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The Matchmaker of Kenmare: A Novel of Ireland

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Frank Delaney

In Delaney's panoramic sequel to Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show, matchmaker Kate Begley plies her profession in neutral WWII Ireland. Into her life come Venetia Kelly narrator Ben MacCarthy, whose wife has gone missing, and Charles Miller, a U.S. intelligence … see full wiki

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Author: Frank Delaney
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Random House
2 reviews about The Matchmaker of Kenmare: A Novel of Ireland
review by . March 19, 2011
Maeve Binchy, move over....
Kate Begley is heir to her grandmother's title of matchmaker of Kenmare, with all the common sense and folk magic encompassed by that position. Kate's parents died when she was a small child, drowned in an accident in the ocean that she can see from the window of her cottage. Ben McCarthy has suffered losses of his own, his beloved young wife having been stolen from him 10 years ago. He took a position as a gatherer of folklore for the national commission, and spends his days meeting people …
review by . February 20, 2011
This sequel to "Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show" (see my review) continues Ben McCarthy's search for his disappeared wife, combining this quest with his companionship of the titular character, Kate Begley. She's inherited her mother's skill of matchmaking, and matches made and the difficulty that Ben shares with Kate over their own intimate alliances comprises the theme of their adventure during the later part of WWII. Being both from officially neutral Ireland, their own …
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