Saturday, March 28, 2015

Book Club Girl: Pick-Someone Else's Love Story: A Novel (P.S.) Paperback – August 5, 2014 by Joshilyn Jackson


At twenty-one, Shandi Pierce is juggling finishing college, raising her delightful three-year-old genius son Natty, and keeping the peace between her eternally warring, long-divorced Catholic mother and Jewish father. She’s got enough complications without getting caught in the middle of a stick-up in a gas station mini-mart and falling in love with a great wall of a man named William Ashe, who willingly steps between the armed 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 universe. But William doesn’t define destiny the way other people do. A brilliant geneticist who believes in science and numbers, destiny to him is about choice.

Now, he and Shandi are about to meet their so-called destinies head on, in a funny, charming, and poignant novel about science and miracles, secrets and truths, faith and forgiveness,; about a virgin birth, a sacrifice, and a resurrection; about falling in love, and learning that things aren’t always what they seem—or what we hope they will be. It’s a novel about discovering what we want and ultimately finding what we need.

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 

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