The Matchmaker

Catherine Walsh

Publication Date: 18 April 2023

BRB, booking a flight to Ireland… one of those stare at ceiling, giggle and kick your feet kind of romcoms!… Add to your tbr if you’re looking for: THE SWOONINGTHE TENSIONTHE BUTTERFLIES.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Katie Collins has barely ever left her tiny Irish village of Ennisbawn. Why would she? With its tightknit community, friendly local pub, surrounded by glistening lakes and perfectly mysterious forests, it’s a place of peaceful beauty.

Or it was peaceful. Until Callum Dempsey turned up. Part of a hot-shot (and, Katie has to admit, hot is annoyingly apt for him…) development team with zero eye for beauty or charm, he’s not only building a hideous hotel just outside the village, he’s also just announced a plan to knock down Ennisbawn’s only remaining pub. To make way for a view from the golf course.

It’s the final blow to the village and the last straw for Katie, who refuses to let her home-from-home disappear. The pub is her life – her job, but also her last connection to her parents, who had met at Ennisbawn’s once-famous matchmaking festival that was held in the grounds.

But, after being laughed off the building site in her best flannel pyjamas for demanding the builders leave, Katie decides enough is enough and hatches a plan. She’s going to revive the matchmaking festival, save the pub, and single-handedly bring the town back to life again.

She might even help her two best friends find love as well. Since, heck, what’s another project when you’re taking on the world’s hottest, evilest man?

But what Ireland’s newest matchmaker doesn’t know is that even when someone’s really not your type on paper, love might be a little bit more than just a formula…

A gorgeously escapist and utterly hilarious small town romcom perfect for fans of Emily Henry, Sophie Kinsella and Christina Lauren.

Readers love Catherine Walsh:

Can I rate this more than 5 stars?The build-up was *chef’s kiss*. There was no way I could put this book down.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

SOUND THE ALARM!!! IT’S A BANGER ALERT!!!THE CUTEST AND FUNNIEST ROMCOM I’VE EVER READ!!!The chemistry? Even Marie Curie couldn’t handle it!!!” NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

OH MY GOODNESS!… I looooooved this so much!Their chemistry!SizzlingI ABSOLUTELY FELL IN LOVEPERFECTION!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

BRB, booking a flight to Irelandone of those stare at ceiling, giggle and kick your feet kind of romcoms!… Add to your tbr if you’re looking for: THE SWOONING. THE TENSION. THE BUTTERFLIES.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

OMG I ADOOOOOORED THIS BOOK My heart melted’” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The ABSOLUTE cutest… One of the most adorable new books… the perfect romantic comedymade me happy, from start to finish!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

5* Full of Irish quirkinesssparklingaddictive.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

OMG this book was just what I needed… It was like drinking a great big warm mug of hot chocolate, I just loved it.” Reading Time at the Zoo ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

OMG I LOVED ITI laughed out loud so many timesLoved every second of it.” @fabooklover ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I am so not ready for this book to be over!!! I absolutely loved itAAHHH I JUST LOVED IT!That Blonde Bookworm ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Oh. My. GOD. I loved this, I LOVED THIS!!Genuinely my heart was going to burst readingI LOVED IT.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Absolutely delightful. There are so many quirky, hilarious momentspositively swooning over the romance… I had a cheesy grin on my face and felt like I had been whisked away to a beautiful village in Ireland. An absolute treat.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A beautiful book. Insanely romantic and utterly convincing.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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