The Engagements was released last year in hardback and has just published in paperback. It is written by J. Courtney Sullivan.
Courtney Sullivan published her first book at the age of 25, was assistant editor of Allure magazine before becoming a staff writer at The New York Times and now writes novels full time and writes freelance for the New York Times Book Review, New York magazine, Elle, Glamour, Allure and the New York Observer, among others. Courtney is the New York Times bestselling author of Maine and Commencement.
Moving from a Harvard swim-meet in 1927 to the three-martini lunches of 1940s advertising, from the back streets of 1980s Boston to an exquisite Parisian music shop in 2003, The Engagements is a novel about love, marriage, commitment and betrayal; it is as sharp, as fiery and as beautiful as the stone we have taken to represent our dreams.
What I Thought:
The story starts off by introducing you to Mary Frances Gerety, a young copywriter in an eminent advertising agency. She has to convince the world every woman needs a diamond engagement ring and that she is just as good at her job as any man.
We then jump to a different couple which to be honest really confused me to start with but then as I read on and we were introduced to different relationships at different times in history it then becomes clear that they are interlinked.
It’s a really interesting book and you want to keep ready to find out what happens with each relationship.
I would say it’s the perfect holiday read.
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