Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Review: The Arrangement

The Arrangement

The Arrangement
Ashley Warlick

The Arrangement is the fictional tale of the life of famous food writer Mary Francis Kennedy (MFK) Fisher and her entanglement with the love of her life, Tim, a good friend of her husband Al. The settings range from Los Angeles, to Paris and Vevey, Switzerland in the mid 1930's.

I didn't really love or hate this book but for some reason I just couldn't get excited about it. I think that MFK Fisher was definitely ahead of her time and I am sure that this could be a good story. But, I felt the story moved very slowly at times and it seemed flat. It wasn't poorly written but, I might have enjoyed it more if it had been divided into chapters that moved back and forth in time rather than having large sections that rambled on and on. This is of course just a personal preference but, I think a different structure might have allowed for more tension in the story, making it more engaging, exciting and moving.

Thanks to Shelf Awareness and Viking Books for allowing me to read this advanced reader's copy in exchange for an honest review.

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