Review #82

Title- An American Marriage

Rating– 3/5

Genre- Contemporary

POV- First person, present tense

Trope- Relationships, Love triangle

Similar Books/Comps– Rules for Visiting, The People We Keep

My emotions-  depressing but thought provoking


Celestial- she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career

Roy- young executive

Andre- Celestial’s childhood friend, and best man at their wedding


Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre. As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.
Best part-

Who Roy meets in prison that’s therapeutic for him

“But home isn’t where you land; home is where you launch. You can’t pick your home any more than you can choose your family.”

Pacing- a little slow

Published by CassieSwindon

Fiction author

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