9 Charming Matchmaking Books for Romance Fans

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I love matchmaking books with all my heart, especially if the matchmaker themself finds love within the pages.

During February, I always turn to a matchmaking book to celebrate Valentine’s day. They usually just end up being such an enjoyable story!

Below you’ll find 8 matchmaker and matchmaking books. Some of them will be about matchmaking professionals, while others will be about amateurs helping friends and family find love.

We hope you enjoy these picks as much as we do!

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Matchmaking Books

Meant to be Mine and more books by Jewish writers

Meant To Be Mine by Hannah Orenstein

Edie’s Grandma Gloria has successfully predicted the date the members of their family will find their true love match since she found her own love in her childhood. Excited that her day has finally arrived, Edie immediately leaps into a relationship with musician, Theo.

But as she realizes the relationship isn’t falling together as easily as she thought it would, she’s forced to reckon with the ideas of fate and the grandma’s prophesies. After she learns another family member has lied about their own relationship timeline to please their grandma, she is forced to question everything she holds dear.

Is Theo Edie’s one true love or is there someone else she should be with? When it comes to matchmaking books by Jewish writers, anything by Hannah Orenstein is a must-read!

The Arc

The Arc by Tory Henwood Horn

Ursula is a very successful VP of Strategic Audacity. She has everything that she could want in her personal life except a partner to share it with. When She hears about The Arc, she is intrigued. This very exclusive match making company uses science to match you with your perfect match using assessments from your sleeping habits to smells that attack you. The price tag is high but is it worth it?

When Ursula is paired with Rafael it seems to good to be true. Can love ever be guaranteed? This romance is so unique and fun. I loved it!

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Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop by Roselle Lim

Oh, how I loved this matchmaking book. ⁣What could be better than a love story set in a Paris tea shop with a little magic sprinkled on top? This magical realism book is not a complicated or unexpected story.  But what it is, is delightful, fun, and lighthearted. ⁣

Vanessa Yu never wanted to see people’s future in tea leaves and spent her entire life fighting it.  She also knows that this “gift” will stand in the way of having a successful relationship because she cannot stop blurting out truths whether she wants to or not. 

When Vanessa’s aunt offers to bring her to Paris to hone her skills and get her life in order, Vanessa goes.  As she finally gets to experience Paris, she wonders if she can change her destiny as well. When it comes to matchmaking books, this one is a favorite! And be sure to check out our delectable books about tea.

Love Decoded

Love Decoded by Jennifer Yen

A high school student named Gigi is from a rich Asian Family whose grandmother does matchmaking. She is interested in coding but the family wants her to matchmake and stay close to home. Gigi wants to do more than her parents expect from her. She decides to win the app competition by making an app to meet new people.

Gigi makes poor choices throughout the story and never fully takes responsibility for her mistakes.

While some of the characters were very developed, I felt that some of the other characters fell flat. There were parts of the story that were great but other parts that were too convenient. This was a quick enjoyable read.

Matchmaking for Beginners

Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson

This was a very cute book about what happens when your life takes an unexpected turn.  When Marnie’s marriage ends after two weeks she returns home to start over. 

But, when she inherits a brownstone from her ex-husband’s aunt in Brooklyn, her life changes again.  This was a very cute read that I felt was 50 pages too long. 

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Love Scribe by Amy Meyerson

The Love Scribe by Amy Meyerson

Where do I even start with this amazing magical realism book? When Alice’s best friend has yet another horrible breakup, Alice wants to make her feel better by writing her a letter, the way she used to when they were young. Instead, she finds herself writing a story and as if by magic, Gabby meets the man of her dreams.

Soon, Alice is writing stories for everyone as her gift pours from her. When she is sent a letter that brings her to a mysterious mansion, she meets Madeline who wants to have a special story written for her. Alice is forced to deal with her own past in order to move forward. This is one of the matchmaker books for book clubs we have read and absolutely loved. It is perfect for Fiction Books about Writers.

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The Matchmaker’s Gift by Lynda Cohen Loigman

This is the story of Sara Glikman who in 1910, as a young child, was able to see the glow between her sister and the man who would become her husband. She very quietly arranged their match and many more for years.

Her granddaughter Abby is a divorce attorney who represents some of the biggest divorces in the city. When Sara dies, leaves Abby all of her diaries.

I loved this unexpected book. It is so unique and a pleasure to read. The story is such a wonderful feel-good book and we needed to recommend if for our summer reads 2023 post.

Sophie Go

Sophie Go’s Lonely Heart Club by Roselle Lim

Sophie has just returned from Shanghai after studying for three years to become a matchmaker. She is ready to start her career when the full truth comes out. Sophie did not graduate.

Now, she must prove herself as a matchmaker but nobody will hire her. When she comes across a group of Septegenarian Chinese bachelors living in her apartment complex she makes it her mission to find them love.

As she develops relationships with these lonely men, she comes to realize that family is not always the people you are related to. I loved this wonderful book about believing in yourself and the power of love and friendship. It is a perfect book for our list of ultimate beach reads 2023.

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Playing with Matches by Hannah Orenstein

 The New York dating scene is not the same as it was during the Sex in the City years. Tinder and other dating apps are taking over and matchmakers are back in fashion again. 

Sasha is a 20-something new matchmaker who seems to have it all until her romantic life implodes and she left trying to pick up the pieces. The characters and the storyline had me totally engrossed. This Rom-Com is of the best matchmaker books for the beach.

Are you adding any of these matchmaking books to your to-read list?

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