Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Necklace by Cheryl Jarvis

What would you do if one of your friends offered you to take part in purchasing a $20,000 diamond necklace? Me? I'm not really sure. However, I would make sure I had the money first just in case I was going to take up the offer. One thing for sure, it would be a once-in-a-lifetime kind of deal; and it would be a lot of fun!

Well, this is what this book all about. Thirteen women and one very expensive necklace in a Californian jewelry shop. What took place between these women was astonishing. All of them were from very differing backgrounds and some of them hadn't even talked to each other until this offer came up. They ranged from introverts, real estate agents, divorcees, single mothers and a catholic school teacher to the woman who started it off. Now, I'm not going to give away the whole story here. I'm going to let you be the judge.

Cheryl Jarvis is a journalist and essayist and the author of
The Marriage Sabbatical: The Journey That Brings You Home. Her byline has appeared in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and Reader’s Digest. A former television producer and magazine and newspaper editor, she has taught writing at the University of Southern California and at Washington University and Webster University in St. Louis.


  1. Is this at all related to the story about the person who purchased an expensive necklace and it turned out to be made of paste? This sounds like it could be a retelling of it or something... :P


  2. In my reviews, I write a little about what the book is about - without giving away too much - and then I write about the author/s and on the sidebar on the right hand side, you'll find a list of their names where - if you click one of you choice - it'll take you to either their official website or more information about them.

    Happy reading and hunting for the perfect book from my reading list. And I review only books that I read; so the amount varies from month to month.