Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Review: Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson

by:  Joshilyn Jackson
published by:  William Morrow
publish date:  November 19, 2013

At twenty-one 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 Christian 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.

There's a long time between now and when this book actually comes out, but once I got a copy in my hands I just couldn't wait.  Joshilyn Jackson is one of my all time favorite writers.  

Someone Else's Love Story had a little bit different feel to it than JJ's other books.  It had more serious undertones.  The book dealt with topics like rape and the lengths some women will go to deny that violence has been done against them.  Another topic in this book was Asperger's Syndrome.  I wondered if Joshilyn was inspired by her friend Lydia Netzer and her book Shine, Shine, Shine.  Another great book btw.

While this book leaned a bit more towards the serious, it still had all the quirky language that makes Joshilyn Jackson books so fun to read.  Her books just keep getting better and better.  If you haven't read one yet, I so highly recommend all of them.


Anonymous said...

I am hoping to read this book. Sounds pretty good according to many reviews. My grown son has Asperger's Syndrome (diagnosed at age 7 and he is now 25), so I could almost write a book myself about what we have researched over the years. I hope that the author has done her thorough homework about AS first. I am in _ no _ way saying anything negative about this book (I haven't read it yet!)

Thanks for your review!

Autumn said...

I have a cousin "on the spectrum" and I feel like she did a good job. There was never any indication that there anything different about him other than that he had difficulty expressing his emotions. It wasn't until later in the book that things were explained and even then it wasn't really a big deal necessarily. I think it showed him as a hardworking contributing member of society which was a good thing.