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 sillyThe novel is simply captivating from beginning to end. Associated PressMarnie MacGraw wants an ordinary lifea husband, kids, and a minivan in the suburbs. Now that shes marrying the man of her dreams, shes sure this is the life shell get. Then Marnie meets Blix Holliday, her fiancs irascible matchmaking great-aunt whos dying, and everything changesjust as Blix told her it would.When her marriage ends after two miserable weeks, Marnie is understandably shocked. Shes even more astonished to find that shes inherited Blixs Brooklyn brownstone along with all of Blixs unfinished projects: the heartbroken, oddball friends and neighbors running from happiness. Marnie doesnt believe shes 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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Matchmaking for Beginners Reviews
4.5 Stars rounded up...
This book was provided for free by Little Bird Publicity, Lake Union Publishing, and the author in exchange for my honest review.
Sometimes I crave "brain candy" books for more than just the entertainment they provide. Sometimes I also need the lightheartedness and positivity that goes along with them. There is depth and beauty to be found in happy books too, and here lately, I have wanted to read almost nothing BUT lighthearted and positive books. When I read the plot of M ...more
ok. I wanted to love this. I really liked the idea of the plot. And ultimately that is what kept me reading. I wanted to know how it ended.
But I struggled with the writing. A lot. And I wouldn't say that I'm overly particular about that usually. But. It just felt amateur. The dialogue, especially, rubbed me the wrong way. It often felt completely implausible or stilted or a million other off-putting things.
Also. Marnie just annoyed me. Her name annoyed me. Her relationship with Noah? And Jeremy ...more
MATCHMAKING FOR BEGINNERS walked straight into my heart, trailing a shower of golden sparkles. Dawson has created a magical world inhabited by characters so engaging and real it seems plausible they might drop by for a cup of coffee. By turns funny, wise, and poignant, this is a story about falling in love—with the painful, messy, joyful business of living.
3.5 ‘Matchmaking for Beginners’ by Maddie Dawson is the most fun book I’ve read so far this year. With a great deal of levity, Dawson offers up some serious themes like living life on your own terms, death with dignity, hope springs eternal, and love comes calling. A good dose of humor sparkling with a measure of woo-woo becomes a delicious recipe for depth and fascination in Dawson’s new novel.
My favorite character is Blix Halliday, an eccentric older lady at the end of her life. At her niece, ...more
I really wanted to love this book, and there were aspects that were good, but there was too much happening in what could have been a much more streamlined/focused story. And Marnie was SO very unlikable to me?? I didn’t feel any sympathy for her, and honestly, I think she and Noah deserved each other. She def didn’t deserve Patrick. And wow, I hate how shabbily she treated poor Jeremy, the real underdog of the story.
This book “sparkles” with magic, romance, humor, and a wonderful cast of characters. Life gets a little messy but it is delightfully entertaining.
I got this book as a kindle first book. It is probably not a book that I would have naturally grabbed in any other way, but I'm so glad I got the chance to read this. It was super sweet with lots of happily ever afters and people finding happiness in their crazy and unpredictable lives. This is the story of Marnie, a Florida girl who is getting ready to marry the love of her life, a guy who also has the maturity level of a prepubescent llama. Let this story be a lesson to anyone who happens to h ...more
I loved this delightful story, the delightful characters, and the wonderful world view expressed. This is not a formula romance. The characters have the complex problems of the twenty-first century and the magic is brought about by positive thought and the personal growth we all experience over our lifetimes. This author has deep insight into the human psyche. Excellent read!