Miss Match [NOOK Book]

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Lauren Holbrook has found her life's calling: matchmaking for the romantically challenged. And with the eclectic cast of characters in her world, there's tons of potential to play "connect the friends." Inspired by the recent success of matching her sister and new husband, Lauren sets out to introduce Nick, her carefree singles' pastor, to Ruby, her neurotic coworker who plans every second of every day. What could possibly go wrong? Just about everything. When Lauren's foolproof plan begins to unravel, she learns...
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Overview

Lauren Holbrook has found her life's calling: matchmaking for the romantically challenged. And with the eclectic cast of characters in her world, there's tons of potential to play "connect the friends." Inspired by the recent success of matching her sister and new husband, Lauren sets out to introduce Nick, her carefree singles' pastor, to Ruby, her neurotic coworker who plans every second of every day. What could possibly go wrong? Just about everything. When Lauren's foolproof plan begins to unravel, she learns that a simple introduction between friends can bring about complicated results. And as she reconsiders her new role as Cupid (as well as her vow to stay single forever), will Lauren finally decide that God's plan is always good enough?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940150368286
  • Publisher: Erynn Mangum
  • Publication date: 8/23/2014
  • Series: The Lauren Holbrook series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 496,970
  • File size: 261 KB

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  • Posted January 29, 2009

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    Best Chick Lit Book of the Year

    Well, it's happened. I have found a new favorite chick lit author. This is one of the best chick lit books I have ever read. And what makes this book even more amazing is that the author is the same age as me! It's really awesome to read a book from someone who shares the same views and perspectives because we come from the same generation. Since the author is the same age as the main character, Lauren comes across as extremely realistic acting exactly as I would in certain situations. I find this very refreshing as compared to a 40 year old author trying to write as a 25 year old. Lauren is an excellent character. She dresses in old clothes, hangs out with guys as friends, and bonds with her dad. I love how Lauren really eats food, and doesn't worry about her diet. From greasy cheeseburgers to turtle pie cheesecake, this girl would rather feel full than try to be skinny. She also has one of the most random thinking patterns I have ever read about. I cracked up when reading the quote about Maid Marian's flower ring, I've always wondered about that too!! Loved all the Pride and Prejudice talk as well, especially with the mock English accents. All the characters in the story are really fleshed out. I liked how Hannah and Lauren's friendship grew in spite of Lauren's original thoughts. Brandon seems like a really good guy friend to have, albeit he can be very clueless. Lauren's relationship with her family is very touching, she obviously cares very much about her dad even though he drives her nuts. When I first started reading the book, I kept thinking I would know what happened at the end, who would end with who, believing it would follow the chick lit stereotype. I was happily proven wrong. This is a fun and hilarious book that will make you say 'This has happen to me before!' I cannot wait until the sequel comes out. Erynn Mangum has made a fantastic debut and other chick lit authors better be on the lookout!

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2011

    Meaningless Fluff!

    I enjoy light reading because my work is so mentally draining, and I really tried to like this book. I stuck with it, but the writing only got worse and I finally gave up with about 30 pages to go (something I've never done before); I decided I really didn't care how it ended, it was that meaningless and disjointed. How a main character who could faithfully read her Bible every day could be so frivolously shallow is beyond me!

    I had read Cool Beans previously and it was marginal, but thought since this was free I'd give it a try. Just glad I didn't pay for it. It seems that the author tried too hard to be funny, really overdid the lame similes (sometimes I wondered what planet some of them came from), and the plot kept getting weaker and weaker as it went on, to the point that it was almost painful to read.

    In all fairness to the author, I think this is one of her earlier works, so maybe her more recent books are better. I give her a lot of credit for her effort, and I feel with the proper guidance this book could have been so much better. I lay all the blame on the publisher. They should have known better! (Reminds me of all the poorly written stuff that was published when Christian fiction was a new genre a few decades ago.)

    5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 26, 2011

    LOVED IT!

    This was the 1st book I've read by Erynn Mangum & I can't wait to get my hands on all her other books. Christian Romance Novels are my favorite genre because I find them to be entertaining while keeping me in His Word. In this book, all the characters are genuine...not holier than thou. At various points I found myself laughing out loud, rejoicing or sympathizing....but always craving CHOCOLATE.. Erynn & the main character, Laurie, are the kind of people I would like to have as friends...especially when it's time to eat :) This book is uplifting and just plain fun! I really didn't want it to end. If you have a NOOK, go ahead and get it while it's still FREE! But even if you have to pay for it, it's well worth it.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    Miss Match!

    This was amazing!! I couldnt put my nook down for a second! This was the first book i read in the series and it was amazing! You will love it because its fun and romantic at times. You will really enjoy this book

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    Anonymous

    - Love Erynn Mangums books . Read the whole Lauren Holbrook Series and the Maya Davis Serious. Her books have a sense of humor for young adults but still the books are C H R I S T I A N and its hard too find young adult christian authors like Erynn . All the books are good clean funny christian books for young girls and things that the characters do in the book with there walk with god makes you want too do the same . I really think Erynn should keep on writing and add books too the series - my favorite the Lauren Holbrook , she should continue on the series

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 29, 2011

    A hit again!

    Loved this series too! If you love quirkiness and lots of good, clean fun and love, you will love this book!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 22, 2010

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    The Best Christian Girl book of ALL Times!!!

    This Christian girl book has set the standered of a good Christian girl book for me. If it is not as good as MissMatch then I will not read it!!! I picked up this book at age 13 and from the start could not put it back down agian. I was a bit skeptic at first, I have never read a Christian girl novel that was not to full of sappy cheap romance or was not just plain boring... but this!!! Nothing else is like this book!! Lauren is a typical chocolate loving 20 something year old with no desire to get married - No, she just loves helping other people get together. I am not going to say anymore about the plot of this book - it might ruin it for you - but I will say this series was the funniest series I have ever read. It keept me laughing so hard that my sides hurt!!! It is a girls only book, and it is sure to put a smile on any girl's face who decides to pick it up. Just be warned that you will probably have stomache pains from laughing so hard!!! It is almost as if the story is a true life story because it is so relatable. This is a teen book, and I would suggest it only for girls 14 years old or older.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 31, 2010

    A religious view of Matchmaking

    This book is not one I would recommend for High School reading. This book is most suited for a younger reading group. I think it would be well suited for a middle school age group. This book is about a 20 something woman who wants to be a match maker and believes she is really good at it. Until it seems God steps in and has things his way. Since a lot of this book is placed at bible study class or at Laurens work you may find this book to be just a little simplistic.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    Good Christan Read

    Miss Match
    Erynn Mangum
    NavPress Publishing Group

    Lauren (23), more commonly known as Laurie, has no intention of getting married. Why would she? She has a doting father, a nice car, and all the coffe and chocolate she could want. However, she does have a knack for pairing together couples. To name one her sister Lexi and her husband Nate.

    This book explores alot of Christian themes. God's sovereignty is a big theme. The book tends to frequently quote bible verses, but it does not ruin the story line at all. Actually, it fit in with the story.

    Totally worth the money! Get it while it's free!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    Luv!

    Still reading, but (aww!) I'm almost done! Not only a witty, hilarious, deep novel but also a cheer for being a Christian novel! Which of course made me love it even more. Even though Laurie's going thru all this drama, she still comes up with a hilarious remark that makes me literally LOL!

    Neat novel. And can I just say 'Erynn Mangum' is such a cool name? Looking forward to a sequel, please?

    Thanks for writing and making this free.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    Funny!

    I have read so many books in my life and have never laughed so much while reading a book! Loved it!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    This is my fav!

    Wow. I have to say just from reading peoples comments who said they hated it, i feel heartbroken. I have loved and cherised these books for three years and the comments from some people have been seriously hurtful...how can people not love this? Ive read these over and over and i love them...but now im going to cry because i feel like someone has stabbed me. Please read these books! They are so good i want everyone to have the same experience reading them as i have.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    I love Erynn Mangum!

    These series are 100% AMAZING! I can not tell you
    How many times i had to put the book down i was so giddy! Erynn has a gift of writing pure, funny, and girly books! I would recomend it to anyone, there is always something you can relate to in her books. Thank goodness she has another series just as amazing as this one, the Maya Davis series!
    Thank you so much Erynn for sharing your gift with everbody!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    i read the first chapter of this book at barnes and noble

    this book was boring to begin with it had no plot or storyline to it this book series is on par with the twilight saga because its just as lame and as boring as the twilight saga if you read a real book series check out the new jedi legacy of the foce or fate of the jedi or the x wing wing series or harry potter lord of the rings and of course the hobbit this book series tho is a epic fail just like the twilight saga

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    I really wanted to finish...

    ...right up until page 218 of 244, but this book reminds me of a non-stop, 72-hr, giddy dialogue between two fourteen year old girls. The plot line had potential, and I appreciate the sincere Christian-focus. However, the old writers' advice--show, don't tell--should be changed to 'please tell sometimes, 97% simplistic dialogue is a sin."

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2012

    Sweet Storyline

    I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. The characters are well written and are fun to get to know. I highly recomend for all my friends and their daughters. It is a spiritually based book and brought me back to my days as a christian single in church lol.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    Proof that pretty much anything can get published these days

    Ugh. This book was terrible on several levels. For starters, the Bible references were obnoxious and cheesy. The characters are very shallow for being so "Christian." I am, as a Christian, embarrassed by the portrayal of Christians in this book. Maybe that was the author's point...to make us all look ridiculous? The dialogue is juvenile. On that note, so is the story line. I would not recommend this book to anyone, and I will be avoiding this author in the future.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2012

    Not what I expected.

    I really couldn't stand the main character of this book. I felt this character behaved like a spoiled smartass. I had to force myself to read this all the way through.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 11, 2011

    Practice should help

    With all jobs practice makes perfect. This is not a great book but with improvements it could be really good. I think the characters could have been developed better. This would have helped the story line.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2011

    Wasn't too impressed

    The story is pretty much a modern christian version of Jane Austen's Emma. I love the story line my only point of contention was the poor writing. I don't need to know evey little move every character makes. It's annoying and leaves no room for imagining the scene being played out. Wish the authur spent more time on character development. Maybe I would've connected more with Laurie. All in all a descent read and good story just needed more character depth and an authur who can write.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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