Genre: Domestic Life, Family Life, Contemporary Women
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Date Published: July 8th 2014
Synopsis: Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble; it has 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 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?
This one is a different genre entirely from Fangirl and Eleanor & Park, so I really didn't know what to expect. I mean, I liked those books but they weren't "WOW, THIS IS AMAZING!" to me.
I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this book. Maybe it was because it featured a relationship I could connect with. A couple, married for a while, and everything that goes along with that... that is something I know very well.
Also, my husband is from Omaha... so we have that in common.
Anyway, while reading this I could feel the pain that Georgie was going through. I remember the times in my marriage where I wasn't sure my husband wanted to stick around, and my mom was going on about how he was going to leave me. So, that was hard to read for me. It was all too real.
Thus far, this is my favorite Rainbow Rowell book. It was unique in that there was some weird phone time travel going on, so that was awesome. But also something that was very easy to connect with. Highly recommend.