Thursday, June 2, 2011
Review: "A Crowded Marriage" by Catherine Alliot
Given the fact that I am such a huge fan of intelligent, witty, interesting chick lit, I can't understand how I haven't read anything by Catherine Alliot before. I absolutely adored this book. The characters were interesting and unique, the plot entertaining, and I didn't guess the plot twist before it happened. I raced through to the ending because I just couldn't wait to find out what happened. These things combined made for a pleasurable reading experience.
I especially loved the conflict in A Crowded Marriage. I really felt for our sweet and sassy main character, Imogen. I can't imagine having to leave a home that I loved to move into my husband's ex-girlfriend's guest cottage. Here she is, relocated to the middle of nowhere, while doubts about the stability of her marriage surround her. I can't imagine that it would be a very comfortable situation. Imogen and the adjustments that she has to go through are part of what made this book so compulsively readable, but the surprise twist and the ending were fantastic as well.
A Crowded Marriage may be the first book by Catherine Alliot that I have read, but it certainly won't be the last. I was thrilled to see that I had another of her books in my TBR pile and I will be devouring that one, along with any other ones that I can get my hands on, through the summer. A must-read for fans of chick lit.
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Challenges: 2011 100+ Reading Challenge