20 June 2017

Sword of the Matchmaker Reviewed by Teresa S. Mathews

Sword Of The Matchmaker 
by Debbie Lynne Costello
Forget Me Not Romances,  A division of Winged Publications
  
5 Stars*****
Once again Debbie Lynne Costello takes us back to the enchanting times of Ladies in Waiting and Knights in Shining Armor, but this particular tale has a slight twist. The beautiful heroine in this story is not some timid young Lady awaiting a handsome Knight to ask for her hand in marriage, she is protector of her clan! 

Penelope Beatty, hated that she, a brave warrior of her Scottish Clan had to set foot on English soil to seek help from a man she didn't know but since her father's death she had nowhere else to go. She had come a long ways and would not give up until she finds Hamon Godfrey. Instead Penelope finds herself surrounded by a group of soldiers led by one very arrogant Knight by the name of Sir Thomas.  

Thomas Godfrey was usually a man that was straight to point when confronted but there was something about this tall Scottish beauty that made him smile. Perhaps it was the men's garb she wore or the fact that she thought herself a warrior, perhaps even his equal. When Penelope asks to speak to his father, Hamon, he can't resist having a little fun at her expense.  

Taking Penelope to his father's grave and seeing her reaction makes Thomas realize he needs to hear her story. Afterward Thomas vows that as the eldest son he would be willing to help her. Thomas then takes Penelope back to meet Lord Royce and Lady Brithwin at Hawkwood and something inside tells him things will never be the same again.  

Debbie Lynne Costello is a very talented writer of stories that flow beautifully through out. I loved Penelope and Thomas' story, and it was good to see Royce and Brithwin from Debbie Lynne's Sword of Forgiveness, book one of this series. I have read both books, and I think you won't have a problem reading this as a stand alone but I promise you will also enjoy Sword of Forgiveness. There is also a third one in the wings and I can't wait to read that one, too! Thank you Ms. Costello for this truly enjoyable read!



Blurb:

Penelope Beatty made up her mind long ago she would live and die a Scottish warrior not a wife. But when nearly all her clan is killed and she is betrayed, she loathes doing the unthinkable, but must seek the help of an Englishman who owed her father his life.

Thomas Godfrey never married, but when a Scottish warrior lass shows up needing his aid, he finds her both annoying and irresistible. But the last thing he wants is to marry a woman who fights alongside him. If he was going to marry—which he isn’t—it would be to a soft, submissive woman. But when the Lady Brithwin meets the Scottish lass, she’s sure she’s found the perfect match for Thomas and nothing is going to stop her from seeing a summer wedding.

GIVEAWAY: A copy of Sword of the Matchmaker (if you have purchased the book you can choose one of Debbie Lynne's other books). Leave a comment to be entered.
  
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36 comments:

  1. Wonderful review, Teresa! I love books about Scottish clans and heroic, ARROGANT knights. lol I haven't had the pleasure of reading any of Debbie's books, but this sounds very intriguing! Congratulations on the release of your new book, Debbie Lynne!

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    1. HI DIANA!! It's great to see you on here bff!! Love those knights too and I really loved Penelope besting Thomas. You would love reading this! :-)

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    2. Thank you, Diane! I hope you get a chance to read some of them someday!

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  2. Thanks for a great review. I am SO looking forward to this book!
    Connie
    cps1950 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. CONNIE, thank you for dropping by OWG. You are going to love reading this, it was amazing!

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    2. Hey Connie! Good luck! I hope you get a chance to read it! It was a lot of fun to write!

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  3. Thank you for a great review, Teresa! I think Debbie's book would bring a great deal of enjoyment so I would love to read it. Thank you for the opportunity!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. HI MELANIE, here's hoping for a win for you because I know you will enjoy it!

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    2. Hey Melanie!! I hope you do get a chance to read it! Good luck in the drawing! And thank you so much for coming by!

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  4. What a great review. Now I really want to read it. Thanks
    nlgriggs902atgmaildotcom

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    1. Hi NANCY, thanks, hopefully you will get to read it very soon!! Good Luck!!

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    2. Hey Nancy! Yay! I'm glad that Teresa's wonderful review has sparked your interest! Good luck in the giveaway! Also, don't forget to enter in the Raffle copter giveaway. And if you stop by my blog and look on the side bar you'll see several more blog stops where I'm giving away a copy of my book! http://theswordandspirit.blogspot.com/

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  5. WOW THIS SOUNDS SO GOOD!!!!!!! It is also so unique!!!!!

    Many Blessings, Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a)
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Hi AMADA, it is really GOOD!! :-) Thanks for dropping in!

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    2. Amada!!!! I haven't seen you in so long! So good to run into you again. Good luck in the giveaway!

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    3. Teresa: WHOO HOO! :)

      Debbie: Yes it has been too long! :D The description of this book truly has me hooked!!! Thank you!

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    4. Yay!!!! I'm so glad to hear that! Can't wait to hear how you like it!!

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  6. This book sounds so exciting. Thanks for the giveaway.
    JoanEC128[at]AOL[dot]com

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    1. Hey Joan! Thank you. I'm so tickled that this book sounds good. Wishing you the best in the giveaway! Don't forget about the RC and as I mentioned in one of the above comments stop by my blog or website to find more places to enter!

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  7. What a great read this book sounds like. Thank you for the giveaway.
    MarionMPC[at]AOL[dot]com

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    1. Hey Marion! Yay! That is always great news to an author to hear her book sounds like a great read! Thank you!!! Good luck in the drawings and check out the other places to enter on my website and blog!

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  8. Thank you for the opportunity to win this great book.
    MarilynDKC[at]AOL[dot]com

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    1. Hey Marilyn! Thank you for coming by and good luck!

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  9. I loved Sword of Forgiveness and look forward to reading this one. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.
    susanmsj at MSN dot com

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    1. Hey Susan! So glad to hear you enjoyed SOF. I loved writing that book and had a lot of fun writing Sword of the Matchmaker. Be sure to stop by my blog or website and look on the sidebar to find more places to enter to win. http://theswordandspirit.blogspot.com/

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  10. Teresa, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I'm so tickled you enjoyed the book! I really appreciate you taking the time to review it. You're a blessing!

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  11. Great review Teresa! A Scottish warrior lass and a Scottish warrior, they sound perfectly matched! ;-) Sounds like a fun book.
    Blessings,Tina

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    1. Good to see you TINA!! It was a perfect match but the fun part was persuading Thomas of that fact!! :-)

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    2. Hey Tina! Nice to meet you! AS Teresa said it really is a perfect match but you know how some men can be so hard headed! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  12. a Scottish warrior lass and a knight. amazing!!
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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    1. Hey Lori! I love anything Scottish so the Scottish Warrior lass was fun to write. And of course I fell in love with Thomas a few years ago.

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  13. The book sounds very exciting. I love the mix of a female Scottish warrior and an English knight. Can't help but have an explosion. Definitely on my TBR list.

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    1. Hello Brenda! I'm so excited that Sword of the Matchmaker is on your TBR list! That is awesome. The story was a lot of fun to write and with the tension of the border between the two countries that just added to the fun!

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  14. Lovely review, Teresa! DL's novella is on my summer reading list! It sounds amazing!

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