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?
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I really enjoyed Rowell writing style and how much nostalgia she put in this novel, I felt drew back to my teens and early twenties. Her characters were entertaining and dialog between them was really smooth and easy to follow. Her description of the setting was great, I could put myself right there along Georgie. I felt Georgie's pain that she was going through. Rowell does everything right on all of those accounts.
I just could not connect with the story itself. What I do understand is that she is a worker bee! She puts her work before her family. So, they just take off without her for Christmas vacation. She chooses to stay behind to work??? With me being a mom, there is no way in this world, I would choose to not be with my children at Christmas. I can't even phantom this. No matter the state of my job or the state my relationship with their father, I'm going to be with my children.... forget the man.
This is about saving your marriage, I get that too. So during this time of separation, Georgie has a epiphany about her relationship with her husband from the start, as in from the first time she saw him. She relives this through the book. She is not effective at work, hell she can't take care of her own basic needs. She never as she is going through this, just tells her co-workers screw you guys, or I will Skype with you guys about this! Go fix it!! So, she connects to the past in a weird way. She figures out the Why in her relationship.
To me, I just feel like something was missing, something I didn't get. Maybe over my head? I sure would hope not! I know this will not be a popular review, and haters will hate! So, go ahead and vote it down, I have a right to my opinion too.
I give Landline 3 Platypires
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