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Published: January 1st 2014
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Pages: 320 (hardcover)
Audiobook length: 9 hrs and 3 min
Synopsis by the publisher
Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble; it has been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems beside the point now.
Maybe that was always beside the point.
Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect him to pack up the kids and go home without her.
When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.
That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts…
Is that what she’s supposed to do?
Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?
Rowell’s writing is witty and I really did like the dialogue between the characters. Especially the ones between Georgie and young Neal.
There was a lot of easy humor, witty remarks and thoughts on love. And I loved the Tolkien references.
This is the second Rowell novel that I’ve read and I do really enjoy her writing even though I don’t feel as captivated by it as many others do.
Georgie was a really ambitious character and I could relate to her in her frustration in feeling like she was trying to fulfill her dream as well as taking care of her family.
Seth and Neal made for two interesting male characters. I really fell for Seth in the beginning and just loved his smart remarks and his humor, but when young Neal came into the picture I had a hard time trying to decide which one of them I liked best.
Noomi is the cutest character in the bunch though! “Meow!”
Landline had a pretty even pace and good build up.
It did take me a little while to get invested in the story, but when we got to around a hundred pages the story took a hold on me.
I felt like there could have been a lot more to this story as I did enjoy it quite a lot, but felt like everything got resolved a bit too quickly when there was so many feelings behind the whole plot.
I did like the ending though and it got me a little teared up.
As I wrote above, it did take me quite a while to get invested in this story. I was not bored for the first hundred pages, but I did not connect with the characters that much either.
But as the story finally took a hold on me I really did fly through it and enjoyed it very much.
It was an enjoyable and fast read but I didn’t love it.
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Published: August 19th, 2014
Pages: 272 (paperback)
Audiobook length: 8hrs and 10 min
Synopsis by the publisher:
Linda knows she’s lucky. Yet every morning when she opens her eyes to a so-called new day, she feels like closing them again. Her friends recommend medication. But Linda wants to feel more, not less. And so she embarks on an adventure as unexpected as it is daring, and which reawakens a side of her that she – respectable wife, loving mother, ambitious journalist – thought had disappeared. Even she can’t predict what will happen next…
Coelho’s writing is breathtakingly beautiful! There aren’t many writers that has captured and moved me the way that Coelho does again and again. The way he paints a perfect mental image of the honesty in any flawed situation is what made this book so hard to put down.
It’s utterly fascinating how he can put together the same words as we all use into an emotional masterpiece.
I felt an instant connection to Linda. Her fear of missing out on things in life but in the same way fearing to let go of what she already had is something that I can see as relatable to so many of us.
Her temptations and thoughts were so brutally honest and showed us a very intimate strain of thoughts that I haven’t seen done so well in a while.
She was the perfectly imperfect character and she has a special place in my heart.
Linda certainly goes through a lot in this short book and I really did struggle to put it down. I just wanted to know where her life was taking her and how she would handle it all.
There were some moments in the book where I was truly surprised when it came to Linda’s choice of action and even though it wasn’t the choices I hoped she would make (some of the times) but I still understood how she came to make those choices. And those choices made the story go in directions that took a hold of me and held me tight throughout the whole book.
It moved at an even pace and had some twists and turns that did not blow my mind but they felt right and true to the storyline.
I loved this book and I loved Linda and all her flaws. It was a story that differs so much from anything I’ve ever read.
Coelho writes perfectly about life, loss, fears and love. A provocative, honest story with a powerful message.
Highly, highly recommend!
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