Welcome to my stop on the The Magic of Found Objects blog tour sponsored by Suzy Approved Book Tours! Thank you to Suzy for the invitation!

Check out my review of Maddie Dawson’s last book here.

About the Book:

From the bestselling author of Matchmaking for Beginners comes a feel-good story about becoming who you were meant to be all along.

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.

My Thoughts:

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.

About the Author:

I’m the author of nine novels about love, crazy families, secrets, parenthood, and–yes, they have happy endings and some laughs. My newest, THE MAGIC OF FOUND OBJECTS, comes out on Aug. 1st, 2021. And I can’t wait!

Also by me: 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.

Have you read The Magic of Found Objects, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR