Early Book Review: The Truest Heart (Fairy-Tale Matchmaker) by E.D. Baker

The Truest Heart is the third book in the Fairy-Tale Matchmaker series for middle grade readers by E.D. Baker. It is currently scheduled for release on October 11 2016.I highly recommend reading the series in order, I think picking up the story here will leave readers frustrated and confused. Start with Fairy Tale Matchmaker and then The Perfect Match before reading this installment. They are all quick, fun reads, so it is worth the effort.

Born to be a tooth fairy, Cory Feathering has been busy proving there's another life meant for her, one of matchmaking! She's already helped Marjorie Muffet and Goldilocks find true love, and now it's Mary Lambkin's turn. When Cory has a vision of Mary with one particular boy, Cory knows exactly what to do. But it's Cory's own personal life that needs help. The Fairy Guilds are constantly hounding her, furious that she's abandoned the guild she was born into in favor of choosing her own path. They won't stop until justice has been served. As Cory prepares to fight for what she believes in, she must decide once and for all if she's prepared to take on the responsibility of her biggest role yet, one that will change her destiny forever.

The Truest Heart is a quick, fun read that ties up many of the loose ends of the series, while still leaving me wondering where our characters might do next. The trial between Cory and the guilds is underway and their shady efforts to scare her are ramping up. Meanwhile Cory is just trying to live her life- playing in her band and matchmaking as needed. As the danger ramps up Blue and his friends help protect Cory, and we meet a wider variety of fairy tale creatures. I liked the combination of Cory struggling to do the right thing along the discovery that some of the creatures involved are no as they seem.

The Truest Heart is a fun and heart warming addition to the Matchmaker series. There is plenty of resolution for the larger story arcs that have moved the series along, but enough room for more to come. A perfect balance to make readers satisfied but still eager for more.

E. D. Baker is the author of the Tales of the Frog Princess series, The Wide-Awake Princess series, The Fairy-Tale Matchmaker series, and many other delightful books for young readers, including A Question of MagicFairy Wings, and Fairy LiesThe Frog Princess was the inspiration for Disney’s hit movie The Princess and the Frog. She lives with her family and their many animals in Churchville, Maryland. 
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