Book Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

A Christmas story about a couple in crisis, as work and children take priority in their lives, but when Neal decides to go to his Mom for Christmas with daughters Alice and Noomi, Georgie, his wife, is left to evaluate her life and marriage. Georgie has to forego the family Christmas trip to write scripts for her new up and coming comedy show with bestfriend, Seth. However, one night at her mother’s she discovers she can dial Neal in 1998, before their marriage began, and just maybe this crazy anomaly will give her the opportunity to save her marriage.

I missed reading this one last year and holiday/romance reads are not a priority for me, but this relatively short novel was spellbinding in its characters and angst. We retrace the first time Neal and Georgie met, see them overcome hurdles to be together and battle life for their marriage, but will it be enough to save it.

I particularly enjoyed reading about Georgie’s family, her Mom and sister, Heather, provide much comic relief with their adorable pugs, who also came as a package deal in this literary family.

I can see why this was voted the best literary fiction novel on Goodreads in 2014 and glad I had an opportunity to pick it up.

Links To Book:
Amazon UK
Amazon US



  1. I thoroughly enjoyed Eleanor and Park, and have been interested in checking out some of her other work. Hopefully soon I will get some time to get around to them!


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