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Contemporary Fiction | You Me Everything | Catherine Isaac

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I’ll be honest with you right now … I simply adored You, Me, Everything by Catherine Isaac.  But then that’s no surprise really when you consider I enjoyed Catherine writing previously as Jane Costello. As Jane Costello she sprinkled her magic through all her lighthearted stories.  As Catherine Isaac, there’s another layer of emotion and a more ‘grown up’ feel, adding heart-wrenching choices.  You won’t want to miss this!

You Me Everything Catherine Isaac

Format: Kindle Edition

File Size: 3775 KB

Print Length: 432 pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (19 April 2018)

Language: English

ASIN: B01HMYA2PE

You Me Everything is a heartfelt and unforgettable story about the lengths we are prepared to go to for those we love. Guaranteed to make you laugh and cry, this is novel you will never forget. 

You and me, we have history.
We have a child together.
We have kept secrets from each other for far too long.
This summer, in the beautiful hills of the Dordogne, it is time for everything to change.

Available to purchase in digital and hardcover format with the paperback publishing in September.

Even just watching the book trailer brings a lump to my throat!

Review

The first scene in the prologue when Jess is giving birth gives a very clear picture of Adam and where his loyalties lay.  Then 10 years later, Jess and William are packing for their summer stay with Adam.  While in the Dordogne, Jess reflects on her relationship with Adam before she fell pregnant which I must admit, made me feel ambivalent towards him.  I didn’t want to like him but found myself as emotionally invested in him as I did with Jess and William!  It’s obvious Jess played it safe over those 10 years even with her mum and dad’s full support … I thoroughly enjoyed her being pushed out of her comfort zone on a canyoning trip (symbolising the changes that were to come I think).  There’s a lot of warmth when friends arrive even though they have their own problems to sort out.

There is a reason behind the need for Adam to get to know William and I thought I knew where the story was headed but I had no idea how the story would end (every page I lived in hope).  I was determined to hold myself apart a little bit but it is such a powerful story, I had no chance.  One thing explained so much and highlighted loyalty and strength of a different kind altogether, making me fall in love a little myself.  One thing I wasn’t expecting was the joy …

Sometimes it takes darkness to see how we shine.

With misunderstandings and powerful secrets that will change lives, this is a story that will tie you up in knots.  You, Me, Everything is a page turner. I found it difficult to put down and even when I wasn’t reading I was thinking about Jess.  I’ll be the first in the queue for tickets when it’s released as a movie!

I have to say I think this is going to be the most talked about novel of 2018, not because everyone will like it (after all reading is subjective) but because of the emotive topic.  Grab yourself a copy and see for yourself.

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Jera's Jamboree has been around for 9+ years. I'm qualified as a Sleep Consultant, Dyslexia Therapist, Reiki Master, Mental Health First Aider and Mindfulness Practitioner. My love of reading, crocheting, being out in nature and positive psychology are all things that help me unwind.

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