Jij Ik Alles
Een setting om heerlijk bij weg te dromen: een kasteel op het Franse platteland
Jessica is helemaal klaar met Adam. Zijn constante leugens, overspel en gebrek aan interesse voor hun pasgeboren zoon lopen de spuigaten uit. Als ze hem de deur wijst, vertrekt hij naar Frankrijk en laat niets meer van zich horen. Opgeruimd staat netjes.
Tien jaar later is baby William uitgegroei
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 ...more
Jess and William spend the summer at ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
So why did I bother?
Because I'm a sucker for books set in France, eith ...more
It's a book about lost love, about paternal lov, about the love between mother and daughter, and the love that ru ...more
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 ...more
"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 ...more
This book is actually by Jane Costello writing under a pseudonym, and I can see why she chose to do ...more
After I finished, I explored her bio and found she had ind ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more