The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay.
Harms, Kelly (Author)
Aug 2016. 288 p. St. Martin's/Thomas Dunne, hardcover, $25.99. (9781250070616).
It’s a cliche, but Lily Stewart is literally a starving artist. She’s being evicted from her Chicago apartment, she hasn’t sold a painting in months, and everyone’s tired of bailing her out. As she’s packing up her things, Lily finds an old envelope with annulment paperwork from a quickie Vegas wedding. Realizing she has one chance to make things right with the man she married a decade ago, she tracks down her long-lost husband in Minnow Bay, Wisconsin. Ben Hutchinson has changed quite a bit since their rash and reckless night in Las Vegas, but Lily’s immediately enamored with the quaint and cozy town. Torn between doing the right thing for her future and salvaging what’s left of her past, Lily realizes she’s the only one who can decide what’s best. Immersing the reader in small-town life, Harms uses the local gossip mill to cleverly fuel vital plot points, and strong secondary characters help bolster Lily’s journey of personal growth. Fans of Jennifer Weiner, Mary Simses, and Jennifer Close will adore this clever and witty story of self- reinvention and the power of clarity.
— Stephanie Turza for Booklist
“The temperature in Minnow Bay, Wisconsin may be cold, but its people are anything but. Kelly Harms has created a world so real and so inviting that you absolutely will not want to leave. The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay proves that a little small-town meddling never hurt anyone and that, sometimes, it takes a village to fall in love. Kelly Harms has done it again!
—Kristy Woodson Harvey, author of Dear Carolina and Lies and Other Acts of Love
“Kelly Harms writes with such tender insight about change, saying goodbye to her beloved yet troubled city life and hurtling into the delicious unknown. Her characters sparkle; I loved Lily and wished I could have coffee with her in the enchanted town of Minnow Bay”.
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