Book Review: Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid


Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid is an epic love story. I am going to go out on a limb here and say it it even more devastating than The Notebook by Nicolas Sparks. I’m not even going to try to convince you on how sad and beautiful this novel is because you just have to read it to believe it.

Elsie Porter is a 26 year old librarian who live in Los Angeles, California. When she meets the love of her life in a pizza place, she has no idea that 6 months later, they would be married and she would be a widow. Yes, a widow. How sad is that? It’s not even a spoiler because it happens in the first chapter!

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I went in blind reading Forever, Interrupted. I fell in love with this Taylor Jenkins Reid after  I read After I Do, last year. (Okay, it was in December, but it was still technically last year.) By page five, I was on the brink of tears. Why kind of book makes you cry in the first chapter? I had no idea how sad this book was going to be since I didn’t even read the synopsis. Within the next couple chapters, Elsie meets her mother-in-law at the hospital, for the very first time, when she is verifying Ben’s body. Crazy, right? But it isn’t what you think. Ben was really close with his mom and she had recently lost her husband, Ben’s dad, and he didn’t think she could handle him falling in love. Yes, she lost her husband and son within a couple of years. It keeps getting even more sad, right?

Forever Interrupted will make you value every moment of you life because one day you might be shopping for fruity pebbles….and the next, well, you’ll eventually get the reference…

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Originally posted on my previous blog: Life, Army Wife Style.