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Words : Mademoiselle Coconath

Photography : Janezka Moreno and Mademoiselle Coconath


Reading has been one of my ultimate escape for the past month, and even if I am still 9 books behind on my Goodreads goal, I do intend to continue diving head first into my never ending to-be-read pile.

This month, I wanted something cute and as close as a romance as I could manage. I am not a big fan of young adult contemporary novels which are just series of never ending love at first sight and not so intricate triangles where, in most cases, two men will fight for the affection for the main female protagonist, until one of them gets ultimately rejected.

I previously read three of Rainbow Rowell’s novels (Eleanor & Park, Fangirl and Attachments) and so far appreciate her adult work more. Landline being one of them which tells the story of a married couple, it seemed like the perfect book to pick up this month.


Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble; it has been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems beside the point now.
Maybe that was always beside the point.
Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect him to pack up the kids and go home without her.
When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.
That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts…
Is that what she’s supposed to do?
Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?

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