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NEXT TIME LUCKY: Lessons of a Matchmaker [Kindle Edition]

Siggy Buckley
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Cherie, a professional matchmaker from Dublin, Ireland, faces the ultimate challenge when she tries to find a soul mate for herself. She surfs the risky waves of the Internet and flies around the world to adventures, disappointments and not a few surprises. Chat-rooms prove to be intoxicating, and Cherie feels like in a kid in a candystore. Among the Lotharios she encounters are recycled bachelors, breezy islands of ego, fly-by-nights, birds of paradise, commitment phobics, and the odd sex maniac. She learns the hard way that it's easy come, uneasy go at this smorgasboard of cyber-dreamboats.
Her story is an intriguing read, offering a revealing glimpse into the world of cyber romance for singles that are toying with the idea, for those who haven’t dared yet, or those who just want to compare notes. It also discloses practical advice for modern day’s mate selection through the eyes of a dating expert, both on the Internet and in the real world.
If you are thinking about online dating or want to compare notes, this book is for You!
With insight and great humor, Siggy Buckley tells the sassy story of a modern woman's dilemma of being independent yet longing for coupledom.

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About the Author

Former matchmaker par excellence - or Dating Guru as the Irish media liked to call me- I was born in Germany. Having achieved a Masters Degree in English, I got married, had two children and then emigrated to Ireland with my family for the GOOD LIFE. Involuntary life on an Irish farm produced a crop of misgivings and the break-up of our marriage. Single again, I launched a dating service in Dublin which eventually planted the seeds for this novel. I'm now happily married and live in the USA. I write for American Chronicles and Opednews. I write a blog that deals with my previous life on an organic farm. It's called "I once had a farm in Ireland" and you will find it at I'm a proud new International member of the National League of American Pen

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  • File Size: 791 KB
  • Print Length: 247 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1456392441
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003YUCRG8
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,283,268 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Insider Information ......Priceless! September 21, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
No book can possibly appeal to every reader. Accordingly, the primary purpose of a book review should be to honestly guide potential readers in identifying a book that might match their interests. A summary of the novel's story (along with accolades for the book and author) have already been addressed by earlier reviewers. So as not to be redundant, I'll leap straight to additional information to assist a potential reader. If you're a female reader who has ever considered shopping the Internet dating sites for a quick date or a long-term mate, this book might prove to be g-spot on. It might also prove stimulating for male readers who are seeking a "female-to-male" dictionary to translate or interpret the Internet profiles of females advertising on dating sites. For both female and male readers, this novel divulges "insider information" to give a peak behind the curtain of matchmaking and Internet dating. It reads like a combination of "tell all" memoirs, a self-help blog on dating advice and relationships, and a novel commiserating the pitfalls of romance. If you've read this review to the end, this debut novel may be just what you're looking for.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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This genre gets read mostly by women, but the men out there will surely enjoy and benefit just as much if not more. The author does a masterful job of bringing us along through the highs and lows of internet dating (plenty of amusing lows), of the awkward and intriguing experiences when searching for love after a divorce and grown kids. The writing is extremely polished: clever, funny, erotic and tasteful. There is much insight about both sexes, a true study of human natures. In her quest of finding the next Mr. Right or often Mr. Right Now, main character Cherie takes one for the rest of us and provides her tales to learn from. It will feel laughingly familiar to those who have done it, serve as valued education for those considering it, and entertain anyone who enjoys the deeper meanings within all relationships. As a Yank I also enjoyed the European flavors, a multinational representation of characters that added to the fun.
Ms. Buckley, thanks for putting this together with such style! Bravo.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun to Read August 31, 2010
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A rollicking romp to find Mr. Right from all the Mr. Not-so-Rights. Written with wit and humor and a keen insight into human nature, this book is easy and fun to read. The heroine is 'of a certain age' but still vibrant and beautiful and full of the kind of verve that any man would be lucky to encounter. Her quest takes her to various countries and the reader gets to experience different ways of living and loving. All in all, a great way to spend a rainy afternoon.
Katherine McCaughan
Author of 'Natasha Lands Down Under'
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sex and the Country February 7, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Next Time Lucky by Siggy Buckley reminds me of a Sex in the City for the middle-aged adventuress. The author brings her expertise as a matchmaker to her own search for love on the Internet. She recounts many hilarious, although somewhat salacious episodes. The thoughts, opinions, and actions of the narrator, Cherie, are intriguing for their absolute honesty. As a reader, I found myself reading rapidly as I hoped she would find true love, but occasionally I felt cast into the unwilling role of voyeur. Blush, blush...possibly my prudish nature is showing! Still, if the reader is willing to share a room with lovers, she will be entertained by Ms. Buckley's approach to finding the ideal man. Male readers may also learn some important lessons about creating a more honest profile on dating sites, although I am a bit concerned that Cherie's lovemaking standards might intimidate some of them. Woe to any shy creatures who dare to tread these pages!

Ms. Buckley's writing style is times you might feel as if she is confiding her deepest thoughts about men and love to you, the reader. She includes a smattering of German and Irish expressions which were fun to read. However, at least in the ebook, I felt the book might have benefited from the attentions of an editor.

In sum, the book is a fun romp through the Internet and through many bedrooms. However, its appeal will be most appreciated by those who are sophisticated in the art of love and who enjoy vivid descriptions of verbal and physical interactions among strangers. And you know who you are!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Read December 19, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Centering on the author's trials and tribulations in finding a lifetime partner, the book touches on a universal theme: finding one's soul mate is neither an easy task nor an immediate find. The author gives a snapshot of her humorous and not so funny paths that she has taken to find a suitable mate, but keeps meeting men who are not up to par. Even though she runs a professional matchmaking agency and an import wine business, it is still problematic to find someone special. Whether one is searching for a partner through a professional matchmaking agency or through an online dating site, it can be quite challenging finding an individual who will meet all of your expectations. The reader will also get to see the many pitfalls one can encounter when meeting someone on the Internet: Not all that glitters is necessarily gold. Sometimes it takes many blunders before you eventually find your true love, which can be in the most unexpected setting.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A date with a good book!
Well, this was something different from what I normally read... But I liked it!

In "Next Time Lucky" we meet Cherie, a German woman who lives in Ireland. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Eline
5.0 out of 5 stars Take your pick: Great Love or Great Sex. Most of the time they don't...
Next Time Lucky - How to Find Your Mr. Right is an extremely well-written book. Author Siggy Buckley, who actually ran a dating service in Ireland, captured my attention from page... Read more
Published 10 months ago by DreamWeb
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptionally entertaining
If you can picture the best of Sophie Kinsella writing as a matchmaker in Dublin--and picture the hilarity that ensues--then you've got Siggy Buckley's `Next Time Lucky' spot on. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Meghan
5.0 out of 5 stars So fun!!!!!
I really enjoyed the flavor of Next Time Lucky. The story is witty and entertaining and the writing was fun and jovial. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Brenda
5.0 out of 5 stars Next Time Lucky: A Fun Read
Next Time Lucky (Buckley, 2010, Amazon) is a semi-autobiographical novel about the experiences of a divorced woman of a "certain age" and her adventures in online dating. Read more
Published on September 5, 2012 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Clever yet cheeky
In a nutshell, this book is about the ups and downs in the business of life as well as how it led to the ins and outs of Cyber dating. Read more
Published on July 24, 2012 by You can call me Lynn
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining Expose of International Internet Dating
Finding herself fortyish and suddenly single, matchmaker Cherie turns to the internet for a series of international adventures. At times it was...she couldn't...she wouldn't... Read more
Published on June 9, 2012 by Jane Carroll, Author Bertha-Size Your Life
5.0 out of 5 stars From Country to Country
Siggy Buckley's words took me from country to country as her main character searched for love through many means. Read more
Published on March 18, 2012 by aro
4.0 out of 5 stars Will lightning strike a spark?
For those of us who are still single, you will find this a rather interesting read. How many of us how gone on blind dates, used the internet, a dating service, or taken the advice... Read more
Published on March 14, 2012 by Jeff Dawson
5.0 out of 5 stars A Priceless Lesson
Wow! This story really gripped me, since I have quite a few friends who indulge in romantic Internet connections. Parts of the story were funny, while other parts were frightening. Read more
Published on March 7, 2012 by Carole McKee
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More About the Author

A former English teacher, Siggy Buckley's life took an unexpected turn when her husband, a CPA, opted out of the rat race in Germany and made his family emigrate to Ireland to become organic farmers.
Her new life only produced a crop of misgivings and the breakup of her marriage. Single again, she reinvented herself, launched a dating service in Dublin. Remarried, she now lives and writes in Florida. She is a member of the National League of American Pen Women.
About the book:
Cherie, a 40-something divorcée from Dublin, Ireland, is on the rebound, looking for a soul mate the second time round. Love @ first click is intoxicating. Have laptop ─ can travel! However it takes two to tango. Many a Mr. Right turns out only to be Mr. Right Now. Even her background as the owner of a dating agency doesn't prepare her for the characters she meets. She learns the hard way that it's easy come, uneasy go, in this online candy store of adult romantic dreams. Her story is an intriguing read and at times a raunchy ride around the world. With insight and humor, Siggy Buckley tells the sassy story of a woman's quest for a second chance in life, finding that our today's mate selection rituals have become a lot more complicated than kissing a few frogs. In this edition, Siggy has added a brand new appendix packed with dating tips and invaluable information for online daters, based on her expertise as a dating counselor and her experiences as an internet dating pioneer.
Siggy's previous life on an organic farm is depicted on her blog "I once had a farm in Ireland" Her latest project is an eBook on Home Swapping . She recently appeared on NPR with Melissa Ross' First Coast Connect on Home Swapping and her book on dating. She had numerous interviews on blog radio as a dating expert. For more of her writings, see her hub:


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