wp-1593710042053.jpgWelcome to my stop on the A Happy Catastrophe blog tour sponsored by Suzy Approved Book Tours! Thank you to Suzy for the invitation!

About the Book:


Marnie MacGraw and Patrick Delaney have been in love for a few years now, enough to realize that they are imperfectly perfect together. Still, there are somethings that maybe need a little attention. Marnie’s ebullient; he’s brooding. She thrives on change; he prefers stability. She sees marriage and parenthood in their future, but he can’t see beyond the shadow of an earlier tragedy.

Then an eight-year-old surprise from Patrick’s past shows up on their doorstep, cartwheeling into their lives and spinning things in all directions. While it’s not exactly the change she envisioned, it looks like instant family to Marnie. But Patrick, afraid of being hurt again, retreats further into himself. Suddenly, two very different pieces of a beautiful puzzle fid it harder and harder to fit. How can Marnie trust in the magic of the universe when it seems to be doing its best to knock her off her feet?

But some love stories are worth waiting for. And what’s love without a little chaos anyway?

My Thoughts:

I have not read this book’s predecessor, Matchmaking for Beginners, but that did not decrease my enjoyment in any way. A Happy Catastrophe is a heartwarming, hopeful story I enjoyed very much.

Marnie and Patrick are hopelessly in love, even though they are opposites in many ways. One of the most polarizing issues is that Marnie is ready to tie the knot, while Patrick is still living in his past.

Then a “surprise” happens, which gives Marnie and Patrick an instant family, but Patrick hasn’t signed up for this, and the two grow apart a little.

Overall, A Happy Catastrophe is a quirky, charming story filled with hope and love. Marnie and Patrick are endearing in their own ways, and I was along for the ride in their love story.

I received a gifted copy. All opinions are my own.

About the Author:

I’m the author of eight novels about love, crazy families, secrets, parenthood, and–yes, they have reasonably happy endings. Kind of like life. My newest, A Happy Catastrophe, will be released on May 25, 2020. My other novels are: 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.

Have you read A Happy Catastrophe, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR