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Title:
Matchmaking for beginners / Maddie Dawson.
ISBN:
9781503900684
Publication Information:
Seattle : Lake Union Publishing, [2018]
Physical Description:
370 pages ; 22 cm.
Abstract:
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 fianc?'s irascible matchmaking great-aunt who's dying, and everything changes--just as Blix told her it would.
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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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Library Journal Review

If there's anything worse than being left at the altar, Marnie MacGraw experiences it firsthand after she talks her panicky groom into marrying her, only to have him leave her two weeks later. The only one who isn't surprised is Blix, her fiancé's eccentric aunt, who feels a kinship with Marnie. They are both matchmakers with an otherworldly gift, but Blix is dying. Marnie moves on, gets engaged to her former high school boyfriend in Georgia, then gets the shocking news that Blix has died, leaving Marnie her Brooklyn brownstone and causing family grief on both sides. Off to Brooklyn she goes, where she meets Blix's friends and tenants, including the man with whom Blix thinks she belongs. Dawson (The Survivor's Guide to Family Happiness) creates a lovely small-town Brooklyn feel, but it's the sweetness of the characters and the sprinkling of magical realism throughout that makes this a charming read. VERDICT For fans of Liane Moriarty's What Alice Forgot or Aimee Bender's The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.-Stacy Alesi, Palm Beach Cty. Lib. Syst. © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.