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
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
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.
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.
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
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!
This is the kind of book that will likely get made into a holiday rom-com starring an awkward mishmash of celebrities in a couple years, but it made me laugh quite a bit, so it gets 3.5 stars.
The concept is...funky: a dying great-aunt (Blix) conjures romantic magic all around her, and she wants to leave behind her legacy for a young woman she hardly knows (Marnie) because there's some sort of kismet between them. The characters seem to be compelling and quirky enough to carry this thing. Okay, ...more
I ended up DNFing this book around 30%. It's not that it wasn't good, because I did enjoy the writing, but it was too much of an opening before getting into the story. 30% in and not much was happening and I got bored.