Monday, November 11, 2013

SheReads Blog Network: Review: SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY by Joshilyn Jackson

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SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY is beloved and highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson’s funny, charming, and poignant novel about science and miracles, secrets and truths, faith and forgiveness; about falling in love, and learning that things aren’t always what they seem—or what we hope they will be.
Shandi Pierce is juggling finishing college, raising her delightful three-year-old genius son Nathan, aka Natty Bumppo, and keeping the peace between her eternally warring, long-divorced parents. She’s got enough complications without getting caught in the middle of a stick-up and falling in love with William Ashe, who willingly steps between the robber and her son.
Shandi doesn’t know that her blond god Thor has his own complications. When he looked down the barrel of that gun he believed it was destiny: It’s been one year to the day since a tragic act of physics shattered his world. But William doesn’t define destiny the way others do. A brilliant geneticist who believes in facts and numbers, destiny to him is about choice. Now, he and Shandi are about to meet their so-called destinies head on, making choices that will reveal unexpected truths about love, life, and the world they think they know.
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Can’t wait until the 19th to get a taste of SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY? Well, friends, you’re in luck.  MY OWN MIRACULOUS will tide you over. Pick up a copy when you pre-order SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY and get a running start at the novel.My Own Miraculous
From New York Times bestselling novelist Joshilyn Jackson comes an e-original short story that gives a fierce and funny character from SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY a standalone adventure all her own.
Shandi Pierce got pregnant when she was only seventeen years old. She fell for her son—deeply, instantly, completely—but as she sat at the table feeding him, her own mother was sliding eggs and bacon onto her plate, feeding her. Now, four years later, Shandi is still more parented than parent.
She lives with her mom, her dad pays her bills, and her best friend, Walcott, acts as her white knight. But Natty is no ordinary kid, and when his savant behavior catches the attention of an obsessive stranger, only Shandi sees the true menace.
To protect her son, Shandi must grow up—fast—and find an answer to the question, how can a girl remake herself into a mother?
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Joshilyn JacksonJoshilyn Jackson is the New York Times Bestselling author of GODS IN ALABAMA, BETWEEN, GEORGIA, THE GIRL WHO STOPPED SWIMMING, BACKSEAT SAINTS, and A GROWN  UP KIND OF PRETTY.  SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY is her most recent novel. Her short novella, MY OWN MIRACULOUS, is the prequel to SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY, and is available as an e book and an audio download.
She lives in Decatur, Georgia with her husband and their two kids. She loves Bourbon and Hot Yoga (not together) and she has more dogs than you. Unless you have three.  Joshilyn is also an award winning audiobook narrator.

Jackson has a way to draw you into a read from the first line.  She writes such original and unsuspecting great stories.  She takes her time fleshing out the characters and making them relate-able, engaging and  unforgettable.  She has twists, turns and ending that are both unexpected and satisfying.  She writes well rounded novels.  I feel that Jackson is among the best story tellers out there.  Make sure to grab this novel.  It is not only one you will devour, but it is a great pick for your book club!  4.5 star

Preorder  SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY now.  It comes out November 19!  In the mean time grab My Own Miraculous: A Short Story 


  1. Yes--this would make a fabulous book club selection!

  2. I loved the characters in this story and I did also like that the ending, while happy, was unexpected. Definitely another great pick from the SheReads network :)


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