Upon A Blind Date
By Wendy Markham
"Matchmaker, matchmaker, make
me a match. Find me a find. Catch me a catch." (Bock/Harnick;
“Fiddler on the Roof”)
O'Mulligan is a goal-oriented young woman; every move she makes
is a calculated step toward a successful life in the big city, a
promotion in her advertising career, and marriage to the doctor
she's been dating. When her best friend mentions that it might be
time for him to settle down, Maggie makes finding his future wife
her personal mission.
being jilted at the altar, Charles Kennelly III has made a comfortable
living by writing a column for confirmed bachelors. He still believes
in love and marriage, just not as part of his future. When his best
friend decides she's ready for a lifetime commitment, Charlie is
more than happy to help her find a suitable husband.
Charlie escort their respective best friends on their first blind
date, but Cupid's aim is off. The unwanted attraction that erupts
between the polar opposite chaperones leads to an undeniably effervescent
fling. Will the return of Maggie's almost fiancé put an end
to the flirtation? Will Charlie ever overcome his apprehension toward
a Blind Date is a lighthearted portrayal of Internet dating
gone wrongfully right. One can't help but cheer for Charlie and
Maggie to open their eyes to the love they both strive to deny.
Ms. Markham's well-rounded characters are persuasive; the men are
all male, the women stylishly contemporary. The well-developed plot
flows naturally without overt manipulation. Setting descriptions
are not overdone and remain where they belong--in the background.
Unpretentious dialogue and ample action makes Once Upon a Blind
Date a fast-paced story that is delightfully entertaining.
If you share this one with friends, you'll want them to return it
so you can read it again and again.