06 December 2017

Three Little Matchmakers Novella by Susanne Dietze

Three Little Matchmakers in The Regency Brides Collection
By Susanne Dietze

A Trio of Delights!
Review by Carrie Fancett Pagels

I am an unabashed Susie Dietze fan, and I wasn't disappointed! 
5 Stars for this Novella!

Set at Staffordshire, England 1817, this is an adorable story! Miss Caroline Dempsey was close childhood friends with the new Earl of Marsden’s sister. When Caroline’s friend, Esther, and her husband die, their children are left with their uncle Henry Graves and move to Marsden Hall. The daughter of a parson, Caroline grew up nearby and spent a lot of time on the estate. She had a big crush on Henry. But when she becomes governess, she wonders what kind of man he has become.

In the British aristocratic tradition, Henry believes the children would benefit from boarding school. But Caroline has other ideas. She is looking at the needs of the kids. Family needs to be first. The children feel the same way. They take matters into their own hands with disastrous results.

Unfortunately, I did not get to read the rest of the novellas in The Regency Brides Collection yet! But I’m longing to do so as they all look wonderful and by some of my favorite authors! I downloaded my copy from NetGalley and am under no obligation to post a positive review.


This book will be available in large print hard-cover format from Thorndike Press, Gale division, in February 2018. 

Giveaway: Ask your library to pre-order this hardcover book and leave your comment below for a chance to win a copy of any one Barbour book with a story from Susanne Dietze (click here to see her books.)



21 comments:

  1. I love the authors that are in this collection, and am looking forward to read the Three Little Matchmakers, as well as all the others. It sounds like it might be funny, if there are disastrous results! I haven't read any of susanne's books, but they all look good. Thanks for highlighting her.

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    1. I do, too, Becky! I can't wait to read them all! You have got to read this collection!

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  2. Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Carrie! I'm so glad you enjoyed the story. It was so much fun to write--especially the kids!

    I'm a fan of yours, too! Hugs!

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  3. I’m a fan of Susie also! Next time I go to the library I will put in a request for the large print edition. They keep me supplied with request forms! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. She's one of my fave go-to readers, Paula! I know there will be hope and an uplifting fun message in her writing! Thanks for putting in request for large print! You are entered!

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  4. Love your review sooooo much, I've requested the book from NetGalley. Sure hope Barbour doesn't wait forever to approve my request. I really want to read this collection. Regency is my favorite era!!! I love Susie's writing style. Winning a pb copy would be a great Christmas gift! TY for the opportunity.

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    1. Woohoo! You'll love this collection! Hey, try to ask Poquoson if they will get the large print. Yes, I know how they can be though...

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    2. Boy, they are a tough bunch but I will request both editions, or any edition! :-)

      I still want to be in the drawing because I love the cover, Regency era fiction, and Susie Dietze's books!

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  5. What a great review! The book sounds wonderful!

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  6. A great review. Added it to my books that I want to read.

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl! I hate that you will be in hospital so long and reading but PTL there is treatment and you have books to read! XOXOXO

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  7. Very good book! I loved all the novella's in this collection!

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    1. I keep wanting to read the rest but with the deadlines I keep having (PTL!) it is really hard to get much reading in if it isn't on audiobook.

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  8. This would be a great book to have with such good authors. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Hi Brenda! I hope the libraries do lots of orders of the new hardcover, too!

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  9. Fabulous review! I love these Barbour Romance Collections! I'm looking forward to reading this one!
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  10. Thanks for the GREAT review, Carrie! The Three Little Matchmakers sounds wonderful! This Regency Brides Collection is on my TBR list. You've just further convinced me what a delight reading this collection will be!! :) Thanks for the opportunity of this giveaway!!!
    ~Alison Boss

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  11. Great review Carrie! I so enjoy these books and look forward to reading this one...it is on my TBR list.
    Blessings, Tina

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