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Marty is a good guy with lots of friends and family, but no love to call his own. At thirty-four, he’s tired of chasing girls only to have his heart broken, but everyone around him pressures him constantly to find someone and settle down. When he meets Clara, Marty thinks he’s finally found the perfect woman for him. But then his friends tell him she’s ugly, and his mother, who is afraid of being left alone and miserable, tells him he can do better.

This is a really sweet story about normal, unglamorous people falling in love. Marty and Clara have good hearts, but neither one offers much to a society focused on looks. When they meet, they are both dejected and lonely, and it doesn’t take long for them to see something beautiful in each other. This is a simple, down-to-earth love story, and it’s definitely worth checking out.

Meredith (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)