Romance / Fiction
Published June 1, 2018 / Read November 29, 2018
Today I am finally sharing my thoughts on Match Making for Beginners by Maddie Dawson. I really enjoyed this book way back when I read it, but life has been busy and I am just now getting around to it. I’m currently reading 4 books (how did that happen?!) and they are all progressing super slowly. This week we are closing on the new house and moving in. I’ll be too busy unpacking over the next few days/weeks to get much reading done.
I do not read romance books very often, nor do I read general fiction books all that much either. All I know is that I read this book because I got it for free as an Amazon/Kindle First book, and that I could not stop thinking about this book long after I had finished it.
The story involves both an old lady (Blix Holliday) and a young lady (Marnie MacGraw) who have a knack for knowing which people belong together romantically. They also see pretty colors and lights so there’s a slightly magical feel to it.
Marnie (young) meets Blix (old) because Blix is Marnie’s fiancee’s grandmother.
Blix is such a fascinating person and I loved reading her perspective so much. Marnie was pretty interesting, too, but man I wanted to shake her sometimes!
There is some personal drama in Marnie’s life and she asks Blix for advice but she doesn’t really like Blix’s solution. Blix doesn’t give her much choice in the matter and well… you just have to read the book!
I also enjoyed the descriptions of the places. A majority of the book takes place in Brooklyn, and it almost felt like a character itself.
This book made me laugh out loud several times and it also made me sad because it’s not all happy go-lucky.
I really really really enjoyed it and not just because I read it while cruising through the Caribbean.
How am I reading four books at the same time?
- I’m listening to an audiobook for dogwalks. (My grandmother asked me to tell you she’s sorry – it’s okay)
- A kindle book for reading at night in the dark (Dawn by Brad Lenaway – it’s interesting)
- A physical book for daytime (A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles – this may be my favorite book of all time)
- and a book on my phone for when none of the others are available… like when the kids all fall asleep in the car unexpectedly. (The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson which comes out March 2. I’m really not that far into it but I like the tone and descriptions so far and I think it will be really good.)
How many books do you normally read at one time?