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Landline by Rainbow Rowell

April 15, 2014

Middle aged Georgie’s marriage is in trouble.  She has known this for a while, but hasn’t been sure what to do about it.  Georgie’s husband, Neal, is still madly in love with her but doesn’t know how to deal with her crazy work schedule. Just a few days before Georgie and Neal plan to take their kids to Omaha to visit family for Christmas, Georgie backs out because of a big project at work.  Neal takes the kids and heads for Omaha anyways and Georgie is sure she has ruined things for good.

Being alone brings all of her family problems to the forefront and Georgie has no other option but to face them head on.  Not wanting to be alone, Georgie ends up staying at her mother’s in her old bedroom.  Her cell phone is on the fritz so she decides to use the landline.  When she is finally able to get in touch with Neal, she realizes that the Neal she is speaking to isn’t from the present, but is a past version of her husband.  This “magic” landline may be just the thing to save their marriage. 

My Thoughts: 

If you have read any of my other Rainbow Rowell reviews, you know that I am a big fan.  She currently has one adult (Attachments) and two young adult books (Eleanor and Park and Fangirl) published.  Needless to say I was extrememly anxious to get my hands on this newest book of hers.  It is not set to release until July 2014 and I planned to not write my review of it until closer to that date, but I just couldn’t wait to share this book with fellow readers.  This is probably my favorite of her four books.  I think it is probably because I am close to Georgie’s age and married.  Georgie and Neal deal with real life issues that many married couples face. Sometimes love just doesn’t feel like enough, and working through those issues can be hard.  I love how Georgie and Neal decide that fighting for their marriage is worth the work. 

If you haven’t read Rainbow’s other books, I defintely recommend reading those while you wait for Landline to be released in July! 






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