Landline

Just like I said in my last review, Rainbow Rowell has done it again. She has written a book that I couldn’t put down. This book is great. It’s an Adult Novel about marriage and I found it refreshing to read. Simply because I am newly married of 4 years this July. It kind of helps to put things in perspective and make you think about your own marriage and how you can improve it. I am not at the stage of needing a magic phone to talk to my husband and convince him that things are going to be better, (I hope we don’t come to that point.) But it’s nice to read something different for a change, something about real adult matters..

I think the storyline is great. I love how it’s a contemporary with just a hint of fantasy in it. I liked the characters in this story. Even though I found Georgie to be a tad annoying with the way she thinks things through. I found the story to be quirky and easy to read. Just like all of Rainbow Rowell’s books, she is great with dialog. She makes you feel like you are part of the conversation and I love that.

 

Landline Book Cover Landline
Rainbow Rowell
Fiction
Macmillan
July 8, 2014
320

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?

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