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 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.
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 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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