I shared before how I love to read fiction, especially Catholic fiction. So when I was offered the opportunity to review the Ignatius Press novel The Accidental Marriage by Roger Thomas, I jumped at the opportunity. Highly endorsed by my friend and author Sarah Reinhard as “delightfully written” and “laugh-out-loud funny” I knew I would enjoy it. I just didn’t realize how much I would love it! In fact, I didn’t want it to end. So much so, I had convinced myself I had a few missing pages in my Kindle edition because it couldn’t be over, not yet! I even contacted to publicist to make sure. She probably thought I was totally crazy and assured me that was the end.
The Accidental Marriage is a novel that explores the friendship of Scott and Megan, two people who met by chance and mostly just “did lunch.” Both in same sex relationships, the story changes quickly when the Pandora’s Box is opened and Megan and her partner decide to have a child. When Scott volunteers to help with the situation, he becomes more involved than he could have ever expected. I won’t spoil the story for you, but as the title suggests, an “accidental marriage” occurs for health benefits, but true heroism and love prevails. Scott and Megan go through many difficulties and twists and turns in the story, and its a wonderful reflection in support of both motherhood and fatherhood. As their backgrounds are shared, Thomas cleverly crafts the story to show the humanity of the characters and their desire for acceptance and love. If you’re looking for a good book to curl up on the couch in front of your fire on these cold fall days, be sure to check out The Accidental Marriage!
This book was given to me as a review copy in e-book format by Ignatius Press. All the asked for in return was a review. The opinions expressed are my own.