Someone Else's Love Story

Someone Else's Love StoryAt 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 s latest novel, NEVER HAVE I EVER pubs July 30, 2019New York Times Bestselling novelist Joshilyn Jackson is the author of gods in Alabama, Between, Georgia, The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, Backseat Saints, A Grown Up Kind of Pretty, Someone Else s Love Story, The Opposite of Everyone, and The Almost Sisters Her books have been translated into a dozen languages, won SIBA s novel of the year

⚦ Someone Else's Love Story Books ✫ Author Joshilyn Jackson –
  • ebook
  • 336 pages
  • Someone Else's Love Story
  • Joshilyn Jackson
  • English
  • 07 November 2017
  • 9780062105677

10 thoughts on “Someone Else's Love Story

  1. Will Byrnes says:

    I guarantee that when you reach the end of this novel the sound you hear will be coming from your own mouth, Awwwwwwwwww The last book I read and reviewed before this was David Vann s magnificent Goat Mountain Outstanding stuff, heavy with content, violent, dark Someone Else s Love Story, while not the opposite, is certainly worlds away An antidote Maybe chicken feathers for the soul The book opens with a poem by Emily Dickenson Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all Keep it in mind But back to beginnings Consider the first actual paragraphI fell in love with William Ashe at gunpoint, in a Circle K It was on a Friday afternoon at the tail end of a Georgia summer so ungodly hot the air felt like it had been boiled red We were both staring down the barrel of an ancient, creaky.32 that could kill us just as dead as a really nice gun could Hooked yet I was And glad of it Joshilyn JacksonShandi is 21, the mother of Natty, a precocious three year old Her bff, Walcott, is helping her move to an apartment her father keeps in Atlanta She is a familiar sort, a good hearted everygal of a single mother, except stuck between her long divorced and still contentious Jewish father...

  2. Elyse Walters says:

    Update love this book. 1.99 kindle special today From start to the wonderful ending it s just great Perfect for summer Update Several great deals this holiday season This book is 1.99 today on Kindle I thought it was sooo much funall the way to the ending I could not put this book down This book kept me company while not feeling too well PERFECT CHOICE GREAT SURPRISE DISCOVERY Of course I don t want to give anything away I ve not read other reviews on Goodreads or yet And since I don t want to share about the story itself I m going to AIR DROP tidbits A Catholic Woman is divorced from a Jewish Man They have One adult daughtersThe daughter has a genius 3 year old boyDaughter has a male best friend her wingman , who has two mothers.The Jewish Man is re married with kidsThe Catholic Woman is single A Drop dead hunky stud has ...

  3. Jessica Jeffers says:

    Ahem.Excuse me a moment, while I get out my feminist soap box.Okay This is going to be a tricky book to review from up here and this is why rape plays a significant role in the plot of this book and I m not sure I was comfortable with the way that it was portrayed This book doesn t come out for six months, but I kind of wonder about the fact that no one s thought about putting the brakes on it given the recent troubling events in Stuebenville and Halifax I m not giving anything away here you know from pretty early on that our narrator, Shandi, conceived her three year old son through unconsensual sex She never pressed charges because she was drunk and had been drugged so her memory was hazy She lived in denial about the fact until the two are involved in a hold up at a convenince store An attractive man named William is commemorating the anniversary of a devastating accident by trying to pick out laundry detergent at said convenient store and is also held hostage He s the one who lays out the gunman and puts an end to the nightmare scene Shandi, feeling like she owes her life and her son s to William but also feeling a little tingly in her lady bits, goes to visit her hero in the hospital and learns that he is a genetic researcher She then asks him to help her track down the identity of the man who drugged her and forced himself on her at a frat party when she was eighteen There s several additional plot threads including the fact that William may or may not be on the au...

  4. Cheri says:

    Edit Available on Kindle for 1.99 Shandi is a young woman who believes in miracles, with faith in immaculate conceptions, struggling to finish college and raise her own three year old mini genius and major miracle, Nathan, aka Natty Bumppo with some help from her Mom, her friend Walcott, Walcott s Momses and some financial help from Shandi s Dad, despite his new wife and Shandi s half siblings Shandi isn t lacking in the love department, so long as we re not talking romantic love I fell in love with William Ashe at gunpoint, in a Circle K It was on a Friday afternoon at the tail end of a Georgia summer so ungodly hot the air felt like it had been boiled red We were both staring down the barrel of an ancient, creaky.32 that could kill us just as dead as a really nice gun could From the moment I read that, I didn t want to put this book down There are many love stories that follow, but love stories in a...

  5. Valentina says:

    I didn t really understand what this book was trying to be Although it does have romantic elements, the story is too strange to really be considered a romance I think that the author tried to do too many things, mixing too many genres at once.It s hard to create a believable love story with a character like William, one of the protagonists He is supposed to have Asperger s syndrome, but it is not a well developed aspect of his character He was a very blah character Even when we were in his head, I was bored It would have been much interesting to have been in the other male protagonist s mind, Walcott s Instea...

  6. Diana says:

    After listening to Almost Sisters, I decided if I m browsing audio books and see Joshilyn Jackson as narrator for any of her work I will be listening as soon as possible Great, entertaining narrator I fell in love with William Ashe at gunpoint, in a Circle K When a book has a really great opening line, that really gets me This opening line grabbed me and didn t let go until I finished.Jackson has a way of writing colorful characters whose actions always seem to sur...

  7. Rashika (is tired) says:

    This was one of those rare books that I knew would be good before I even got into it Even if I was surprised by some of the turns it took.I mean a book that has an epigraph with the lines of my favorite poem and one of the few I actually know well let s just say we were meant to be.I have no idea where to start though.I ve re read certain parts of this book multiple times, I ve had than a week to think about it yet I am completely lost when it comes to this book.There is so much to say about this beautiful book and I have no idea how to put it into words.This book starts off with Shandi telling us how she fell in love, at gun point Then it goes back and tells us the story of how she got to the point don t worry the whole book isn t set in the past The story goes back and forth between Shandi and William s past, showing us how this incident changed their life and is causing them to reevaluate some of the things they chose to avoid.For Shandi it was finally accepting what had happened to her, finally accepting that her child wasn t the wonderful miracle she had always tried to make herself believe but a result of something horrid But she realized that that wouldn t change the fact that she loved him Shandi is a very refreshing charact...

  8. Ionia says:

    This is a tough one I enjoyed parts of this book immensely and other parts I simply thought were okay I am trying to come down off of my ivory tower of feminist idealism to write this review in the most non judgmental way that I can While I do see that Joshilyn Jackson is exploring the grey area between black and white thinking in this novel, there were some things that I just didn t get The questionable decisions of the main character at times made me dislike her enough that I rolled my eyes or shook my head Still, there were some things that I loved.Here is what I really liked I did not love the main character, but her son was wonderful I developed an attachment to Natty early on and wanted to ensure his safety, happiness and well being as if he were my own child The confused feelings his mother expressed over him that cleared up when she realised he was in danger was major for me This made the characters feel human and their relationship to me as the reader much solid I could imagine being in her situation thanks to the clearly expressed ideas the author put forth throughout the first half of the story The way that Willia...

  9. Megan Rosol says:

    What happened to this book It started as a light and quirky story of a young woman with a breezily dysfunctional family and a precocious child, and quickly deteriorated into a mess of of unfinished story lines, awkward transitions, and ...

  10. Kerry Ann Morgan says:

    I had big expectations for Someone Else s Love Story the kind that can be scary for a writer if they know how much we anticipate from their shiny strings of words and disappointing to a reader if those words don t flash like diamonds.Someone Else s Love Story did not disappoint.The opening scene is like a bad joke a meth head, an autistic genius, a too young mom, and a brilliant toddler born from a virgin walk into a convince store What happens next is far from convenient Oops I almost wrote covenant Nuns play a role in this story, too If you re held up at gunpoint, your life MUST change in some earth shattering ways, right Since almost all the characters involved were already living beside the river DENIAL, things start flowing.This book deals with a smorgasbord of heavy stuff crime, trauma, grief, child loss, rape, religion, autism, drugs, and But before your forehead gets all scrunched up this book is also damn funny In between, Jackson manages to wriggle in destiny vs choice, science vs religion, chemistry vs friendship, miracles vs.explanations and fireworks, birdhouses, and sweet poets named Walcott.I couldn t help being engaged by William and Shandi, flaws and all The characters are just so colorfully drawn Even little Natty is divine I pictured him as that precociously adorable blond ...

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