Grace-by-the-Sea: Where romance and adventure come home.
Polished Jesslyn Chance has one of the most enviable positions in the little Regency coastal village of Grace-by-the-Sea. She is the hostess of the spa, arranging introductions and entertainments and playing matchmaker to the ladies and gentlemen who come to take the waters, promenade through the shops, and dance at the assembly. But when a rogue returns from her past, Jess finds herself suddenly at sea.
Always an adventurer, Larkin Denby left Grace-by-the-Sea to right the wrongful death of his father. Now he’s back on a mission: to identify the mysterious Lord of the Smugglers who allegedly sails from Grace Cove and takes England’s secrets to France. But Grace-by-the-Sea is the perfect little spa town, run by the still oh-so-perfect Jesslyn Chance. When the village’s future is threatened, Jess must work with Lark to solve the mystery and protect the town’s own. In doing so, the matchmaker of Grace-by-the-Sea may just find that the best match for her is the rogue who stole her heart years ago.
Hott Review of The Matchmaker’s Rogue:
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I cracked open The Matchmaker’s Rogue… and I’m not sure what I got. It was enthralling, mysterious, romantic, and… fun.
Our lady matchmaker is the hostess at a prestigious resort who is hiding her heart as she helps others to find their heart’s desires. Until the man she once loved walks in and sets everything on end.
It is easy to identify with Jess. As a single woman providing for her family who makes sure to do what’s right and to remain an upstanding pillar of town she protects and worries over her teenage brother and her friends while she’s hiding her self.
I thoroughly enjoyed the plot and characters of The Matchmaker’s Rogue, but what truly sets it above other books is the hint of whimsy, the snappy zingers, and personalities ingrained in Grace-by-the-Sea. I SO can’t wait for more!
Thanks again Regina for another amazing read and start of a new wonderful series!
|Publisher & Date:||January 10th 2020|
|Genre:||Historic Christian Romance Mystery|
|Ages:||16+ | Only because of the romance|
|Setting:||Grace-by-the-Sea, Dorset, England, May 1804|
Besides her novels, Regina Scott has had published three Regency novellas (“The June Bride Conspiracy” in His Blushing Bride, “Sweeter Than Candy” in A Match for Mother, and “A Place by the Fire” in Mistletoe Kittens). Two of her novels, A Dangerous Dalliance and The Twelve Days of Christmas, have been translated into German. A Dangerous Dalliance and The Incomparable Miss Compton have been translated into Italian. Starstruck and Perfection have been translated into Dutch.
Regina Scott and her husband are the parents of two sons. They reside in the Tri-Cities of southeast Washington State and are members of the Church of the Nazarene. Born in 1959 and raised in the Seattle area, Regina Scott is a graduate of the University of Washington. She comes by her writing talent naturally–both her parents are excellent writers in their vocations as teacher and electrical technician. Her mother envisioned the plot for “Sweeter Than Candy,” the novella which was written as a tribute to her.
Regina Scott is a devout Christian and a decent fencer; owns a historical, fantasy, and science-fiction costume collection that currently takes up over a third of her large closet; and has been known to impersonate an independent consultant specializing in risk communication.
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