Hannah Orenstein | Meant To Be Mine

The Book: 

Meant To Be Mine by Hannah Orenstein
Published June 7, 2022 by Atria Books
Date read: September 11, 2022

The Characters: 



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The Plot (from Goodreads):

What if you knew exactly when you’d meet the love of your life? Edie Meyer knows. When her Grandma Gloria was a young woman, she had a vision of the exact day she would meet her soul mate—and then Grandpa Ray showed up.

Since then, Gloria has accurately predicted the day every single member of the family has met their match. Edie’s day arrives on June 24, 2022, when she’s twenty-nine years old. She has been waiting for it half her life. That morning, she boards an airplane to her twin sister’s surprise engagement, and when a handsome musician sits beside her, she knows it’s meant to be.

But fate comes with more complications than Edie expected and she can’t fight the nagging suspicion that her perfect guy doesn’t have perfect timing. After a tragedy and a shocking revelation rock Edie’s carefully constructed world, she’s forced to consider whether love chooses us, as simple as destiny, or if we choose it ourselves.

The Review: 

I recently adored Sophie Go’s Lonely Hearts Club, so I was very excited to pick up another matchmaker story! I also loved that the story started with an airplane meet-cute. For some reason that trope really strikes a chord with me!

I liked Edie’s character and her love for her family. Her connection with her grandmother was the sweetest part. Gloria was such a fun and unique character–she seemed so special, and I really wish I had a Gloria of my own!

When I started this book, I wasn’t sure if it was going to end up going in a magical realism direction or not. I really enjoyed the choice the author made in regards to how the matchmaking angle played out.

This was the first book I’ve read by Hannah Orenstein, but I have a whole bunch of her novels on my TBR. I’m looking forward to picking up the next one!

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