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Book Review: Matchmaking for Beginners

Hey everyone! I hope your day is off to a great start! Mine is because last night I finished a book and it was super cute, so that made me happy, and today I get to start a new one. I usually ready on the subway during my commute, so I get about an hour and a half of reading in on a good day. I’m pumped to bring you my first book review!

Let me tell you about the book I finished last night. It was Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson. I said it before and I’ll say it again: it was super cute. I got it for my Kindle using the Kindle Unlimited feature so I paid 0$ for it, which, of course, made me even happier! It was about two women – one an older woman, Blix, and one a thirty-something, Marnie – who meet at a family party and have an instant connection because of their strange “ability” to match people with the loves of their lives. They both go through some terrible things in their lives, culminating in Marnie inheriting a Brooklyn brownstone (sigh…can’t someone leave ME a Brooklyn brownstone?) full of Blix’s friends-turned-family.

This was a quick read, the pacing of the story was fast and kept me guessing at who Marnie would meet and help next. Plus, I just wanted to keep reading to see if this girl could follow the “signs” for her own life! The characters are kooky, but relatable, and you root for them right from the beginning. Most of all this book is about embracing the life we’re meant to have, embracing the crazy, accepting love, and finding fulfillment in the small stuff. I really enjoyed this book, and if you like chick-lit, I think you’ll really like it, too. It’s a perfect, easy, beach read! I’m definitely going to add more Maddie Dawson to my list for when I need something to make me smile!

What I’m reading next:

I’m going to try out some audiobooks (something I don’t do all that often, but I had Audible credits, so they were free). On deck are: The Siren, a standalone book by Kiera Cass, who wrote one of my favorite YA series and The Red Queen, the first book in a new YA series by Victoria Aveyard.

What have you been reading? Send me suggestions in the comments below or to lifewithlaurenb@gmail.com!

Happy reading!

❤ LB

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