Love is Come, by Heather B. Moore
2016, 320p, Clean Victorian Romance
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the author for an honest review
Nelle Thompson lives a life of privilege during the turn of the century New York City. When her parents are killed in a terrible accident, she’s forced to live with her aunt’s family in a small town in Connecticut, and treated as a poor relation with no financial independence. Broken hearted and riddled with insomnia, Nelle’s health begins a downward spiral. When a locked part of her heart blossoms around her cousin’s fiancé Mathew Janson, Nelle doesn’t know if she can endure one more heartbreak. Miss Pearl, owner of the local apothecary shop, becomes a mother figure to Nelle, but a fateful summer day has Nelle questioning everything she's ever believed and wondering if she’ll ever love again.
This is the fourth installment in the Matchmaker series and I loved this one, too! It takes place in New York City in 1908. Nelle Thompson lives a life of luxury. When her parents die in an accident, she goes to live with her aunt who doesn't treat her well. She meets Mathew Janson and they hit it off. However, he is practically engaged to her cousin, Alice. Even though Nelle and Mathew have strong feelings for each other, they do the proper thing and don't act on them. Nelle even encourages him to propose to her cousin, as planned. However, Miss Pearl, the matchmaker, is in town and she has other ideas for them. This is such a gentle love story. I loved Nelle and Mathew together! Their friendship grew into more but there were obstacles to overcome. Nelle's aunt didn't treat her well and I was glad that Nelle was almost old enough to be out on her own. Her cousin Alice didn't treat her too badly but she had some major flaws and there came a point when she put Nelle in a tough spot. I liked how the relationships were resolved and the ending is fantastic! Music plays a huge role in Nelle's healing and she is able to bless others with it as well. I liked how Miss Pearl opened up to Nelle so we got a little more of her story. I love the role she plays in these stories! She's not pushy, but does her job in a gentle, nudging, advising way. I loved this book and had a hard time putting it down. There are some sad events but the author did a great job in keeping it light and hopeful. It's a clean romance so I can recommend it to everyone! I'm looking forward to the next installment in this series!
Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen historical novels and thrillers, written under pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women's fiction, romance and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore. This can all be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom. Heather attended Cairo American College in Egypt, the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Utah.