Sunday, June 5, 2016

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

One True Loves
by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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Release date: June 7, 2016
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Genre: Chick-lit, Romance
Hardback: 352 pages
Rating: 5

First sentence(s):
I am finishing up dinner with my family and my fiancé when my husband calls.

From the author of Maybe in Another Life—named a People Magazine pick and a "Best Book of the Summer" by Glamour and USA TODAY—comes a breathtaking new love story about a woman unexpectedly forced to choose between the husband she has long thought dead and the fiancé who has finally brought her back to life.

In her twenties, Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They build a life for themselves, far away from the expectations of their parents and the people of their hometown in Massachusetts. They travel the world together, living life to the fullest and seizing every opportunity for adventure.

On their first wedding anniversary, Jesse is on a helicopter over the Pacific when it goes missing. Just like that, Jesse is gone forever.

Emma quits her job and moves home in an effort to put her life back together. Years later, now in her thirties, Emma runs into an old friend, Sam, and finds herself falling in love again. When Emma and Sam get engaged, it feels like Emma’s second chance at happiness.

That is, until Jesse is found. He’s alive, and he’s been trying all these years to come home to her. With a husband and a fiancé, Emma has to now figure out who she is and what she wants, while trying to protect the ones she loves.

Who is her one true love? What does it mean to love truly?

Emma knows she has to listen to her heart. She’s just not sure what it’s saying.


My two-bits:

This novel houses equally engaging love stories that tugs at the heart to the very end.

It is easy to fall in love with the characters from the start which causes emotional pulls one way and then another and then back again.

Got me thinking of "one true love" and siding with the author's observations and conclusions on the topic.

About the author:
Taylor Jenkins Reid is an author and essayist from Acton, Massachusetts. Her first novel, Forever, Interrupted, was named one of the "11 Debuts We Love" by Kirkus Reviews. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Alex, and their dog, Rabbit.

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* review copy part of Summer Reading Challenge (here)


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