The Engagements

The Engagements

A Novel

eBook - 2013
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"The story of four couples linked over sevearal decades by one diamond ring, and the woman who launched the most famous diamond campaign in the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307958723
0307958728
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (383 p.)

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thelibrarylush
Dec 25, 2016

Completed in October 2013.

booklady413 Sep 01, 2015

An interesting interwoven novel about marriage and the slogan "a Diamond is Forever" which was coined by a real ad exec by the name of France's Gerety.

anitafournier Jun 07, 2014

I am at page 114 of 369 and I just don't care any more. going to have to put this one down. Boooooooring1

parviflorum Oct 21, 2013

Thought this was an enjoyable read, with some interesting twists as the reader finds how each the stories connect. Some quotable moments and some funny ones too. Character development was good, although un-inventive, but can see how her skill has progressed since her last book, Maine.

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awdawn
Sep 29, 2013

I just did not like this book. I found it slow moving and somewhat dark at the beginning. It improved as we finally got some character development late in the book. Not for me.

A patron review from the Adult Summer Reading Game: A look at the diamond industry through the eyes of several different characters. 4 Stars!

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acornsandnuts
Jun 21, 2013

Told in a series of alternating stories set at various points of time, "The Engagements" displays that Sullivan's ability to write engaging characters is no fluke. While some of the storylines were more appealing to me than others, the ending is simply perfect.

RobertaJ Jun 18, 2013

I'm only halfway through and I'm already recommending it to my friends! These are basically interconnected short stories of weddings, marriages, divorces and engagements, tied together with the story of the 1950's copywriter (think Peggy Olson on Mad Men) who created the tagline "A Diamond is Forever". The settings range from the 30's to current day, from Paris to Philadelphia, and the story lines eventually circle back to refer to previous characters. Not as biting as Ayelet Waldman, and not as sweet as Anne Tyler, but recommended for fans of both.

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