Surprise Me

Surprise Me

A Novel

Book - 2018
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After ten years together, Sylvie and Dan have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, and beautiful twin girls, and they communicate so seamlessly they finish each others sentences. They have a happy marriage and believe they know everything there is to know about each other. Until its casually mentioned to them that they could be together for another sixty-eight years...and panic sets in. They decide to bring surprises into their marriage to keep it fresh and fun. But in their pursuit of Project Surprise Mefrom unexpected gifts to restaurant dates to sexy photo shootsmishaps arise, with disastrous and comical results. Gradually, surprises turn to shocking truths. And when a scandal from the past is uncovered, they begin to wonder if they ever really knew each other at all.
Publisher: New York : The Dial Press, [2018]
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780399592881
0399592881
Branch Call Number: Fiction Kin
Characteristics: 416 pages ; 22 cm

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gloryb
Jun 27, 2018

Interested in reading a book where you can see the changes in a character? Try this novel where the main female character changes dramatically from a silly youngish married 32 year old with 2 five year old twins who still holds her dad on a pedestal to a still married 32 year old who now has taken charge of her life, accomplishes personal and professional goals, and lives with her family's past in a realistic way. Try to get through the first 150 pages which are quite silly with funny bits as the husband and wife wonder how to bring surprises into their marriage in order to keep them in love which they expect to be for the next 68 years - a shock to them about their "to death do us part" marriage vows. The book gradually becomes more serious, more realistic in its plot as a family secret unfolds and all must deal with its truth. The title of this book is very apt as surprises abound - some good, funny, others sad and tragic. Not to worry - all ends well. I am happy I didn't return this book after reading the first 150 pages. The next 250 pages flew by.

allywaddell Jun 11, 2018

Loved this book!

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DebraRieger
Apr 24, 2018

I love Sophie Kinsella's heroines! She always is so much fun to read.

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mjk236sb
Apr 15, 2018

This is my first book by this author - who I thought wrote funny novels. Strange premise - why would two people who are supposed to be in love be so afraid to find out that they should be together for 68 more years? Parts were funny but then it too a quick change to very dark and depressing story. Did not really figure out why the story took this change. Don't know it I will take a chance on another of her books - there are way too many out there to read.

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MsMelD
Apr 13, 2018

I thought the concept of the book sounded a tad silly. It was hard to get into at first, but I'm glad I stuck with it. It ended up being quite enjoyable, and hard to put down.

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bibliomum
Apr 05, 2018

Definitely not my favourite by Ms. Kinsella. Not a great plot and I felt no connection to the characters.

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StephSophia
Apr 04, 2018

Couldn’t get into it. Horrible premise. It’s too bad because I love her Shopaholic series

Cynthia_N Mar 17, 2018

I thought this was a fun read. Sylvie and Dan find out that they are most likely going to have another 60+ years together as a married couple and they find it a little overwhelming. Sylvie decides they will make it if they don't become too predictable and start surprising each other on a regular basis. The surprises all go wrong of course!

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midori_hon
Mar 14, 2018

was hoping for a fun read after a serial killer thriller, this was not it. somewhat haphazard and not one of kinsella's better efforts. it was just...okay.

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Booknerd_90
Feb 20, 2018

Always love Sophie Kinsella. Her writing is always wonderfully light hearted but still so interesting. I could not help but laugh while reading and had a stranger sitting next to me even make comment that the boy I was reading must be good.

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