A prequel novella to the POWER OF THE MATCHMAKER Series
Mystical . . . Beautiful . . . Romantic . . .
12 novels by 12 bestselling authors
Released once a month in 2016
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.
Firstly I absolutely adore the Asian/Oriental culture. Its based on honor and family and doing what is right. Its so much more full and blossoming that the American culture. Its just absolutely beautiful
I loved this short Prequel for the Power of the Matchmakers series. It gives you a little taste and an understanding of how the matchmaker became the match maker.
I love Mae's character. Tradition and what everybody wants doesn't stop her from doing what she wants.At first its to be with the man she loves, then to be free of the painful memories of her past and last its to help others get the happiness she could never have. She is a truly amazing character.
When Chen shows up years later. The scene where she says no I just cried. I so wanted her to run off with him.Hopeless romantic in me i guess.
I couldn't put this down once i started to read it. If you enjoy historical romances with a twist of different culture this is a must read.