Matchmaker’s Best Friend Release Fun!

Everyone has that “Grinch” event. For some it is Christmas, others is it retirement parties, for others birthdays, or for my good friend and partner in crime, Chautona Havig, it is baseball games. For me, it is weddings. Yes, yes, I know. I’m weird. What can I say?

Soooo when I was asked to write about my favorite part of a wedding…I didn’t know what to say. I go to weddings because I love the couple, want to support them, and am honored they thought of me. Surprisingly, sometimes I have a good time. Sure, some might say…Didn’t you enjoy your own wedding? I did. It was a 15-minute ceremony in Las Vegas. Then we visited with friends – now that is something I love to do. So if I have to pick a favorite part it is that I get to see people I haven’t seen and visit with friends while supporting the couple. THAT I can get behind.

If we move onto favors, I have one that was really special and I loved the thought behind it. The couple gave each family a sapling to plant to “watch their love grow”. Imagine that tree in 20 years? 50 years? It would be so special!

Anyways, reader friends, that is my story and I am sticking to it as they say.

Why are we sharing about weddings? It is for the release of the next book in our Independence Islands series, Matchmaker’s Best Friend by Kari Trumbo. Let me tell you some more about it!

“You’re just like a brother to me. I don’t like you in that way.”

When they dated ten years ago as teens, it almost destroyed their friendship. So Pen Reese did the only logical thing.  She lied about how she felt—and still feels—about him.

She’s still paying for that lie.

A brilliant plan to set Mike and a friend up and get over him has one problem.

It’s breaking her heart.

When Pen pushed him away, Mike Gaines assumed she just didn’t understand his faith. People like her persnickety aunt even claim he’s part of a cult—ridiculous, but it’s true. Still, if she wants him to play the part of a big brother, fine. At least he can stay close this way.

At first, Pen’s attempt to set him up with one of her close friends hurts. But what if it’s the perfect opportunity to show her what she’s missing if she sees him with someone else?

In this friends-to-more-meets-second-chance romance, The Matchmaker’s Best Friend continues the Elnora Island romances of the Independence Islands Series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters.


Before you go, be sure you enter my giveaway to celebrate Kari’s release plus visit each of the authors below to enter theirs. Enjoy!


Kari Trumbo – Mar. 29
Rachel Skatvold – Mar. 30
Tabitha Bouldin – Mar. 31
Carolyn Miller – April 1
Chautona Havig –April 2
Melissa Wardwell – April 3
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