Someone Else's Love Story

Someone Else's Love Story

Book - 2013
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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.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2013
ISBN: 9780062105653
Branch Call Number: JAC
Characteristics: xiii, 300 p. ;,24 cm

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FVReader
Nov 16, 2015

I always enjoy a book by Joshilyn Jackson. This one is a darker theme than the others I've read but still tells the story in a light, offbeat manner.
The struggles of facing one's past is key throughout. I don't want to give away anything but this book focusses on the faith and courage to stand up to yourself, face yourself and believe in yourself; to walk into your future strongly and with awareness.
Loved Natty and Walcott. Joshilyn Jackson knows how to write good characters.

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dorthb
Aug 25, 2014

Half way through this book, I told someone who the characters were and what the story was. She responded with: "What are you reading??!?
It ended up being a story about finding who you really loved. What a different story. Loved it.

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claireswazey
Feb 21, 2014

Fun read. Good escapism.Good story line and not too predictable. I liked it.

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kesha1123
Jan 26, 2014

Truly clever, intertwined novel that surprisingly surprises the reader. I love, love, love William's character and found the story was crafted with precision and care that honors the reader.

ChristchurchLib Jan 22, 2014

"Single mother Shandi Pierce and her genius three-year-old son are stocking up on snacks at a gas station when they become the hostages of the none-too-bright punk trying to hold it up. Fellow hostage William Ashe saves the day, however, which prompts Shandi to fall in love with him and care for him upon his release from the hospital. But this isn't a romance novel, and Shandi might not get her happy ending. With vivid characters and thoughtful, often funny writing, this enjoyable novel takes on faith, love, and the unpredictability of life in a manner that is "both graceful and tender" (Kirkus Reviews)." Fiction A to Z January 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/08d5616c-a421-41b2-9f98-6535d3775ee7?postId=a9ff8cf2-4c1b-4150-af29-533cdefdcca0

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beachcat2
Jan 08, 2014

I loved this book- such interesting characters and an engrossing plot - hard to stop reading to go to sleep. Thanks to Joshilyn Jackson! I have read all her novels and I think she just keeps getting better.

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dontbugmeimreading
Dec 14, 2013

Cute love story with a surprise ending.

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Jun 14, 2014

A whole and grown-­up person would go and simply tell him. I’m in love with you. A whole and grown-­up person would ask him. Can you please love me back?

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