This one is light, romantic, and lots of fun!
Matchmaking for Beginners centers around two women: Marnie, who at the start of the book is about to marry Noah, and Blix, Noah’s quirky great-aunt. At the party celebrating Marnie and Noah’s engagement, Marnie gets caught up in a strange and magical bond with Aunt Blix, a bond that will last through many life changes.
Aunt Blix is a self-styled matchmaker, who can see colors and auras around people who are destined to be together, and she gets a “read” on the Marnie/Noah relationship right from the start. Marnie herself has seen colors and auras around others, but has never understood what they meant. Through Blix, Marnie learns that perhaps she, too, is meant to be a matchmaker.
With the help of Blix’s odd friends and unusual neighbors, Marnie begins to see that her life could take a new direction, much different from the one she’s planned. Her life with Noah is destined to be buttoned-up and upper class, whereas Blix’s world is bohemian and strange and very intriguing. Marnie ultimately finds herself at a crossroads where she must make a choice between the life she’s planned, and the new direction that’s tugging at her heart and imagination.
A great read!