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Miss Match (Lauren Holbrook Series #1)

Miss Match (Lauren Holbrook Series #1)

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by Erynn Mangum

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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."

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


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."

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. Tyndale House Publishers

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Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date:
Lauren Holbrook Series , #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
17 - 15 Years

Meet the Author

Erynn Mangum is a twentysomething single who still lives at home and has no immediate plans to leave. While Miss Match is not strictly autobiographical, let's just say that Erynn can relate. This is her first novel.

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Miss Match 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 207 reviews.
elelbee More than 1 year ago
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.
Deborah_K More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read so many books in my life and have never laughed so much while reading a book! Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
- 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
c0wg1rlinthecity More than 1 year ago
Loved this series too! If you love quirkiness and lots of good, clean fun and love, you will love this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
...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."
pinkfairytale More than 1 year ago
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.
rodeojulliet More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always enjoy reading books by this author. She is so funny. And this book was no exception. Laurie was a little over the top, but in a good way. I really can't wait to start the next book in the series. In fact, I'm going to start it now.
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NerdyMusicBliss More than 1 year ago
I honestly loved this book. When I first checked it out of the library I thought it was going to be an okay story that I could just be all, "oh it was a nice story. Good read." I had no idead I would fall in love with it. Erynn Mangum is my favorite author now. I love the characters, especially the main one, Laurie. She's so hilarious and has a really unique way of thinking. And she's not afraid to pig out on chocolate. The way she interacts in her world is truly amazing as she matches her coworker and pastor, discovers new friends, converses with an old friend, is active in her Christianity, and realizes that maybe she's not meant to be single forever after all. I love how Laurei's thoughts and feelings are clearly and sometimes humorously portrayed in the story. You should definitely check this book out. And the rest of the trilogy.
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Amazing novel with a plethora of literary connections.
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This book was a good story which is full of lol moments. I enjoyed the Bible being a main focus of the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best Christian fiction series I have found in years. Funny as well as heartwarming.
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this is a good hook