Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Match Making for Beginners” by Maddie Dawson
Maddie Dawson, author of “Match Making for Beginners” has written an entertaining, witty, enjoyable, and captivating novel. The Genres for this novel are Contemporary Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Fiction, and Romance. The timeline for this story is set in the present and goes back to the past when it pertains to the characters or events in the story. The author describes the characters as complex, complicated, and quirky. Some are dysfunctional. There are an adorable dog and cat in the story as well for animal lovers.
Marnie MacGraw works with young children and is now the fiance of Noah. Noah brings her home to meet his family. The only one Mannie seems to relate well to is Noah’s quirky great aunt, Blix Holliday. Blix Holliday is eccentric and has been the black sheep of this wealthy and snobby family. Blix is also known for having a “sense” of matchmaking. Marnie also has been able to tell when couples will get together. What Blix doesn’t feel is that special glow circulating around Marnie and Noah.
Marnie gets a letter from Blix’s attorney informing her that Blix has passed away, and Marnie will inherit the house in Brooklyn with some stipulations. It seems that Blix also has made an informal family, and has had a special bond with some people in the apartments in her building. Each has problems of their own, and Blix had been taking care and helping them in unusual ways.
What has Marnie gotten herself into? I appreciate the author’s vivid descriptions of the characters and events in the story. The author has a great way of telling this story. The themes are self-worth, finding love, the importance of family, friends, neighbors, community and having hope. I would highly recommend this entertaining and emotional story for those readers who enjoy contemporary fiction and romance. Happy Reading!