November Book Club Selection

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This month’s book club selection is absolutely worth the wait. We’ve long been fans of Joshilyn Jackson and have waited eagerly for her newest book to arrive. We got early copies of SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY and fell in love with the characters immediately. A young, single mother. A charming, genius child. A broken, gifted man. The best friend who never turns away. It’s a story about miracles and redemption and finding the truth when the truth seems impossible. It is classic Joshilyn Jackson and it’s her best novel yet. We adored this book.

But here’s the deal. You can’t actually buy a copy for eight more days. It doesn’t officially publish until November 19th. Don’t fret, however, we have five copies of SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY up for grabs this week. (See the entry form below for details) And Joshilyn will be with be with us the entire month sharing exclusive content including pictures of her writing space, the inspiration behind the novel, and the short story prequel to the novel (among other things). In the mean time you can pre-order a copy of the novel at your local independent bookstore or the links provided here so that you have the book in your hot little hands the moment it’s available.

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SOMEONE ELSE'S LOVE STORY SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY  is beloved and highly acclaimed  New York Times  bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson’s funny, charming, and poignant novel about science and miracles, secrets and truths, faith and forgiveness; about falling in love, and learning that things aren’t always what they seem—or what we hope they will be.

Shandi Pierce is juggling finishing college, raising her delightful three-year-old genius son Nathan, aka Natty Bumppo, and keeping the peace between her eternally warring, long-divorced parents. She’s got enough complications without getting caught in the middle of a stick-up and falling in love with William Ashe, who willingly steps between the robber and her son.

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 world. But William doesn’t define destiny the way others do. A brilliant geneticist who believes in facts and numbers, destiny to him is about choice. Now, he and Shandi are about to meet their so-called destinies head on, making choices that will reveal unexpected truths about love, life, and the world they think they know.

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Can’t wait until the 19th to get a taste of SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY? Well, friends, you’re in luck.  MY OWN MIRACULOUS  will tide you over. Pick up a copy when you pre-order SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY and get a running start at the novel. My Own Miraculous

From  New York Times  bestselling novelist Joshilyn Jackson comes an e-original short story that gives a fierce and funny character from  SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY  a standalone adventure all her own.

Shandi Pierce got pregnant when she was only seventeen years old. She fell for her son—deeply, instantly, completely—but as she sat at the table feeding him, her own mother was sliding eggs and bacon onto her plate, feeding her. Now, four years later, Shandi is still more parented than parent.

She lives with her mom, her dad pays her bills, and her best friend, Walcott, acts as her white knight. But Natty is no ordinary kid, and when his savant behavior catches the attention of an obsessive stranger, only Shandi sees the true menace.

To protect her son, Shandi must grow up—fast—and find an answer to the question, how can a girl remake herself into a mother?

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Joshilyn JacksonJoshilyn Jackson is the New York Times Bestselling author of GODS IN ALABAMA, BETWEEN, GEORGIA, THE GIRL WHO STOPPED SWIMMING, BACKSEAT SAINTS, and A GROWN  UP KIND OF PRETTY.  SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY is her most recent novel.  Her short novella, MY OWN MIRACULOUS, is the prequel to SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY, and is available as an e book and an audio download.

She lives in Decatur, Georgia with her husband and their two kids. She loves Bourbon and Hot Yoga (not together) and she has more dogs than you. Unless you have three.  Joshilyn is  also an award winning audiobook narrator.

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About Ariel Lawhon

Ariel Lawhon is the author of THE WIFE THE MAID AND THE MISTRESS (2014), FLIGHT OF DREAMS (2016), and I WAS ANASTASIA (2018). Her books have been translated into numerous languages and have been Library Reads, One Book One County, and Book of the Month Club selections. She is the co-founder of SheReads.org and lives in the rolling hills outside Nashville, Tennessee, with her family.

91 Responses to November Book Club Selection

  1. Becky Doughty November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Haven’t read any of Joshilyn’s books – I love finding new (to me!) authors here! Hope I get a copy – sounds like a great book!

  2. Janet R November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds like an amazing story – I’d love to win it! Monday blessings…

  3. Lori Fisher November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I just finished reading SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY…it is a lovely story…the characters are so well developed I found myself feeling such strong empathy for each one. I enjoyed the book very much.

  4. Ann Bresnan November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Hope I’m lucky!

  5. Gwyn November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I haven’t heard of this author! I am excited to learn more about her and her book this month.

  6. Jennifer November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    The combination of miracles and science intrigues me. I hope I win!

  7. Lori Nelson Spielman November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds wonderful. Thank you, She Reads!

  8. Becky November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds like a great story- I would love to try one of Joshilyn’s books!

  9. Lydia Netzer (@lostcheerio) November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    All my thumbs up for this novel. A phenomenally great story. In fact, I may need to borrow some extra thumbs so I can accurately represent my enthusiasm.

  10. Alana November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I’d like to read about someone else’s love story for a change!

  11. Elisabeth November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Excellent selection!

  12. Kristy Feltenberger Gillespie November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I haven’t read any of her novels but I’d love to start! 🙂

  13. rhonda November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds perfect for me.

  14. Christie November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I absolutely adore Joshilyn Jackson’s novels so I’m really looking forward to reading this one when it comes out!

  15. Bonnie Capuano November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Great giveaway and I can’t wait to read this book

  16. Marie November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I’ve never read any of her books, but this one has definitely caught my attention. It looks like a great choice!

  17. Kayo November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I am so anxious to read this book. So many books this fall look amazing!

  18. Andrea Lochen November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I’m so looking forward to reading this book! Joshilyn Jackson is one of my favorite authors!

  19. Malina November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I am listening to one of her books on audio now, “Gods in Alabama” and loving it. Would be nice to follow it up with this book. Regardless I will be reading the November book read.

  20. Bonnie Franks November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you for the giveaway and looks like a great book!

  21. Nancy Pate November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    So pleased with this selection. I have an ARC and will be blogging about it later this month.
    Meanwhile, my mom has latched on to my copy and can’t put it down.

  22. Katie B. November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I love Joshilyn Jackson’s book and I am so excited to read this new one.

  23. Paula Caurro November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Yeah for Joshilyn Jackson. She is one of my favorite authors. I have read all of her books.

  24. Elizabeth Bevins November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Oh! I’ve wanted to read this one for a while now. Thanks for the review.

  25. Xylia Brown November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Just yesterday I read “My Own Miraculous” and knew I’d found a new author love before I finished the first page. I immediately ordered one of her books and added the rest of them to my wishlist. I cannot wait to own a stack of them!

  26. Jenny November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    So excited for this book!

  27. Susan Ashton November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I’m reading Someone Else’s Love Story right now and loving it!

  28. Cami November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Been looking forward to reading this one! Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Lana November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Really looking forward to this November read!

  30. Carl November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Thanks very much for making copies of SELS available to us prior to the actual release date. My wife and I are both fans and we’d love to win a copy. Please enter my name in the draw.

  31. Susan I November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds fantastic…and just what I need to get me out of this Mercury in retrograde funk!

  32. wjbooks November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Ohhhh, a new author to me, and lives less than 30miles from me! Yayyy!! I will definitely see how to sign up for her newsletters.
    This sounds like a great book! Apparently from the comments I have been missing out

  33. Jan Brent November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I can’t wait to read this latest book from one of my favorite authors! I’ve read everything she has written. Love them all!

  34. Jennifer Huelsebusch November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds great!!!

  35. Kathy P November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Would love love love to win!

  36. Beth November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    New to me author! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Beth

  37. jeninlb November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Would love to win this. My mom and I would BOTH read it.

  38. melissa November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I just finished My Own Miraculous. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of Someone Else’s Love story.

  39. Sharon November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    This would be very much appreciated and enjoyed. Thanks.

  40. Laurie November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Can’t wait to read Joshilyn’s new book! Would love to win a copy!

  41. Molly Donaldson November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Can’t wait to read this one! And excited to discover http://www.shereads.org!!

  42. Wendy November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds like an interesting read!

  43. Sarah P. November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I read the sample chapter, and I’m already hooked!

  44. Tricia J November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    More books to add to my list. Love!!!

  45. Sally Kilpatrick November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    At this point I have a handful of authors that I will autobuy on the day the book comes out. Joshilyn Jackson is one of them. And to get a copy before it comes out? Hey that’s worth a comment or twelve. If you haven’t read her other books, get on it people!

  46. Kandra November 11, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Mmmmmm…nothing like discovering a new author! Sign me up!

  47. Michelle November 11, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I have loved everything Joshilyn Jackson has written- this book is no exception. I’m hoping my book club reads this next month; the discussion would be fabulous!

  48. shannon brown November 11, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I love her books!

  49. Carmen November 11, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    SO looking forward to reading this one! YAY for Joshilyn.

  50. Jencey Gortney November 11, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Can’t wait to read the book!

  51. Shelley November 11, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I have been waiting ALL YEAR for this book to come out. I recently read My Own Miraculous, and I am already attached to Shandi and Natty as if they were real people. I MUST read more about them!

  52. Debbie Krenzer November 11, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I’ve been seeing this book touted all over the place. WANT to read!! Pick me!!!

  53. Kathy November 11, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    This book sounds very down to earth and also a great love story based on reality. Sometimes meeting that “special” one can bring some unforseen consequences. Can’t wait to see how this romance works out.

  54. Becky S November 11, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    This sounds like a great choice.

  55. Melanie Backus November 11, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like a great book!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

  56. Bonnie K. November 11, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love to read this book!

  57. Nise' November 11, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I just started listening to My Own Miraculous in anticipation of this book.

  58. Michelle November 11, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    This book looks great and I can’t wait to read it! I love her writing!

  59. Kristie Poovey November 12, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    So excited about this book!!! I can’t wait to read it, love this author!!!

  60. Suzy November 12, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I’ve been waiting for this book for what seems like forever.

  61. Brooke November 12, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you for another great suggestion and opportunity to read.

    Brooke

  62. Evelyn November 12, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    sounds like a wonderful story! it is on my list.

  63. LRF November 12, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    sounds interesting, definitely would want to read the prequel first~glad you gave info. for that book since I am the type to want to read stuff in order:) love all the books introduced on this site!

  64. LRF November 12, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I put the wrong “twitter name” in the rafflecopter give away line.
    I am @lmorr613 and I am pretty sure I wrote it incorrectly for the giveaway.

    However, I was a part of twitter and signed up well before today…I just don’t do it very often:)

  65. Tessy November 12, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I’d love to win this book.

  66. Kimba November 13, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Look forward to the release this week of Someone Else’s Love Story.

  67. Shell November 13, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I adore her books! Would love to win this one!

  68. Dana Carpenter November 13, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    As a transplanted southerner I love the authenticity of Jackson’s books. I can’t wait to read this.

  69. Teri November 13, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I would love love love to win this! My sister and I have been enjoying her books since we happened upon “Gods in Alabama”. Being from Alabama, I feel like I know a lot of her characters and places and she is my favorite author. I can’t wait to get my hands on this one!

  70. Stacey Burke November 13, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds like a good choice … would love a chance to read it before recommending to my book club

  71. Debra Underwood November 13, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Can’t wait to read Someone Else’s Love Story.

  72. Julie November 13, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Love Joshilyn Jackson books! Cannot wait to read this one.

  73. Sandra November 13, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Wanna win! Wanna win!! Wanna win!!!

  74. Darla November 13, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    LOVE this author! Can’t wait to start this one!

  75. Anna Lee Gresham November 13, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I’ve heard so much about this book and can’t wait to read it. Would LOVE to win a copy!

  76. Sarah Hyde November 13, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I have always been a fan since my Dec99er friend Lydia told me how awesome of a writer you were MANY eons ago 🙂

  77. stephanie November 13, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    this can’t get here soon enough! it’s been too long since Grown Up, I need my jj fix!

  78. Carol November 13, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of this book! I’ve already pre-ordered/bought the audio book.

  79. Debra Woloson November 13, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Would love to win & read this book. Thanks for the giveaway & review.

  80. Linda J November 13, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I have loved all of her books. If reviews are correct I shant be disappointed with this one.

  81. tomi l. wiley November 14, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I finished MY OWN MIRACULOUS and the first bit of SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY this morning, and I’m so excited for the official release! I’d love to review it and spread the word about this new book and Joshilyn’s talent – she deserves it!

  82. Misty Martin November 14, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I NEEEEEED THIS BOOK!!!! Stat!

  83. Heidi Blankenship November 14, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I’m so looking forward to reading this. I can’t wait! I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the opportunity.

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