Sunday, July 27, 2014

Landline by Rainbow Rowell Review

Source:  Purchased
Genre:  Adult Contemporary/ Chick Lit
Publisher:  Saint Martin's Press (Macmillan)
Date Published: July 8, 2014 
Number of Pages: 319

Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s 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 to 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?  (from Goodreads)

Hmm...I don't really know how to feel about this book. its slow to start, but the ending makes it so good and enjoyable. I'm just not sure how to feel about it as a whole.

Georgie is a well written and sorta likeable main character. She made me angry at points (that's probably because I AM married and I couldn't have that kind of iffy, few sentences to each other every day, kind of marriage.). But her finding herself made me respect her, and enjoy her journey. 

Really, if you need a break from your usual genre (whatever it may be) then I would definitely give Landline a shot. Its not really chick lit, and it seems kind of adult contemporary to me. I don't know. Indefinable!!

                                                   4 of 5 Happy Clouds :)


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