Meant to Be Mine

Photo of Meant to be Mine by Hannah Orenstein, paperback copy

Meant to be Mine by Hannah Orenstein

Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: June 7, 2022
Genres: Contemporary Fiction

Book Review

Edie Meyer has known that she would meet the love of her life on June 24, 2022, since she was sixteen years old. Her grandmother, Gloria, has accurately predicted the exact day every member of her family would meet their soul mate. When the fated day arrives, a handsome musician sits next to her on a plane. But the man who Edie thinks is her perfect mate, may not fit into her life the way she expects.

Meant to be Mine is told entirely in the first person from Edie’s perspective. Edie is a stylist in New York City. She owns her own agency and has been very successful. I loved the light magical realism element to it. It reminded me so much of In Five Years. But overall the plot felt a bit disjointed to me. 

I found the story to fit more in the contemporary/women’s fiction genre than the romance genre. I enjoyed the familial relationships in Meant to be Mine more than the romance. Edie refers to her grandmother as Gloria. She is a fabulous Jewish woman who cares deeply about her family and her traditions. 

Thank you to Atria Books and Netgalley for the review copy! All opinions are my own.

Synopsis from Goodreads

What if you knew exactly when you’d meet the love of your life? Edie Meyer knows. When her Grandma Gloria was a young woman, she had a vision of the exact day she would meet her soul mate—and then Grandpa Ray showed up.

Since then, Gloria has accurately predicted the day every single member of the family has met their match. Edie’s day arrives on June 24, 2022, when she’s twenty-nine years old. She has been waiting for it half her life. That morning, she boards an airplane to her twin sister’s surprise engagement, and when a handsome musician sits beside her, she knows it’s meant to be.

But fate comes with more complications than Edie expected and she can’t fight the nagging suspicion that her perfect guy doesn’t have perfect timing. After a tragedy and a shocking revelation rock Edie’s carefully constructed world, she’s forced to consider whether love chooses us, as simple as destiny, or if we choose it ourselves.

About the Author

Headshot of author Hannah Orenstein

Hannah Orenstein is the author of Playing with Matches, Love at First Like, and Head Over Heels, and is the deputy editor of dating at Elite Daily. Previously, she was a writer and editor at She lives in Brooklyn.

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