A Matchmaker in Middlebury
, by Anita Higman, is a fun little story of matchmaking gone . . . well, not wrong, but different from how it was intended. You could easily read the entire ebook novelette in an hour or so for an enjoyable break from whatever your day happens to be bringing you.
This story can easily stand on its own, but the characters and events will be much more meaningful if you also read the full-length novel that is the prequel: A Marriage in Middlebury.
You can check out my review of that book here.
Instead of telling you more about the story myself, I'll just invite you to keep reading and enjoy seeing what Anita has to say for her story and for herself. And be sure to read all the way to the end of the post to find a chance to win your very own copy of this novelette or its prequel book.
Thanks to Anita for sharing her gift of writing with us readers and for providing a little extra insight into this story.
Q & A for A Matchmaker in
Middlebury -- Anita Higman
1. Tell us a bit about your
novelette, A Matchmaker in Middlebury.
This novelette can be read as
a standalone story, but it is also a sequel to the book, A Marriage in Middlebury. This new mini-tale is mostly comedy and
could be considered dessert and coffee rather than a heavy meal. Matchmaker is priced at 99 cents. I hope
you find it to be a tasty treat!
Here’s a blurb:
Meredith Steinberg takes the
stage again in A Matchmaker in Middlebury
and is given another chance to dance with destiny and meddle in the romantic
affairs of two lovelorn singles. But Meredith’s skills as a yenta are stretched
to the limit as she discovers that her golden egg-of-a-plan has a perilous
crack. In the end, however, heartstrings are indeed knotted together as two
singles find tender love—they’re just not the two people Meredith paired for
2. Since A Matchmaker in Middlebury is a romantic comedy, do you consider
yourself a funny person?
Sometimes I am. It depends on
my mood. I don’t like hearing jokes or telling them, but I do like situation
comedy, where people do and say off-beat things. I am a big fan of P.G.
Wodehouse, and I’ve listened to hours of his work on CDs. He is an absolutely
brilliant storyteller, and he’s hilarious. Anyway, his work sort of jangled my
funny bone enough that I wanted to give comedy a try. I usually have some humor
in my books, but this was a leap for me. I sincerely hope readers get some
chuckles out of the story.
3. The heroine, Meredith, is
a real hoot. Was that character inspired from someone you know?
It was a little bit. I have a
lovely friend named Martha Marks, who’s done some stand-up comedy, and she inspired
me to write this quirky and loveable character. In fact, I dedicated this novelette
4. Do you think laughter is
important in today’s culture?
Very much so. We seem to wake
up angry and move way too fast. I think there is plenty of medical evidence now
that shows we humans need to laugh more. It’s good for our health. And that’s
what I hope to give readers—the gift of laughter.
5. What new projects do you
have on the horizon?
I will have a new novel
coming out later in 2014 entitled, A
Question of Destiny. Here’s a sneak peek at the blurb for this book.
Ian Chalmers, a
multi-millionaire, is so captivated by Lucy O’Brien when he hears about her
heroism that he decides to change Lucy’s life by giving her part of his fortune
and by introducing her to his faithful and unmarried assistant, Andrew
Whitfield. After Lucy accepts Ian’s ten million dollars, she struggles with the
pressures and temptations that arise from living in the city with her newly
acquired windfall. She wants to simplify her life by moving to the Texas Hill
Country. But Lucy and Andrew have grown to care for each other, and with her
move so far away, and his passion for living in the big city, they finds
themselves at a crossroads. Through their menagerie of choices and follies, will
Lucy and Andrew find their destinies in life and in love?
6. Where can readers interact
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