Kay Layton Sisk from the August 24, 2015 issue
Tagline: Deb's daughter thought her mother needed some romance in her life. Deb was way ahead of her!
Observations: This was a matchmaker story turned on its head. We start out thinking, oh, another matchmaker story. In fact, half the story was devoted to the daughter trying to convince her mom that Mr. Bewley is interested in her and that they should all get together the next weekend.
But then Sisk threw in a twist. Mom and Bewley have already fallen in love! Adorable surprise. I loved it.
So don't be afraid to take a trope, like the matchmaker, and put your own spin on it.