Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Chick Lit, Contemporary Fiction

Today I am delighted to be joining the blog tour for Matchmaking at Port Willow by Kiley Dunbar

My Review

Today I am delighted to be sharing my review for the 2nd book where we visit Port Willow and the lovely Beatrice & Atholl. This can be read as part of the series as well as a standalone, after reading this book I can not wait to read the next one.

Beatrice is a lovely character who you straight away want to get to know, she is intent on matchmaking the local residents and helping to repair the marriage of the competition winners. Atholl is a quieter character to Beatrice and is the ying to her yang, he is much more reserved yet also has a heart of gold and will do anything to make Beatrice happy.

Set in the lead up to Christmas, we meet a selection of characters who have come to stay at the Inn. Some to escape other events happening in their lives, some to rekindle their love and others to look for that dream product to help them re-establish their careers.

A heartwarming story that I loved from start to finish, set in a gorgeous location that I can’t wait to revisit in the next story.

Book Blurb

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.

Available to purchase here

Meet 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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Many Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to join the blog tour. Please remember to like and share to help spread the book love

Thanks for visiting Love the Smell of a Book today and I hope you have a great day!

Daisy & Kel x



I am a total bookworm who loves nothing more than to lose herself in a book. My pile of books to read is teetering higher and higher as there are not enough hours in the day compared to how many old and new amazing books there are out there to read. I love to read in my spare time and books are a massive part of our household. I feel really lucky that Daisy also loves losing herself in the amazing worlds the authors are creating for us and neither of us ever go very far without having a book to hand as you never know when an opportunity to read may present itself.

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