Welcome to another fabulous bookish event.  Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill, at Breaking the Spine, is our opportunity to celebrate upcoming releases we’re excited about.

Today I’m featuring a book coming out on May 15, 2012.  Arranged, by Catherine McKenzie, is a modern day tale of marriage.



Anne Blythe has a great life: a good job, close friends, and a potential book deal for her first novel. When it comes to finding someone to share her life with, however, she just can’t seem to get it right. When her latest relationship implodes, and her best friend announces she’s engaged, Anne impulsively calls what she thinks is a dating service—only to discover that it’s actually an exclusive, and pricey, arranged marriage service. Anne initially rejects the idea, but the more she learns about the service, the more she thinks: Why not? After all, arranged marriages are the norm for millions of women around the world; maybe it could work for her.

A few months later, Anne is traveling to a Mexican resort, where, over the course of a weekend, she meets and then marries Jack. And initially, everything seems to be working out. . . .

Doesn’t that sound intriguing?  Now I’m really excited about this one. 

What are you waiting for?  Come on by and tempt me….


Filed under out on a limb, taking risks, waiting on wednesday


  1. I hadn’t heard of this one. Hope you enjoy it.

  2. Sounds like a fun chick lit. Will be on the look out for this.

  3. That sounds really interesting. Let us know how it goes after you get the book and read it.

  4. TG

    Aw, that cover is really sweet. This sounds like something I need to read – I admit, in my darkest hours an arranged marriage has sounded like a good idea to me. All that pressure to find ‘The One’ yourself taken away. It’s a good premise for a novel.

  5. That does sound intriguing! I’m picking this up when it comes out.

  6. Jessica@a GREAT read

    Nice! Haven’t heard of this one but I hope you love it once you read it!

    And I must say that I LOOOOVE your Sleeping Beauty Jim Shore statues that you have in your WoW pic!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    • Thanks, Jessica…I’m addicted to collecting stuff, and these fit in with the “fairytale theme” that I have throughout my condo.

      Glad you could stop by, and enjoy your week.

  7. arranged marriages? sounds pretty intriguing, indeed. :)

  8. This one sounds pretty good! Wondering how the story will turn out, nice pick! :)

  9. Arranged marriages? I’m always curious if they work…

    Nice Pick!

    • Yes, I think the premise of this novel sounds intriguing. I wouldn’t want to DO it, but I think reading about it will be fun. Thanks for stopping by, Gaby, and enjoy your pick.

  10. I have not heard of this book, but it sounds intriguing. Great pick!

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