Review: Chasing Fireflies by Taylor Dean

Posted September 2, 2016 by Lillian in Reviews / 1 Comment

I received this book via I Am a Reader. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.

Review: Chasing Fireflies by Taylor DeanChasing Fireflies by Taylor Dean
Series: Power of the Matchmaker #7
Published by Self Publish on 2016-07-01
Length: 311 pages
Reviewing eARC from I Am a Reader
Rating:
Reading Challenges: 2016 ARC August, 2016 New Release Challenge, COYER 2016 Summer Vacation

My sisters think I’m crazy.

But, I’ve never forgotten the mysterious woman from my childhood who told me Paul is the name of my one true love.
She told me to search far and wide for him.
I haven’t stopped looking ever since.

When I stumble across an article about a successful American entrepreneur named Paul who lives and works in China, I’m intrigued. When the opportunity to teach English in China presents itself on the same day, I know it’s not a coincidence.

It’s destiny.

My sisters say I’m chasing a dream.

Just like the fireflies we tried to catch on the warm summer evenings of our youth, the dream seems beyond my grasp. Will my quest for the elusive Paul always be just short of fulfillment?

My sisters tell me it’s a fool’s errand.

Until I remind them of the day we saw the Red Bird.
The memory silences them.
The Red Bird Incident remains inarguable—and proves my search for Paul is not a silly fantasy.

I will find Paul . . . I will.

Have I mentioned lately how much I love this series, Power of the Matchmaker? Because I do! And I’m not just saying that either. Each book is written by a different author with one main character in common, Miss Pearl. Miss Pearl is the Matchmaker, the glue of the books and I love how each author has added to her character and molded her into the meddling lady we the readers know.

In Chasing Fireflies by Taylor Dean, the 7th installment of the series, Miss Pearl tells an 11 year old Savannah three things, two have come true, the third has not yet. Savannah is still looking for her one true love Paul. That’s all she knows is his name. She’s spent her life revolved around that name, dating only men named Paul and now she’s taken a job teaching English in China because she learned there’s an American entrepreneur named Paul there. How crazy (and dedicated) is that?!

I loved (and ached) for Savannah! She’s dedicated to what Pearl told her. She doesn’t doubt, and she has reason to. Her heart has been broken and trampled on by other Pauls. Her family thinks she nuts and worries about her. I would too! But I know Miss Pearl from other books 😉

This is such a sweet story. I loved the foreshadowing the author leaves for us to pick up as we read and loved the way Savannah finally finds her Paul. It’s sweet, clean of foul language, and the romance fades to black. My kind of book 😀 Can’t wait to see what Miss Pearl gets up to next!

About Taylor Dean

Taylor Dean lives in Texas and is the mother of four grown children. Upon finding herself with an empty nest, she began to write the stories that were always wandering around in her head, quickly finding she had a passion for writing, specifically romance. Whether it's paranormal, contemporary, or suspense-you'll find all sub-genres of CLEAN Romance in her line-up.


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