Book Title: Sophie Go’s Lonely Hearts Club
Author: Roselle Lim
Release Date: 08/16/22
Par for the course, Ms Lim delivers a captivating romance.
A new heartfelt novel about the power of loneliness and the strength of love that overcomes it by critically acclaimed author Roselle Lim.
Newly minted professional matchmaker Sophie Go has returned to Toronto, her hometown, after spending three years in Shanghai. Her job is made quite difficult, however, when she is revealed as a fraud—she never actually graduated from matchmaking school. In a competitive market like Toronto, no one wants to take a chance on an inexperienced and unaccredited matchmaker, and soon Sophie becomes an outcast.
In dire search of clients, Sophie stumbles upon a secret club within her condo complex: the Old Ducks, seven septuagenarian Chinese bachelors who never found love. Somehow, she convinces them to hire her, but her matchmaking skills are put to the test as she learns the depths of loneliness, heartbreak, and love by attempting to make the hardest matches of her life. – Goodreads
I really felt for this poor girl. Sophie is suffering from a very serious case of imposter syndrome brought on by an absolute horror of a mother. Sophie can’t see what a really lovely person she is, and that in actuality her talents for matchmaking are considerable. I feel that even though her matchmaking is solid her real strength lies in her ability to connect with the people she meets. Meeting the Old Ducks and helping them to find love also makes a difference in her own life and career.
Ms Lim write with such charm and kindness. I really am fond of her books. I think Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop holds a special place in my heart, but this new novel is just as darling. Both are #cozyromance books, which until recently I was completely unaware of as a sub-genre. It is sweet, full of love and care, and of course food!! I enjoy the authors skill with describing food and the only thing keeping me from completely overloading on candy while reading this book is my desire to keep my blood sugar down. Believe me I was not able to display as much self-control with the Vanessa Yu book. I am a sucker for pastry. *sigh*
If you are looking for a light read, full of enchantment and sweetness this is the book for you.