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Product Details

  • Series: The Matchmakers (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc. (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1602609918
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602609914
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,168,596 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kaye Dacus pens another wonderful story in her Matchmaker series with Turnabout's Fair Play. Her characters are endearing and their escapades will have you continuing to turn the pages to see where they lead. This is a delightful story about friendships: those from the past, the present and future hope for those friendships to continue. It's also a story about changes in our lives and opening our hearts to God's plan for us. I hope you enjoy this inspirational romance as much as I did. --Vicki Ferrell Fresh Fiction 2011-10-13

Kaye Dacus has written a humorous tale of 2-for-1 matchmaking gone right. Turnabout's Fair Play is a sweet, fun, dual romance with just the right touch of "dork" to make you smile long after you've turned the final page. --Serena Chase USA Today's Happily Ever After 2011-11-13

Book Description

When Maureen O’Connor begins meddling in her grandson’s love life, the last thing she expects is a romance of her own. But when she secretly plans a double date for herself and Jamie with Flannery McNeill and her grandfather Kirby, anything can happen. Will these couples find true love where they least expect it?


More About the Author

Kaye Dacus is the author of humorous, hope-filled contemporary and historical romances with Barbour Publishing, Harvest House Publishers, and B&H Publishing. She holds a Master of Arts in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, is a former Vice President of American Christian Fiction Writers, and currently serves as President of Middle Tennessee Christian Writers. Kaye lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where she is a full-time academic advisor and part-time college composition instructor for a local university. To find out more about Kaye and her books, please visit her online at kayedacus.com.

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Turnabout's Fair Play is the third book in a series called The Matchmakers.
Giveaway Gal
So when handsome and charming Jamie O'Connor shows up as an usher at her best friend's wedding, she tries her best to avoid him.
VicG
I also liked that BOTH characters had to really grow in the book, not just one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Isadore Ann VINE VOICE on December 5, 2011
Format: Paperback
I so enjoyed Turnabout Is Fair Play by Kaye Dacus. The book centers on two sets of romances. Maureen and Kirby are the grandparents of Jamie and Flannery, respectively. The grandparents are trying to set up their grandkids and the grandkids are trying to do the same with the grandparents. The grandchildren are clearly defined as characters, with believable fears and hang ups about love. I found the grandparents a little thin, but no less enjoyable to see in the story.

The way the romances came together was lovely. Plus, I enjoy any story that has gamers, Mille Bornes, and King Arthur in it!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jolanthe on November 3, 2011
Format: Paperback
Flannery McNeill has a promising editorial job and two friends that are both involved in serious relationships. With an upcoming wedding for one of her friends, Flannery worries that her friendships will all be changed and she will be alone. Flanner also has a general mistrust of men ~ especially ones that are good looking and smooth talkers. Her immediate distrust of Jamie O'Connor, an usher at her friend's wedding, is no surprise to some of her friends.

Jamie O'Connor is hoping for a promotion at the advertising firm where he works, but developments at work cause him to rethink his future. His grandmother sees an opportunity to push him toward Flannery. She works together with Flannery's grandfather to make a match between the two, but in their rush they don't see the tables being turned on them. Flannery and Jamie have a matchmaking scheme of their own in store for their grandparents.

The question then becomes ~ who will give in first?

My Thoughts

Two matchmaking schemes in one book make the last book in The Matchmakers triology so much fun! Dacus continues the stories of the characters from the first two books in the series, but Turnabout's Fair Play can also stand alone {not that I would recommend that you do that!}.

The banter between Flannery and Jamie was absolutely hilarious in parts of the book. Again Dacus tackles some issues in the story that are not typical in most storylines, including job changes and breaking out of traditional stereotypes for job roles. This isn't just a quick matchmaking story, but one that has depth and fun all mingled together ~ and another one that I'm adding to my bookshelf to keep.
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By mary on September 20, 2013
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I really enjoyed this book. I have read several of Kaye books and they are all great. I would like others to enjoy it.
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By Coppertop on September 10, 2013
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This is the final book of a three part series and I have to say it is the best (and I wouldn't mind more of these!). I liked that neither lead s really "lying" to the other, which I found really annoying about the first one in this series. I also loved the addition of their grandparents' romance. It was cute and enjoyable. I also liked that BOTH characters had to really grow in the book, not just one.
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I enjoyed this read very much one of the in three in the series each one was a good book
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By Caitlin on December 31, 2012
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This book is the third in a series called "The Matchmakers" and it follows the story of Zarah and Caylor's friend Flannery as she ventures onher own journey toward love.
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By Restfinder on October 19, 2012
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This series has been my favorite of Kaye Dacus'. The characters are funny and down to earth. I liked that the three girl friends didn't fawn over each other, but dealt strait and got to the heart of stuff. If you want romance and fun, then this series is for you.
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When Maureen O' Connor decides to set up her grandson Jamie with Flannery, the granddaughter of the handsome visitor at her church, she never expects to find love for herself. Jamie and Flannery know their grandparents are right for each other, so they endure hanging out to throw the elderly couple together. Through a series of mishaps trying to set each other, the four characters find their own matches.

I enjoyed this book. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had read the first two books and gotten to know the characters better.

I like the surprise connection between Flannery and Jamie, their shared secret interest. I didn't like the "big" conflict that seemingly tears them apart for a bit---it seemed over-dramatic for a response on Flannery's part.

I loved Maureen and Kirby and found their romance at an old age to be sweet and a nice addition to the typical romance. Although I don't see myself reading a romance novel about two characters in their 80s, I enjoyed it as a secondary plot.

So, while the book didn't cause me to think deeply, I would recommend it (although I would read the first two first) to fans of Christian fiction looking for a relaxing summer read.

I received this book in exchange for my thoughts. My opinions are my own.
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