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Forever, Interrupted

A Novel

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Description

"Touching and powerful...Reid masterfully grabs hold of the heartstrings and doesn't let go. A stunning first novel." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Have you ever heard of supernovas? They shine brighter than anything else in the sky and then fade out really quickly, a short burst of extraordinary energy. I like to think you and Ben were like that . . . in that short time, you had more passion than some people have in a lifetime.”

Elsie Porter is an average twentysomething and yet what happens to her is anything but ordinary. On a rainy New Year’s Day, she heads out to pick up a pizza for one. She isn’t expecting to see anyone else in the shop, much less the adorable and charming Ben Ross. Their chemistry is instant and electric. Ben cannot even wait twenty-four hours before asking to see her again. Within weeks, the two are head over heels in love. By May, they’ve eloped.

Only nine days later, Ben is out riding his bike when he is hit by a truck and killed on impact. Elsie hears the sirens outside her apartment, but by the time she gets downstairs, he has already been whisked off to the emergency room. At the hospital, she must face Susan, the mother-in-law she has never met—and who doesn’t even know Elsie exists.

Interweaving Elsie and Ben’s charmed romance with Elsie and Susan’s healing process, Forever, Interrupted will remind you that there’s more than one way to find a happy ending.

From Publishers Weekly

Apr 22, 2013 – In her touching and powerful debut, Reid masterfully grabs hold of the heartstrings and doesn t let go. A mere six months after their chance meeting at a pizza joint, Elsie Porter and Ben Ross impulsively elope, confident in the knowledge they ll be happy forever. Nine days later, happily-ever-after evaporates when Ben s bike collides with a truck, killing him instantly. Soon, Elsie is navigating the shoals of planning a funeral with Ben s initially hostile mother, Susan, and learning how to live without her true love. The author beautifully weaves Ben and Elsie s courtship throughout the narrative, showing the reader the deep love that has bloomed and the utter capriciousness of the fate that has taken that away. As Elsie and Susan begin to heal, they offer each other strength borne of their shared experience which helps each of them open doors, once again, to the possibility of love. A stunning first novel.

Customer Reviews

This book will definitely make you think!

Forever Interrupted: A Novel isn't your typical romance novel. If you are looking for a book to sweep you off your feet from the word go, this isn't for you. This book takes a tragedy and makes you struggle with the aftermath right along with the main character, Elsie Porter Ross. She eventually comes to grips with reality when she learns to lean on those close to her and in turn she becomes a rock to those people. The author did a very good job of forcing me to question myself as if I were going through the same situation. As with her other book, After I Do, I found myself thinking about not just myself but how friends and family cope with the same situation. I suppose the moral of a Taylor Jenkins Reid story is to remember if you are suffering and you think you are alone, you are not and that is a very comforting thought.

This book will definitely make you think!

Forever Interrupted: A Novel isn't your typical romance novel. If you are looking for a book to sweep you off your feet from the word go, this isn't for you. This book takes a tragedy and makes you struggle with the aftermath right along with the main character, Elsie Porter Ross. She eventually comes to grips with reality when she learns to lean on those close to her and in turn she becomes a rock to those people. The author did a very good job of forcing me to question myself as if I were going through the same situation. As with her other book, After I Do, I found myself thinking about not just myself but how friends and family cope with the same situation. I suppose the moral of a Taylor Jenkins Reid story is to remember if you are suffering and you think you are alone, you are not and that is a very comforting thought.

Make it stop

Not sure what I had in mind for this book but I kept waiting for something to happen and literally nothing did. It was like Groundhog Day but a lot less fun or interesting. I'm really not sure what the point was. I love a good summer read but this was not it.

Forever, Interrupted
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  • $11.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published: Jul 09, 2013
  • Publisher: Washington Square Press
  • Seller: SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
  • Print Length: 352 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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