Hardcover: 370 pages
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (June 1, 2018)
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.
About Maddie DawsonMaddie Dawson grew up in the South, born into a family of outrageous storytellers. Her various careers as a substitute English teacher, department-store clerk, medical-records typist, waitress, cat sitter, wedding-invitation-company receptionist, nanny, day care worker, electrocardiogram technician, and Taco Bell taco maker were made bearable by thinking up stories as she worked. Today she lives in Guilford, Connecticut, with her husband. She’s the bestselling author of five previous novels: The Survivor’s Guide to Family Happiness, The Opposite of Maybe, The Stuff That Never Happened, Kissing Games of the World, and A Piece of Normal.
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What a cute summer read, it's the perfect book to throw into a beach tote and read, while soaking up the sun.
What we have here is the usual chick lit story the a good dose of romance and humor thrown in.
Marnie is set to marry her fiancee Noah, who she thinks is the ultimate perfect partner. She envisions the white picket fence marriage with kids and everything that life has to offer. As they are set to marry, her fiancee Noah tries to leave her at the altar. Shocked, Marnie convinces him not to do it and to just go through with the wedding....they do....but unfortunately barely two weeks into the marriage, it all falls apart.
Marnie is left to pick up the pieces and try to make sense of everything that has happened to her.
In comes Blix, her ex's aunt who loves to dabble in match making and fully believes that Marnie should be looking into matchmaking herself.
When Blix passes away, Marnie inherits her house, but with one condition, she must live in the house for no less than 3 months before she can officially inherit the brownstone. Seems an easy thing to do doesn't it?
It would be if the house came empty, but it doesn't, it comes filled with funny, quirky roommates who are themselves dealing with all sorts of romantic issues.....and one of those roommates Marnie must live with? None other than her ex husband Noah.
This was such a fun book to get through, I honestly chuckled at some situations and awww'd at others. Highly recommend it for a summer read :)