Today on the blog I am reviewing “A Happy Catastrophe” by Maddie Dawson on Book Blog tour for Suzy Approved Book Tours!
About the Book:
Release Date: May 26, 2020
From the bestselling author of Matchmaking for Beginners comes a novel about love, loss, and the beautiful mess of family.
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 some things 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 find 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?
Miss W’s Review:
I LOVED LOVED LOVED “Matchmaking for Beginners,” so I was thrilled to get my hands on the sequel, A Happy Catastrophe.
It was nice to spend time with Marnie and Patrick who have been together a few years now. It appears that the couple are looking for different things.
This is a beautifully written and heartfelt story with complex and complicated characters.
I related to the grief as a theme in this story.
At times, the story was heartbreaking and at times the story was happy.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story.
About The Author:
Maddie Dawson, a transplanted Southerner living in the Northeast, is the Washington Post bestselling author of eight novels. She specializes in humorous literary fiction, about people stumbling toward love, family, connection, and hope—and usually finding it in the most unlikely circumstances. Her books have been translated into fifteen languages. https://maddiedawson.com/
Until the next chapter,