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Matchmaking for Beginners
Matchmaking for Beginners | Maddie Dawson
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.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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AmberWB
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I went into this one expecting another basic rom com (nothing against those- I love them. 😊). But this was more than that- there were surprises that I didn‘t see coming and a few places that left me teary. I am sleepy today because I stayed up too late last night to finish it!

MayJasper Sounds good 5d
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kelli7990
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This is my review for a book I borrowed from Amazon Prime called #matchmakingforbeginners. I finished listening to this book last night after watching the #worldseries Game 2. The Houston Astros lost against the Washington Nationals last night and I was so sad about it but this book made me feel better. The #worldseries is not over yet. I‘m going to be on the edge of my seat watching the games on tv to see who wins but I‘m rooting for the Astros.

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thea-block
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I‘d never heard of this book or this author, yet, I so enjoyed this read! Magical realism, but in a way that felt so natural. Some great storylines about self discovery, wholeness and brokenness, and friends who become family. I‘m going to look for more by this author!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

kelli7990 I just finished listening to this book last night. I enjoyed it. 3w
thea-block @kelli7990 Yeah, I was surprised by it! Have you read other things that are similar? Have any suggestions? 3w
kelli7990 I haven‘t read anything else like this book. 3w
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Nebklvr
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Mehso-so

This is a very longwinded, slightly depressing romance. Magic, matchmaking, and relationship snafus galore.

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CoffeeNBooks
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This was a fun rom-com with magic and spells and matchmaking. Marnie sets out to help others and ends up learning some things about herself along the way.

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kathleck
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Loved this book and its characters. Highly recommend.

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kljuczaknjigu
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Mehso-so

I would give it ⭐⭐⭐
The main problem I had with novel is this: one main character kept saying to the other, that she would have an amazing life, that great things await her. The problem is, the things that happened were perfectly ordinary. Yes, they were sweet and a bit fun, but definitely not 'great' and 'amazing'. So I finished reading and, of course - felt those things were missing.
It's an okay book, but it's neither great or amazing.

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I_Like_Big_Books
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A fun, light read about someone trying to find their place. #romantsy #kindleunlimited #audiobook #augustreads

Jemgirl2014 Thanks for the recommendation! I got the Kindle edition for $1.99. Yay! 😃 3mo
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I_Like_Big_Books
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3rd day in a row of 2 miles in the morning. #audiobook #bfc

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I_Like_Big_Books
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Another 2 miles done this morning. Had to take a picture of this view. ❤️ I‘m really enjoying this book also. It‘s not what I thought it would be but its got me hooked. #bfc #audiobook #onmywalk

Nebklvr Just got this from the library! 3mo
ShelleyBooksie Love that view! 3mo
Jillylovesbooks Nice view! Thanks for sharing. 3mo
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I_Like_Big_Books
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Two miles done this morning while listening to the tagged book. 💪🏼 #audiobook #bfc

Howard_L Beautiful photo 3mo
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Kar2b
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Super cute summer read! I really liked this one - the quirky characters and New York setting.

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Kar2b
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Super cute summer read! I really liked this one - the quirky characters and New York setting.

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hes7
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Panpan

“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

I guess this just wasn‘t the story I was expecting, so I was disappointed.

Book 4 of #24b4Monday finished. (#25inFive, too.)
Current time: 12h4m

Next up: Superman: Dawnbreaker #PopJarGame

TheReadingMermaid Over halfway there hun!! Don't give up! 👏🙌 7mo
Lizzybennetgirl This book popped up as discounted in an email I got from Amazon, and I debated on getting it. I saw several negative reviews about it so I decided to pass... guess I made the right decision! 7mo
Andrew65 Good news on the time 👏, if not the book. 😔 7mo
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Angiereads28
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” it's in the broken places where the light gets in” ❤️

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Sharpeipup
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I‘ve been waiting all winter to read on the bench. #spring #outdoorreading

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Sharpeipup
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1. Tagged
2. The Science of Happiness
3. Morning
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Sharpeipup
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1. See above
2. Family matters
3. Yes
4. Yes, on my honeymoon
5. 🍀@lydsters
#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🍀 8mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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Sweet romance. I listened and enjoyed the audiobook version. #MountTBR

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Kellyomealia
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Mehso-so

This book had a great start to it, quirky and charming with realistic characters. It lost some of its charm as the book went on and jumped to wrap up storylines while skimping on the details. 5/?

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sprainedbrain
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This book is sitting on my kindle... just waiting for me to read it. ❤️

#playingcupid #literarylove

vkois88 Oh, this sounds fun!!! 9mo
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jenniferajanes
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Thank you for the #kindlitsy gift, @CBee ! From one Sesame Street fan to another! #lifelongreaders

CBee You are so welcome! 💕💕💕 10mo
jenniferajanes @CBee 💕📚💕📚💕 10mo
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julesG
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#LitsyWalkers @kaye

Errands, appointments, complaints. Some walking happened. Managed to take a picture of my shoes.

Bad day, today. I'm much too tired.

JaclynW I hope you can get some rest/relaxation and end the day on a good note. 10mo
Dragon Take care of yourself! 💐 10mo
DivineDiana Cheers to you! 🚶‍♀️ 10mo
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cobwebmoth I hope tomorrow is better. *hugs* 10mo
GingerAntics You‘ve had a crazy day, officially. 10mo
Lindy 🌻💪🌻 10mo
Kaye Hang in there. Sorry your day is a crappy one. Get some rest and hopefully tomorrow will be a great improvement. 10mo
batsy Hope tomorrow is much better 🌼 10mo
Mimi28 Hope you get some rest and your day gets better!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
Weaponxgirl Sorry to hear that *brings tea* 10mo
RachelO Hope today brings sunshine & time for a good book. 10mo
julesG @RachelO Thank you. Sadly no sunshine, but book will happen after the appointments 10mo
DarcysMom Hope things are looking up. 10mo
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Amanda4

“Maybe this is how the whole system works. You put the wish out there, and then it takes the entire universe operating on your behalf to get it to come true.”

Reggie Look at you!!!! Putting a quote out on Litsy!!! Yay. 10mo
Amanda4 I‘m learning ! Plus I really liked it ☺️. Now If the universe could only help me out. 💫🌪 (edited) 10mo
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Christinak
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But instead, she comes over and takes my damp hands in her cool, bony ones, and says, dryly, her eyes shining with trouble and mischief: “I‘m not here to make you feel worse, but I just want to tell you that I hope we don‘t have to kill him #today. But if we do, we do. I want you to know I‘m up for it. You girls with me?” #QuotsyJan19

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cinann
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I'm halfway through this and am really enjoying it. It's the large print edition because that's what my library had and it is also easier on my eyes.

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UnabridgedPod
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cinann
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My January tbr. I started two of them already, so I'm hopeful to read them all this month.

#newbeginnings #anewchapter
@vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

vkois88 I've seen One Day in December all over the place and heard such good things... enjoy! 10mo
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mariaku21
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I ended up much more in love with these flawed characters because of their flaws and while not everyone overcomes them, which is true in life, I loved them anyway and can't wait to read another book from Dawson in the future. 4 ⭐

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cinann
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I think I made it a whole week and a half without having any library books in my house. That doesn't sound like very much time, but I work at the library so I'm always seeing books I want to read.

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mcipher
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The good thing about a full day back in the office after working from home for two months is that the library is right here. I got some Xmas books and i want to just go home and curl up with them! So I started this one while hiding out in the cold car before I go back in to work, and I‘m loving it so far.

jenniferajanes That‘s in my TBR pile. Thanks for the reminder. Enjoy! 12mo
Elizabeth2 I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I hope you get as much enjoyment from it! 12mo
mcipher @Elizabeth2 I loved it! Such a sweet magical book. 12mo
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Jendjohnson
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With this title, I was expecting a light, fluffy book that didn‘t need thinking. Nope. Heavy stuff, right here. Makes you reflect on how you‘re living life.

CarolynM Welcome to Litsy 🌼 12mo
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 (edited) 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 12mo
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CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 12mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 12mo
Theshadedbuffalo Welcome to Litsy!! ⭐️📚 12mo
Forgetmenot2 Welcome to Litsy😊📚🐛 12mo
Eggbeater Welcome to Litsy! 🌻 12mo
MaleficentBookDragon Welcome! 😸 📚 ☕ 12mo
readingjedi Welcome 🙂 12mo
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Elizabeth2
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Oh, how I adored this book! A journey to self discovery with a cast of quirky, lovable, flawed characters. Such a sweet story that had me shedding a few tears. This book is going to be one of my favorites this year. ❤️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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Elizabeth2
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A little confession: I ❤️ words & some words are favorites. This is one of those words. I use it often & I hardly ever see it when reading. When I do see it, I feel like the book & the author are somehow connected to me - like we are meant to be together. Fitting for this particular book. I know that there are other Littens here who will get this, who will understand. For when I say things like this to my friends & family, they think I‘m nuts. 😉

Elizabeth2 I used “detritus” once in a text to my brother and he made fun of me for days. 🤷‍♀️ 🤣 (in a fun, loving, teasing way) 13mo
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Elizabeth2
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Busy day today with a marching band festival for my high schooler, but I wish I could spend all day like this. At least I got to start the day this way. 📚#sundaymorning #sundayfunday #booksandcoffee #booksandbeans

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Elizabeth2
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This was a Kindle First pick from several months ago. Going for something light, quick & fun after my last read. ❤️📚🤞I was up at 4:45 this morning to take my dad for a routine medical procedure. I‘ll probably be asleep before I finish the first chapter. 😴

Maria514626 It‘s a fun one! 13mo
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Maria514626
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A quite satisfying Saturday. #weekendreads #bingeread

mabell Cozy! ❤️🐶😍 13mo
Maria514626 @mabell 🙂 He is surely that! 👏❤️ 13mo
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anwade88
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I seem to be stumbling upon the perfect, lighthearted reads lately.

This was fun, maybe not the perfect read of you are stuck in the mire of following through on dull life choices (lol). I enjoyed many of the characters; reminded me a bit of My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You Sorry.

I found some of the decisions of the main character irritating at times, but in the end it was well worth reading.

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jouleian
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🌟🌟🌟🌟 Oh how I loved this book, and oh how I loved Patrick and Marnie and the collection of eclectic characters 💖💖💖. My ONLY qualms with this book was the end seemed a bit rushed to me, that maybe the story should've either been shortened in the middle or longer at the end. But the end should NOT have been as compact as it was. Other than that, fun read and a recommendation from me!

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Laura317
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What a weirdly cute story. While the main character has a lot of flaws, she is full of magic and love. I enjoyed immensely. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Nebula_of_Books This was my free one for that month but I haven‘t read it yet. 1y
Laura317 @Nebula_of_Books It‘s a treat. 1y
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Laura317
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I wish I had that confidence!

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Laura317
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“Whatever happens, love that.” 💙💙💙💙💙

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Laura317
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Thought I‘d download a book to my phone to read when I am sitting at work bored. Thank goodness for a job that lets me have time to read!

mabell That is nice! 1y
Laura317 @mabell So very nice! Our boss is 74 and is the sweetest man. He encourages us to use downtime going things we enjoy. We are an office of readers, so we all read. 1y
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jouleian

"Irredeemably misanthropic" ??? I love Patrick

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jouleian

"Dancing is the gateway drug to kissing..." -Blix

Hahaha I love her and how she loves life SO much

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jouleian

"Not that my cleavage is anything great; truthfully, it looks like a sack of peach pits." -Blix

??? I wanna be her when I grow up #thiswomanisfierce #iloveher #sassyoldlady

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BlameJennyJane
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I wasn‘t sure about this one at first. It seemed kind of “chic-lit-y”. I went back and forth between Kindle and Audible so the narration contributed some to that feeling. It grew on me, however. All of it did. This is a charming, warm, fun read that explores some deeper issues, but with a gentle touch. In the end I can honestly say I love this book- really love this book. I love the characters and the vibe and even the cheesy happy ending.

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DebinHawaii
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#HeatOfJuly #Umbrella ☂️

I know I have several books with umbrellas on the cover in my stacks, but I'm tired and lazy and I thought of this one first.

A cute, fun read I reviewed a month ago and I love the cover! 💙☔️

BarbaraBB The cover is gorgeous indeed 💕 1y
Eggs Loved this book 1y
Cathythoughts Sweet cover 💝 1y
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SilversReviews May I know what the umbrella photos are about? I've seen so many but am not sure what is going on. They are all so cute. Thanks. 1y
Cinfhen Such a sweet cover ☂️💜 1y
Cinfhen Yesterday‘s challenge prompt was the song title #Umbrella by Rhianna @SilversReviews 🎵☂️🤘🏽 1y
SilversReviews @Cinfhen Ohhhh....thanks....I am not doing the song challenge. 1y
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Apinlibraryland
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LOVE the naked hardback! Looks like a cute read with good reviews-might start reading it now! ...and just $5 at bookoff!

Kaylamburson Sounds so fun!! 1y
Purrfectpages Just finished! Really enjoyed it! 1y
Eggs Enjoyed this 1y
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