I just had to share my excitement with you: I entered my very first contest on Goodreads recently, and out of over 1,300 participants, I was one of 25 winners! Woooo!!!
The giveaway held by Vintage and Anchor Books was for The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan. Although I’ve heard great things about her previous novel Commencement, I’m not yet familiar with Sullivan’s writing.
However, this novel had an excellent PR campaign, as I read stellar reviews in many publications, like People, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan.
You can read further details of the giveaway here, but below is the Goodreads summary of the book:
The bestselling author of Maine returns with an exhilarating novel about Frances Gerety, the real pioneering ad woman who coined the famous slogan “A Diamond is Forever,” and four unique marriages that will test how true—or not—those words might be.
Evelyn has been married to her husband for forty years, but their son’s messy divorce has put them at rare odds; James, a beleaguered paramedic, has spent most of his marriage haunted by his wife’s family’s expectations; Delphine has thrown caution to the wind and left a peaceful French life for an exciting but rocky romance in America; and Kate, partnered with Dan for a decade, has seen every kind of wedding and has vowed never, ever, to have one of her own. As the stories connect to each other and to Frances’s legacy in surprising ways, The Engagements explores the complicated ins and outs of relationships, then, now, and forever.
Although it was first published June 2013, Vintage released the paperback version on May 20. I’m excited to read something by an author who’s new to me, and I’m intrigued by this plot. As I’m approaching my quarter-century mark, it seems that engagements are popping up on my social media feeds left and right. Hopefully, this book will encompass the good, bad, and ugly of partnering up–and lives up to all the hype!
Anyone read this novel yet or one of Sullivan’s others? Let me know, since I’ll be waiting with anticipation for it to arrive in 4-6 weeks!