Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: November 2013
Categories: Literary, Contemporary Women
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.
|About Joshilyn Jackson|
I've recently realized that I'm a fan of black humor. I find it a brilliant way to discuss a heavy subject. Someone Else's Love Story contains quite a bit of dark comedy to wonderful effect. This book tackles some of the gloomiest subjects you can think of but I came away from reading it with a smile on my face. I don't think that's an easy feat for an author. Kudos to Joshilyn Jackson for making it happen.
I wouldn't call this the perfect book. There were a few too many things going on to make my best of the year list. All in all it was a very good read and the opening sentence is one of the best I've ever read.