A new heartfelt novel about the power of loneliness and the strength of love that overcomes it by critically acclaimed author Roselle Lim.

Newly minted professional matchmaker Sophie Go has returned to Toronto, her hometown, after spending three years in Shanghai. Her job is made quite difficult, however, when she is revealed as a fraud—she never actually graduated from matchmaking school. In a competitive market like Toronto, no one wants to take a chance on an inexperienced and unaccredited matchmaker, and soon Sophie becomes an outcast.

In dire search of clients, Sophie stumbles upon a secret club within her condo complex: the Old Ducks, seven septuagenarian Chinese bachelors who never found love. Somehow, she convinces them to hire her, but her matchmaking skills are put to the test as she learns the depths of loneliness, heartbreak, and love by attempting to make the hardest matches of her life.
"With a vivid setting, a lovable heroine, and a supporting cast of unforgettable characters, Roselle Lim’s new novel about magical matchmaking sparkles. I was enchanted by this delightful tale about family, friendship, and the redemptive power of love." —Emily Giffin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Meant to Be

"Lim’s third novel is a heartfelt exploration of the facets of love and found families. You’ll fall in love with the charming Old Ducks."—Helen Hoang, New York Times bestselling author of The Heart Principle

"This heartfelt and touching read tackles the loneliness we face when we’re dedicated to helping others feel less lonely."—Women.com

"A delightfully sweet treat made of love, family, and second chances!"—Sara Wolf, New York Times bestselling author of the Bring Me Their Hearts series

“This engaging book takes a close look at love, friendship, sorrow, loss, and responsibilities to family—both the family members you are born with and the family members that you find. Personality quirks are embraced in this delightful story about seeking—and finding—love even if you need help along the way.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Tinted with magical realism in the style of Mary Simses, Andrea De Carlo, and Samantha Verant, Sophie's story is a funny, frank, and heartfelt journey of inner strength and new connections. Lim (Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop, 2020) portrays Sophie and her parents with layers and nuance, setting cultural expectations against Sophie's modern sensibilities. Filled with luscious food, a catchy Beatles soundtrack, and the sight and sounds of Toronto, Lim's latest is a treat.”—Booklist

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