A prequel novella to the POWER OF THE MATCHMAKER Series Mystical . . . Beautiful . . . Romantic . . . 12 novels by 12 bestselling authors Released once a month in 2016 Read the matchmaker’s story to find out where it all starts . . .
Mae Li has been in love with Chen Zhu for years, and he with her. But when the matchmaker arrives at the Zhu family home, she recommends another village girl for Chen.
Heartbroken, Mae Li watches as Chen does his duty by marrying another. Mae flees her village with the clothes on her back and her only possession—a pearl embedded comb, given to her as a goodbye gift from Chen Zhu.
Upon Mae’s arrival in Shanghai, she quickly learns that she’ll starve within days unless she sells her prized comb or joins a courtesan house. She goes to the Huangpu River and promises the River God that she’ll always be selfless if he will save her from becoming a prostitute . . . Her wish is granted when Ms. Tan, the matchmaker of Shanghai, finds Mae. But Mae must completely change her future and her name if she is to become the next matchmaker.
Power of the Matchmaker is the prequel to the Power of the Matchmaker series. This is the story that created the Matchmaker and how she lost her love to become one.
This story was not at all what I imagined it to be. For one, it was very short, but that was to be expected. However, it was also extremely sad. I felt so bad for Mae, and the one she loved. Although, I was secretly hoping he would have done more since he loved her so much, but I do understand why he did the things he choose to do. It was still very sad for Mae.
But now, I'm extremely excited to read the rest of this series. Especially since it will be written by 12 different authors and have 12 different books! I can not wait to read how it all plays out.