Anita Higman – Interview, Multi-Book Giveaway & Review


Today we have a big treat here at Britt Reads Fiction…

I’m highlighting a fun novelette by Anita Higman called A Matchmaker in Middlebury, and Anita is sharing a bit about her story.

And to top it off, Anita is giving away two paperback copies of A Marriage in Middlebury (the full length novel that Matchmaker is a companion to) & three Kindle ebook copies of A Matchmaker in Middlebury!



1. Tell us a bit about your novelette, A Matchmaker in Middlebury.
This novelette can be read as a standalone story, but it is also a sequel to the book, A Marriage in Middlebury. This new mini-tale is mostly comedy and could be considered dessert and coffee rather than a heavy meal. Matchmaker is priced at 99 cents. I hope you find it to be a tasty treat!

Here’s a blurb:
Meredith Steinberg takes the stage again in A Matchmaker in Middlebury and is given another chance to dance with destiny and meddle in the romantic affairs of two lovelorn singles. But Meredith’s skills as a yenta are stretched to the limit as she discovers that her golden egg-of-a-plan has a perilous crack. In the end, however, heartstrings are indeed knotted together as two singles find tender love—they’re just not the two people Meredith paired for marital bliss…

2. Since A Matchmaker in Middlebury is a romantic comedy, do you consider yourself a funny person?
Sometimes I am. It depends on my mood. I don’t like hearing jokes or telling them, but I do like situation comedy, where people do and say off-beat things. I am a big fan of P.G. Wodehouse, and I’ve listened to hours of his work on CDs. He is an absolutely brilliant storyteller, and he’s hilarious. Anyway, his work sort of jangled my funny bone enough that I wanted to give comedy a try. I usually have some humor in my books, but this was a leap for me. I sincerely hope readers get some chuckles out of the story.

3. The heroine, Meredith, is a real hoot. Was that character inspired from someone you know?
It was a little bit. I have a lovely friend named Martha Marks, who’s done some stand-up comedy, and she inspired me to write this quirky and loveable character. In fact, I dedicated this novelette to her.

4. Do you think laughter is important in today’s culture?
Very much so. We seem to wake up angry and move way too fast. I think there is plenty of medical evidence now that shows we humans need to laugh more. It’s good for our health. And that’s what I hope to give readers—the gift of laughter.

5. What new projects do you have on the horizon?
I will have a new novel coming out later in 2014 entitled, A Question of Destiny. Here’s a sneak peek at the blurb for this book.
Ian Chalmers, a multi-millionaire, is so captivated by Lucy O’Brien when he hears about her heroism that he decides to change Lucy’s life by giving her part of his fortune and by introducing her to his faithful and unmarried assistant, Andrew Whitfield. After Lucy accepts Ian’s ten million dollars, she struggles with the pressures and temptations that arise from living in the city with her newly acquired windfall. She wants to simplify her life by moving to the Texas Hill Country. But Lucy and Andrew have grown to care for each other, and with her move so far away, and his passion for living in the big city, they finds themselves at a crossroads. Through their menagerie of choices and follies, will Lucy and Andrew find their destinies in life and in love?

6. Where can readers interact with you?
I have a Contact Me button my website at or you can catch up with me on my Facebook Raeder Page at!/AuthorAnitaHigman?ref_type=bookmark. I’d love to hear from you!

7. Where can we find this novelette, A Matchmaker in Middlebury?
Here’s the link!

Thanks to Anita for sharing with us!


51M5rwAf5L__SY344_BO1204203200_ Anita is giving away 2 paperback copies of A Marriage in Middlebury. To read my review of this fun novel, click here.

22745348 She is also gifting 3 digital Kindle ebook copies of A Matchmaker in Middlebury. Here are my thoughts on this story:

My thoughts:
This cute story stands alone as a sweet and short novelette, but fans of Anita Higman’s writing will really enjoy getting to visit with a few characters from A Marriage in Middlebury. This enjoyable and fun companion story is a great little pick-me-up full of humor and light romance.

Meredith is a born matchmaker and wants everyone to have their own happily-ever-after. She has her next couple in sight and sets out to bring them together. But things sometimes have a way of working out in ways Meredith could not have anticipated! This was a refreshing little read.


This giveaway is open to U.S. residents ages 18 years and older. To enter:
1) Please follow my blog
2) Please leave a comment and an email on this post so that I can contact you.
3) Giveaway starts on 7/26/14 and ends on 7/29/14. Winners will be contacted on 7/30/14 and have a week to respond.

About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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15 Responses to Anita Higman – Interview, Multi-Book Giveaway & Review

  1. Gail Hollingsworth says:

    What a fun sounding book, and such a generous giveaway! Throw my name in the hat please. tumcsec(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. sonja1971 says:

    Britt, this is such a fun sounding story. We all need a little humor in our lives! Keeps us young. Sonja dot Nishimoto at gmail dot com

  3. Melanie Backus says:

    Hi Britt! I am a follower and I am all in on this giveaway. Anita’s book sounds wonderful. Thank you for the giveaway!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

  4. Definitely a fan of rom com! and of Anita’s writing =) thanks for the generosity !
    faithhopecherrytea [at] gmail [dot com]

  5. craftybooksheeps says:

    I follow your blog and I think Anita you make such a good point about needing more laughter in society! Your books sound really good, especially your upcoming one! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
    sylvesternator AT yahoo (dot) com

  6. karenk says:

    HI Brittany,

    I would love to enter this giveaway…however, it will not accept my email address at valid.  Not sure why???

    If possible, please add my name to your fabulous giveaway for Anita’s latest novel (the e-version)…I’m a follower, too.

    Have a great weekend, Karenk

  7. Bonnie Roof says:

    Enjoyed the interview, Anita and Brittany!!

    “A Matchmaker in Middlebury” sounds like a cute story – would love to read it and also “A Marriage in Middlebury”!! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!!


    I am a blog follower.

  8. I would like to find out what Meredith is up to next! Thanks for this great interview, Britt and Anita! What fun. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

  9. Great post. Thanks for the chance to win books – my favorite thing!

  10. Thank you so much for this! Both books look delightful. I have just subscribed to your blog and my email is i_lovenuk(at)hotmail(dot)com

  11. Jane Squires says:

    I follow your blog – how I got here. I would love to win this book and review it too.

  12. I had no idea there was a novelette to go along with A Marriage in Middlebury. Anita Higman is a fairly new-to-me author, but I’ve really enjoyed the books I’ve read. Thanks for posting!

    iblog4books [at] gmail [dot] come

    (I follow your blog via email.)

  13. Rita Navarre says:

    I have never read any books by Anita, but would love to win.

  14. Britney Adams says:

    I enjoyed Anita’s interview and would love to win a copy of A Marriage in Middlebury! Thanks for the chance!

    I am a blog follower.
    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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