You Me Everything
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 restored castle. Lush gardens, a gorgeous pool, delectable French food, and a seemingly never-ending wine list—what’s not to like? Jess is bowled over by what Adam has accomplished, but she’s in France for a much more urgent reason: to make Adam fall in love with his own son. But Adam has other ideas, and another girlfriend—and he doesn’t seem inclined to change the habits of a lifetime just because Jess and William have appeared on the scene. Jess isn’t surprised, but William—who has quickly come to idolize his father—wants nothing more than to spend time with him. But Jess can’t allow Adam to let their son down—because she is tormented by a secret of her own, one that nobody—especially William—must discover. By turns heartwrenching and hopeful, You Me Everything is a novel about one woman's fierce determination to grab hold of the family she has and never let go, and a romantic story as heady as a crisp Sancerre on a summer day.

You Me Everything Details

TitleYou Me Everything
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMay 1st, 2018
PublisherPamela Dorman Books
ISBN-139780735224537
Rating
GenreFiction, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary, Romance

You Me Everything Review

  • Larry H
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 everything for granted."Ever since he showed up late for the birth of their son, smelling of booze and with lipstick on his collar, Jess knew Adam wasn't for her. She should have listened to him when he told her he wasn't ready to be a father, but he had told her he loved her, so she thought that would triumph over everything. But it didn't, and she was fine letting him go, even though the burden of being a single mother wasn't the easiest."Adam has tried to be a good father to William, but it's never seemed to be his number one priority. And again, that hasn't really upset Jess too much—she, along with her parents, have raised a handsome, well-adjusted boy. But now that William is 10, she's realized that he needs to get to know his father better. Bowing to pressure from her mother, Jess and William are heading to the French countryside to spend the summer with Adam at the hotel he operates in a restored castle.It doesn't take long for William to become utterly enamored with his father. Adam enjoys having William there with him, but he's still not ready to give up the rest of his life for his son. He has a new, beautiful, younger girlfriend, and he doesn't quite understand that when you make a promise to a 10-year-old, he expects you to keep it—you can't just reschedule in order to spend time with your girlfriend.Even though Jess still bears some old hurts from her relationship with Adam, she is bound and determined for him and William to grow closer, but she isn't willing to tell anyone why this is so important to her. Jess has a fear she has been hiding from nearly everyone, and she can't tell the truth, for fear she might lose everyone she loves. And as her feelings for Adam grow more jumbled the more time they spend together, she knows she has to keep him at long distance, for everyone's sake."When life is tough, as it will be for all of us, you have a duty to yourself. To live without regrets." You Me Everything is one of those poignant, heartwarming tearjerkers that might not break new ground, but it's tremendously compelling. I read 90 percent of the book yesterday in just a few hours, and woke up early this morning so I could finish. Even though the plot is familiar, I found all of the characters really engaging, so I was very invested in seeing their stories through.Isaac makes her American debut with this book, and her storytelling is tremendously assured. She does a great job with imagery—you can almost picture the French countryside where the book takes place and experience the adventures that Jess, Adam, and William go on. I was hooked from start to finish.You won't want this one to end. This will be one of those books you need to grab quickly for the beach, the plane, the hammock, or wherever you want to devour it.See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com, or check out my list of the best books I read in 2017 at https://itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-best-books-i-read-in-2017.html.
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  • Louise Wilson
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 Chateau de Roussignol where Adam runs a beautiful hotel. She hopes that when Adam meets William, he will fall in love with his son. I did like this book, there was just something missing for me. I could not connect with the main characters. The devastating descriptions of the effects of Huntingtons Disease are very well written. Adams behaviour is a bit immature. I'm sure lots of readers will disagree with me and will really enjoy this book.I would like to thank NetGalley, Simon & Schuster UK and the author Catherine Isaac for my ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Pauline
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 review.
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com 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 Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com 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 those of her family too - I don't want to give too much away so will leave it at that - is one that no doubt many people have experienced, and it's all portrayed so realistically.I also love the characters in this novel. Jess is lovely, strong and the kind of person who deals with things so well considering what she has to worry about - definitely an inspirational main character! In fact, the other characters are also so interesting to read about. I really like them all... even Adam, despite his MANY faults. You can see why Jess fell for him; I think everyone reading the novel might feel the same just a bit. However what I like most of all about this novel is that people and circumstances are never simple. There isn't an easy switch to solve everyone's problems, because that isn't real life. People don't always behave so well but that doesn't preclude them as bad people, just as other people might end up having to deal with more than their fair share of trouble, but unfortunately life is like that sometimes - not always fair.You, Me, Everything conveys all of this without being overly depressing - there's certainly times when I felt upset and shed a tear (or two...or a hundred) but there were other times where I smiled. It addresses some really important issues and I loved Catherine Isaac's writing.You, Me, Everything is a bit of a rollercoaster of emotions at times, but it's a brilliant read and I loved being along with them for the journey.Many thanks to Simon & Schuster and Catherine Isaac for providing a copy of this book, on which I chose to write an honest and unbiased review.
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  • Kathy - Books & Munches
    January 1, 1970
    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 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!I'm not even going to go further into the content of this story because I don't want to spoil a thing for you guys - except for this:One thing I had to laugh about but, more like a stupid laugh, was William - Laura's son - who's absolutely addicted to his mom's iPad. I feel like this is something a lot of parents struggle with. Trying to keep the kids away from constantly staring at a screen one way or another and that was shown pretty brilliantly in You, Me, Everything. I also really loved the short chapters - or at least they felt really short to me. I even jotted down that I was at chapter 37 when I was 33% in and that felt, to me, like I didn't even read that much but seeing the chapter number was... enlightening?And maybe I should mention how I totally did not know this novel is quite lengthy but I didn't even notice that at all while reading. I only found out about that afterwards!One thing that kind of annoyed me a bit, was Laura's naivety. She's a single parent, she brought William up all on her own - well, together with her parents - and yet she can still be so naive when it comes to certain things.. It did my head in at times. That's totally me and someone else reading You, Me, Everything might not be bothered by it at all though!4 / 5!Kathy
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  • Kavita Kumar-Karthik
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for generously sharing the ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review I chose to read this book because in the Advance praise section I had read,Oh wow. Just wow. If you liked Me Before You, you'll love You, Me, Everything. Heartbreakingly beautiful’Claire Mackintosh And I am a sucker for heartbreak !! But, I was left disappointed after this book. When the story began, I instantly liked it. I was looking forward to read all about the heartbr Thank you NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for generously sharing the ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review I chose to read this book because in the Advance praise section I had read,Oh wow. Just wow. If you liked Me Before You, you'll love You, Me, Everything. Heartbreakingly beautiful’Claire Mackintosh And I am a sucker for heartbreak !! But, I was left disappointed after this book. When the story began, I instantly liked it. I was looking forward to read all about the heartbreak and pain ! I liked that Jess raised William single handedly. I loved Jess's family. Her ailing mother and her resilient father ! Their bond with William was so touching. It was heart-breaking to read about her mother's illness and how her father puts up a brave face in front of her ! In the beginning of the book, when Jess calls her mother during her labor and Adam is absent, and her mother says "I've been in the car park since midnight. I didn't want to get stuck in the traffic ." I fell in love with her !! And then we have Jess's dad, who is an accountant, who has taught the love of numbers to William and is more of a father to William than his biological father. Adorable !So far it's been good. The scenery now changes to France where Adam currently renovates and manages some chateau. Jess and William have come to visit Adam on request of her ailing mother. Cue, Adam !! Adam is like 30 going 17. He is annoying, self-centered and at times even uncaring, which pissed me off specially when he put his girl friend's wishes before his son's wishes. We also get to meet Jess's friends. We have Natasha, who is hot-bigshot-single-ready-to-mingle kinda woman and we have Becky who is married to her childhood sweetheart and has 3 children who drive her insane. Things start getting a little slow here onward. We get glimpses of problems in Becky's marriage and how Natasha is falling for a man younger than her, who BTW also has to compete with another self-obsessed man.Too much drama ! And not relevant to the plot at that !So, we get to see Adam taking some effort to spend more time with William. We have a jealous Simone (Adam's gf) who is trying to snag Adam's attention. Scenes where Adam lets down William and Jess has to make up lies to keep him from getting hurt are heart-breaking. Adam is still way to self-centered till this point. Enter, Charlie ! A very rich man who is living in the chateau and has eyes on Jess. She flirts with him and enjoys the attention. And then suddenly we have scenes where Adam is apparently disturbed with how close Jess is with Charlie ! Really ?? And to add to my woes, Jess is also reminiscing her golden days with Adam and her feelings for Adam are growing despite knowing his history. Seriously ? My mind cannot just accept that Adam now is willing to get together with Jess, so easily, after immediately dumping his current gf.. Everything feels so rushed !!All in all, I think Jess's mom and dad had more chemistry and heart breaking love than Jess-Adam! I just did not feel the pain or heart break when it came to Adam. Yah, he has agreed to keep up his marriage in sickness and in health, but it seems he has got it too easily. I agree that Adam and Jess's misunderstanding from the labor night, showed a sweet side to Adam. But, that simply did not negate his other problems and actions. And though he realized in the end that he could have fought and stayed to make their relationship work, the fact of the matter is he took the easy way out then !!! Why is he having it so easy now ??I wish Jess would have tried a relationship first with Adam, and not just jumped into marriage. I wish Adam could have overcome his insecurities and been a deserving father to William before they married. I wish Adam could have been included in the scenes of Jess's mom's final moments, something to assure us that he knows what he has signed up for.. It feels so incomplete !
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  • Carmen
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 penetre en ti. Narrada desde el presente, en primera persona, ELLA nos va dando las pinceladas necesarias según acuden a su mente sobre lo que es, lo que fue y cómo han llegado hasta donde están.No pensaba que iba a ser de esta manera; que me iba a gustar tanto a pesar de su sencillez y aparente simpleza, que iba a empatizar tanto con los personajes y su forma de enfrentarse a las dificultades, y que iba a ser una novela tan tierna, con su toque triste y su toque, en cierta manera, romántico.Opinión completa en el blog
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  • Sandie Bishop
    January 1, 1970
    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.
  • Saarah Niña
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 nearly as gripping as it could have been. This was also because the reader wasn't really given an opportunity to warm up to any of the characters, or connect with them.This is a story about a love surviving against the odds. Jessica is a new mother, her boyfriend Adam failed to witness their first child's birth. He wasn't there when she needed him. Their relationship falls apart shortly after. Jessica's mother was there, Jess has come to rely on her, appreciate her more. Shortly after, her mother is diagnosed with Huntington's Disease. Ten Years Later: Jessica thinks she ought to reignite the relationship between her son and his father, for practical reasons. They're going to spend a holiday together. Things have changed: Adam has a girlfriend and his life is in France. In short: he's unavailable. But for how long?This is a heart warming story, I sympathised completely with the family but where the author was striving to be funny, or make light of situations it didn't work. This story was much too serious for my taste. I also didn't like the choice Jess ultimately made, it didn't feel fully justified and it seemed like it was based on their intimacy. But begrudgingly, I could understand her desire to reunite her son with his father. It suggested responsibility but doing what she ultimately did felt out of character. It was unexplained, but the author knows the characters better. Also disagree with the sentiment 'When you are surrounded by love, you have nothing to fear.' The book itself disagrees, you are fearful of heartbreak, loss, fate. The sentiment almost tempts fate, something I fiercely despise. I found a lot of the dialogue was guilty of the same crime. Telling someone it will all be okay, that they will have a good life- when life is by nature uncertain- is high on my list of pet-peeves.Side note: the cover is rather genius. I received this book through NetGalley.
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  • Megan Prokott
    January 1, 1970
    A French charcuterie of cheese ball and idealism.
  • Stacey A. Prose and Palate
    January 1, 1970
    This was a DNF for me.
  • Jo
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 runs thriugh the veins of a family. It is a love story on so many different levels, and as you can probably tell, I loved it!The novel begins with Jess giving birth to William. A baby that Adam was unprepared for, and whom he left behind not long after the birth. It was Jess's mother and father who supported her for the fhrst ten years of William's life. Then fast forward ten years and we have the situation that is now. Jess wants her son to form a relationship with his father, and so she makes the decision to holiday in France, where Adam now lives and works.During Jess and William's summer vacation to reconnect with Adam, their lives will change forever. That is all I will say. I don't want to give anything away.This is such a delightful read. The writing is beautiful, lyrical and so very down to earth. The characters are real on the page, and Jess in particular completely resonated with me. I understood completely her motives for wanting her son to have a proper family, and to bond with his father. I alao had a soft spot for William. As a mum to two boys, aged 11 and nearly 10, his mannerisms, language and emotions really touched me. I just wanted to put my arms around this little boy and tell him that everything would be OK.I really did go through a whole range of emotions, while reading You Me Everything. This book is both heartbreaking, yet hopeful, romantic and practical. It's a book about the importance of family and how love evolves and is forever changing, but that it is always present. A beautiful story that I will read again and again. I highly recommend it. Enjoy!With thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the Advanced Reader Copy.
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  • Grace J Reviewerlady
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 light read and along the way morphs into something very emotional and heart-wrenching. I've laughed, smiled and had tears in my eyes reading this one. Do I regret reading it? Not at all .. I'm only sorry that I'm not just beginning it right now. You Me Everything is one AWESOME read, and a story which will stay with me for a long, long time. I was delighted to read in the acknowledgements that the film rights have been optioned. This is one movie I definitely want to watch!My grateful thanks to publishers Simon & Schuster UK for providing my copy via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
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  • Irena
    January 1, 1970
    Review to come.
  • Donna Hines
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 mother with Huntinton's Disease which is genetic.This leads to an uncertain future for each of these characters as love is on the line.Meanwhile, Adam is not a 'constant' nor 'trustworthy' companion. He walks in and out of her life and the only true constant is his lying ways and cheating heart.Or so we are led to believe, because as this wonderful story unfolds Catherine Isaac brings it to a whole new level of excitement. Sometimes what you think you know is not always accurate. Adam had several relationships with other women and admits he's not perfect nor will he be the father that Jess had grown up knowing who adores her mother and stands by her side to this day ( 35 yrs later of wedded bliss).However, he's still William's father and that right cannot be denied.So, with this unplanned pregnancy and constant cancellation of plans will there be a long term commitment or more of two people going through the motions but never truly connecting?What captures the heart is when Adam gives this statement," I've spent sixteen years trying to get over you. Dating women I've hoped will come close to matching you, then realizing within months, weeks, that none of them could."Life throws curves but how you deal with them is key.Not worrying about the past, nor the future, leads to a promising outlook and foundation upon which to build.So will he or won't he stay involved with Jess and William?Will Adam ever find it in his heart to be the father he knows he should be and the man not the boy Jess needs him to be?Ten year relationship, a baby, a terminal illness, and emotional turmoil all comes to this one moment of truth? You know marriage vows are a serious proposition and is not to be taken lightly.In sickness and in health so long as the two shall live....Ok, well true but can this relationship be saved and will it prosper?For me personally this rings true on many levels.My exhusband did the same for much of our relationship. Womanizing, cheating, disconnected, distant, and cold towards his family. If it was a role reversal and by chance he seen the light I'd never go back because of his abusive ways but it goes to show that upbringing , love, nurturing in childhood is as important as the connections we form well into adulthood.This is one of those stories that will resonate long after you've finished and for me it was a 'Cinderella Story' that I only wish could have been true.Love is in the air, and for some they catch it, for others they are simply left brokenhearted.A beautiful story with a happy ending for all to savor.A must read for 2018!
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  • Cassidy (Cassidys.Bookshelf)
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 enjoyed the premise and loved the setting, but never felt a strong connection to the characters which ultimately left me disappointed. It would make a good vacation read or a palate cleanser. 3/5🌟
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  • Littlebookworm
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 so, as the subject matter is more sensitive and weighty than in her previous books. Though that being said, the book still had her trademark humour and light-hearted writing style. I have seen comparisons being made to Jojo Moyes' Me Before You, and again I can perhaps appreciate why; though in my own opinion despite the subject matter in this book, it didn't read as emotionally for me as the latter or strike such a resonance.Still that is not to say that I didn't very much enjoy the story. I loved the setting in the south of France and thought that Isaac did a good job of capturing the atmosphere of the place. I also really liked the concept of the story. Without wanting to give too much way, Jess' mother is suffering from a degenerative disease, and coming from a medical background I thought that Isaac portrayed the depiction of the disease's impact on her mum really well, as well as the wider implications for the family. I particularly liked her portrayal of Jess' parent's relationship, and the devotion her father has as a carer. Given the subject material, the book could have been a hard read, but overall the story is an uplifting and heart-warming one, with a lot of lighter moments.Jess and Adam's relationship is central to the book; and whilst at first Adam comes across as a very selfish character, that does change as the story goes on, and actually there were some revelations later that changed my perception of him. I enjoyed watching the two re-connect, as well as seeing Adam's growing relationship with his son. Again flashback chapters to the past helped to flesh out their relationship and capture the connection between them, adding a nostalgic flavour.I wasn't so keen on the side plots concerning Jess' friends, as I think there was already enough going on in the story, and they read rather as filler. For me personally my main reason for not giving the book 5 stars, was that it didn't pack quite the punch I think it could have done, particularly towards the end of the book. Isaac didn't quite manage to convey the emotion that could have made it an outstanding read like Me Before You. As it was, whilst I still really enjoyed the book, and thought it a heart-warming story, I thought it fell just a little short of its full potential.
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  • Stephanie
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 of her young son) of Jess, the novel's main protagonist. I don't think I put down this novel until I finished it because it was so enjoyable!If you are like me, you will love single mom Jess. She has raised William alone except for the help of her utterly fantastic parents for 10 years after realizing that love was not enough to keep her and Adam together since he just couldn't handle fatherhood. Her relationship with William is loving and sweet, yet so believable! I adored William, who is exceptionally smart, curious, and mature for his age while still teetering on the edge of childhood. I laughed so many times when Jess repeatedly had to tell William to get off the iPad because being a mother of three, that is a daily, real-life struggle! I felt like she was my echo in those moments!As I said, Jess' parent's are wonderful, and they might be some of my favorite characters in the book. It is between her parents that you see the meaning of true love personified. I'm not going to give away total spoilers here because I think it is really important that you read this book and find out about the very important issues these characters are dealing with, but I will say that it is the dying request of Jess' mother, who has a terminal illness that Jess take William to France for the summer, so Adam can connect with him and step up and be a real parent to him.Of course, Jess does what her mom asks, and William is more than excited to spend time with his dad! And who wouldn't want to spend all summer in France at a luxurious castle?? We already know my answer! But can Adam actually be a dad to William after 10 years or is he the same irresponsible father (and man) as before? It's interesting to see how Adam behaves when Jess and William first arrive and then later as the story evolves. He is undoubtedly charming, and I would (possibly) fall for him, so I see why Jess was attracted to him! He certainly has his faults, yet that is realistic too since I don't think anyone is perfect, so again Isaac's has done a fantastic job with making her characters relatable and real. I can definitely understand why the novel has been optioned for a film!Yet my only problem with the book is that Adam and his relationship with Jess and William at the end are somewhat predictable, and his character development was a bit hard to believe when compared from the beginning to the end of the novel. Still, I strongly believe in second chances and that life can be full of surprises! And that is exactly what Isaac gives us in this fabulous novel with its beautiful, poignant storyline that will leave you hopeful about family, second chances, heartbreak, forgiveness, courage, and love. I highly recommend this but have a box of tissues handy! If you are a fan of Jojo Moyes or Jane Green, then you will enjoy Isaac's lovely book.**Thank you Edelweiss, Pamela Dorman Books, and Catherine Isaac for an ARC copy in exchange for my fair and honest review.**2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge Prompt: A book set in a country that fascinates you.
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  • The Just-About-Cocky Ms M
    January 1, 1970
    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 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, either historic or contemporary, even when I've often been disappointed. The setting for this insipid tale is a chateau in the Dordogne with the improbable name of Chateau de Roussignol--perhaps the author was going for "rossignol," which means nightingale? Irrelevant, since neither the chateau now turned renovated hotel by Adam, the main character Jess's boyfriend and father of her son. That much is accurate since this region of France is literally overrun by Brits and Belgians scarfing up the real estate. The rest of the alleged French atmosphere? Alas, it is subsumed by the most unlikable, smarmy, selfish, and self-centered collection of characters I've encountered since, oh, I don't know--the last yukky book I read?The allegedly heart-rending issue of disease is as about as moving as a Lifetime Disease-of-the-Week movie, and the way this cardboard trio of characters handle it is decidedly heavy-handed and oh-so-predictable. I knew where this was headed by the first third of the book, and debated bailing out then. But like a toothache that hurts when you mess with it and you just can't stop, the book led me on if only to see if somewhere, at some point there might be a surprise.Nope.Go read some of the breathless positive reviews, of which there are plenty, to get a glimpse of the plot, the characters, and all that other stuff that 1is really a book report masquerading as a book review. I will stick to my opinion that the first several chapters, which are supposed to pull a reader in, were a mess of telling with nary a bit of showing to be found, backstory by the boatload, and page after page of some of the most wooden, stilted, and amateurish dialogue imaginable.This is a debut novel. It shows.
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  • Joann
    January 1, 1970
    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. 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. TIhe beautiful Dorgone region of France lifted my spirits because of the vivid description by the author. I sure wish I could visit this area!
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  • booksofallkinds
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 and strange feelings stirring between her and Adam, maybe this trip will bring the past and present hurtling together in unexpected ways ...YOU, ME, EVERYTHING by Catherine Isaac is such a wonderful story and I couldn't put it down. The characters are real, relatable, witty, and loveable, and they brought the story alive in ways that are hard to describe. The setting in France is stunning and you could easily imagine yourself relaxing there beside the pool. I loved Jess's friends and William is such a great little boy that you cannot help but love him. There were moments in this story when I laughed and definitely moments when I cried but the most important thing I took from YOU, ME, EVERYTHING is that life is for living - every second, every minute, every hour is precious and we should all appreciate and embrace that fact. YOU, ME, EVERYTHING by Catherine Isaac is a marvellous contemporary fiction novel and I highly recommend it!!
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  • Fabulous Book Fiend
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 was moving. I am deliberately not mentioning the story line here because I read this book completely unspoiled, to be honest I went into this book completely blind, I didn't even read the synopsis and I really enjoyed it because I didn't have a clue what was coming my way. I loved the setting, it reminded me of my year 8 trip to France, and the weather you get during the summer there, the feelings and the smells of that time of year. I also loved the structure of the book. There are flashbacks to Jess's past, far back in the past but also back to the recent past and this really helps you get to know her as a character, but also helps you continue to turn to the pages of the book hungrily, to find out what impact the past will have had on Jess's present!As I have already mentioned, Jess is a great main character for this novel. She is so easy to relate to and get along with because she has flaws. She is not perfect and we know that as soon as we meet her. I feel sure that, like me, you will love that about her and love this author for writing a flawed character who is just like you and me. She is a mum and, like most mums, she feels like she isn't doing a good enough job, but she is also a daughter, and like most of us too, she feels she isn't doing a good enough job at that too. She is a great character to tell this story and I really hope that you will fall in love with her too. This book is just lovely and once you pick it up you really will want to settle in, get to know Jess and go on this journey with her from start to finish. You will feel like you are in France with her and William and I guarantee you will end this book feeling incredibly hopeful and fulfilled. I loved it and I am sure you will too!
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 how it was going to end, even when I was reading that very last chapter.An absolutely beautiful and heart warming read!I can see this being the best book of 2018!
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  • Lynn Pribus
    January 1, 1970
    Many glowing reviews here, but although this book dealt with some difficult issues, I had an unshakeable impression that this author cut her teeth writing "romances." For me, the giveaway clues were the life changing decisions made on one relatively small 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 fou Many glowing reviews here, but although this book dealt with some difficult issues, I had an unshakeable impression that this author cut her teeth writing "romances." For me, the giveaway clues were the life changing decisions made on one relatively small 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 indeed been a winner of Romance Novel competitions under an assumed name. The easy-read ambiance of those romances dooms this attempt at a serious novel. A pleasant enough read and touching moments, but this cannot be construed as a serious novel.
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  • Shaz Goodwin
    January 1, 1970
    http://www.jerasjamboree.co.uk/2018/0...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! http://www.jerasjamboree.co.uk/2018/0...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! It’s obvious Jess played it safe over those 10 years even with her mum and dad’s full support … I thoroughly enjoyed her being pushed out of her comfort zone on a canyoning trip (symbolising the changes that were to come I think). There’s a lot of warmth when friends arrive even though they have their own problems to sort out.There is a reason behind the need for Adam to get to know William and I thought I knew where the story was headed but I had no idea how the story would end (every page I lived in hope). I was determined to hold myself apart a little bit but it is such a powerful story, I had no chance. One thing explained so much and highlighted loyalty and strength of a different kind altogether, making me fall in love a little myself. One thing I wasn’t expecting was the joy …Sometimes it takes darkness to see how we shine.With misunderstandings and powerful secrets that will change lives, this is a story that will tie you up in knots. You, Me, Everything is a page turner. I found it difficult to put down and even when I wasn’t reading I was thinking about Jess. I’ll be the first in the queue for tickets when it’s released as a movie!I have to say I think this is going to be the most talked about novel of 2018, not because everyone will like it (after all reading is subjective) but because of the emotive topic. Grab yourself a copy and see for yourself.
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  • Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 the French setting with all the food and wine and chateaux of the Dordogne region in the summer. It really made me wish I had traveled there during my year abroad!)
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  • Linda Hill
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 You, Me, Everything for my book of the year in 2018.What appeals to me so much is the natural style Catherine Isaac writes with. The direct speech is perfect so that it’s like listening in on real conversations. The descriptions of the area are so evocative that they appeal to all the senses and enable the reader to place themselves alongside the characters and experience exactly what they are experiencing. The general flow of the novel is seamless with the perfect blend of present and past events that gradually reveal all kinds of information. The plot too is wonderful. There are twists and revelations arising so genuinely that I found myself enraged, uplifted, devastated and touched in a rollercoaster of emotion. Underpinning it all is considerable humour too so that I found myself laughing aloud at times and smiling through tears at others.The themes too are utterly sublime. I can’t say anything about the major one as it will spoil the story for others, but let’s just say that Catherine Isaac has done her research meticulously and woven this strand into the plot with consummate skill. The exploration of love, relationships, parenthood, grief, friendship and identity make reading You, Me, Everything feel like sharing an experience in humanity and life. Not a single word is extraneous; every syllable contributes to the joy – and it is joy – of reading You, Me, Everything.The way the characters are presented is genius. I absolutely loathed Adam at the start and could quite happily have got in the car, driven to France and punched him. He evoked such strong feelings of hatred and indignation. However, Catherine Isaac ensures the reader has to adapt and adjust their feelings and I won’t say more than that! I really don’t like children and usually find their representation in books twee or unnatural but William was a triumph. Not only did I feel I could tolerate him – I actually wanted to meet him! But it is Jess who holds my heart. She is so vividly human that it is hard to accept she’s a character in a book and not a real person. Having finished the book, thinking about her can still reduce me to tears – and indeed I sobbed on the train reading You, Me, Everything.I didn’t read You, Me, Everything. I lived it. I loved it. I will never, ever forget it. I want to shout it from the rooftops that EVERYONE should read You, Me, Everything. It is, for me, quite perfect.
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  • Paula Sealey
    January 1, 1970
    Single mum Jess has travelled to the Dordogne with her young son William so he can spend time with his father, Adam, who lives there. Having only sporadic contact with him in the past since their relationship broke down when William was a baby, Jess is determined father and son bond...and her urgent reasons become clear as the story progresses.Although very readable, I didn't feel that emotional pull that other books in this genre have managed to achieve. The characters are good, and the sadness Single mum Jess has travelled to the Dordogne with her young son William so he can spend time with his father, Adam, who lives there. Having only sporadic contact with him in the past since their relationship broke down when William was a baby, Jess is determined father and son bond...and her urgent reasons become clear as the story progresses.Although very readable, I didn't feel that emotional pull that other books in this genre have managed to achieve. The characters are good, and the sadness of the debilitating disease affecting their family was well described, I just didn't feel enough of a connection to Jess for this to be a heart wrenching story for me.I received a copy of this book from the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Jeanniehay64
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this beautiful book which is guaranteed to pull at your heart strings!! It had me burning the midnight oil a sure sign of a fantastic read. Jess the main character who I s facing an uncertain future due to illness selflessly puts her own feelings aside to try to forge a relationship with her son and his father. Family relationships, love,seperation, illness and friendships are all beautifully explored . A emotional must read.
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  • Kaisha (The Writing Garnet)
    January 1, 1970
    All reviews can be found on my blog at https://thewritinggarnet.wordpress.comOh.....I don't even know where to begin. How do you even review a book like this? I hadn't even reached the halfway point before my heart decided to start breaking. 'You Me Everything' is a story which managed to capture my heart almost straight away. As a single mum myself, it was pretty clear that I was going to side with the main character and relate to her point of view a lot more. Yes, I'll even admit that I was an All reviews can be found on my blog at https://thewritinggarnet.wordpress.comOh.....I don't even know where to begin. How do you even review a book like this? I hadn't even reached the halfway point before my heart decided to start breaking. 'You Me Everything' is a story which managed to capture my heart almost straight away. As a single mum myself, it was pretty clear that I was going to side with the main character and relate to her point of view a lot more. Yes, I'll even admit that I was annoyed with the father of the baby and marked his card straight away. However, as more heartbreaking topics came to light as the story progressed, my opinion of the father changed drastically because I was aware of the uncertain future that lay in front of them.I'm trying not to say too much about the storyline as I don't want to give anything away, but believe me when I say that 'You Me Everything' is extremely emotional. At first I thought the emotion was going to be because of Jess and her baby, William, but that really was just the tip of the iceberg. This book has one of the best blurbs I have ever read as it is so vague, yet it makes you wonder what on Earth is behind the front cover of the book. I was not expecting the complex storyline, colourful characters, or the heart-wrenching situations Jess and her family found themselves having to face. 'You Me Everything' makes you think about what you would do in Jess' situation. It makes you realise that life can change in the blink of an eye, pushing you to make decisions about things no parent should ever have to make. Jess knew deep down that she had to live in the moment and enjoy her life, but how could she when devastation could land on her doorstep at any moment? What would you do if you had to live in fear every single day, preparing your loved ones for things that nobody can actually prepare themselves for?Catherine Isaac has written her characters very, very cleverly, enabling her readers to become in tune with their own emotions and adjust their viewpoints towards certain characters without actually doing anything. The levels of friendship in this book isn't 'typical'. It's more than that. It's....real. The themes which run through the storyline are bold yet devastatingly beautiful, capturing the true essence of love, life, friendship and being a mum. At first the book is simple where the author gently eases us into Jess' life. As the storyline progresses, the author naturally brings another part of Jess' world to life, making me feel as though I wasn't just reading the book, I was also living it.My reaction to Catherine Isaac's, 'You Me Everything', was a reaction I wasn't prepared for. A reaction I never knew existed until then. Even though my heart was breaking, it took a long time for the tears to fall. I soon realised that my body was breaking with the shakes, feeling like an elephant was sitting on my chest, and a sense of loss, was my own way of reacting to the book - from the inside out. I was utterly broken, utterly devastated, yet full of hope due to the incredible and enchanting words my eyes devoured. I lost myself in William's discussions. I lost myself in Jess' emotion. I lost myself in every part of the storyline in a way that I will never, ever forget. Catherine Isaac talks to you via her characters, she brings them to life and showcases them in the most powerful way imaginable. If you're picking up this book to just 'read' then be prepared to live and love alongside it.Near the end of the book, I had to read several of the pages more than once as my eyes were pouring a waterfall of devastation, grief, passion, and hope.I lived the lives of Catherine Isaac's characters. I felt the love of Catherine Isaac's characters. I believed in the hope that Catherine Isaac's storyline covered me. This book is an unmissable, emotional, fulfilling, and untouchable novel which will hold your heart hostage in the most powerful way.There isn't just Jess, William or Adam - there is 'You Me Everything' and I will hold onto the power this book has given me for a very, very long time.
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