is one of those rare books you will not want to end. I thoroughly enjoyed
the characters and the story. Shandi, an unwed mother to a 3 year old
genius, is working hard to finish college. She jumps at the chance to move
closer to campus in her Dad’s condo. On moving day Shandi stops with her
son at a convenience store, with spectacularly bad timing. She is involved in a
hold up gone wrong, stepping right into someone else’s love story. Natty, the
son she loves more than anything, is far too close to the path bullets from the
gunman may travel. A good looking mountain of a man puts himself between
Natty and the gun, Shandi falls instantly in love. There are so many
layers to this charmingly entertaining story! Shandi is feisty and
spirited with a strong narrative voice, a humanly flawed likeable
character. William is not only willing to put himself between bullets and
young children; he is also a brilliantly complicated guy still recovering from
a tragic loss. His best friend, Paula, is the queen of razor sharp
retorts. Wolcott, Shandi’s childhood friend, woo’s his girlfriends in
the math department with poetry. Shandi’s devoutly Christian mother and Jewish
father divorced long ago, Dad remarried a shrewish woman and Mom is nursing a
formidable sense of betrayal and anger. Dysfunctional but with hearts the size
of all out doors, these are characters you come to like involved in a story
sure to make you think and laugh.
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.