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 Schusterūüôā 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.

Book Review Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman via @heathernheels

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman will be available August 4th, 2015


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!


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