Someone Else's Love Story (Compact Disc)
December 2013 Indie Next List
“Jackson is a phenomenal novelist, whose feisty, unforgettable characters wrestle their way through complicated lives with grit and good humor, while she takes readers on a wild, nail-biting, and thoroughly enjoyable ride. With rich dialogue, vivid scene-setting, edge-of-your-seat plotting, and one-of-a-kind characters, Jackson's novels entertain thoroughly and stay on your mind long after you have turned the last page. In Someone Else's Love Story, a chance encounter during a convenience store robbery shakes up a number of lives. Assumptions about relationships -- with family, friends, lovers, and perceived enemies -- are shattered, and something new and surprising emerges. I loved this book!”
— Carol Schneck Varner, Schuler Books & Music, Okemos, MI
From beloved and highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson comes a fierce and funny, heartbreaking, and deeply human love story with a twist.At twenty-one Shandi Pierce is juggling finishing college; raising her delightful three-year-old genius of a son Nathan, a.k.a. Natty Bumppo; and keeping the peace between her eternally warring, long-divorced Christian mother and Jewish father. She's got enough complications without getting caught in the middle of a stick-up in a gas station mini-mart and falling in love with a great wall of a man named William Ashe, who willingly steps between the armed robber and her son.Shandi doesn't know that her blonde 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 other people do; a brilliant geneticist who believes in science 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.Someone Else's Love Story is Joshilyn Jackson's funny, charming, and poignant novel about science and miracles, secrets and truths, faith and forgiveness; about a virgin birth, a sacrifice, and a resurrection; about falling in love and learning that things aren't always what they seem--or what we hope they will be. It's a novel about discovering what we want and, ultimately, finding what we need.