Marnie 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....
|Title||:||Matchmaking for Beginners|
|Number of Pages||:||370 pages|
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Matchmaking for Beginners Reviews
Sweet and feel-good. Perfect after a rough week when you don’t want the world you live in.
Everyone Needs a Blix in Their Life
I read hundreds of books a year and I have to say this is one of the best, most wonderful books I have read in a very long time. I feel like I know the characters and it makes me want to go to find Marnie at her flower shop and just hug her. And Blix...I hope their is. Blix in everyone’s life. Thank you for bringing her to life.
I liked this book. It was a cute, quick read. I liked Blix although I would have liked to hear more about her. Marnie got on my nerves at times, especially when Noah continually came into the house to take things. After the first time, what idiot doesn't change the locks? The man came in the house, uninvited, to take things, four times!
Marnie knows where her life is headed. She's engaged to the love of her life, Noah, and together they will create a stable, ordinary life. Yes, Marnie can see her future. The problem is that she's 100% wrong.
Noah's great-aunt Blix only meets Marnie twice, but she instantly recognizes a fellow spirit, another matchmaker who can see the magic and love in the universe. She's also convinced Marnie has a big, big life in store. And it doesn't involve Noah. It turns out old Aunt Blix might have been o ...more
I thought this book was going to be a little too "woo woo" for me but it was not, not at all. First, I loved the setting, so many of these love stories take place in some idyllic small town somewhere. I'm not at all sure that small towns are all that idyllic and it was nice to read about the best things of the big city. Second, I loved how Blix handled her family. Great, because you can't forgive someone if they're not sorry. Again, not the usual storyline. Overall, a very satisfying read.
So here's the thing....sometimes you want a book that is sweet and lighthearted and with a happy ever after. It has been a long time since I read purely for fun.
And this book was sweet. Less lighthearted than I expected. It had a lost inheritance and lots of love and a "bad guy" and more than one good guy and you can't forget about the magic.
But, the reason I gave it 5 stars, is because I didn't expect to love two of the characters - Blix, and her lover, Houndry. Blix could have felt silly but ...more
This novel was listed in the Amazon First Reads for May. I selected Matchmaking for Beginners: A Novel as the Contemporary Fiction selection for the month. What a FUN book! The story is charming and developed well. The characters are quirky and interesting, even if you don't agree with all the decisions they make. This story Surprised Me. :) This is just a great summer read. ENJOY!
It is a romance, a mystery, fantastical, and hopeful. I couldn't put it down. It definitely interrupted my sleep pattern. If you do not like whimsey and humor, and the idea of an eccentric old lady who casts spells, then skip this book.