Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “The Magic of Found Objects” by Maddie Dawson, Amazon Publishing, 2021, On Tour With Suzy Approved Book Tours
Maddie Dawson, Author of “The Magic of Found Objects” has written a delightful, entertaining, witty, intriguing and thought-provoking novel. The genres for this book are Women’s Friendship Fiction, Domestic Fiction, Fiction and Romance. The timeline for this story is set in the author’s present and goes back to the Woodstock Festival. The author describes her colorful characters as complex, complicated, quirky, confused and dysfunctional.
What exactly is love? Through music and art, there have been descriptions. Magicians often feel there has to be a special essence of magic. Phronsie Linnelle often wishes and thinks about what true love is. Phronsie and her twin brother were conceived in Woodstock by a young farmer and a free-loving spirited woman.(Janet or Tenaj) The farmer and that free spirited woman’s marriage didn’t last, and the farmer and his current wife have brought up Phronsie and her brother. Tenaj is very creative and does speak or see Phronsie infrequently. There are times that Phronsie feels that her mother has a “magical” pull with some objects or thoughts.
Phronsie has had more than 42 dates and each of them has been a disappointment. She was also married to a handsome man that betrayed her. The one constant is her best friend Judd, who literally proposes that because they are such great friends, they would have a perfect marriage. Phronsie has to ask herself, “Is there such a thing as true love?”
I love the way that Maddie Dawson vividly describes the characters, the plot, the events, and the scenery. I appreciate that the author describes the importance of self-worth, communication, the importance of family, friends, love and hope. I would highly recommend this heart-warming and thought-provoking novel to other readers.