BOOK REVIEW | A Happy Catastrophe by Maddie Dawson

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A Happy Catastrophe | Maddie Dawson
381 pages | Publication Date: May 26th 2020 | Lake Union Publishing

After reading Matchmaking for Beginners last month after it had been sitting on my shelf dying to be read for too long, I was SO thrilled to get to read A Happy Catastrophe. While this title brings back many of the characters we fell in love with, centered on Marnie & Patrick, it would also be a great stand alone title as well!

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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?

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What I loved most about this book is the idea behind the universe having all the answers, that sometimes what we don’t want, or weren’t looking for can be everything. Fritzie was the perfect addition to this charming cast of characters, and I loved what she added to the relationship.

Pick this one up if you’re a believer in the universe, if you fall in love with love & cheer on the underdog! As always, a huge thank you to Netgalley, Lake Union Publishing & Suzy Approved Book Tours for having me on this book tour! Pick up this title TODAY for National Read a Book Day!

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