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3.90  ·  Rating details ·  5,731 ratings  ·  738 reviews
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.

You, Me, Everything is a heartfelt and unforgettable novel about the lengths we are prepared to go to for those we love.
Kindle Edition, 432 pages
Published April 19th 2018 by Simon & Schuster UK
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Larry H
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars for this one.

What is it about books with pronouns in the title?

Me Before You, Everything I Never Told You, The Geography of You and Me , and now, Catherine Isaac's You Me Everything , all turned me into an emotional wreck when I was reading them. (I know there are countless other books which fit this bill, but these come to mind first.)

"Everyone's future is uncertain. Most of us don't think about the fact that we could be run over by a bus tomorrow. We plod through life, taking every
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Louise Wilson
Set in the French Countryside Sick of his lies, cheating ways and complete lack of interest in fatherhood, Jess left her boyfriend, Adam, only months after she gave birth to their son. Adam moved to France to follow his dream, unencumbered by a series relationship and a child he never wanted. Ten years later, Susan, Jess's mother, lies in a nursing home, battling a debilitating disease. Susan forces Jess to recognise that William needs his father in his life.

Jess and William spend the summer at
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Pauline
Jan 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
You, Me, Everything by Catherine Isaac is a story about family and relationships. Jess is trying to cope with being a single mum to her ten year old son. She is also trying to cope with the fact that her mother is suffering from Huntington disease. Jess takes her son on holiday to France so that he can spend some time getting to know his father. This trip will be a learning curve for everyone. I would like to thank NetGalley and Simon and Schuster UK for my e-copy in exchange for an honest revie ...more
Laura
May 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ohh, what a wonderfully written and emotional book - I didn't want to stop reading, despite the tears (I do cry easily but even so, this was a heartwrencher!). 

Catherine Isaac's writing feels so like real life - in many ways but, at its heart, just in the way she portrays dialogue and actions - it all feels natural and so convincing. The situation - Jess trying to get her ex (and father of her child) to bond at last, whilst dealing with her own problems and th
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Mellie Antoinette
A classic chic lit romp through the quotidian of everyday life. I am not sure I understand the recent trend to throw a horrible illness into the backstory of cozy fiction. I feel like it’s a stop gap for an otherwise uneventful storyline. Personal opinion. Maybe I’m alone on that one?!

So this is the tale of Adam and Jess whom we meet just as they are falling out of love with each other. On the advice from her mother who is suffering from the last stages of Huntington’s Disease (which sounds awfu
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Megan Prokott
A French charcuterie of cheese ball and idealism.
Kavita Kumar-Karthik
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Kathy - Books & Munches
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s, read-in-2018
The one thing that definitely deserves to be mentioned first is how there are so many hard topics tackled in this novel. From illness to alcoholism to being a single parent to the pressure kids can have on a relationship - it's all there!
And all those topics made this book that more amazing to read because they are incorporated in a real, genuine way that made my skin crawl at times. You can feel the hardships all characters are dealing with - purposely not mentioning names because spoilers, doh
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Saarah Niña
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
Underwhelming

This book fell a little short for me. Just, underwhelming considering I thought it might be like Jojo Moyes' Me Before You or just Moyes' writing. The only comparison? It's a love story. And, one I didn't enjoy very much. Nor, did I like the way the book was written- it was unnatural. The reader was told too much too soon. There was no anticipation, until near the end but everything else was immediately put out there. I had no curiosity for the story being told and so, it wasn't n
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Sandie Bishop
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-favourites
Wow! What a brilliantly written, lovely book. Everyone: you HAVE to read this if it's the only one you read this year. Just make sure you have the tissues handy though as it WILL make you laugh and cry throughout its pages.
Stacey A.  Prose and Palate
This was a DNF for me.
The Just-About-Cocky Ms M
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: readers who go "squeeeee!!!!!"
Recommended to The Just-About-Cocky Ms M by: My Evil Twin.
Like the ubiquitous headless and beautifully dressed woman on about 80% of historical fiction--most of it bad; the trite and tired "The [fill-in-the-blank] Wife/Daughter/Whatever that provides a Big Clue that the author is equally trite; and the appalling plethora of titles featuring the "You Before Me/Me after You/You Me and the Damn Dog, this lightweight, forgettable, and ultimately boring novel lives up to its banal title.

So why did I bother?

Because I'm a sucker for books set in France, eith
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Cassidy (Cassidys.Bookshelf)
I'm going to keep this one short and sweet. The setting of the book takes place in the French countryside and you can't help but want to be there with the characters. The story revolves around Jess and Adam and their son William. Adam has never been an ideal father, leaving shortly after his birth and only seeing him a few times a year since. Jess wants more for her son and is making one last attempt to make things right between everyone all while holding back a secret of her own. Overall, I enj ...more
Irena
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Review to come.
Jo
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Oh My Heart! I just need to take a little breath before I write this review, because this book is just so incredibly gorgeous. It is such a beautiful book. It made me laugh, it made me cry, and I fell in love with all of the characters. I couldn't focus on anything else while I read this book, set in the beautiful Chateau de Roussignol, in the French countryside. It waa all consuming.

It's a book about lost love, about paternal lov, about the love between mother and daughter, and the love that ru
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Grace J Reviewerlady
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm not quite sure exactly what I expected from this novel, but I got so much more than I ever thought. It will leave you worn out, exhausted - and desperately sorry that you've reached the final page.

This is usually where I give a brief outline of the book - without giving away more than the synopsis alludes to, but this time I don't want to expand on the blurb one little bit. This is a book about happiness, friendship, children, relationships, family, secrets and love. It begins as such a ligh
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Donna Hines
Bloody Brilliant! "Sometimes, it takes darkness to see how we shine."
"When you're surrounded by love, you have nothing to fear."
A love story unmatched by the struggles and triumphs of a world in which 'trust' takes center stage.
Jenn, Adam, and William are on a journey. A journey that helps them define who they are and what they each bring to the relationship.
Separately they are fine but together they are magical!
Jenn suffers from anxiety, depression, and is currently trying to adapt to having a
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Littlebookworm
Jun 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Jess and Adam split up ten years ago; during which time Jess has been single-handedly raising their son William, whilst Adam has been busy making a new life for himself in France. Now Jess decides to take William to France to spend a summer at the hotel that Adam runs, in the hope of encouraging some father and son bonding; though both Adam and William are unaware of her true reasons for doing so.

This book is actually by Jane Costello writing under a pseudonym, and I can see why she chose to do
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Stephanie (Stephanie's Novel Fiction)
You, Me, Everything by Catherine Isaac is a witty moving novel with just the right balance of romance, humor, and sadness. Since the book is set in the idyllic countryside of the Dordogne valley in France, and the French countryside is one of the top 10 places in the world that I've visited, I could not help but curl up, imagine I was back there on vacation, and immediately get lost in the lush, vivid summer scenery of Château de Roussignol, the castle renovated by Adam, ex-boyfriend (and father ...more
Lynn Pribus
Many glowing reviews here, but although this book dealt with some difficult issues, I had an unshakable impression that this author cut her teeth writing "romances." For me, the giveaway clues were the life-changing decisions made on a minor misunderstanding, the detailed descriptions of rippling muscles, glistening skin and throbbing hearts, the constant push/pull between Our Heroine and Our Hero and the introduction of a Diverting Male.

After I finished, I explored her bio and found she had ind
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Joann
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a charming read this was. Jess, who has been raising her 10 year old, Willian, goes for an extended visit to the chateau, in France, that William's father has recently converted. She is hoping that William and his father, Adam, will be able to bond. She has a very good reason to want this to develop. Without dragging the whole plot out, I will just say that it was an enjoyable read, though predictable. There’s just the right balance of humour and sadness with hidden secrets being revealed. ...more
Arlene
It was sad... it was happy... it was emotional... it was everything.
booksofallkinds
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, this book really got to me and it is a story that will not be easily forgotten.

Jess and Adam fell in love but it wasn't enough to keep them together. Ten years later and at the request of her beloved mother who is fading away before their eyes, Jess is heading to France with her amazing ten-year-old son so that Adam can form a real bond with their child. And who wouldn't enjoy a few weeks in a lovely chateau in the beautiful French countryside? But with worries from home crowding in on her
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Fabulous Book Fiend
Dec 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, i loved the way the story was told and I loved Jess as a lead character. This books is exactly what it says it is, heartbreaking and hopefully all the same time. You will not want to put it down once you have picked it up because Jess is such a great character to spend time with, but also you will need to know what is going to happen next. As soon as I started reading this book, I felt like I just needed to settle in for the night because once I was there, there was no way I w ...more
Jessica
Nov 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I had absolutely no idea when I picked up this book to read how emotional it would be! It is a real tear jerker so you will definitely need plenty of tissues when reading this!

The main character Jess has been through so much and at parts of the book you just think it can't get any worse for her then it does and my heart just went out to her. She is an incredibility strong person that you instantly connect with.

The thing I loved most about this book was that when I was reading it I had no idea ho
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Colleen Maclennan
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
The positive part of this book was learning about Huntington’s disease and how debilitating it is. The rest of the book was a Harlequin type story where boy meets girl, falls in love, baby boy arrives, father of baby leaves because of miscommunication, mom raises boy but later wants boy to bond with dad . During a summer vacation Dad bonds not only with his son but the woman he left many years ago.In between a lot of shallow characters with petty problems.

Shaz Goodwin
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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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!
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Elizabeth
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not deep literature but for me, it was a nice, fast read that managed to be light but not fluffy, romantic but not sappy and also gently explore what it means to live fully when life hands you circumstances you would never wish for. After a serious issues-heavy book (The Female Persuasion), this was a perfect dessert read. If you are a fan of Laura Dave’s books, I think they’re fairly comparable although this was probably better than some of hers.

(Sidenote: as a former French teacher, I loved t
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Linda Hill
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A summer in France will bring more than a suntan for Jess, William and Adam.

Pass me the thesaurus. I simply do not have adequate vocabulary to express how much I love You, Me, Everything. Let me be honest, it isn’t the most literary work of fiction I’ve ever read, it doesn’t have a heart thumping plot with visceral murder and psychologically challenged protagonists, but I absolutely adored every moment of being submersed in the lives of those in France. I truly believe it will be hard to beat Yo
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Catherine Isaac was born in 1974 in Liverpool, England. She gained a degree in history at the University of Liverpool, then studied journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University.
She began her career as a trainee reporter at the Liverpool Echo and went on to became Editor of the Liverpool Daily Post. She wrote her first novel, Bridesmaids, while on maternity leave and under the pseudonym Jane Costell
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