Arranged

Arranged

Catherine McKenzie / Jun 18, 2019

Arranged Anne Blythe has a great life a good job good friends and a potential book deal for her first novel When it comes to finding someone to share it with however she just can t seem to get it right Aft

  • Title: Arranged
  • Author: Catherine McKenzie
  • ISBN: 9780062115393
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Paperback
  • Anne Blythe has a great life a good job, good friends, and a potential book deal for her first novel When it comes to finding someone to share it with, however, she just can t seem to get it right.After yet another relationship ends, Anne comes across a business card for what she thinks is a dating service, and she pockets it just in case When her best friend, Sarah, anAnne Blythe has a great life a good job, good friends, and a potential book deal for her first novel When it comes to finding someone to share it with, however, she just can t seem to get it right.After yet another relationship ends, Anne comes across a business card for what she thinks is a dating service, and she pockets it just in case When her best friend, Sarah, announces she s engaged, Anne can t help feeling envious On an impulse, she decides to give the service a try because maybe she could use a little assistance in finding the right man But Anne soon discovers the company isn t a dating service it s an exclusive, and pricey, arranged marriage service She initially rejects the idea, but the she thinks about it and the company s success rate the it appeals to her After all, arranged marriages are the norm for millions of women around the world, so why wouldn t it work for her A few months later, Anne is travelling to a Mexican resort, where in one short weekend she will meet and marry Jack And against all odds, it seems to be working out until Anne learns that Jack, and the company that arranged their marriage, are not what they seem at all.

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      • Catherine McKenzie

        Catherine McKenzie was born and raised in Montreal, Canada A graduate of McGill in History and Law, Catherine practices law in Montreal An avid runner and skier, she s the author of numerous bestsellers including HIDDEN, SPIN, and SMOKE Her works have been translated into multiple languages.HIDDEN was a 1 bestseller and a Digital Bookworld bestseller for five weeks SMOKE was a 1 bestseller, and was named as a Best Book of October and one of the Top 100 Books of 2015 FRACTURED was a Best Book of October 2016 She is also the author of THE MURDER GAME under her pseudonym, Julie Apple the protagonist of Fractured E GOOD LIAR, will be released on April 3, 2018.


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    1. This was a fascinating concept -- a successful, independent woman gets fed up with her failed romances and signs up for an arranged marriage service. It turns out to be light and predictable, with fairly shallow characters (in terms of development, and only sometimes in terms of personality), a bland romance, and an obvious "plot twist" towards the end. It wasn't bad, don't get me wrong: but it was a bit like eating "empty calories" in that it's rather fun while you're reading it, but afterwards [...]


    2. If I could give it a higher star rating, I would. And if it was published now everyone I know would be getting a copy for Christmas. Thank you, Catherine, for helping me realize that when written well, I love books with romance in them. Here's my full review, originally posted at lavenderlines.wordpressSo yesterday Catherine McKenzie's first book, Spin, made it on my list of favorite reads for 2010. I know we're only three days into 2011 but I can tell you that Arranged will make it on my best o [...]


    3. I love Catherine McKenzie’s writing. This book was one of my favourite reads of 2013. I was initially drawn to this book based on the book being about an arranged marriage. I found the idea of arranged marriage in today’s age a fascinating topic and I was interested to see how it would be handled in this book.Anne Blythe, the main character was super likeable. I became attached to her from the beginning of the book. Her mother’s obsession to Anne of Green Gables and how it played out in bo [...]


    4. For some reason Catherine McKenzie needs to be my best friend. Supposing she is vaguely like the protagonists she writes, I am quite certain she and I would have a wonderful time together. I'm pretty sure I'd have to keep running to the bathroom because she makes me laugh so hard. Because I get it. I really do. My copy of Arranged is an ARC so I am not allowed to quote it. But if I could, I might just quote a little ditty from when Anne is feeling sorry for herself and finds herself drinking too [...]


    5. I'm categorizing this under chick-lit and not romance. There is nothing romantic about this book. I'm definitely in the minority on this one. I found the story incredibly boring and hard to plow through. Once, the surprise twist occurred things definitely picked up, but by that point I didn't really care what happened to anyone. I found everyone to be cardboard one-dimensional figures. The connection to "Anne of Green Gables" was overplayed. The main character, Anne was boring, self-centered and [...]


    6. This was so delicious that I started and finished it in the same day! I found the concept of modern-day arranged marriage fascinating, especially the way it was facilitated by the matchmakers, Blythe & Co. This is a must read for anyone who enjoys shows like "Married at First Sight."


    7. Arranged marriage was the norm for centuries. Romantic love is a modern notion.When Anne Blythe learns that his long time boyfriend, Stuart, is cheating on her, she ends their relationship and decides to find a new man. This time, she vows to herself not to fall for dark-haired and blue-eyed man anymore. Anne has a type, yes, and all of her ex-boyfriends have that similar look. But it’s hard to be alone, especially when your ex-boyfriend is already married, your brother is expecting the fourth [...]


    8. An arranged marriage. Would you agree to one? Well, after being frustrated with yet another breakup, that is exactly what Anne Blythe agrees to. Arranged kept my interest from page one. I was so hooked I couldn't put it down. I just had to know what was going to happen in these characters' lives. I laughed, I got teary-eyed, I felt protective of my new best friends. Seriously, I would be best friends with these peopleif they were real, haha. The characters are incredibly likeable and for a while [...]


    9. So my friend Buggy (*waves*) was reading a really cool-sounding book called Spin a while ago. I added it to my mountainous TBR, and when this book, by the same author, came across my radar I snagged it.I am so glad I did - this was sooooo good. I loved it, think everyone should read it, and here's a little bit about it: Anne has a great life, except for the love part of it. She just wants what everyone else seems to have. After breaking up with a cheating boyfriend and her best friend gets engag [...]


    10. Catherine McKenzie’s Arranged explores what happens when what you think you want collides with what you really need. It’s a rare book: smart, funny, honest, and absorbing. I truly enjoyed it.


    11. I ordered this book from the library because I had heard the author promoting it on The Next Chapter (CBC Radio) and I was interested in the parallels (romantic looks vs solid friendship) with Anne of Green Gables. I was disappointed because I didn't find the protagonist or her friends very interesting, and the connections to Anne Shirley were all superficial, overt, and beaten to death. I actually really disliked Anne Blythe at first and then somehow became resigned to thinking that she was mer [...]


    12. I read this a while back and remember liking it. It had a very old fashioned feel to it and was quite sweet. It was also interesting to note the arranged marriage while outdated in North American society was the benchmark for coupling throughout history.


    13. Wow. I don’t even know where to begin. This is the first book I read by Catherine McKenzie and I already know that it will not be my last. The entire time I was reading “Arranged,” a few of my friends kept asking me how it was and I felt like I always had the same response, “interesting.” I didn’t know how to properly put into words how I felt about this book, but now that I’ve completed it, I feel like I have to at the very least try… especially since I rated it as “amazing. [...]


    14. I loved this book. Fun, well written above the rim chick lit with stellar dialog. The premise could've been problematic -- an arranged marriage -- but McKenzie brings it all together. Good read. Fun, entertaining with a heart connect.



    15. I became a fan of Catherine McKenzie after reading her debut novel, Spin and was excited to dive into her newest book, Arranged. The book follows the main character, Anne Blythe, as she leaves another failed relationship and feels down in the dumps because she is alone. All her friends are either married or are getting married and she is concerned that she won’t ever met the right guy. As she is walking on the street feeling self-pity, she finds a business card for something called Blythe & [...]


    16. This book started out wonderful!!! Couldn't put it downmewhere in the middle it started to slow down and was kinda boring. But the end was absolutely horrible and I dislike how the book ended!!!


    17. Originally posted on my blog here: missmichellemck.Arranged has been sitting on my TBR since 2013, immediately the blurb of the book had appealed to me but then it got lost in the too many books on the TBR shelf and I forgot about it. Fast forward three years and I was looking for a books to read that had been on my TBR for ever and this one of course came up. Luckily a month or so back this book was on discount on the Kindle store so the stars aligned and the book and me were meant for a hot da [...]


    18. Everyone has their own idea of what "Happily Ever After" means, and what it means for themselves may differ from what they think it means for others. Arranged marriages are well documented throughout history, with women often having little choice in their matrimonial destinies. Matchmakers have been "hired" for many different reasons, offering a practiced brand of "love for money". Mail-order brides were the original "personal ads" and the forerunners to online dating. In this day and age, what' [...]


    19. I love it when I stumble on a book that I was not expecting and it then turns out to be exactly what I need. Such was my introduction to the beautifully simple writing style of Catherine McKenzie through her second book Arranged.I came across Arranged while searching through the 'Deals' section on my Nook. I will confess it was the cover that caught my eye initially. Then I read the overview and thought to myself, "hmm, this is different. I need something different. My book rut is quickly becomi [...]


    20. After her latest relationship ends, Anne Blythe* is unsure of what to do. She wants to get married and have kids, but she keeps picking the wrong guys. She finds a business card for what she thinks is a dating service. When she finally decides to give it a try, she learns it's a company that actually creates arranged marriages.Even so, she eventually decides to go for it and when she meets Jack, there is an instant connection. But can there be a happy ending when you marry a stranger?I don't kno [...]


    21. O quanto eu adorei este livro. Nunca tendo lido nada dela, foi uma surpresa maravilhosa e já mandei vir um anterior.Primeiro a capa, deliciosa, completamente adequada. Depois a tradução, andamos a ficar mal habituadas com esta editora que prima e muito pela qualidade.Quanto à trama em si, temos uma série de coincidências que levam a protagonista a desistir do amor e deixar que escolham por ela. e ao contrário do que se possa pensar corre muito bem até que e aqui é que tudo se torna engr [...]


    22. Well, another first take on an author and guess what? I LOVED ITAIN!!! Yes, at first I find Anne irritating with all the ranting of wanting to get married but other than that I loved everything about it, which made me give it 5 stars. And the reason for Jack getting into an arranged marriage? IT NEVER EVEN CROSSED MY MIND!!! You have to read it to know what I mean. Gonna check on this author again, definitely!!!


    23. Since I'm in a crappy mood this book was a perfect distraction. It's been so long since I properly sat down and read a book. For the past couple of months I can't even force myself to read the books I waited for months/years but Catherine McKenzie managed to get me out of my funk.


    24. Vale a pena ler! Ao início não estava a achar nada de especial, mas com o passar das páginas a leitura foi-me envolvendo e a curiosidade aumentando. Gostei bastante. Uma escrita simples, mas cativante.




    25. I should probably begin with telling you that I adore Catherine's writing. I read her book Spin last year and if you've read my review, you'd know how much I loved it. Chick lits are usually predictable, they have a standard plot that involves something funny, some romance and a lovable heroine but just as with Catherine's previous novel Spin, Arranged is anything but predictable. It has all the best elements of chick lit combined with a wonderful, relatable and unique love story. Anne Blythe is [...]


    26. Catherine McKenzie gives good "Chick Lit!!" This is the second book I've read by her -- Forgotten being the first -- and I thoroughly enjoyed both!In part 1 of the book we meet Anne, a woman frustrated with failed relationships who, on a whim, decides to visit a dating service. However, she is shocked to discover that it is actually an arranged marriage service. Of course, she decides to go through with itat's the point of the book after all.Part 2 of the book is Anne meeting and getting to know [...]


    27. An unconventional love story - and I LOVED it!ARRANGED had been on my to read list for over two years. And I am soooooooo glad I finally read it.My heart still aches from it. Maybe it's the hopeless romantic in me, but I really fell in love with Jack and Anne, who met through an arranged marriage service. Things between them seem really great - and the truth is that they ARE great together. But he screws up . . . and what he loses is the best thing in his life. Looking back, I don't think he was [...]


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