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Someone Else's Love Story

Someone Else's Love Story
HarperCollins Publishers

SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY is a 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 as they seem––or what we hope they will be. It’s a novel about discovering what we want and ultimately finding what we need. The novel is so accessible, yet with such complex themes of loss, love, and human connection, it’s almost difficult to tell how Jackson pulled it all off so effortlessly. And now, the #1 Indie Next Pick of December 2013 is available in trade paperback.

On the story: For single mom Shandi Pierce, life is a juggling act. She’s finished college, raising precocious three-year-old Natty, and keeping the peace between her eternally warring, long-divorced parents. Then she gets caught in the middle of a stickup at a gas station and falls instantly in love with William Ashe, when he steps between the armed robber and her son. Shandi doesn’t know that William’s act wasn’t about bravery. When he looked down the barrel of the robber’s gun he believed it was destiny: it’s been exactly one year since a tragic act of physics shattered his universe. But William doesn’t define destiny the way other people do—to him destiny is about choice. Now William 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.

Joshilyn Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels, including gods in Alabama and A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages. A former actor, Jackson is also an award-winning audiobook narrator. She lives in Decatur, Georgia, with her husband and their two children.