The Matchmakers of Holly Circle Review and Giveaway

About the Book

Book: The Matchmakers of Holly Circle

Author: Chautona Havig

Genre: Christian / Romance / Christmas

Release date: November 21, 2014

They’ve been in love for ten years, but it takes an interfering neighbor with a penchant for poker to unravel the mystery of their persistent platonic relationship.

Flirtation can be an art, or so they say. Well, if so, Ruth and Richard are “the old masters” of the flirting game. Despite their strictly platonic relationship, there’s “something there,” as so many of their friends and families say. Neighbors and friends for ten years, neither seems willing to change the course of their relationship.

Three doors down, at the end of the cul-de-sac, Mason Dickenson has watched his favorite neighbors with an interested eye, but he’s finally had it with the dance. So, with a pack of cards and a few tricks up his sleeve, he’s determined to get them out of the “friend rut” and into romance.

Thanks to Mason’s unique matchmaking scheme, Ruth and Richard concoct one of their own—a deeper, stronger, eternal love and relationship that nothing on earth can match.


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Guest Review from Donna

What I think you should know:

The Matchmakers of Holly Circle by Chautona Havig is a Contemporary Christian Fiction with a Christmas Theme, although I think it could be enjoyed anytime of the year. This story is set in Havig’s Rockland, if you have never read one of her books this would be a great place to start for a glimpse into the Rockland Universe!


What I think about this book:

I adore stories set in Rockland and feel like I am dropping in on old friends or just about to meet new ones.  I love a good Christmas story so when I saw that the author had a Christmas story that I had not read yet I jumped at the chance and am glad that I did. Ruth and Richard have been neighbors and best friends for ten years, they are both in love, but for some reason neither is willing to act. This was a very sweet romance where I sometimes wish that I could jump into the story and shake the characters until they listen to me. In addition to Richard and Ruth we meet Mason and several other residents who create a mystery that adds an interesting bit of intrigue to the story!  I really enjoyed this story and the wonderful way that Havig allowed the story to unfold.


I received a complimentary copy of this book from Celebrate Lit, this in no way influenced my review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

USA Today Bestselling author of Aggie and Past Forward series, Chautona Havig lives in an oxymoron, escapes into imaginary worlds that look startlingly similar to ours and writes the stories that emerge. An irrepressible optimist, Chautona sees everything through a kaleidoscope of It’s a Wonderful Life sprinkled with fairy tales. Find her at and say howdy—if you can remember how to spell her name.


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To celebrate her tour, Chautona is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a paperback copy of the book!!

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3 thoughts on “The Matchmakers of Holly Circle Review and Giveaway”

  1. Thank you for sharing this review of The Matchmakers of Holly Circle, this sounds like a wonderful story and I am looking forward to reading it myself

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