Book Review: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
I really do try to celebrate the small things in life. One of those small things is being an advance reader for Simon and Schuster🙂 Having a new book arrive is such a treat! I’ve been introduced to books I would not have picked up for myself, which is always fun.
When the most recent book arrived I had high hopes. I’ve heard great things about Alice Hoffman, but never read any of her books. Until now. And now I want to read all her books.
The Marriage of Opposites was a wonderful and vivid read. I loved it. I was so entranced by the characters that when the book ended I found myself unable to start another book the following evening. I somehow felt no matter how great the next book was, I would be disappointed because it wasn’t what my brain was longing for.
The story was beautifully told. The characters were marvelously detailed and flawed, and so very real. I loved the way the island of St. Thomas was described, I feel as though I’ve been. I loved learning more about Camille Pissaro through this magical journey through time, using real life truths and facts to anchor it.
This book made me shed a tear, made me smile with delight, and caused me think more deeply about the ties that bind. The Marriage of Opposites is a beautifully told love story, one I would highly recommend.
Disclosure: Being a Simon & Schuster Advance Reader means I receive books every so often. And every so often I really enjoy one of those books, so I decide to write a review post. Here’s hoping you enjoy a good book!