The Matchmaking Game by Donna Hatch (Blog Tour Excerpt & #Giveaway)


On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

I've read almost all of Donna's book and most in the Timeless Romance line
as well. Check out this newest addition with an excerpt and giveaway below...

The Matchmaking Game
(Timeless Romance Single)
Donna Hatch
Adult Historical Romance
ebook, 126 pages
April 18th 2017 by Mirror Press

Summary

From the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling & #1 Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology series in Clean & Wholesome Romance, comes the Timeless Romance Singles line.

THE MATCHMAKING GAME: A brand new historical romance novella from bestselling author Donna Hatch.

Rowena’s childhood friend, Evan, has returned home from war a handsome, but mysterious stranger. In an effort to bring happiness to her father, not to mention uncover the Evan she remembers from their youth, Rowena seeks to unite their parents. Who better to match a lonely widow and widower together than their adoring children? Her matchmaking game could help their parents find happiness and draw out her childhood friend buried beneath Evan’s new reserve … or it could break more than one heart.

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Excerpt

Chapter One, Part 3
She laughed at his indignation, then put a hand over her mouth to muffle the sound. “I’m only quizzing you, Evan. I haven’t done that sort of thing for at least a month.”
She chuckled at his raised brows. His departure for the war had put an end to most of her pranks. Losing her friend and cohort, not to mention her heartbreak at his absence, had taken the joy out of many of her favorite pastimes. She’d settled for more mundane activities in his absence. Now that he was back, she could finally breathe easy.
She indicated the group inside where Papa stood next to Evan’s mother. “Look at your mother. Doesn’t she seem sad?”
Evan glanced over his shoulder at his mother, Mrs. Barnes. Really, mother and son could almost pass for siblings. His mother hardly looked old enough to have a twenty-five-year-old child. They both had the same dark hair, tinged with chestnut lights. Mrs. Barnes’s kind of beauty normally bestowed itself on younger women. Though her husband had passed on nearly two years ago, she still wore gray, outdated gowns, but with such elegance that no one offered a word of criticism. Mrs. Barnes stood near enough Papa that the slightest movement from either would initiate a touch.
“I don’t think she’s sad,” Evan finally replied. “More sober, certainly, with good reason.”
“She has suffered many losses.” Rowena looked up at Evan’s familiar, yet changed, face. “So have you.”
Quietly, he said, “As have many, thanks to Boney.”
Rowena nodded. How Evan’s gentle mother withstood the blow of losing a son in the war against Bonaparte, and then a husband, Rowena could not imagine. Still, Evan had resigned his commission and come home whole and hale to assume the estate and care for his mother and sisters. His return had no doubt been a great comfort to the Barnes family.

About the Author

Donna Hatch is the author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the International Digital Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. She has become a sought-after workshop presenter, and also juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children (seven, counting her husband). A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty five years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.


Tour Schedule
- 1 winner will receive a print copy of Heart Strings by Donna Hatch (US only)
- 1 winner will receive an ebook of Heart Strings by Donna Hatch (open internationally)
- Ends April 22nd

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