Power of the Matchmaker by Various Authors

November 4, 2015 | 3 Comments
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Author: Various Authors
Series: Power of the Matchmaker #0.5
Genres: Speculative Romance
Format: eBook
Pages: 60
Date: November 3, 2015
Publisher: Mirror Press

A prequel novella to the POWER OF THE MATCHMAKER Series

Mystical… Beautiful… Romantic…

Read the matchmaker’s story to find out where it all starts.

Mae Li has been in love with Chen Zhu for years, and he with her. But when the matchmaker arrives at the Zhu family home, she recommends another village girl for Chen.

Heartbroken, Mae Li watches as Chen does his duty by marrying another. Mae flees her village with the clothes on her back and her only possession—a pearl embedded comb, given to her as a goodbye gift from Chen Zhu.

Upon Mae’s arrival in Shanghai, she quickly learns that she’ll starve within days unless she sells her prized comb or joins a courtesan house. She goes to the Huangpu River and promises the River God that she’ll always be selfless if he will save her from becoming a prostitute… Her wish is granted when Ms. Tan, the matchmaker of Shanghai, finds Mae. But Mae must completely change her future and her name if she is to become the next matchmaker.

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3 responses to “Power of the Matchmaker by Various Authors

  1. What a sad situation. It’s hard to imagine giving a matchmaker the power to choose who you will marry. What I loved about this short story is that Mae wasn’t about to stay and watch her love live his life with someone else. Her perseverance and self-preservation were strengths that helped her push forward. I thought the ending was fitting since this is the introduction to a series of stories where Mae will influence couple so their path to true love, written by many of my favorite authors. I’m looking forward to reading more!

  2. Gayle Humpherys

    This was a short prequel novella to introduce the Matchmaker series (which will be one book each month in 2016). I’m so excited for this series and loved being introduced to the story of Mae (“Miss Pearl”) and her background. Admittedly, her story was a little bittersweet — I am very much a happy ending kind of girl and so even though I know that Mae will be instrumental in those happy endings for others, I was still a little sad for her own story. I loved all the cultural details in this story (although I was a little unsure as to the exact time period). I’m looking forward to seeing Mae travel around the world and across time to use her matchmaking powers!

  3. MomIsReading

    Mae Li and Chen Zhu are in love, but are not free to marry. They must wait for the matchmaker. When the matchmaker chooses different people for each of them, Mae Li wants to run away with Chen Zhu. He chooses to honor his family and marry the girl chosen for him. Mae Li cannot do the same and flees the city. In Shanghai, she struggles until Ms. Tan, the matchmaker of Shanghai, finds her.

    I am so grateful to live in the time and place I do! I can’t even imagine being told whom I was going to marry, especially if I was in love with someone else. My heart went out to Mae Li. I was so glad Ms. Tan found her. Ms. Tan is a special lady. She would be wonderful to know! She truly cares about people.

    This is a prequel to the Power of the Matchmaker series. There will be one novel a month in 2016. This was a great way to start the series, and I love having this background information. I am really looking forward to reading all of the books!

    I was given a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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