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By Diane Moody | Comments: ( 515 ) | Date: ( May 26, 2020 )

The last place Keri McMillan wants to be is back home in Waterford Bay, Oregon But after two years at prestigious New York University pursuing a degree in journalism, her bank account is drained Keri is determined to move home for one year and one year only to make some serious money working for her dad s log cabin company But Keri watches her goals go up in smoke wThe last place Keri McMillan wants to be is back home in Waterford Bay, Oregon But after two years at prestigious New York University pursuing a degree in journalism, her bank account is drained Keri is determined to move home for one year and one year only to make some serious money working for her dad s log cabin company But Keri watches her goals go up in smoke when the company s new showcase home burns to the ground Six months ago, Grant Dawson bought the Waterford Weekly, a small newspaper in his father s hometown Burned out as a reporter for the L.A Times, he welcomed the slower pace of this Oregon coastal town and the relaxed lifestyle producing a weekly paper Grant is surprised at his unexpected interest in Keri, the niece of columnist Nita Sanders When Keri shows up at a log cabin fire in the middle of the night, she s not the geeky college kid he expected But he s not about to fall victim to Nita s orchestrations.Even if her niece is beautiful And vulnerable And apparently in need of a job.


  • Title: Strike the Match
  • Author: Diane Moody
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Kindle Edition

About Author:

Diane Moody

Born in Texas and raised in Oklahoma, Diane Hale Moody is a graduate of Oklahoma State University She lives with her husband Ken in the rolling hills just outside of Nashville They are the proud parents of two grown and extraordinary children, Hannah and Ben.Just after moving to Tennessee in 1999, Diane felt the tug of a long neglected passion to write again Since then, she s written a column for her local newspaper, feature articles for various magazines and curriculum, and several novels with a dozen stories eagerly vying for her attention.When she s not reading or writing, Diane enjoys an eclectic taste in music and movies, great coffee, the company of good friends, and the adoration of a peculiar little pooch named Darby.



Comments Strike the Match

  • Sarah

    Age Appropriate For: 13 and up for mild romance and some mildly scary scenes.Best for Ages: 15 and upDiane Moody is fast becoming one of my favorite authors to relax with. Her characters are so endearing, her plots don’t repeat, and faith always plays a key role in her stories. After the last tea cup novella, I couldn’t wait to read the next one. So, I didn’t waste any time starting.Keri and Grant were both great characters. Keri had some serious attitude issues at the beginning of the boo [...]


  • Michelle Parker

    I had never read a 'novella' before and didn't know what one was until I read this one! It was definately a 'long short story.' I liked how quickly I could read it and still get a full story out of it.


  • Cynthia

    WonderingI love having a story around a story. This one was great. Lucy was going to go out with her hunky UPS guy. But she wrote a beautiful story about her Russian teacup.


  • Anne-Kathrine

    Keri (female lead) comes of very arrogant in the beginning. Does settle down and stop acting like a brat, that is when the book got a lot better.


  • Megan Pegasus

    Back-Story: I have read both the first in this novella series and the third, enjoying them both immensely. It appears that Moody has chosen to randomly release these titles on the Nook but she only keeps them up for a limited amount of time before replacing them with a different teacup novella, only having one available at a time. Currently, (9-11-14) this one, "Strike the Match" is available for free on the Nook. All titles are available on Kindle.Review: As with the previous books, since this [...]


  • Bekah

    This story was pretty good and I liked it. This second book in the series was quite more exciting than the first as there is a mystery in it. It was exciting to read of Keri trying to discover who burned down the cabin her father had built for his clients.What I Liked: The level of excitement in this story was good. I loved Keri's aunt, Nita. She brought some pleasant humor to the story, which was much needed since this book dealt with some more serious issues with the fires than the first book [...]


  • Amanda

    I probably would not have read this book except that I had already downloaded it before I read the first one. This was a bit better. The dialog was more realistic and a bit more chemistry between the main couple. There were still a few issues though. The who-done-it was pretty obvious even though the reasoning was far-fatched. I was annoyed that the shy older man was portrayed as some sort of village idiot. Just because a person chooses not to talk much doesn't mean he can't put together a decen [...]


  • Readsandeats

    This is the 2nd book in the Teacup Novellas and I really liked it as much as the first one.Each novella centres around a teacup and saucer that the main character (the author who in the novellas writes the stories) inherited from an Aunt. The cups inspire a story.This story resolves round Keri who has to take a year out of her studies to return home due to lack of funds. She starts working for her Dad in his Log Cabin/House building business but when a fire destroys the house he was finishing sh [...]


  • Dana

    Loving these TeacupsThis is the second book of the Teacup Novella series by Diane Moody. And I gotta say, I'm loving them so far. It's a series, but each book can stand alone. Totally different from each other. Well, except for the side (back?) story about the "author" Lucy, who is writing the novellas. Cute, but not cute-sie, that side story. That part kind of has to be read in sequence. I've been collecting the novellas like teacups so I can binge read. Yeah I do that. I don't generally five-s [...]


  • Karen

    This was a cute story. The frame story threw me a little, but then I remembered it had been that way with the first book. I liked this story, though Keri was a bit immature for much of the book and had a bit of an attitude problem. The characters were likable. The story seemed to wrap up too quickly, and the romance felt very, very quick. It was hard for me to keep track of the timing of the story and exactly what time of year it was happening. I think it took place at Christmastime, but there w [...]


  • Jan Mcleod

    This was a cute story, but I was disappointed in a couple of things. The teacup was not mentioned until chapter four and then again close to the end. For most of the book, Kerri was really obnoxious, rude, and needed a major attitude adjustment-not a likable person. Quite suddenly, she changes her attitude and acts more compassionate and understanding. The romances seemed a bit contrived, and there were several loose ends. Perhaps they will be dealt with in another book.However, I did enjoy the [...]


  • Suzanne Williams

    3.5 stars. A sweet story with a few minor typos, this despite the author's words about editing. Truthfully, I liked the Prologue and Epilogue the best with the use of first person and the quirky author. The interior story had likeable characters, but not ones I fell in love with. The image of Grant with gray hair messed with my head and turned him into something strange. Kerry was a bit of a brat, though she did come around. Plot was a little predictable for my taste, but still I don't regret re [...]


  • Amanda

    Hard book to get involved in, but about 40% into the book its hard to put down. When fires start to happen all over their small town, not only are the police investigating but the newest girl working at the paper becomes very involved. However, the paper and investigations are not the only thing that interest young Keri her boss is one she can't decide if she hates or loves and can't figure out why he has done so many "wrong" things in his life She quickly finds out that just because he chose a [...]


  • Barbara

    This was a delightful read. The teacups don't play a major roll in the series, but it is a neat way to tie the books together. In this book, we discover that the dreams we have for our future are not always want we really want or really need. I don't usually read two books at once, but this one made that possible. The author was so good at reminding you who people were and what was happening. I could pick up the book, no matter how much time had lapsed, and know after a few sentences what was go [...]


  • Susan

    I liked this book better than the first Teacup Novella. I would probably give it a 3 1/2. It's about a daughter who has to drop out of college to help her father who is a builder. Then the house he has been counting on to keep him out of bankruptcy burns. They discover the fire was set by an arsonist. So she teams up with the local newspaperman--who she hates, but then falls in love with--to find the bad guy. It was cute.


  • Julia

    The author kept writing things like "looking at the man she loved filled her with love" and "she knew (this). She knew, (that). Without a second thought",which are not necessarily direct quotes but do show the issue. Also (view spoiler)[1) the MC is praised for how hard she worked to solve the mystery, but she hardly did anything at all; and 2) they keep talking about how long they've been in love, but they only knew each other for a few weeks. <\spoiler> (hide spoiler)]


  • Carol G. Duncan

    A Captivating story from start to finish.This is another great story in the teacup novellas. I love how she has us see it from the authors view as she writes it, drawing you into the characters and their lives. I like solving mysteries so this one was fun for me, I had my guess on who did it near the start and was tickled to be right. You'll enjoy reading this wonderful novel. All her books are great.


  • JoAn

    I liked the novella more than the first in this series, "Tea With Emma". Keri was more likable for me but I still had problems with her attitude toward Grant. However, when she finally came around to asking him why he left "her" dream job, she definitely improved. However, when she did the TSTL thing toward the end of they book, I was disappointed. All in all, it was a quick read. I look forward to reading the third book in this series.


  • Erica Senecal

    Loved both Teacup Novels. I'm quickly becoming a big fan of Diana Moody. She's a Tennessee author, which is a bonus for me. Love to read and support the "locals". The plot is action packed, which drew me in immediately. There is very little description, which suits me fine. The dialogue enhances the characters and the plot by containing a bit of everything: humor, drama, emotion, seriousness, romance. Best thing is, right now Diana Moody's Kindle versions are only 99 cents. Can't beat that!


  • Debra

    This was a completely different story than the first. This was more of a mystery with a love story mixed in. I enjoyed this story, and the author seemed to develop the characters better in this novella than the first. The ending was much more natural, too. One thing that drives me nuts is the really poor editing. It's clearly not done by a professional editing company. If she comes out with more, I will probably read them. They are nice short stories for a quick escape.


  • Suzanne

    The heroine's brother is concerned about her. She hasn't had a date in years so he suggests that they double date.Of course, her mind starts writing another tea cup novella. The novella is centered about a teacup that was her mother's. She never met her mother since she died while giving childbirth.Although it is in the Christian fiction category, it is very subtle.There is a third book in this trio. I'll be sad when they're finished. I look forward to reading more books by Moody.


  • Joy Findlay

    This book was good, it was well thought out, as in the plot development worked. I enjoyed the characters, although Diane Moody's female characters begin sounding the same. Different appearances, but they all come across as the strong independant, 'I can do it my way so leave me be' kind of characters. I enjoyed this read, but it wasn't a favourite.


  • Sarah

    These are such cute little novellas! I like it that you see it from the "author's" point of view before the story gets started. It's like an extra little story :) Strike the Match was a mystery story and I thought it had a little bit more depth than the first novella Tea with Emma. A good book when you just want a quick easy read.


  • Lillie

    The story within the story seemed a little contrived. I enjoyed the main story more than the wrapper (the prologue and epilogue about the author of the main story). Although I wasn't fond of Keri at first, she became more likable as the story progressed. The book needed another round of proofreading.


  • Johnette Brown

    A cozy read on a Sunday Afternoon.It's a story in . A story it sucks you in till you look around and you find d yourself reaching for the next one like chocolate chip cookiesLove the characters and the pace of the story I will be going back for more now where are those cookieslol


  • Megan

    2.5 stars. Still find the story within a story a little weird. Preferred the ongoing story to the inside story. Didn't care for the female lead. I realize it is a novella, but the who-dun-it was wrapped up quick compared to how the rest of the story dragged. And her feelings flipped fast in only a couple weeks. I'm a fan of Christian fiction but some of the religion seemed forced.


  • Alicia

    I gave it four stars instead of three because it is a novella and my only real complaint with the book is that I wish the story were longer and more developed. I like the premise and am looking forward to the next one in the series.


  • Maritza

    I am really falling in love with these teacup novellasis is book 2 and once again Lucy is inspired by a teacup given to her by her Aunt Lucille to wite a short story. This one I liked more than the first. I also enjoyed the continuing saga of Lucy's own crush, Markher UPS guy. cute books!


  • Teresa Drelick

    Couldn't put it down!I think I loved this one even more than the first. I love getting to know the author and the journey she has with each tea cup. These stories could be endless and I hope they are. A great little series.


  • Monica

    It wasn't a bad story, a few typos here and there, but the God references that are thrown in didn't work for me. Not that I'm opposed to a little God, but they felt forced and like it was a necessary message rather than a part of the story that flowed.


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