The Author
Lynda Cohen Loigman
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The Matchmaker’s Gift

Publisher St. Martin Press, September 20, 2022

A novel that asks: Is finding true love a calling or a curse?

1910: Even as a child, Sara Glikman knew her gift: she is a seeker of soulmates and a maker of matches. But among the pushcart-crowded streets of New York’s Lower East Side, Sara’s vocation is dominated by devout men who see a talented female matchmaker as a dangerous threat to their livelihood. After working in secret for more than a decade, Sara must fight to gain recognition for her talents. But will her gift become her burden?

1994: Two generations later, Sara has passed away and bequeathed her journals with recordings of her matches to her granddaughter, Abby, a successful lawyer.

But the journals open a Pandora’s box, leaving Abby to question everything: Why does the career she chose now feel so inconsequential? What is this mysterious promise to a stranger she must carry out? And is there really such a thing as love at first sight?


 “GLORIOUS AND POWERFUL.”
—Fiona Davis, bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue

Praise must begun… “Exquisitely rendered and masterfully plotted …
As magical and timeless as love itself, this is a book to be shared between generations.”
—Alyson Richman, bestselling author of The Lost Wife

“This charming story about a realm that is at once familiar and magical invites contemplation of the many ways in which the past reverberates into the present.”
—Marie Benedict, bestselling author of The Mystery of Mrs. Christie

“Timely and timeless, and readers should make time for this original and touching story about the things that matter most.”
—Pam Jenoff, bestselling author of The Woman with the Blue Star

“Loigman once again taps into her exquisite ability to create rich characters that take us into the past while at the same time telling a universal story about destiny, family, and being authentic.”
Susie Orman Schnall, author of We Came Here to Shine

“The Matchmaker’s Gift has all the right ingredients for an enthralling read— history, humor, romance, mystery, and a dash of magic.”
—Elise Hooper, author of The Other Alcott

The Matchmaker’s Gift