15 February 2023

Sophie Go's Lonely Hearts Club - Book Review

Sophie Go's Lonely Hearts Club by Roselle Lim
Publication date: August 16, 2022
Pages: 336 pages
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ☆☆☆☆
Sweet Spark: The power of friendship is so amazing!

I found myself engaged with Sophie Go from the beginning. She was a plucky new matchmaker who truly wanted to help those around her make their intended love connections. Against the wishes of her overbearing mother and father, she attended matchmaking school in Shanghai and was set to replace the matchmaker who used to service their area of Toronto.

She gets a fancy apartment and embarks on single life, while knowing that being a 'good daughter' means she'll always be home for dinner when she's called. And despite following her own dream instead of continuing in the banking job her parents think is safe for her, she still wants to prove she's a good daughter.

What she doesn't expect is how close she quickly feels to her client group. She needs to prove her worth as a matchmaker in order to earn her accreditation, and once the Old Ducks social group in her building gets to know her, they can't help but love her. She makes lifelong friends in her first few months (heck, I haven't done that in 10 years in my new house!).

While I was engaged with Sophie's life from the beginning, about three-quarters through the book is when I couldn't  put it down til I found out how it all ended. I don't want to spoil it for you, but this book stayed on my mind after earning its 4 star rating. It's a book about multi-generational friends, romance, and a dash of Chinese family culture, with a side helping of family drama and coming-of-age independence. 

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for my electronic copy of this book. Receiving the book for free did not influence my review.

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