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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