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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Book Review - Match Made in Manhattan by Amanda Stauffer

Are you looking for a book that will make you laugh? Something well written and entertaining? Look no further than Match Made in Manhattan by Amanda Stauffer.

If you didn't catch my earlier interview with Amanda you should check that out too. She's an honest and witty author you will instantly adore!

Now let's get down to the real reason you're here. I'm absolutely giving Match Made in Manhattan 5 stars and here's why:

Match Made in Manhattan

I absolutely enjoyed this book. As I was dating (after my practice marriage as I like to call it), I often thought about writing a book. Dating can be extremely entertaining albeit simultaneously daunting. And my dating took place before internet dating really took hold. I feel like internet dating may even be more entertaining. This made Match Made in Manhattan even more of a must read for me. I wanted a feel for what today's dating environment is like. It seemed so much more logical to just read Amanda's book instead of divorcing my husband ...

The main character in Stauffer's book is Alison who is confused and lonely after several dead-end relationships. Regardless of when someone has dated, they'll relate with Alison and how she is feeling. You don't have to understand digital dating to grasp the concept of dating frustration. Alison is easy to relate to and the character is well written. I found myself laughing on one page and then crying on the next. Match Made in Manhattan was an enjoyable read and a very quick read. The dialogue is believable and I appreciated how Alison's different dates were written as separate chapters.

I'm happy that the witty and wise Alison got her happy ending and I appreciate the opportunity to join her on her adventure. Such an enjoyable read!

And here's the official details you'll want so you can grab your own copy today!

Match Made in Manhattan:

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (January 23, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1510728090
ISBN-13: 978-1510728097

Match Made in Manhattan is now available  on Amazon! , Barnes & Noble, Skyhorse, and Target.


Amanda Stauffer is a graduate of Yale and Columbia Universities who works as an architectural conservator, restoring historic landmarks across the country. When she grew frustrated with New York City’s dating scene, Amanda headed to Her experiences provided her with a lifetime of warm and fuzzy memories, a few friends, and an abundance of material if she ever decided to write a book or pursue a career in comedy.

Amanda is a fan of Italian neorealist cinema, mojitos, and—well, you can just read her protagonist’s Match profile on page 20 of this book, because Alison lifted heavily from Amanda’s own profile. An erstwhile expat who has lived in Bangalore, Sicily, and Paris, Amanda currently lives in Manhattan, where she is busy writing her second book.

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About today's reviewer:

Crystal is a council secretary and musician at her church, birth mother, babywearing cloth diapering mama (aka crunchy mama), business owner, active journaler, writer and blogger, Blog Tour Manager with WOW! Women on Writing, Publicist with Dream of Things Publishing, Press Corp teammate for the DairyGirl Network, Unicorn Mom Ambassador, as well as a dairy farmer. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, five young children (Carmen 10, Andre 9, Breccan 4, Delphine 2, and baby Eudora, two dogs, four little piggies, a handful of cats and kittens, and over 230 Holsteins.

You can find Crystal riding unicorns, taking the ordinary and giving it a little extra (making it extraordinary), blogging and reviewing books, baby carriers, cloth diapers, and all sorts of other stuff here, and at her personal blog - Crystal is dedicated to turning life's lemons into lemonade!

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