Surprise Me

Surprise Me

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A witty and emotionally charged novel that delves into the heart of a marriage, and how those we love and think we know best can sometimes surprise us the most

"A delightful take on the mixed blessings of marital longevity."--People 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 other's sentences. They have a happy marriage and believe they know everything there is to know about each other. Until it's 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 Me--from unexpected gifts to restaurant dates to sexy photo shoots--mishaps 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. With a colorful cast of eccentric characters, razor-sharp observations, and her signature wit and charm, Sophie Kinsella presents a humorous yet moving portrait of a marriage--its intricacies, comforts, and complications. Surprise Me reveals that hidden layers in a close relationship are often yet to be discovered. Praise for Surprise Me "Genuinely funny."--The New York Times Book Review "Unexpected and wholly satisfying."--USA Today

"In her signature fashion, Sophie Kinsella brings a cast of quirky, funny characters to this new work. [She] keeps the laughs coming. . . . Readers will follow the story with bated breath as the couple struggle to make their marriage right after everything they thought they knew about each other proves wrong."--Library Journal "Heartfelt . . . What at first seems like a light novel about familiar woes turns into a deeper story about trust, family, and perception."--Publishers Weekly

"Winsome and zesty, Kinsella's latest delivers all the hallmarks her many fans have come to expect."--Booklist "Pure fun . . . a hilariously moving look at marriage and the power of mixing things up."--Kirkus Reviews
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Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 150 x 216 x 36mm | 522g
  • English
  • 0399592881
  • 9780399592881

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"Genuinely funny."--The New York Times Book Review "Unexpected and wholly satisfying."--USA Today "In her signature fashion, Sophie Kinsella brings a cast of quirky, funny characters to this new work. [She] keeps the laughs coming. . . . Readers will follow the story with bated breath as the couple struggle to make their marriage right after everything they thought they knew about each other proves wrong."--Library Journal "Heartfelt . . . What at first seems like a light novel about familiar woes turns into a deeper story about trust, family, and perception."--Publishers Weekly

"Winsome and zesty, Kinsella's latest delivers all the hallmarks her many fans have come to expect."--Booklist "Pure fun . . . a hilariously moving look at marriage and the power of mixing things up."--Kirkus Reviews "Entertaining and comical with questions we can puzzle over . . . Kinsella is a master at engaging storytelling, entertaining quips, and developing nuanced, interesting characters."--Bookreporter
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About Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella is the author of the bestselling Shopaholic series, as well as the novels Can You Keep a Secret?, The Undomestic Goddess, Remember Me?, Twenties Girl, I've Got Your Number, Wedding Night, and My Not So Perfect Life. She lives between London and the country.
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25,401 ratings
3.43 out of 5 stars
5 14% (3,661)
4 32% (8,201)
3 39% (9,981)
2 11% (2,743)
1 3% (815)
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