Indie Next ListDecember 2013
Jackson is a phenomenal novelist, whose feisty, unforgettable characters wrestle their way through complicated lives with grit and good humor, while she takes readers on a wild, nail-biting, and thoroughly enjoyable ride. With rich dialogue, vivid scene-setting, edge-of-your-seat plotting, and one-of-a-kind characters, Jackson's novels entertain thoroughly and stay on your mind long after you have turned the last page. In Someone Else's Love Story, a chance encounter during a convenience store robbery shakes up a number of lives. Assumptions about relationships -- with family, friends, lovers, and perceived enemies -- are shattered, and something new and surprising emerges. I loved this book! -- Carol Schneck Varner, Schuler Books & Music, Okemos, MI
For single mom Shandi Pierce, life is a juggling act. She's finishing college, raising her delightful son Nathan, and keeping the peace between her eternally warring, long-divorced parents. She's got enough to deal with before she gets caught in the middle of a stickup in a gas station and falls in love with a man named William Ashe when he steps between the armed robber and her son to shield him from danger.
Shandi doesn't know that William has his own baggage. When he looked down the barrel of the gun in the gas station he believed it was destiny: it's been exactly one year since a tragic act of physics shattered his universe. But William doesn't define destiny the way other people do--to him destiny is about choice.
Now, William and Shandi are about to meet their so-called destinies head-on, making choices that will reveal unexpected truths about love, life, and the world they think they know.