Come drift away on to an exotic locale, mingling with the rich and famous, discovering half-truths and beguiling secrets meant to never be released. The Invitation by Lucy Foley is a world unlike any other. The characters all have depth and double meanings, and there is so much more than what meets the eye in this tale. Breathtaking locations and an even more passionate story entangled within the main plot all help the reader to escape into this world. I felt as if time stopped, and the only thing that existed was the world within these pages. It was romantic and depressing, vile and gorgeous; it was a giant ball of contradictions and paradoxes. Yet, like many of the characters, I was both repulsed and drawn in by the siren call of this story. It’s definitely something I would read again and was not fully what I expected when I began reading. The Invitation is many things but boring would not be one of them. I enjoyed this book very much and would love for others to experience the beauty and the pain that is Lucy Foley’s work.
Little, Brown and Company