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    DescriptionFrom "New York Times" bestselling author of "Eleanor & Park" and "Fangirl," Rainbow Rowell, comes a hilarious, heart-wrenching take on love, marriage, and magic phones. Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it's been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply--but that almost seems beside the point now. Maybe that was always beside the point. Two days before they're supposed to visit Neal's family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can't go. She's a TV writer, and something's come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her--Neal is always a little upset with Georgie--but she doesn't expect to him to pack up the kids and go without her. When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she's finally done it. If she's ruined everything. That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It's not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she's been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts. . . . Is that what she's supposed to do? Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?

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  • A lovely book about marriage and family3

    Giselle SM Georgie is a writer for a popular tv show. When she has to work over the holiday season, her husband and daughters take residence in his family's home in Omaha, leaving Georgie home to work with her co-worker and best friend. Through a magical phone that appears to hold the secrets to the past, she discovers which is more important to her, her work or her family.

    Landline is an interesting book to say the least. I was gripped by Rainbow's writing this time around and I wanted to know if Georgie would choose her work or her family. This problem is relevant in our modern day and age where working mothers struggle to do both. I like the fact that she's the breadwinner in this case. I don't like the fact that she had to apologize for wanting to pursue her dream and go after it. Who says that you have to devote all your time to one thing over the other? It's always best to balance both aspects so no one loses. This is what Georgie struggles through. Landline is also a book about marriage. What it takes to stay there, what it takes to want to stay in a relationship etc. I thought it was wonderfully written. I loved seeing Georgie and Neal fall in love. What I didn't fully understand was the phone. How in the world did it work? Was it just her imagination? I passed it off as her trying to comprehend her situation. And more importantly, that she missed her husband so much that she ended up talking to him through a phone that connected to the past.

    Overall, I would recommend this one for its beautiful writing and touching moments, it's another one to add to your Rowell collection. Also, that cover..I LOVE it. by Giselle SM

  • The Best Love Story I've Read in a Long While. It's Honest and Messy5

    Kathryn Ryann Dannelly Quick Blurb:

    Georgie McCoolâ??s career is finally taking off. Sheâ??s a TV writer finally being given the chance to pitch her own show. Itâ??s perfect. But it couldnâ??t be worst timing. Her marriage is crumbing. She knows it. Her husband, Neal, knows it. Itâ??s been in trouble for longer than itâ??s been okay, really.

    When Georgie tells Neal that she canâ??t go to Omaha for Christmas because of her big break, she doesnâ??t expect him to pack up anyway. But he does. Neal takes their two little girls and heads to Omaha without her. Sheâ??s left wondering if her marriage is finally done.

    Georgie discovers a strange way to communicate with Neal. Itâ??s a phone that allows her to talk to a much younger version of her husbandâ??a Neal in college, during those first few precious years of their relationship. Itâ??s not time travel. Not really.

    Itâ??s a chance for Georgie to fix her marriage or stop it before it even begins.

    My Thoughts:

    This book is one of my top ten favorite booksâ??literally.

    I canâ??t quite put my finger on the why. Maybe itâ??s the fact that Iâ??m the same age as the younger versions of Georgie and Neal. I understand their perspectives. But really I think itâ??s because I completely and one hundred percent agree with the portrayal of love in this book.

    Love isnâ??t this shiny beautiful creation between two people. It isnâ??t clean. Thereâ??s nothing certain about it. There is no formulaâ??no equation two people can follow to reach a foolproof magical ending.

    The scary thing is that sometimes love isnâ??t enough. Itâ??s complicated. Itâ??s messy and uncertain.

    Love is realizing that maybe what you have with someone else isnâ??t enough to make a perfect relationship, but you barrel ahead anyway, knowing that you only have part of the equation figured out.

    Itâ??s realizing that being **** scared and uncertain is sometimes the best youâ??re going to get.

    Love is taking that riskâ??embracing the uncertaintiesâ??dealing with the fact that it isnâ??t perfect, not even closeâ??but making it work nonetheless. Because at the end of the day, all that good, all that love, itâ??s better than the bad. Maybe.

    But itâ??s all you get in loveâ??a maybe.

    You love the person more than you hate everything else. Thatâ??s the love Rowell captures in this book. And itâ??s perfect.

    I honestly donâ??t have anything remotely bad to say about this book. Itâ??s my favorite of Rainbow Rowellâ??s (and I completely adore all of her books). But this one holds a special place for me.

    I guess youâ??ll just have to trust me and check it out yourself to see why. by Kathryn Ryann Dannelly

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