which will leave you warm and fuzzy and possibly craving a cupcake.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149103270
Publisher:
Night Shift Publishing
Publication date:
11/26/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
475,736
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

After obtaining a degree in Vocal Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, and years of pursuing a career on the stage, Jerrica left the "glamorous" life of an actress in favor of writing romance. She resides in Southeast Florida with her husband, cat and their duchess-in-training.

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The Matchbaker 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
nsteen001 More than 1 year ago
I normally am not into romantic comedies, but this one I loved. If I did not have to go to work, this book would have been read in one day instead of two. I did not want to put this book down. It was funny, witty, sassy and......yes, yummy. I could not put this book down. It will make everyone wish they had a little bit of magical powers.
MelodyMay More than 1 year ago
So, last night I finished The Matchbaker by Jerrica Knight-Catania. If any of you are familiar with Jerrica's work would know she tends to write regency romance. However, she has been spreading her wings and start writing contemporary romance. I adore her regency books, and I'm so glad I got a chance to read The Matchbaker. Honestly, I didn't know much about the book. Here are the things I did know: 1) It was about a baker. 2) It's release soon. 3) I love the author 4) Loved the cover. So, you can say I was going to the book with a clean slate,  open to whatever might happen. First off you need to read this like you are watching a romantic comedy. Here are the cast of characters you need to keep an eye out: Candace Cooper: our leading lady. The one with her career is about to take a major change. Learns the hard way that she might have magical powers. Holly Cooper: little sister, also recruit to work in the baker with her sister. Colin Hawthorne: he's going out with Holly, but Candace thinks he's for her. Her Parents: They basically leave without telling her anything, which gets Candace in trouble. Joe: Works at Latte Joe and will be owner once his father passes. Of course there are other characters, but I pretty much brought up the important characters. The more I start to think about The Matchmaker, the more it reminds me of 27 Dresses in some ways. For instance, little sister sees Colin and basically makes a play for him. Candace kind of resents her sister for making the first move. So, in a way Candace is trying to figure a way to get Colin from her sister. Well, she kind of uses magic and it goes way, way, way wrong. Part of the problem was her parents kind of left her high and dry to figure things out for herself. Oh dear. However, Candace finds her knight and shining arm guy to help her solve her problem, which cause another slew of problems. This what I say in the book. I really liked The Matchbaker. The story had me laughing out loud and going "oh my goodness". There were times where it just broke my little heart. I even bawled my little eyes out, because I felt so bad for Candace. I was starting to wonder if she would find her match. However, I have one tiny little gripe and that was the ending. I was happy, but at the same time a little upset on how the story ended. Yet the ending leaves an opening for more books to come, and I hope that the problem at the end rectify itself *fingers cross*. This story isn't for everyone. The Matchbaker is a charming story with crazy situations that can put a smile on your face. So, if you are person who loves whimsical and charming with a dash of magic, you might enjoy The Matchbaker. Which will leave you warm and fuzzy and possibly craving a cupcake. Be on the lookout for this cupcake caper on August 27th. Copy provided by author