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?
Upon starting this book I was instantly drawn in by “Georgie.” I was able to sympathize with her situation and her questions and fears. Although I’m not a career woman as well as a wife and mother I felt surprised by the fact that “Neal” and her kids went on Christmas vacation without her. If I had been in her position I would have been more hurt than mad or surprised. I was mad at “Georgie” too because she was placing her job above her children and husband during a special holiday. The one thing I did like though was that the time away from her husband made her see what her and her husband were doing wrong and how they had gotten to that point.
I really enjoyed reading this story because it made me stop and take a look at my own marriage and family life and decide to make some changes now before it’s too late to make any. I love how instead of going through important parts of her past with a “time-machine” or something similar that she had to use a landline phone instead. I really loved the way this book was written and how it was set up. I like how the chapters and the sections were written a little crooked; I thought it made it a little more personable and interesting! I think the books that have everything even and straight makes it look to boring and professional; with books I think the font and things like that shouldn’t always have to be perfectly straight.
I really enjoyed reading this author, I believe I will have to go by Mrs. Rowell’s other books and read them as well. Although this is more of an adult book compared to her other books I think I would still like to read Mrs. Rowell’s other books. I found that the way this author writes is very easy to read and I cannot wait until she writes some more books likes this one. I give this Landline and Rainbow Rowell an “A+.”
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Tiffany