Matchmaking for Beginners - Maddie Dawson
How much did I love this book? Well… I read it in one day!
Maybe because it is a complete valentine to what the experience can be like to move to NYC… A previous personal experience that I found to be true and still hold very dear.
Over and over again, the main character will be faced with choosing anger or choosing love after enduring bitter disappointment. She is challenged by the mental fog of familial and societal pressures… All while not having yet gained her own footing in knowing who she is.
Her greatest asset (although unrealized by her) is that she moves forward choosing love. Not without mistakes, for certain. But without malice.
It is a wonderful adventure filled with characters that bring magic, generosity, adventure, humor, humanity… and the occasional “I really want to slap you right now” moments!
Don’t let the title fool you. It is not a traditional matchmaking story for finding romance… But a matchmaking story for finding your true self.
Choose love… And choose Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson.
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
A Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestseller.
“A delightful, light-as-air romance that successfully straddles the line between sweet and smart without ever being silly…The novel is simply captivating from beginning to end.” —Associated Press
Marnie MacGraw wants an ordinary life—a husband, kids, and a minivan in the suburbs. Now that she’s marrying the man of her dreams, she’s sure this is the life she’ll get. Then Marnie meets Blix Holliday, her fiancé’s irascible matchmaking great-aunt who’s dying, and everything changes—just as Blix told her it would.
When her marriage ends after two miserable weeks, Marnie is understandably shocked. She’s even more astonished to find that she’s inherited Blix’s Brooklyn brownstone along with all of Blix’s unfinished “projects”: the heartbroken, oddball friends and neighbors running from happiness. Marnie doesn’t believe she’s anything special, but Blix somehow knew she was the perfect person to follow in her matchmaker footsteps.
And Blix was also right about some things Marnie must learn the hard way: love is hard to recognize, and the ones who push love away often are the ones who need it most.
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