Book Review: ‘A Match Made At Christmas’ (A Nantucket Story) by Courtney Walsh

About The Book:

From “Master of the genre” [Midwest Book Review] and New York Times bestselling author Courtney Walsh, a sweet romance that’s sure to capture your heart.

Hayes McGuire never believed the stories about a famous Nantucket matchmaker until she ropes him into taking over her duties in while she’s off the island for Christmas.

So he enlists the help of the one person he can trust with this crazy scheme—his best friend, Prudence. Armed with a series of rules, a book of success stories and the promise of Christmas magic, the pair of old friends sets out to make a Christmas match.

Little do they know that magic doesn’t discriminate, and the pair soon finds their years of friendship deepening into something more. Will Pru and Hayes ignore the electricity in the air between them or will there be more than one match made at Christmas?

A Match Made at Christmas is a stand-alone holiday novella.

“Original, romantic, and emotional. Walsh doesn’t just write the typical romance novel. . . She makes you feel for all the characters, sometimes laughing and sometimes crying along with them.” ~Romantic Times

About Courtney Walsh
Courtney Walsh is a novelist, artist, theatre director, and playwright. She writes small town romance and women’s fiction while juggling the performing arts studio and youth theatre she owns and runs with her husband. If For Any Reason is her eleventh novel. Her debut, A Sweethaven Summer, hit the New York Times and USA Today e-book bestseller lists and was a Carol Award finalist in the debut author category, and her contemporary romance Just Let Go won the Carol Award in 2019.

A creative at heart, Courtney has also written two craft books and several full-length musicals. She lives in Illinois with her husband and three children and a sometimes naughty Bernedoodle named Luna.

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My Rating: 5 Stars!!!

‘I’ll wait for that tingly, magical feeling. I’m sure it’s like radar or something.’

So this books needs more than five stars! For real. I love it when I connect so fully with book characters. My imagination is great when reading, anyway, but when an author manages to craft characters that I feel I ‘know’, I’m all in!

Hayes McGuire never knew there was a legendary matchmaker in Nantucket until she asks him to fill in for her until she gets back from a trip. He’s shocked and quite frankly, a little confounded at this proposition. He enlists the help of his very best friend, Prudence Sutton, to help him. Little do these two know that they themselves might be in the matchmaker’s crosshairs. (smile)

This book was SO much FUN~! I absolutely devoured it and found it to be quite possibly the most romantic book I ever read. And I read a lot. Incredibly delightful, it is a book destined to be read many times. In fact, I’m still basking in the beauty of it, reluctant to pick up another book right now. I preordered the digital copy and just now ordered the paperback because this is a book that I MUST have on my shelves! It just made my heart smile. I highly recommend this one, folks.

2 thoughts on “Book Review: ‘A Match Made At Christmas’ (A Nantucket Story) by Courtney Walsh”

  1. I read this one on Monday and liked it as a clean romance. I was surprised there wasn’t much of a faith theme or really anything pointing directly to Christianity. But, I’ve noticed quite a few books coming out under the guise of CF that don’t really talk about faith.


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