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3.92  ·  Rating details ·  5,119 ratings  ·  671 reviews
Set in the French countryside on an idyllic summer vacation, a delicious, tender novel about finding joy and love even in the most unexpected places.

Jess and her ten-year-old son William set off to spend the summer at Château de Roussignol, deep in the rich, sunlit hills of the Dordogne. There, Jess’s ex-boyfriend—and William’s father—Adam, runs a beautiful hotel in a res
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Pamela Dorman Books (first published April 19th 2018)
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Larry H
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
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  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 04, 2018 rated it liked it
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
May 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
A French charcuterie of cheese ball and idealism.
Kavita Kumar-Karthik
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Kathy - Books & Munches
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
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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Carmen
Jun 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-estrellas, 2018
Una historia aparentemente sencilla que nos demuestra de forma tierna y a veces divertida lo maravillosa y desgarradora que puede ser la vida. A partir de ese anhelo de una madre por seguir los deseos de su madre enferma, la novela nos permite acercarnos a una pareja que dejó de serlo hace 10 años, a sus desencuentros, a su niño y el amor esperanzado por su padre, a la verdad de la vida, y a cómo debemos seguir avanzando. Sin ser un texto demasiado intimista, la autora consigue que la historia p ...more
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.
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 of another edition
Review to come.
The Lady
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
الاضطراب الذي تعانيه الكاتبة اصابني بشلل نصفي، فهي حقا لاتعرف ماذا تريد.. فتارة تندب حظها العاثر مع طليقها وتارة تند المرض الذي ورثته. لن افسد عليك الكتاب طالعه بنفسك

F.F.
Jo
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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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The Just-About-Cocky Ms M
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
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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Grace J Reviewerlady
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
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Jul 08, 2018 rated it liked it
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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Gabrielė Sabaliauskienė
Vos tik pažvelgus į šios knygos viršelį galvoji - vasara.. 😍 Taip taip, šis pasakojimas susijęs su karščiu alsuojančia Dordone. O ši knyga buvo tai, ko man būtent šiuo metu reikėjo ir norėjosi.

Džesė vieniša mama, kuri augina nuostabų sūnų. Nesusiklosčius santykiams su Viljamo tėčiu, su visomis iškilusiomis problemomis tenka jai dorotis pačiai. Tačiau staiga Adamas, buvęs Džesės mylimasis, pasikviečia Džesę su sūnumi pasisvečiuoti į jo vilą Prancūzijoje. Adamas anksčiau nebuvo itin tėviškas ir di
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Joann
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
Racheli Zusiman
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ספר חמוד ביותר. אני בדרך כלל נותנת לספרים מהסוג הזה 3 כוכבים, אבל הפעם החלטתי לצ'פר בכוכב נוסף כי אהבתי מאוד את האפיון של הדמויות. הן אנושיות ועגולות. הקצב היה קצת איטי עבורי בהתחלה, אבל אחר כך הגיבורה מציינת שהיא סובלת מדיכאון, ופתאום הכל הסתדר לי בראש מבחינת קצב הסיפור. ההתנהגות שלה ואיך שהיא מתבטאת באמת מאוד מתאימה לזה. זה היה אחד הדברים שהרשימו אותי מבחינת הכתיבה.
Arlene
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
It was sad... it was happy... it was emotional... it was everything.
Abril Camino
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Esta novela lo tenía todo para enamorarme. Voz narrativa inglesa, que siempre me encantan. Una ambientación ideal, en un castillo de la Dordoña francesa. Una historia potente de reencuentro entre un marido y padre que ha estado ausente diez años y su exmujer y su hijo. Unos personajes con todo el potencial, desde el niño a algunos secundarios fantásticos. Y drama. Mucho drama de fondo. Pero, sin embargo... no es un 10. Me ha gustado, me ha entretenido y me lo he bebido en un par de días, así que ...more
Nina
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
🖤🖤🖤
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
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
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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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