Falling Together – Marisa de los Santos
Genre: Adult Fiction
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Source: TLC Book Tours
I read a lot of books. I read a lot of books about people.
I don’t mean to sound like a cynic but there are very few characters, plotlines or settings that either surprise me or delight me, these days. I still enjoy reading but I don’t usually feel compelled to snuggle up with a book all day and through the night and just soak up every little detail.
I don’t know whether it was the book or the moment (fall is “curl up with a book” season and all) or what but Falling Together totally had me from start to finish. The plot of reunified friends along with various misadventrous couplings, wasn’t really the main attraction. Though nor was it the adorable pixie hick, the good girl or the faithful friend cut out of either main character. The details of the book, themselves left little to nothing that had not, before its publication, been explored by many others.
No, it wasn’t in the details; it was, instead, in the feelings, the vibes and the undercurrents that were written and implied throughout the brighter strands of the story’s tapestry. the writing is truly exquisite while remaining believable and true. So rarely does a best seller work word magic in the way that Marisa has done, at least in the book (the first I’ve read from her collection).
I haven’t really stopped to focus on de los Santos’ books, though I’ve seen them around for as long as I’ve been blogging. You can bet your bottom dollar that I’ll be reading more and soon.
About Marisa de los Santos
Marisa de los Santos is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning poet with a Ph.D. in literature and creative writing. She lives in Delaware with her husband, David Teague, and their son and daughter.
Marisa’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, October 2nd: Reflections of a Bookaholic
Wednesday, October 3rd: Reading Lark
Thursday, October 4th: girilichef
Friday, October 5th: The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader
Monday, October 8th: A Reader of Fictions
Tuesday, October 9th: A Patchwork of Books
Wednesday, October 10th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Thursday, October 11th: The Feminist Texican [Reads]
Friday, October 12th: Book Spark
Monday, October 15th: Books and Movies
Tuesday, October 16th: Kritters Ramblings
Thursday, October 18th: Between the Covers
Monday, October 22nd: Silver & Grace
Wednesday, October 24th: Book Hooked Blog
Thursday, October 25th: My Bookshelf
Friday, October 26th: Iwriteinbooks’s blog
Monday, October 29th: Lit and Life
Tuesday, October 30th: The Book Bag
Thursday, November 1st: Raging Bibliomania
TBD: Book Journey