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The Magic of Found Objects: A Novel Kindle Edition
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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.
From the Publisher
But as the wedding planning gets underway, Phronsie’s heart keeps tugging at her sleeve, softly whispering something she can’t quite make out. And to further complicate things, she’s getting conflicting advice from friends, family, and even the occasional stranger.
Phronsie’s in a predicament, to say the least, as author Maddie Dawson delightfully flips the script on the old saying The heart says yes but the head says no. Ultimately, it’s up to Phronsie to decide whether to listen to her heart or her head—and figure out whether there’s a difference between loving and being in love.
- Jodi Warshaw, Editor
About the Author
Maddie Dawson grew up in the South, born into a family of outrageous storytellers. Her various careers as a substitute English teacher, department-store clerk, medical-records typist, waitress, cat sitter, wedding-invitation-company receptionist, nanny, day care worker, electrocardiogram technician, and Taco Bell taco maker were made bearable by thinking up stories as she worked. Today Maddie lives in Guilford, Connecticut, with her husband. She’s the bestselling author of seven previous novels: 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. For more information visit www.maddiedawson.com.
- ASIN : B08M6791DZ
- Publisher : Lake Union Publishing (1 August 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 5014 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 362 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 23,348 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Phronsie grew up in a fairly chaotic way. She got married to the love of her life which ended in infidelity on her husband's part after nine months. So after 44 dates with a succession of losers, Phronsie is shocked when Judd proposes. He argues that they are best friends and get on great, so rather than keep dating and go through all the bother, why not get hitched?
Thereafter we learn about her parents who met at Woodstock in 1969, about her upbringing and her relationships with her family growing up, and how it probably influenced her life choices.
It fairly predictable (especially when a work trip to Charleston comes up) but it was well written and I liked all of the characters. Worth a punt.
Robert who has a girlfriend named Maggie goes off to Woodstock and gets caught up in the scene of music, sex and was drawn to a hippie type woman named Janet who calls herself Tenaj and to cut a long story short she gets pregnant with twins Phronsie and Hendrix, he decides to do the honourable thing.
After some time he receives some sad news he has to return back to the life he doesn’t want. The Maggie who he leaf behind takes him back but life is not all rosy.
The main focus of the book is about Phronsie, after a broken marriage and a string of bad dates she is disillusioned about love. Her stepmother is all about safety and her mother is all about spells and talking to the universe.
Phronsie’s childhood best friend Judd decides they should get married. He reasons they know each other for years and things will always be safe, after all they don’t need to be losers and have broken hearts right…. Meanwhile waiting in the wings is Adam, what will Phronsie decide……
All mention of magic is, sadly, somewhat metaphorical which makes this not the kind of book I really expected and hoped it might be.