Someone Else's Love Story

Someone Else's Love Story

Book - 2013
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Single mom Shandi Pierce's life takes a turn when an enigmatic geneticist saves her and her 3-year-old genius son from an armed robber.
"At 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" -- from author's web page.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062105653
Branch Call Number: FICTION Jac
Description: xiii, 300 pages ; 24 cm


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The story of a group of people who haven't seen each other since they were best friends at school. When one of them dies in a terrible tragedy, the reunited friends work through their grief together and find that each of their lives is impacted in ways they could have never foreseen. (catalog de... Read More »

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Aug 15, 2019

I quite enjoyed this. The ending was not what I expected, which was a pleasant surprise. Would definitely read other books by this author.

Jun 05, 2018

Throughly enjoyable!

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.

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.

Feb 21, 2014

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

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

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.

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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