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Matchmaker & Co. Book 2
Cynthia Woolf
Historical Western Romance
Firehouse Publishing
January 7, 2014

In this western historical romance, heiress Ella Davenport has survived a carriage accident that killed her father. Her life saved in exchange for savage scars marring her beautiful face. Her friends, socialites, showed their true colors, casting Ella aside like damaged goods and leaving her a social pariah. Even her wealth can't buy her the kind of marriage she wants. Desperate to find a husband who can accept her despite her scars and, without knowing about her money, she seeks to become a mail order bride. Matchmaker & Co. is her one chance to start over and leave the pain and betrayal far behind her.

Nathan Ravenclaw was run out of town by the father of the girl he was courting once he discovered Nathan's Arapaho heritage. It didn't matter that Nathan was a successful rancher, businessman, and a positive member of society. The white community suddenly saw only a half-breed. Even his money couldn't buy him a wife. That was ten years ago. He moved and rebuilt everything that cold rancher once took from him. He has it all...except a wife. Matchmaker & Company promises to send him a woman willing to start a new life with him. But Nathan's battered heart lacks the ability to trust. He longs for children, not romance. His new bride, scarred and cast aside like himself, promises to be perfect for him. Until he meets his mail order bride. Fierce desire and an even more dangerous hope roar back to life within him. Two things he swore never to indulge in again.

And love? For these two battered souls, that's the biggest risk of all

Book 2 in the Matchmaker & Co series of western historical romance set in 1870's Colorado. A western historical mail order brides romance. NEW COVER!!
Steam Heat Level - HOT

Reviewed By: Linda Tonis

Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

It is eighteen seventy one, and Mrs. Selby of Matchmaker & Co. has once again made what she believes is the perfect match. Ella Davenport is a New York City heiress. A year ago someone tampered with the carriage she and her father were driving in. A serious accident ensued, killing her father and leaving Ella badly scarred. Due to the constant stares and looks of pity, she has secluded herself in the home she shares with her brother Joshua. Now Mrs. Selby has found her a husband, and she will be travelling to Denver to marry him. He knows about her scars and has accepted her anyway, so now she has no fear of someone only marrying her for her money.

Nathan Ravenclaw has accepted Ella Davenport to be his wife since he has scars of his own. He is a successful rancher, but he is half Arapaho and in spite of people being willing to do business with him, they frown on their daughters or sisters marrying him. Ella knows about his heritage. She accepts his scars and he accepts hers.

When they first meet, Ella is shocked at how handsome Nathan is, and he seems to feel she is beautiful in spite of her face. Could this be what they have both wanted and needed in their lives, someone to love them unconditionally? This meeting will change their lives forever.

Ella is accepted by everyone on the ranch and in town, and she begins to feel comfortable in her role as Nathan’s wife. The only problem is, he has admitted that he cannot love her, but he will always care for her. Not something a woman wants to hear from a man she is falling for.

Then danger rears its ugly head in the form of someone wanting Ella dead. Is this the same person who tried to kill her in New York City? What reason would someone have to wish her dead? Well, the guilty party took everyone by surprise including me.

This is the second book in the Matchmaker & Co. series, and like the first it is a heartwarming story about people with problems looking for love. We catch up on Sarah and John from book one who happen to be Nathan and Ella’s neighbor. I hope there are more books in this series, because so far I have not been disappointed.