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 thing...
|Title||:||Matchmaking for Beginners|
|Number of Pages||:||370 pages|
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Matchmaking for Beginners Reviews
A wonderful mess
First off, I just want to say that I thought this book was wonderfully written. I have struggled with how many stars because the book was charming and fun and definitely witty. It was my kind of book but not my kind of book. The characters are full of life. What I did not care for at all were the numerous f words. It’s probably the cuss word I dislike the most and this book is full of them. While this book did not contain descriptive sex, there was much talk of sex and fidelity a ...more
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
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
Es un libro diferente, divertido, tierno y duro, hay amor peeero no es un libro romántico.
Cuando comencé a leer pensé que me iba a gustar mucho, que sería un libro épico, pero la verdad es que se fue desinchando muy rapidamente. La premisa no está mal pero creo que es la forma de narrar de la autora la que hizo que no me enganchara realmente.
Para mi gusto personal sobran muchas partes de pensamientos y faltan más diálogos.
Me esperaba sentir más cosas durante la lectura pero resultó que fue un ...more
This book started promising but unfortunately it went downhill from there, the protagonist is an immature, self-absorbed and a cheater on top of it all, she hurts this actual sweet guy twice and the hurt she causes in his life is dismissed as “he was too boring and now he can find his true love” but the thing is that there’s nothing more boring than her, she’s the least exciting person in the book, every other character is more interesting and complex than her. My feelings about this book can be ...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.
This is one of my favorite kind of books, you know the ones I am talking about, the ones that leave you with a tear in your eye and a smile on your face. The kind of book you don't want to end..... This is not my normal genre but I am so glad I gave this book a chance. This book is full of wonderfully colorful characters and the ups and downs of life and once you pick it up it will be hard to put down. Welcome to Blix Holliday's world.
I love this book! I'm in love with the way this author writes. How she sees people and manages to capture all of them and put it on the page in a way that the reader can see them just as she does. It was almost magical, just as the story she told. And the story she told! Oh my goodness can this woman tell a story! I was enraptured from the first page! This book, this story, these characters- it ALL spoke to me! I really connected with everything about this book! And now I want to read everything ...more