This humorous contemporary novel spans the week leading up to and including the lunch celebration at a posh country hotel. Increasingly the events during that week reduce the likelihood of the engagement party being remotely pleasant, romantic or successful. Will Wayne and Clarissa’s relationship be sufficiently resilient to survive?
Anyone who has struggled to make something of a broken family and has felt guilty about the impact on their children will recognise such feelings in this novel. And adult children who read it will appreciate that however bad things were in their own family, it could have been a lot worse!
"I found 'The Engagement Party' by R J Gould a thoroughly entertaining read. It's a book that I can most certainly recommend." David Lister, Arts Editor, The Independent
Thank you for your kind words, Amazon reviewers. Here are some extracts:
• From the first sentence I was hooked; a wry smile never left my face, the characters unfortunately recognisable in an East Enders meets F. Scott Fitzgerald sort of way.
• Un-put-down-able and you're compelled to sit up reading through the night to find out what will happen when they all meet head to head.
• This is a genuine discovery: a high-quality novel that deserves major critical appreciation.
• Light and witty whilst at the same time showing an incredible insight into the different dimensions of human nature.