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Phronsie Linnelle was conceived at Woodstock in a serendipitous liaison between a free-spirited hippie and a farmer’s son and was born with magical wonder flickering in her DNA and rationality knit into her bones. All her life she’s been torn between the two. But now that she’s been betrayed by both love and the mother she once idolized, her rational side is winning.

So when her best friend from childhood proposes that they give up on romance and marry each other, Phronsie agrees. Who better to spend your life with than your best friend? Maybe the connection they already have is love. Maybe there’s no falling to be done. But immediately after they announce their engagement, she encounters someone who makes a very charming and compelling argument for revisiting romance.

While her even-keeled stepmother argues for the safety that comes with her new engagement and her mother relays messages from the universe to hold out for true love, Phronsie must look to her own heart to find the answers that have been there all along.

12 pages, Audio CD

First published August 1, 2021

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Maddie Dawson

13 books1,238 followers
I'm the author of eleven novels about love, crazy families, secrets, parenthood, and--yes, they have happy endings and some laughs as well as tears. (Just like life.) My newest, SNAP OUT OF IT, comes out on Jan. 3, 2023.

Also by me: The Magic of Found Objects, A Happy Catastrophe, Matchmaking for Beginners, The Survivor's Guide to Family Happiness, The Opposite of Maybe, The Stuff That Never Happened, Kissing Games of the World and A Piece of Normal.
My first novel, What Comes After Crazy, was written under the name Sandi Kahn Shelton.

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Profile Image for Regina.
1,136 reviews2,826 followers
September 3, 2021
Have you ever read a “will they or won’t they” book where you really, really hope they won’t? Well I just did, and I kinda liked it that way.

The Magic of Found Objects sets itself up as a friends-to-lovers romance when 36-year-old Phronsie is proposed to by her lifelong BFF Judd. Naturally that dang biological clock is ticking, and settling down with someone she knows she loves (albeit platonically) seems like a viable option.

But will a marriage work if the romance is nomance? Her parents certainly didn’t model a success story for her to reference, since she was the result of a Woodstock smash between a hippy-dippy love child and a straight-laced farmer. In fact, her twin brother is named Hendrix because the big bang happened during Jimi’s notorious performance of The Star Spangled Banner.

Anyhoo, The Magic of Found Objects is an above-average contemporary fiction novel that surprised me with its depth and characterization. I didn’t finish the only other Maddie Dawson book I’ve attempted, her most popular Matchmaking for Beginners, for reasons I can’t recall. Maybe the magic of this latest one is it makes me want to read more from her despite some minor issues I had with the writing style. (Pet peeve #1: when a first person narrator lazily addresses the reader such as, “Let me back up and tell you about…” Unless breaking the fourth wall is an overt and intentional device used throughout, don’t do that.)

Dawson’s novels, including this one, are available as part of the Kindle Unlimited program and include the WhisperSync audiobook option. In this case I would recommend the print version, because there’s a lot of male dialogue that’s awkwardly performed by the female narrator (pet peeve #2).

Although I stand by my favorable 4-star review, I must end with pet peeve #3. Phronsie is an aspiring novelist and publicist for a New York-based book publisher. Why must every protagonist in contemporary fiction work in publishing or as a journalist or for a hip magazine/website? Surely there are female electricians, cashiers, and dentists who have love stories too. Maybe reading about someone finding cavities just isn’t that magical, but it sure would be a nice change of pace.

Blog: https://www.confettibookshelf.com/
Profile Image for Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill.
520 reviews621 followers
August 28, 2021
I absolutely adored this book! All the stars in the sky for this one! When you are only a few chapters in...and you have to put down the book...to run to GR to see what other books this author has..then you message two people to tell them...OMG I love this book...well you know you have a good book in your hands...yep I did that!

Phronsie has grown up with a less than typical family life...her parents met at Woodstock...yes the one and only...and her free spirited mom Janet...who calls herself Tenaj..which is Janet backwards..is lacking a little in the "mothering" skills department...

Phronsie neverless with her less than perfect childhood is successful and ...normal..yet she just went on 44 dates and she can't find a match! So her lifelong BFF proposes they get married. Why not? Whatt? Do people really do this? Hmm maybe they do and they just don't tell us!

I LOVED everything about this book. The timelines that took us from past to present..the characters..I adored it all!! Phronsie girl..you have a place in my heart!!Now I am heading to Amazon to get myself Matchmaking for Beginners!! I love finding a "new to me" author!

Thank you so SuzyApproved Tours for my gifted copy!
Profile Image for Kendall.
633 reviews632 followers
August 22, 2021
What a charming coming of age story!

This was my first book by Maddie Dawson and was swept off my feet with her charm. The Magic of Found Objects is funny, poignant, with quirky characters that are so relatable.

Maddie Dawson explores love, relationships, and the way our past shapes our future. I just loved Phronsie's tale and her adventure of finding her love story. This was such a great weekend beach read!!

Thank you so much to Suzy Approved Book Tours and Maddie Dawson for my copy in exchange for an honest review.

4 stars

Published to GR: 8/22/21

Profile Image for Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader.
2,082 reviews30.1k followers
July 16, 2021
A new book from Maddie Dawson? Yes, please!

Phronsie has an interesting start in life, born to a hippie and a farmer’s son attending Woodstock.

Her best friend proposes to her, and she says yes. Maybe it’s not just friendship. Maybe it is love.

Phronise’s mom thinks she should wait for true love and not settle, while her stepmother thinks this is a safe bet for a life of happiness. What will be best for Phronsie?

I loved the touch of whimsy to the story. The author does a wonderful of carrying this story from past to present and how the past can shape us. The dynamics of the family are also fun. It’s such a charming coming-of-age story with great characters. Perfect for a summer escape read!

I received a gifted copy.

Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog: www.jennifertarheelreader.com and instagram: www.instagram.com/tarheelreader
Profile Image for Jeeves Reads Romance.
1,357 reviews440 followers
July 2, 2021
Had some issues

So let me just start by saying: absolutely do NOT read this for the romance. It's wholly unsatisfying and all kinds of cringey. However, I do like the concepts at play and women's fiction lovers might find it more palatable. I don't know, I definitely didn't, lol. The writing itself is technically decent and the plot is original, I'll give it that. It's the execution that bogs this one down, with a focus on lust vs. love, love triangles, and a side of cheating. I had issues with all three of the main characters, so that always hints towards trouble with the book as a whole. I can't give a fair critique of this without at least a few spoilers, so stop now if you don't want more details.

The story follows Phronsie, a woman in her mid-thirties who is tired of dating. She's put herself out there time and again, but things always seem to fall apart. So when her equally unlucky in love bestie, Judd, suggests that they get married, it doesn't sound like a terrible idea - once she mulls it over long enough. They've been best friends since childhood and know each other inside and out, so who better to build a life and family with? Unfortunately, there's one pesky little issue - they aren't in love with each other. They aren't even particularly attracted. As the two take their relationship to a new level and plan a future, Phronsie realizes that there might be another lust-filled love right in front of her.

Again, this is technically well written and definitely feels like serious, slightly forlorn women's fiction. That's not really my favorite kind of "romance," but I can deal with it if the story is good. And this storyline IS pretty unique - I think I would've liked it quite a bit, if executed differently. But the love triangle is where this started to fall apart for me. Yes, Phronsie sleeps with the "wrong" guy after meeting the "right" one. And, yes, she continues to do so until the book is almost over (I wouldn't call this closed door romance, but the steamy scenes are mild). The "right" romance is also in the background for a long, long time. The relationship development is almost non-existent. I liked her guy, but I don't know why he stuck around so long. I don't even want to get into my issues with the friendship. So, there wasn't a lot that was going right for me with this. I'm sure there's an audience for it, but it definitely won't be for most romance readers.
Profile Image for DJ Sakata.
3,020 reviews1,739 followers
July 15, 2021
Favorite Quotes:

“I made a little temporary engagement ring for you out of a twist tie I had.” He reaches into his sweatpants pocket and pulls out a piece of wire covered with peppermint-striped paper, all knotted up into a circle, and hands it to me. “The good thing about this kind of ring is that it’s adjustable. And replaceable.” He gives me a big smile. “You could get a new one from me every week.”

So to tell you the real truth, I’m actually hiding out here. My apartment is about the size of a hamster cage, and I have this roommate who rehearses operatic duets in the bathroom with his girlfriend. Something about tile providing the best acoustics.

You can leave us if you want to, but think about whether you might do it kindly… don’t think you have to set fire to what’s behind you in order to go… Just take your place in the world with as much grace and gratitude as you can muster and try to see the best in us.

I’m sorry— but those boobs, Judd! The way she pokes them out at every opportunity. I think they have their own zip code. At the very least, they should be registered with the state.

You’re looking well, by the way. Unchanged in a Dorian Gray kind of way.

My Review:

These are the types of unusual characters and original storylines that keep me interested, curious, and entertained yet twist me up inside and make me itchy and unable to determine if I liked it or loved it until I peruse through my highlighted passages. The writing was superb, engaging, and pulled sharp visuals to my mind's eye. Ms. Dawson's style is also easy to follow and cleverly amusing as well as emotive, insightful, and often disconcerting as I wanted more for the characters than what is happening for them on the page.

Phronsie’s was a train wreck of a family and it didn’t need to be, but then again, no family does. They were making each other miserable while saying and believing that what they were doing was for the best, and it kind of was and really wasn’t. Thankfully, there were generous servings of amusing wit and humorous observations and inner musings to lighten the tone and even out the balance of a lifetime of familial tension and hostility. Phronsie was not always likable but I was rooting for her, even when I wanted to give her a whack or two with my Kindle. I had faith this crafty scribbler would get her there but she certainly kept me hanging until the last few pages with an eruption of pleasant and shrewdly paced twists.
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561 reviews98 followers
August 15, 2021
This is the second book that I have read by Maddie Dawson and it most definitely won't be my last. Maddie is an epic storyteller and pulled me in from page one. The same thing happened to me in the prior book I read, A Happy Catastrophe.

Phronsie and Judd have been great friends since they were 5. They are the best of friends but it's always been completely platonic, never a momentary lapse. After a string of horrible online dates, over 40 each 😮, Jake decides they should get married, stating their relationship has the components of a successful marriage. Phronsie, anxious to have children agrees. Until the universe seems to have something else in store for her.

I loved how this book was told in present day with flashbacks to Phronsie's childhood and even farther back to Woodstock where her mom and dad met. I felt totally immersed in her mom's hippie lifestyle and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't jealous of her mom's magical energy ❤️

The side characters are so well developed that I felt connected to them all, even the eccentric author for whom Phronsie was a publicist. Such a small character but a HUGE memorable personality.

Below are some of the quotes that really resonated with me.

1. I don't think that I want to live in a world in which this isn't the kind of love that really matters.
2. Phronsie, you may be missing the point. What we already have is love. There is no falling to be done. We're upright. This is what upright love looks like.

What an absolutely wonderful book. Looks like I have some more books in my future as I need her back list!
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324 reviews95 followers
July 7, 2021
Title: The Magic of Found Objects
Author: Maddie Dawson
Genre: Women's Fiction, Romance
On Sale: August 1st

Best Friend
True Love

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 Stars
A Must Read!

I love all things Maddie Dawson. She writes it, I'm reading it. So when I found out one of my fave authors had written another book....I was ecstatic!! The Magic of Found Objects is just as amazing as her other books. You are immediately drawn in and really become friends with these characters. Like, let's do brunch, Phronsie!! This was a 5 star read for me all the way. If you haven't added it to your summer reading list yet, then...Do. It. Now.
Profile Image for Barbara O'Neal.
Author 20 books3,016 followers
July 25, 2021
I adored this book! Maddie Dawson writes such wise, delicious, escapist, smart books, and this one is my favorite so far. It’s funny and human and wonderful.
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2,474 reviews29.4k followers
September 12, 2021
4.5 stars

Sometimes love is worth risking it all for. At least that's the message of Maddie Dawson's newest book, The Magic of Found Objects .

Phronsie and her brother Hendrix were conceived at Woodstock, the product of a liaison between their free-spirited hippie mother and the practical son of a farmer. But the magic her mother espoused never really worked for Phronsie, so she lives a practical life. She’s not unhappy but there’s nothing she’s passionate about.

When her childhood best friend proposes marriage, saying that love between friends would be more secure than a relationship based on passion, she agrees. Why waste more time searching for something that might not ultimately work, when they get so much joy from their friendship?

No sooner does Phronsie agree to Judd’s proposal than someone new comes into her life, someone she feels could be her true love. Should she do the practical thing, like Judd and her stepmother think she should, or should she follow the magic her mother is putting out in the universe and wait for true love? What do you think will happen?

Dawson knows how to tell a story. Her characters are so appealing, you want to be friends with them, and she makes you believe love is possible. I really enjoyed this story so much!

Thanks to Suzy Approved Book Tours, Maddie Dawson, and Lake Union Publishing for inviting me on the blog tour and providing me a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased review!

Check out my list of the best books I read in 2020 at https://itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com/2021/01/the-best-books-i-read-in-2020.html.

See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com.

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Profile Image for Anne OK.
3,422 reviews441 followers
September 6, 2021

Best friends to ??? -- I'm not sure how to fill in the answer. I definitely wouldn't call it lovers. I found the story very immature and a bit silly for 36 year old characters settled in careers. It felt more like escapism from lives that weren't going quite the way they planned. The matter of the biological clock winding down prompted re-routing to Plan B.

Not your typical rom-com -- but it will make you laugh along with plenty of eye-rolling, duh- moments and even a sniffle or two. The writing was fine -- even charming at times with a bit of spark.

You'll meet a whole cast of quirky characters (some a little too much). I had a hard time connecting on any level to most, but some were likable. I definitely did not warm to Phronsie's name, and the explanation that it came from the children's classic "The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew" didn't make any difference. This Phronsie was one little pepper who never matured!
Profile Image for John Gilbert.
824 reviews83 followers
May 11, 2022
Having read a few of Maddie Dawson's books, I kind of knew what to expect here. A fun and quirky romance that doesn't progress as expected with a few life observations along the way.

Phronsie and her brother Hendrix were conceived at Woodstock to hippy Tenaj and farmer Robert, so life was never going to be normal. After a painful failed marraige and 44 failed internet dates in a year, her best friend since kindy proposes they should get married as they are both good people and best friends. So begins our journey, past and present, highlighted by a snow hurricane in Charleston South Carolina during Thanksgiving week.

Profile Image for Jamie Bee.
Author 1 book82 followers
July 1, 2021
Wanted to Like It More Than I Did

This is a story I wanted so much to like based on its book description and what other reviewers had said about it. I wanted to see the heroine grapple with the warring instincts of her head and heart and come to understand her past so she could have a better future; I was not disappointed with that aspect of the book at the 30,000-foot level. However, the writing style drove me up the proverbial tree. The prologue is an extended info dump, which I never like to see in any book. A talented author knows how to weave in backstory; unfortunately, this one did not. I hoped things would change when we got to the first chapter and beyond, but this author relied far too much on myopic telling rather than showing. I think she was attempting deep characterization, but even that way of writing characters requires more to happen outside of the character's head than happened in this book. Show us, please, don't tell us so much! If that kind of writing doesn't bother you, you might enjoy this story more than I did.

I received a free copy of this book, but that did not affect my review.

My book blog: https://www.readingfanaticreviews.com
Profile Image for Andrea.
686 reviews105 followers
July 14, 2021
“When you are raised by people who got love wrong, you just want to do it better.”

I am stingy with 5 Stars, but this one deserves all of them! Certainly, one of the top novels I’ve read this year. Maddie Dawson’s original, vulnerable voice speaks to me, AND her writing just keeps getting better and better. I am betting we would get along famously, ya know, if she didn’t live thousands of miles away. 😉
Profile Image for Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader.
1,062 reviews122 followers
July 15, 2021
Such colorful characters. A fun read that goes present day back the the main characters childhood. It was a great plot and the romance was sweet. I enjoyed the writing and was a little disappointed that it ended so fast.
I hope you will grab a copy of this 4 star read. I recommend it.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.
Profile Image for Katie Ford.
6 reviews
July 16, 2021
It was good until the end and then it sort of felt rushed and fizzled out.
Profile Image for Kerry Anne King.
Author 7 books735 followers
July 1, 2021
I absolutely adored this book--from the very first word until the very last. Dawson's characters in this story are an utter delight, and I would have happily hung out with them while they wrote out grocery lists and did laundry if that was all the book had on offer. But the brilliance of this novel goes well beyond characters. It's really a grown up coming of age story, as Phronsie Linnel wrestles with the questions of who she is and what she wants when the world and the people who shaped her hold so many harsh contradictions. Is love best built on friendship or romance? Must there be a sharp divide between practicality and a belief in life's magic, or can she have a little of both? Is she bound to loyalty to one parent or can she love them both? This story fed my sense of wonder and satisfied my soul. Oh, and the bit with the gnomes? That just put it over the top for me. This was the book that I didn't know I needed until I read it. All the love!
Profile Image for Barbara Davis.
Author 8 books1,688 followers
January 28, 2021
Maddie Dawson has hit another one out of the park with this charming tale about what happens when your head tells you to settle but your heart keeps whispering something else. Funny, poignant, and beautifully clear-eyed, THE MAGIC OF FOUND OBJECTS is a delightfully grownup coming of age story, peopled with quirky, real-life characters who remind us that sometimes, before we can open the door to the future, we must first open our hearts to the past.
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1,984 reviews304 followers
July 26, 2021
Maddie Dawson writes another charming and heartwarming tale about a late bloomer’s coming-of-age story about disappointments, finding love, and listening to your heart. This uplifting story is about Peronsie Linnelle who used to believe in true love, but a disappointment has now made her into becoming pragmatic and realistic. So when asked by her best friend to act upon a marriage pact, she agrees. But Phronsie really believes in love and we really all want our HEA don’t we?

The writing is light and fun… I enjoyed all the characters and the lighthearted moments. This was a great weekend escape read.

Another winner from Maddie Dawson.
July 11, 2021
Wanted to love this more than I did - 3.5 stars. I appreciated the small details and unique character descriptions, but was frustrated with the main plot and the main characters as well. They didn’t seem to have much development to me and the romance was really not present. I was convinced that the “wrong guy” was wrong but not convinced why the “right guy” was right.

Honestly, what drew me in the most was the story of Phronsie’s family life and her childhood. That was the most compelling aspect of the book to me.
Profile Image for Chandra Claypool (WhereTheReaderGrows).
1,536 reviews317 followers
July 14, 2021
Have you ever made a deal with a friend that if you reached such and such age, and both of y'all were still single, that you'd just marry up and be done with it all? Sounds romantic, eh? Haha -but I do understand the tiredness of dating "later in life" (*ahem*). And don't we want our partner to be our best friend?! Honestly, I really did like Phronsie and Judd's friendship and he was some nice pragmatic comedic relief. I couldn't find much flaw in his reasoning! 🤣

I also liked learning about Phronsie and Hendrix's parents - their hippie, eccentric mother and their farmer father - two people who couldn't be more different from each other. But the heart wants what it wants and while *love* can't conquer all, what are you willing to compromise to get to where you *think* you should be in life. Goodness! The lesson I took away is that just because you're not living your life the way other people may... it doesn't mean you're living it wrong.

It's pretty obvious where this book is going and as a contemporary romance, you get what you expect to get. While I enjoyed the story overall, I wasn't wowed by it. I'm not sure exactly what didn't quite mesh for me... but I'm with Phronsie, fireworks are necessary..
Profile Image for Melissa.
1,175 reviews
November 1, 2021
Since I loved Maddie Dawson's previous two novels (Matchmaking for Beginners and A Happy Catastrophe), I knew I had to get my hands on her latest as soon as I could. I am really glad I did, as she doesn't disappoint, even when switching to a completely new story and set of characters.

The Magic of Found Objects was such a sweet story overall. I enjoyed learning about Phronsie in the present (which was 2006 for purposes of this novel) and from when she was growing up. There were so many interesting characters and situations. The story had some comedic elements, as well as some thought-provoking parts. (Working in the book publicity field, I could really understand Phronsie's stress over working with a politically incorrect children's book and its stubborn author, and hope to never have that situation in real life.) It was really engaging and well-told throughout. I liked how the NYC vibe was balanced out with vibes from Framingham and Charleston. I also liked that the focus wasn't just on Phronsie and Judd's marriage plans. There was a cozy feel throughout, that emanated from the pages.

Side note: Right after I finished this novel, I was watching an episode of Ted Lasso, which also happens to be one of Maddie's favorite shows. There was a scene in the episode that fit perfectly with this novel and I had to tell Maddie about it as soon as I finished watching! (Hint: It's about signs from the universe, and that is NOT a spoiler for either this novel or the show.)

This was a delightful novel that is perfect to curl up with under a warm blanket, now that the weather is getting cooler. Of course, it's also great to add to your beach bag in the summer. It's an anytime read.

Movie casting suggestions:
Phronsie: Emerald Fennell
Maggie: Marin Hinkle
Gabora: Ruta Lee
Profile Image for Ridhima Agarwal.
100 reviews19 followers
August 17, 2021
If you think The Magic of Found Objects is a typical best-friends to lovers trope book, you could not be more wrong.

Phronsie, with her unique name and crazy family, agrees to marry her best friend after having faced bad luck with love. Their marriage will be one based on trust and mutual respect - but no love. Of course, there's a possibility they might fall in love during the process, but nothing is guaranteed.

Maddie Dawson has made delightfully interesting and unique characters. You might not relate to them, but they are still quirky enough to hold your attention. They are accompanied by some lovely life's teachings, and combine everything into an all around feel good novel. There are some open door romance scenes, but funnily enough, romance is not the focus in the book. It's more about Phronsie's personal story, with tons of heavy childhood flashbacks. Just the kind of unconventional chick-lit story you'd need!
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285 reviews4 followers
October 14, 2021
Rounding up to 4.5 stars! This book was entirely unexpected for me - way deeper and with more layers than I was anticipating, wholly unique & likable characters, and unexpected twists and a pleasant ending. Definitely recommend this for romcom readers looking for a little more substance!
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666 reviews13 followers
May 26, 2021
In this heartfelt and whimsical tale, Maddie Dawson explores love, relationships and the way our past shapes our present. I was captivated by Phronsie's tale and her quest to write her own love story.
As Phronsie grapples with her choices, she considers the family and situations that have shaped who she has become. She is face with the reality that the memories she has held onto for so long look different from this new perspective. The cast of characters are each fallible yet endearing, worming their way into the readers heart.
Thank you to the author for the opportunity to read an advanced copy, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Profile Image for Cassie Selleck.
Author 6 books430 followers
January 5, 2022
Couldn’t put this one down

I’m so picky about books and writing styles and story...this book gets high marks on all fronts. Such great characters, and a feel-good story with important messages that resonated with me. Love this book!
Profile Image for Erika O'Brien.
308 reviews15 followers
April 27, 2022
This book was such an unexpected find. The story is fresh and original, and even if the ending is pretty obvious (because it’s a rom-com) the characters are incredibly interesting. The book is so much more than a rom-com, it leaves you thinking, or maybe it’s me who gave up on irl romance… I would have easily been one of the dozen of people who said to Phronsie to go for it and go with Judd because you *want* a partner like that, and the magic ends… rationally is the best thing you can do… but how sad it is to lose the *magic*!

I know it’s not the point of the book but I would have liked to know what happened next and how things went for all the characters. But the ending was just perfect the way it was!
Profile Image for Melissa.
503 reviews59 followers
July 21, 2021
Heart. Humor. Happy ending.

Maddie Dawson has once again made me very happy with her wonderful quirky characters and magic. She has this way of drawing me in quickly and before I know it, I’ve already devoured her entire book.

I loved Phronsie and her journey to finding love and getting to know her mothers, and ultimately herself, better. Putting a spin on the marriage pact of marrying someone because you’ve reached a certain age and haven’t found someone yet, Dawson tells a story of finding love where you least expect it and finally growing up that will stick with you long after you’ve finished it.

I received an advanced copy in exchange for my review.
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555 reviews71 followers
August 4, 2021
This book goes back and forth with Phronsie’s childhood to the present. This was a very quick read. Her best friend since Kindergarten proposes to her since they are mid 30s and tired of the online dating scene. She and her twin was conceived at Woodstock and her mom remained a hippy, while her dad moved back to his farm and married the small town girl.

The storylines didn’t mesh up well for me. Her mother who she barely ever saw, was all about love. Her stepmom was about practicality.

This was a book about different types of love. Will Phronsie go through with the wedding to her best friend? Read it and find out

Profile Image for Sam.
6 reviews
July 10, 2021
A fun read that is witty. I enjoyed 70% of the book. Some parts were long and drawn out. The biggest disappoinment was the end - it didn't fit well and felt rushed.
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