Matchmaking at Port Willow by Kiley Dunbar

Beatrice Halliday has been working hard at the Princess and The Pea Inn, loved up with landlord Atholl and enjoying planning events for the locals. But at Christmas there’s a kick – as she realises she’s expecting.

Despite being fearful of the future, Beatrice is graced with a distraction: the prospects of helping a romance flourish when a married couple spend their first child-free holiday at the Inn – and it becomes clear they need some help rediscovering each other. In true Beatrice fashion, she cant help meddling.

Featuring the story of a first love, a new family, a marriage in crisis, and an octogenarian love affair, you’ll fall head over heels for this heart-warming rom-com.

My Thoughts


Beatrice has always given the Princess and The Pea Inn her all, working tirelessly at a job she loves, and working alongside the man she loves certainly helps make her work day more enjoyable too.

On the build up to Christmas Beatrice and Atholl are going about their regular business, preparing for the festivities ahead, however an even bigger surprise arrives for the couple as they discover they are expecting a baby.

Despite the overwhelming happiness, Beatrice definitely seems to feel the weight of her forthcoming life change weighing on her so she is even more grateful when a married couple who are looking to rekindle their love for one another arrives at the Inn. Beatrice seizes this opportunity to embrace her somewhat meddling ways and makes it her own personal mission to help this couple in any way she can, something that doesn’t always run smoothly that’s for sure!.

The thing I love most about picking up a book by Kiley Dunbar is, before I have even turned the first page I know I am in for an incredible adventure alongside the characters within her story. Beatrice is a strong willed character who secures a place in your heart instantly. She always goes above and beyond to help others, even though sometimes her meddling can go a little bit too far – it always comes from her heart.

The storyline is original and has several different life stories intertwined throughout, making each of the characters more realistic and relatable at times too. This story was an absolute joy to read, and if you love a captivating romantic comedy then this is undoubtedly the book for you.

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About the Author

Kiley Dunbar writes heart-warming, escapist, romantic fiction set in beautiful places, with One Winter’s Night being shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Comedy Novel Award 2021.

Kiley’s five novels include: The Borrow a Bookshop Holiday (May 2021), One Winter’s Night (September 2020), Summer at the Highland Coral Beach (2020), Christmas at Frozen Falls (2019) and One Summer’s Night (2019).

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*Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources, Hera Books and Kiley Dunbar for providing me with a gifted copy of this book in return for my honest review. All thoughts are entirely my own and not influenced in any way.*

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