Book Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

LandlineGeorgie 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 home 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? (Goodreads)

 

My thoughts:

I’ve read all of Rowell’s other books and loved them. When I saw she had an adult book coming, I knew I needed to read it. To be honest, it wasn’t the best of her books. (I liked Attachments the best). It took a lot longer than normal for me to get through this book. Normally, I can read her books in about two days (a week tops, if I’m super busy) but this one take two weeks or longer. The storyline didn’t keep me engaged throughout the entire of the book. There were points that I was just skimming the pages to move on. Her characters were relatable though. Neal and Georgie reminded me that marriage is a two way street. Sometimes there is give and take. Seth was the best friend that everyone (girl or guy) needs. Rowell did bring some humor to the book. Like when Georgie and company need to deliver pug puppies right in the laundry room.

Overall, I give the book 3 stars.

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♥ Jennifer

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

  1. I’ve never read anything by Rainbow Rowell and I’ve thinking about which of her books is the best for me to start with… thanks for the heads up on this one, I’ll probably start with her other books first~~ thanks for the honest review 🙂

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

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