Thursday, September 29, 2016

Between Heaven and Earth - The Power of the Matchmaker Series - Review

Title: Between Heaven and Earth

Author: Michele Paige Holmes
Series: Power of the Matchmaker
Publisher: Mirror Press
Release Date: Aug. 1, 2016

Cassandra Webb’s every waking minute is devoted to being a great mother and wife. She takes five-year-old Noah to the library each week, volunteers in his kindergarten class, and even coaches his soccer team. She makes sure her husband’s uniforms are always laundered—even though he hasn’t worn them the last six years—always has his game day snacks on hand, and meets him for date night every Friday—which consists of one sided conversations at his bedside and watching his favorite take out remain untouched.
Pearl, a mysterious visitor at the care center, suggests that it is only Cassie’s love still tying Devon to Earth when he has been ready to move onto Heaven for quite some time. If Cassie will but open her eyes and heart, she will discover the path she should travel, one that will bring relief to Devon and much joy to her own life. But Cassie vowed never to give up on him. She never has and she can’t now, even after meeting hapless, single soccer-dad Matt.
Jewelz Review~
Another wonderful addition to the Matchmaker Series! The story of Cassie and Matt is one that truly pulls at the hearstrings. Both have suffered horrible losses and both deserve a new chance at true love. But the timing has to be right. Even though they're perfect for each other, when they meet it isn't the right time for either of them to fall in love and pursue a serious relationship. I love that they were able to form a wonderful, deep friendship and help one another before they developed a romantic relationship. Of course, their circumstances (particularly Cassie's) had a lot to do with their long friendship, but that solid foundation allowed for them to have an even more meaningful romantic relationship in my opinion. 

So often (especially in romance novels) relationships move from a physical attraction to love, marriage, and happily ever after without any foundation. Is this realistic? I suppose some couples do this and I suspect that most of those relationships don't last very long. In reality, couples need a deep and abiding friendship along with the romance and physical attraction for the relationship to last. And this is what Cassie and Matt have.

My heart broke for Cassie and for Devon. I know that everything worked out as it should and it was clear that Devon was happy, but oh how my heart hurt for them. Cassie couldn't have been much more devoted, and I can't imagine facing the decisions she did. 

I loved that Pearl played a more active role in this story than the last couple books. She was perfect.

If you have enjoyed the Matchmaker Series - be sure to pick up this edition. Your heart will be touch.

honest disclosure ~ I received a copy in exchange for my honest review

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