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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Blog Tour & Review: The Magic of Found Objects by Maddie Dawson

The Magic of Found Objects
by Maddie Dawson

Thank you TLC Book Tours and Lake Union for this gifted book.

Publiher: Lake Union Publishing
Publish Date: August 1, 2021
366 Pages
Genres: Contemporary, Romance

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 Review:

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..


1 comment:

  1. I always feel like on face value, getting together with your friend is a solid plan. Would it ever work out? I'd 100% doubt it but then you'd be without a friend, too. But maybe that's just my luck, ha! Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours