Thursday, August 2, 2018

Thursday Thoughts ~ Books from the Backlog

Happy Thursday . . .  aka, Happy Almost Friday!!

It's time for Books from the Backlog, hosted by Carole's Random Life in Books.  It's a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks . . . or on your eReader.


This week's neglected book is . . . 

The Marriage Pact 
Release Date:  July 25, 2017
Publisher:  Random House Publishing Group

From Goodreads:  Newlyweds Alice and Jake are a picture-perfect couple. Alice, once a singer in a well-known rock band, is now a successful lawyer. Jake is a partner in an up-and-coming psychology practice. Their life together holds endless possibilities. After receiving an enticing wedding gift from one of Alice’s prominent clients, they decide to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as The Pact.

The goal of The Pact seems simple: to keep marriages happy and intact, and most of its rules make sense: Always answer the phone when your spouse calls. Exchange thoughtful gifts monthly. Plan a trip together once per quarter. . . .

Never mention The Pact to anyone.

Alice and Jake are initially seduced by the glamorous parties, the sense of community, their widening social circle of like-minded couples--and then one of them breaks the rules. The young lovers are about to discover that for adherents to The Pact, membership, like marriage, is for life, and The Pact will go to any lengths to enforce that rule. For Jake and Alice, the marriage of their dreams is about to become their worst nightmare.

Why I selected it:  I enjoy novels that center on a marriage and the relationship between the spouses. This plot comes with an unusual cult-like twist that should make for interesting reading.

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  1. I have this book on my Kindle and have had it there for months. Unread as yet. One day. (P.S. I have lots of books like that!) Ha!

  2. You have me curious about this one with its twist. Hope you love it.

  3. I loved this one! At times, I couldn't imagine why the characters signed up for the pact, but the story was definitely fascinating.

    1. I often wonder what makes people do the things they do--in fiction and in real life, lol.

  4. This sounds really good, Catherine! I hope you do enjoy it when you get the chance to read it.