Monday, September 7, 2020

The Matchmaker and The Marine: A Second Chance Small-Town Romance by Lucinda Race @GoddessFish




This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Lucinda Race will be awarding a signed copy of The Matchmaker and The Marine to two randomly drawn winners (US Only) via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.



She vowed never to date again. He swore he’d hide his handicap forever. Can undeniable chemistry overcome both their fears?



Widowed matchmaker Melinda Phillips wants everyone to experience the kind of love she lost. Though she’s committed to a lonely life, her skill at pairing perfect couples has her business thriving and her work in demand. But when she trips at a client’s wedding into the arms of a handsome Marine, she can’t help but feel that the falling has only just begun.



Adam Bell’s amputated leg is a crippling reminder of his war-torn past. So after his girlfriend rejected his new body and kicked him to the curb, he pledged to protect his heart as fiercely as he defended his country. But after a chivalrous rescue during a friend’s nuptials, he wonders if he’s given up on love too soon.



Hired to find Adam the woman of his dreams, Melinda is surprised to discover the ideal candidate is herself. But as their relationship blossoms, the tortured former serviceman believes his hidden disfigurement will cost him everything again.



Can two broken souls let go of their traumatic pasts to give happiness a second chance?



The Matchmaker and The Marine is an inspiring standalone romance novel. If you like rich backstories, learning to heal, and giving into dreamy temptation, then you’ll adore Lucinda Race’s sweet story.


Read an Excerpt


Adam wasn’t sure why he had been at a loss for words when he was walking on the beach with Melinda. He wanted to ask her if she’d work with him to find a date or two. It had been a couple of years since the breakup with Anita. It was time to get back in circulation. Will certainly had been pushing him hard enough to contact Melinda.



But what was it about the melancholy that hovered in her eyes? It was there when he met her at the wedding too. Adam was sure there was a story behind that and the slender ring on her finger. Where was her husband? Did he leave her, and matchmaking was her way of trying to heal a broken heart?



He kept an eye on her and watched as she laughed and chatted with Molly. There was something about her that he seemed to understand but couldn’t quite put his finger on it. One thing was for sure, sometime in the next few weeks he was planning on dropping by her office and get things rolling. He was tired of being one of the only single guys in their group. And if he got really lucky, he’d be walking around grinning like his buddy Will.



Who knows, maybe he’d find someone who would want to have a kid or two, and his kids could grow up with Will and Stacey’s. Wouldn’t that be a kick in the pants?



About the Author:
Award winning author Lucinda Race is a lifelong fan of romantic fiction. As a young girl, she spent hours reading novels and dreaming of, one day, becoming a writer and spreading love in romance books.



As life twisted and turned, she found herself writing nonfiction but longed to turn to her true passion. After developing the storyline for The Loudon Series, it was time to start living her dream. With fingers flying over computer keys, she does her best to weave stories about strong women and the men who love them.



Lucinda lives with her husband and their two little dogs, a miniature long hair dachshund and a shitzu mix rescue, in the rolling hills of western Massachusetts. When she's not at her day job, she’s immersed in her fictional worlds. And if she’s not writing romance novels, she reading everything she can get her hands on. It’s a good thing her husband loves takeout. (He doesn’t cook.)





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10 comments:

Bea LaRocca said...

Happy Labor Day! I love your book cover, synopsis and excerpt, this is a must read for me! Thank you for sharing your book and author details, I am looking forward to reading your story.

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Lucinda Race said...

Bea, I hope you enjoy The Matchmaker and The Marine and please feel free to leave a review. Us authors just love them.

Lucinda Race said...

Thank you Gale Stanley for hosting me on your blog today- have a great day!

Maddie James said...

I love the sound of this book! Here's to many sales!

Liz Flaherty said...

Sounds wonderful. I enjoyed the spotlight. Best of luck!

Nancy Fraser said...

Great book and a love post. Best of luck with the tour.

Marcia King-Gamble said...

Must put the Matchmaker and the Marine on "My Must Read" list. Sounds intriguing.

Caroline Clemmons said...

Sounds like another great read, Lucinda. Best wishes.

Lucinda Race said...

Thank you everyone for stopping by!