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Mamachari Matchmaker

(Kami No Sekai Short Story Series #3)

4.60  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Shhh… Listen To The Gods.

The Japanese believe the gods live in all things. Trees, appliances, animals, buildings — they all have a spirit living within them. Maybe, if you listen carefully, you can hear them too.

This bike longs to be owned by a family with kids but is bought by a quiet, cosplaying, young woman instead.

How will Mamachari help Eriko to find true love?
Published July 20th 2015

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Renae Lucas-Hall
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This story was delightful! I loved the relationship between Erica and the green bicycle. Erica is twenty-two years old and she’s at a point in her life when she realizes she needs to ditch her childish ways and become a mature adult, but she is floundering. All the fun begins when Erica buys a charming bicycle, with a life of its own, that can communicate with her. At first she doubts the bike’s intentions, as you would a new friend, but their relationship builds and at the end the bike becomes ...more
Stephanie Jane
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Mamachari Matchmaker is a sweet short story set in Tokyo and partially narrated by a bicycle - well, the god living inside this particular bicycle anyway. Mamacharis are an everyday family bicycle in Japan (Mama Chariot?) frequently to be seen on errands loaded up with small children and groceries. So it makes perfect sense that Eriko's new Mamachari bicycle would be pushing her towards finding romance. However, unlike some of Eriko's friends
Caroline Cairn
Apr 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-f-romance
I loved this one. Eriko was just perfect, awkward and cute and sweet, Henry was charming and nice without falling into the goody-two-shoes trap. The talking mamachari was fun, and quirky. I loved the picnic scene in particular, but the whole plot was great. I enjoyed it a lot.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review

I love this short story series by SJ Pajonas. The stories are short enough to read in one sitting and they are a lot of fun and always make me happy. They don't feel rushed and are very enjoyable. You would be able to read this series out of order as each book is about a different characters. This one features a Mamachari bike who wants to be owned by a family, but when someone buys him from the bike shop, it tuns out to be a single shy women who
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
*I received an ARC from the author, in exchange for an honest review.*

I’m really not a short story reader. But this series, Kami No Sekai, is really changing that. I just love the way S.J. makes these inanimate objects come to life, along with all her human main characters, too.

This time around, said main characters were a mamachari, or bike, and Eriko. I really liked Mamachari, who was a serious matchmaker. Wanting an owner with a family, the bike started out the story determined to push Er
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Mamachari Matchmaker was a cute and unique story about a bike, Mamachari, trying to play matchmaker for her owner, Eriko. It's Mamachari's dream to be owned by a young family and is determined to help her new single owner find a husband to start a family with. Eriko finds it hard to find a date, but resists her friends suggestions to be more 'normal' and stop cosplaying and talking about manga. She likes who she is and unwilling to pretend to get a man to like her. I was happy that she remained ...more
Karen’s Library
Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, sci-fi
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

So far, of the 3 Kami No Sekai Short Story Series, Mamachari Matchmaker was my favorite. The story of a green bicycle who is looking for a family to come by and buy him is so sweet and endearing. Eriko is not quite the family Mamachari envisioned but you quickly realize they are perfect for each other.

I don't read many short stories, but Pajonas' stories are perfect for a quick read that makes me smile and always leaves my heart happy!
Aisha-Kimberly Hashmi
Jan 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!! A box set of books, this was among one I downloaded for free.... what a cute story! I learned a little about Japan, and read all of the stories in the set. Will be looking for more from this author!!!!
Nicole M. Hewitt
Jan 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
This has been my favorite of these short stories so far (probably because I'm a sucker for a romantic storyline). As always, I loved seeing the world through the eyes of an inanimate object - I think it's fun to see how Pajonas makes the perspective of each object different! ...more
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Stephanie (S. J.) is a writer, knitter, amateur astrologer, Capricorn, Japanophile, and USA Today Best Selling author. She loves foxes, owls, sushi, yoga pants, Evernote, and black tea. When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing or spending time outside, unless it’s winter. She hates winter. Someday she’ll own a house in both h

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