7/17/14

Landline

Author: Rainbow Rowell 
Pages: 308 
Publisher: St. Martin's Press 
Format: Hardcover 
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Summary (from Goodreads): Georgie 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 besides the point now.

Maybe that was always besides 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?



I had no idea what to expect when I cracked open my copy of Landline, but I knew that whatever it was, I'd enjoy it. Rainbow Rowell truly has a gift: everything she writes is pure magic. Landline is so artfully constructed that I managed to read close to a hundred pages before I realized I was absorbed. The writing itself was perfect - clear, easy to follow, and with the honest voice that we've come to expect from the author. I adored every minute of this book - even the ones spent teary-eyed. 

If you're looking for a wonderful summer read, pick up a copy of Landline. I promise you will not regret it.

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