Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan

Before you read any further, make sure you have a pencil handy because you're gonna want to write down this title, and then visit your local library web site to see if it's available. If it is, check it out! If it's not, make sure you put your name down on the wait list!

This book was incredible. It's an ambitious story about marriage, following four couples who marry and who don't marry. It also follows Frances Gerety, a single woman working on an ad campaign for De Beers diamonds, who comes up with the "A Diamond is Forever" slogan.

At first, I thought that the book was going to follow these four seemingly unrelated couples throughout the book which would had been just fine. The writing is excellent, there's great character development, and the attention to detail is wonderful. There's just enough detail so you know that the author did her research, but not too many details so that they were distracting. Trust me, I read and savored every single word in this book.

The great surprise was that all of the four couples end up being connected in a very clever, subtle way, and that really tied the whole book together.

I loved this book! My most favorite book so far in 2013.

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