One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
“One True Loves” by Taylor Jenkins Reid is a book that grabs you by surprise and then holds you until the very bitter end. I’m in a book club that has chapters all across the world. Each chapter reads the same book every month and then meets up to discuss the book and drink wine 😉 For the month of September, the book that was chosen was, “One True Loves” by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
You can buy the book from Amazon here.
I thought this book was a great choice because often times the books chosen are of a very serious matter. While the heavier books are eye-opening and informative, sometimes it’s nice to have something a little lighter. While this book was serious, it was also lighthearted and unique.
Without giving too much away, the book is about a women whose husband goes missing on a helicopter flight and who is presumed dead, one day before their one year wedding anniversary. Eventually, she meets someone else and gets engaged to him, it is during this time, that her husband is found out to be alive and comes back into her life.
Just reading the description of this book piqued my interest. I had so many questions. What would she do? How does her husband feel? What about the other guy? How did her husband get back? What happened to him?
It deals with the tragedy of losing someone and also of loving two people at the same time. The book is written in beautiful prose in a very clear way. The author lets you feel like you are inside the main character’s head. I think that the story had a captivating plot line. But, what really made and kept the book interesting was being able to hear all the main character’s thoughts and feeling like you could really relate to all the emotions that she was experiencing.
Overall, I would give this book a 9/10. I really liked it and it has piqued me to look into Taylor Jenkins Reid’s other books. Most of them seem to follow the story line of dealing with love and tragedy. I thought was really interesting for an author to focus in on this genre because it’s so intense. I suspected that it might become overwhelming and emotional to write about it repeatedly. To me, it would be overwhelming to think about all the emotion behind a situation like that over and over again.
This book made me and Taylor Reid Jenkins fan and I can’t wait to read some of her other novels.
Have you ever read a Taylor Reid Jenkins book? Which one is your favorite?
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