Forever, Interrupted: A Novel Paperback – 24 Sept. 2015
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- Publisher : Washington Square Press; Original ed. edition (24 Sept. 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1476712824
- ISBN-13 : 978-1476712826
- Dimensions : 13.49 x 2.29 x 20.96 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 150,253 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer reviews:
"Touching and powerful...Reid masterfully grabs hold of the heartstrings and doesn't let go. A stunning first novel." ― Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A moving novel about life and death.” ― Kirkus
"You'll laugh, weep and fly through each crazy-readable page." ― Redbook
“Forever, Interrupted weaves a beautiful love story with a terrible tragedy. Told in alternating timelines, each chapter progresses sequentially from two different arcs: one of a blooming, forever love and another of overcoming a sudden, inexplicable loss. Each storyline moves effortlessly and seamlessly through the connected stages, while also emphasizing the strengthening of old friendships and the forging of new ones. Whether told in past or present voice, Reid’s debut is a superb read from start to finish!” ― Romantic Times
"Moving, gorgeous and, at times, heart-wrenching. Taylor Jenkins Reid writes with wit and true emotion that you can feel. Read it, savor it, share it." -- Sarah Jio ― New York Times bestselling author of The Violets of March
“Taylor Jenkins Reid has written a poignant and heartfelt exploration of love and commitment in the absence of shared time that asks, what does it take to be the love of someone's life?” -- Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus ― New York Times bestselling authors
"Sweet, heartfelt, and surprising, Forever Interrupted is a story about a young woman struggling to find her way after losing her husband. These characters made me laugh as well as cry, and I ended up falling in love with them, too." -- Sarah Pekkanen ― author of The Best of Us
"This beautifully rendered story explores the brilliance and rarity of finding true love, and how to find our way back through the painful aftermath of losing it. These characters will leap right off the page and into your heart." -- Amy Hatvany ― author of Heart Like Mine
Praise for Maybe in Another Life:
"Readers looking for a romance with a twist won't be disappointed" ― Library Journal
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This book centres on tragedy and is therefore a very emotional read. However, seeing Elsie’s journey as she tries to process and move on from a hugely tragic event was extremely powerful and beautiful. Throughout the book, there are alternating chapters showing both the progression of Elsie and Ben’s whirlwind romance and Elsie’s grief process. The love story between Ben and Elsie was tender and spontaneous and a joy to read about! Seeing Elsie develop and form relationships with the people around them through this book as she tries to cope was one of my favourite parts of this book. Taylor Jenkins Reid really wrote some incredible side characters, Ana, Mr Callahan and Susan made this book such an enjoyable read as we saw them provide a compassionate support system for Elsie. This book made my heart ache, but is definitely worth the read.
Aw I really liked this story, total chick lit type novel. It has a bit of everything in it, grief is a big part of the story as Elsie is having to learn to adjust to life without her husband. As they had a whirlwind romance and very quick marriage they hadn't met everyone in each others lives which poses additional difficulties for Elsie. From reactions from his friends and family, to her own, Elsie faces all the issues that comes with the loss of a loved one as well as additional issues you would hope never to encounter.
The present is really sad and anyone who has lost someone will be able to identify with her behavior and actions as she grieves. The recent past on how they met and how their relationship progresses is cute, childish, romantic and fairly sweet although I think a few cynical readers may be irked by some of it but I really liked it.
The story has many layers to it, I felt, aside from the grief and romance, you have trust issues, learning to work through obstacles I am sure many of us have faced at one time. Friendship, jealousy, anger and the amazing ability, we humans have, to pick ourselves up and rebuild our life when the rug has been pulled from under us.
I would recommend this book to anyone to be honest, it is a good wee read and had life not got in the way I would have got through it in one sitting easily. The characters are likable, brought to life well and can I just say, I loved Ben and George Callahan, although George doesn't appear in the book often, he has a strong presence and offers much to the story.
For a debut novel I think it is very well put together, it covers many important issues and is a great wee tale that I didn't want to put down. I will definitely keep an eye out for this authors future work, 4/5 for me this time.