A Match of Sorts is a refreshing romance with a small-town feel. Caleb and Grace (who is portrayed with such authenticity it is easy to believe she is indeed a female bounty hunter) find their way to friendship and, eventually, love as each struggle to overcome past hurts and risk their hearts in future hopes. Mixed in with their story are Caleb’s lovely daughters, Libby and Abby. These precious little ladies add serenity and a special cuteness to the story. ❤️
If I had to comment on A match of sorts, regarding improvement, I’d say I wish it was a bit longer as I wasn’t ready to finish this quaint western tale. Lucette did a wonderful job with this one, even better than her last title, The Widow’s Captive (you can read the review of TWC here.) I recommend both books as enjoyable reads.
As Christmas approaches, widowed Reverend Caleb Brennan needs a wife, or his vengeful father-in-law will take his young daughters. When his mail-order bride jilts him, Caleb grows desperate. During a storm, he finds an unconscious boy outside his home with signs of foul play. Despite his previous misfortune, obligation compels Caleb to lug the stranger inside. But as he provides first aid, he discovers more than he expected. Bounty hunter Grace Blackwell refuses to owe a debt to any man, especially one as charming as Reverend Brennan. To repay him for saving her life, Grace agrees to pose as his mail-order bride. If their ploy is discovered, Caleb could lose his daughters. But in their pretense, the reverend and the bounty hunter might just both lose their hearts.
Lucette Nel is a coffee addicted work-in-progress daughter of the Lord Almighty. She’s a mommy to a rambunctious toddler and wife to her best friend and real-life hero. Along with three spoiled Pugs, they make their home in Gauteng, the smallest of nine provinces in South Africa.
During the day, she’s a bookkeeper. At night when the world sleeps, she delves into her passion, creating interesting characters in historical settings.
One of her favorite quotes about writing is by C.S. Lewis: You can make anything by writing.
Her favorite verse is Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.