After being together for ten years, Sylvie and Dan have all the trimmings of a happy life and marriage; they have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, beautiful twin girls, and communicate so seamlessly, they finish each other’s sentences. However, a trip to the doctor projects they will live another 68 years together and panic sets in. They never expected “until death do us part” to mean seven decades.
In the name of marriage survival, they quickly concoct a plan to keep their relationship fresh and exciting: they will create little surprises for each other so that their (extended) years together will never become boring. But in their pursuit to execute Project Surprise Me, mishaps arise and secrets are uncovered that start to threaten the very foundation of their unshakable bond. When a scandal from the past is revealed that question some important untold truths, they begin to wonder if they ever really knew each other after all
Publisher: Dial Press
Publication date: February 13th 2018
Another book by a favourite author. This started off as a hilarious story about a couple who were trying to put the spark back into their long marriage, particularly after they were casually told they could be together for another 68 years, by doing little surprises for each other. However, what seems to be a great idea in theory doesn’t always translate so well in real life. This made for hilarious reading only emphasised by great descriptions of what was going on at the time. Then part way through the story the tone changes and becomes more serious and mysterious. Initially I was a bit confused by the change of tone as it was a little bit of a deviation from the comedic norm that characterises Kinsella’s work.
Recommend for: Adults