The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond
In The Marriage Pact, Alice and Jack are newly married and receive an unusual gift from a client of Alice’s. The gift is a beautiful wooden box that inside it carries a book called The Marriage Pact along with two pens, to sign the agreement. The Marriage Pact, by all indications, is a group of married people who support and encourage one another. There are good things to be reminded of such as…
Always answer the phone when your spouse calls.
Exchange a thoughtful gift monthly
Plan a trip quarterly
Never talk about The Pact to anyone
Alice and Jack want to give their marriage the best shot they can and feel The Pact would be a fun social and practical way to keep on the right track. They sign the pact.
What Alice and Jack do not know, is that the pact, like marriage, is for life. The Pact will go to great lengths to enforce the rules within… once again reminding all of us – never sign something you have not thoroughly read…
*Whew*. The Pact for me was a refreshing romp through something new and different. I love books that go outside of the norm so such an unusual premise pulled me in from the beginning. This was one of those books that I did not want to put down and read every chance I could. As soon as I finished it I passed it to a friend, and then to my Aunt so she could read it as well. And isn’t that the truth about great reads? You want to share them with the world.
Highly recommended. This one was read by our Book Club the Bookies (who also enjoyed it and the discussion) and I am hopeful that once it hits paperback we will have it as a Book In The Bag at the library as well so it can be used for a Books Burgers and Brews discussion.
My thoughts: Read it.