Friday, June 30, 2017

This Matter of Marriage Book Review

I went to the library and grabbed a few books on the shelf because I was out of books and I was headed away on a long weekend trip.  I was looking for some light reading to enjoy in the car.  I got This Matter of Marriage by Debbie Macomber from one of the shelves.  I was excited to find a book that I hadn't read that wasn't in a series so I could read it whenever I wanted.

If I want to get married and have a family (and I do), it's time for a plan!!
—from Hallie McCarthy's diary

The alarm on Hallie's biological clock is buzzing away. She's hitting the big three-0 and there's no prospect of marriage, no man in sight. But Hallie's an organized, goal-setting kind of person. She gives herself a year to meet Mr. Knight in Shining Armor. But all her dates are disasters. (There's the cheapskate and the sex fiend and…well, never mind.)  Too bad she can't just fall for her good-looking neighbor, Steve Marris. He's definitely not her type. Anyway, Steve's busy trying to win back his ex-wife, Mary Lynn, who's busy getting married—but not to Steve. Life would be so much simpler if he could fall for someone else. Like…Hallie.  They're friends, though—and sometimes friends become lovers. Sometimes friends become more….

I thought that this book was a great story with Hallie looking for a husband.  It was funny that she decided that she was going to focus on her career and then woke up before turning 30 and decided that she was going to miss having a family if she didn't hurry.  The story of her many dates is the funniest thing that I have read in ages.  If you could make up the worst date you could imagine, she had worse.  I can't imagine wanting to date if I had even one of her experiences.  She gets through it all with the help and support of her friends Steve and Donnalee.  She joins a dating service and tries to improve her odds of finding a better date.  All of these things just lead to more funny experiences.  Everyone else seems to know before her that she has already found the one for her but she is the last to know.  I hope that you check out this amusing story and enjoy it as much as I did.  I think that you might imagine how it turns out but it is still a great story.

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