Sunday, March 25, 2012

Review: Lauren Holbrook Series

Title: Miss Match
              Match Point
Author: Erynn Mangum
Published: 2007, 2007, and 2008 by TH1NK Books
Version: Paperbacks
Obtained: Library


Miss Match Summary:

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.


Rematch Summary:

Lauren's dad may be getting remarried--and Lauren is still looking for the love of her life! Join Lauren on her adventure of caffeine, chocolate, girl talk, and spiritual insights as she continues to search for the right match.


Match Point Summary:

Matchmaker Lauren Holbrook is happy after putting together four successful couples. That is, until the tables are turned and she’s on the receiving end of the matchmaking!
Lauren and her boyfriend, Ryan, devise a plan to make it look as if they’ve broken up so people will get off their backs about marriage. No problem, right? That’s of course until Lauren realizes she’s in love.

I completely adored this series. This is Contemporary Christian fiction at it’s best. Funny, relatable, inspirational, romantic, and HILARIOUS.

Lauren (Laurie, Laur, Nutsy, etc.) Holbrook loves to play matchmaker. She obsesses over getting couples together, and thinks it’s her special gift. Throughout the series, she puts together a few couples, tries to tear apart others, and overall loves watching all her schemes work out.

Hilarious, chocoholic, caffeine-addicted Lauren is a treat to read about. She made me laugh so very hard, and I loved reading about her escapades. I completely thought she would end up with someone else, but I love who she did end up with. The author takes a lot of inspiration from Jane Austen, and the Emma themes are obviously prevalent here.

All three of these books are equally great and I’m so very glad I saw these on Amazon. I’m a big fan of Christian fiction done right, and these are.

I would definitely recommend these to anyone who loves Christian fiction, or even just contemporary fiction. The hilarity of Lauren will probably appeal to everyone.

Content Warnings: Kissing. I mean, it’s Christian fiction…come on.


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  1. Lauren Holbrook is a series I've been wanting to read for quite a while, but haven't gotten around to yet. I read Erynn Mangum's "Maya Davis" series (Cool Beans, Double Shot, & Latte Daze) last year and absolutely LOVED it! If you haven't read those yet, I would definitely recommend checking them out, too! ;)

  2. I've heard about the Maya Davis series and I keep checking my library for them! Thanks for the recommendation! The Lauren Holbrook series is amazing, I loved it. You definitely need to read them. :)


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