Surprise Me

Surprise Me

A Novel

Book - 2018
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"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. With a colorful, eccentric cast of characters, razor-sharp observations, and her signature wit and charm, Sophie Kinsella crafts a humorous, yet thoughtful portrait of a marriage and shines a light on the danger of not looking past the many layers of the ones you love to discover how infinitely fascinating--and surprising--they truly are"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, The Dial Press,, [2018]
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780399592881
Characteristics: 416 pages ; 22 cm


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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!

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.

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.

Feb 13, 2018

Don't let the initial ditzy airhead portrayal of Sylvie turn you off of reading this novel. It is quite a surprisingly good novel!

When Dr. Bamford tells Dan & Sylvie that he expects they will have 68 more years together, their response is shock and terror at the thought of 'how can anyone expect to spend so much time with only one person'?

Longevity, loyalty and partnership prove to be prized promises as Sylvie discovers truths about her childhood, herself and Dan.

Left me smiling and feeling very positive.

Feb 06, 2018

I love her books written under another name, which escapes me at this point but catalog would know. Maybe she's using the Kinsella books in the same vein since they don't seem like the Shop Aholic books.


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