The Matchmaker and the Marine

It's Just Coffee Book One

Melinda prides herself on her matchmaking ability as evident by the number of couples getting hitched in the town of Chester. She wants everyone to find the kind of love she shared with her late husband. Melinda is satisfied to remain the mysterious widowed matchmaker. Facing her future alone is less painful than risking her heart again.

Adam is a retired Marine. He longs to have a partner but carries the physical and emotional scars from his last tour of duty. He protects his heart as fiercely as he protects his scars. Until a chance meeting with the highly successful matchmaker, Melinda changes his ideas about his future.

Taking a leap of faith Adam signs up for her matchmaking services. In turn Melinda hires Adam as a carpenter to fulfill her wish to have a pergola in her back yard. As the structure is constructed piece by piece their friendship grows.

Will Adam and Melinda's relationship develop into something deeper or will the scars from their past keep them from finding love?

"Lucinda Race’s The Matchmaker and The Marine: It’s Just Coffee is a wonderful must read novel. It’s a moving, realistic and relatable story as it incorporates touching heart-breaking losses and disappointments, yet inspires joyfulness, hope and growth."

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