The Mini Matchmaker Series
The Mini Matchmaker series is a Sweet, Historical Christian Romance Collection
Join Holly and her best friend, Angelica, as they set their community ablaze bringing hope and love to lonely hearts. The young girls have teamed up with the mysterious Love-Guide from The Oregon News, to find suitable matches for applicants in their corner of the state, functioning under the secrecy of "Heartwarming Matches: A Mail-Order-Bride Agency. "This series takes place in 1880, Oregon City, where the girls live and help their parents in business ventures, serving the community in the Dinsdale General Goods and the Postal &Telegraph Service.
Obsessed in Oregon
Book 1 in the Mini Matchmaker series
I am obsessed with my sister’s beau. How desperate can a girl get? Neither suspect I carry this secret, but it causes me to do horrid things. When I let the green monster loose to do its devilish deeds, I don’t even recognize myself, and I run for cover to hide my sins. I will turn eighteen-years-old in nine short months, able to court whomever I choose, but I want none of the boys who flock about me like roosters, ready to crow victory over my wretched heart. I want Michael. How does one settle for anything less than love?
Obsessed in Oregon
Tariana’s obsession gets her in all sorts of trouble as she covets her sister’s betrothed, Michael. Meanwhile, romance sits on the sidelines; but will she discover her folly too late?
Join Tariana, Michael, and Jamie in this coming-of-age adventure, where twists and turns tear couples apart before they come face-to-face with God’s perfect match.
NOTE: This historical Christian book was previously published in 2020 under the same title with Yours Truly: The Lovelorn series. It has been modified to become the first book in the Mini Matchmaker series, 2021—a spinoff that will set the scene for our infamous matchmaker to enter in book 2—A Family in Oregon.
A Family in Oregon
Book 2 in the Mini Matchmaker series
Tariana and Jamie are married and excited about leaving on The Maiden Voyageur for a week-long leisure honeymoon cruise. All goes well until the couple spend a day in Portland before turning around to head home. While there, they witness a gun fight and can’t wait to leave the unruly city behind. When underway, they encounter a freak storm, and in the chaos find a young stowaway onboard.
Hollie Brown is a colorful character, choosing to conceal the hurts of her past with dramatic speech and romantic inclinations—all of which make her a loveable character and the perfect candidate to become Oregon’s youngest matchmaker.
Join Tariana and Jamie in this heartwarming family adventure as they endeavor to create a new definition for their lives and in the home they’d originally planned for two. Is there room in their hearts for the troubled orphan or should she be placed with more experienced parents?
Love, family, and compassion for the homeless will tug at your emotions as the Lord leads and directs these fictional characters in this second historical romance contribution that will launch the Mini Matchmaker coupling from here on in.
Book 2 in this series is a bridge; a chance encounter between the newlyweds, Tariana and Jamie from book 1, Obsessed in Oregon, and the soon-to-be instigator of Heartwarming Matches: A Mini Matchmaker Agency—the youngest undercover business in Oregon City.
Book 3 in the Mini Matchmaker series
When Hal Dinsdale reads the final birthday letter penned by his deceased wife, its contents and interference from the new mail order bride agency in Oregon City, will force him to set aside his mourning. His daughter, Rosemary, and her new best friend, Hollie, are on the job, scanning candidates for a possible match.
Caroline Fletcher, widowed and yearning to find love a second time, is drawn to the idea of finding romance west of the Rocky Mountains.
Things get complicated when the jealous Mrs. Terrance, who turns out to be Caroline’s estranged sister, gets involved with the matching. And when Hollie’s shady past catches up to her, the plot thickens, threatening to destroy everything the orphan girl holds near and dear to her heart.
Join Caroline and Hal in the first romance arranged by the new matrimonial agency, Heartwarming Matches. Will Hollie wish she’d never come up with the crazy matchmaking idea that has turned sour with the potential to ruin her most treasured gift of friendship?
Book 4 in the Mini Matchmaker series
Edith is desperate for a second chance and Drew is ready to answer the call as a mail order groom to meet his first love.
When Drew Brenan arrives in Oregon City, the lifelong bachelor appears ready to take on the widow Terrance, not realizing how the depths of her hurtful past will affect their happy-ever-after. Being inexperienced in love and set in his ways, Drew strives to find a middle ground to park their emotional baggage.
Is it too much to ask of this odd coupling, who are past their prime, to begin again? You will find yourself rooting for Edith and Drew in their emotional journey as they struggle to lay claim to a chance for happiness.
This is a reflective story of growth, forgiveness, healing of the past, and hope for the future. Much effort will be required to break free of deep-seated behavior and exchange the old for the new.
Book 4 in this series introduces Heartwarming Matches Agency’s first mail-order groom undertaking, and if that isn’t difficult enough, Hollie has matched him with the troublesome widow, Edith Terrance.
All books are standalone, but better enjoyed when the reader is invested in the growing community.
Book 5 in the Mini Matchmaker series
Cherise Gracin yearns to leave Oregon City and find her way in the European world of art. Pierre Blanchet—the mail-order groom—is more than willing to accommodate her dream. Ben Jenkins has had his fill of traveling and returns home to find his school friend, Cherise, all grown up. He hadn’t planned on marriage straight off, but competition and love have a way of pushing up the agenda.
Things become complicated when the local man and the Parisian become rivals for Cherise's affection. It looks like Hollie and Rosemary, from Heartwarming Matches, might have made a mistake by introducing a union that will take the preacher’s daughter far from her homeland.
Three characters, as different as day and night, are attempting to fit square pegs into round holes, with little luck. Caught up in the middle of this diverse threesome, Cherise must choose between her childhood dreams or the stability of family and friends. When the candidates mess up and she disqualifies both of them from the matrimonial race, Cherise is forced to examine her heart and redefine her dream.
Join this heartwarming historical romance of faith, hope, and love, where despite trials and heartbreak, everyone will discover their perfect fit.
Book 5 in this series is a sweet, standalone romance, but the Mini Matchmaker series is better read in order, allowing the reader to become acquainted with the community as it grows and interacts with one another.