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Meant to Be Mine

By Hannah Orenstein

Meant to Be Mine piqued my interest as soon as I read the synopsis. A novel about fate, finding your soul mate, strong family bonds, traditions, and tied all together with great writing? Of course, I wanted to read it.

Edie Meyer’s grandmother has a rare power: she can tell you the date when you will meet your true love. She did it for all of her family members, and she has never steered them wrong. As Edie gets ready to celebrate her twin sister’s engagement, she is more than a little excited that the date that Grandma Gloria gave her all those years ago is finally in sight.

Naturally, Edie is on high alert when June 24th arrives. Who will it be? Where will they meet? How will she know if it’s him? Will it be love at first sight? When she does meet a handsome musician who sparks her interest, she is sure that she has met the one.

There was so much to love about this novel. I enjoyed the humor, Edie’s family, her quest for love, and the anticipation of it all. Did Edie always make the best, most rational decisions? No, but that’s the fun about fiction. It takes you out of real life and plops you in a fictional one that is rife with drama, questionable situations, and keeps the reader thoroughly entertained. And that is what Meant to Be Mine did.

There was never a dull moment in this novel. I was right there with Edie, trying to discover if she had met her match, and experiencing the highs and lows with her. I could hear Grandma Gloria’s voice as clearly as if she were speaking directly to me.

Meant to Be Mine was a pleasure to read. I was hooked on the story and the characters right from the beginning, and I breezed through it in a short amount of time. As someone who does believe in fate and the power of a wise grandmother, Meant to Be Mine just hit the spot!

*4.5 Stars