Author: Rainbow Rowell
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Published: July 8, 2014
My Rating: ★★★
Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble; it has been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems beside the point now. Maybe that was always beside 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 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?
At the beginning of this book, I knew exactly what the ending was going to be like. This is the only reason why this book was an average read for me. Maybe if I didn't read books so well the rating might be higher. However, I do absolutely love Rainbow Rowell's writing style. I don't know why I love the writing so much but it's just so descriptive it's deliciously good. This book has a Winter/Christmas setting which made this so much more fun to read as it's Christmas time for me... LOVE LOVE Georgie's daughter. Like seriously, she is the absolute cutest. For sure, my favorite character. The concept was cool. How time is all interconnected. The choices you make in your past and how it can change your future without you even knowing. Overall, Landline was an average read for me and I zoomed through it pretty quickly.
Rainbow Rowell writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults (ATTACHMENTS and LANDLINE). Sometimes she writes about teenagers (ELEANOR & PARK and FANGIRL). But she always writes about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they're screwing up. And people who fall in love. When she's not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguing about things that don't really matter in the big scheme of things. She lives in Nebraska with her husband and two sons. More at rainbowrowell.com.