Someone Else's Love Story

Someone Else's Love Story

A Novel

eBook - 2013-11-19
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I fell in love with William Ashe at gunpoint, in a Circle KFor single mom Shandi Pierce, life is a juggling act. She's finishing college; raising her delightful three-year-old genius son, Nathan, aka Natty Bumppo; and keeping the peace between her eternally warring, long-divorced Christian mother and Jewish father. She's got enough to deal with before she gets caught in the middle of a stickup in a gas station mini-mart and falls in love with a great wall of a man named William Ashe, who steps between the armed robber and her son to shield the child from danger.Shandi doesn't know that her blond god has his own baggage. When he looked down the barrel of the gun in the gas station he believed it was destiny: it's been exactly one year 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,...
Publisher: New York: HarperCollins, 2013-11-19.
ISBN: 9780062105677
Branch Call Number: eBook Overdrive

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1C00lgrannie
Jun 05, 2018

Throughly enjoyable!

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FVReader
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.

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dorthb
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.

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claireswazey
Feb 21, 2014

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

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kesha1123
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 http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/08d5616c-a421-41b2-9f98-6535d3775ee7?postId=a9ff8cf2-4c1b-4150-af29-533cdefdcca0

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beachcat2
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.

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dontbugmeimreading
Dec 14, 2013

Cute love story with a surprise ending.

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MissSherbetXO
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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