Author: Liane Moriarty
“Early love is exciting and exhilarating. It’s light and bubbly. Anyone can love like that. But after three children, after a separation and a near-divorce, after you’ve hurt each other and forgiven each other, bored each other and surprised each other, after you’ve seen the worst and the best– well, that sort of love is ineffable. It deserves its own word.”
Liane Moriarty has this certain way of carving out these nooks and crannies in my heart with each book she writes. The characters live there comfortably never to be forgotten. This is the kind of author Liane is.
Alice Love; twenty-nine years old and head over heels in love with her husband Nick. Alice is pregnant with her first child (the Sultana) and nothing in life could go wrong. At least until Alice comes to on a spin-style class floor. Confused as shit because well, Alice hates the gym. In the hospital Alice learns she is in fact thirty-nine years old with 3 children. But if that’s not the biggest shocker, this is. Her and her beloved Nick are getting divorced. As Alice tried to sort out the last ten years, she struggles with what is real, and what only feels like a dream. Does Alice every truly regain her memory of her new self? And is love really as strong as believed, where Alice and Nick can come back from the all hatred?
Ahhh, just as I sit here writing this review I already miss this story! This was such a different read in so many aspects. For me at least, I’ve never read a book where someone has lost their memory. It certainly helps that Liane’s way of writing is extremely humorous and easy to read. Her characters are always detailed and all of her character relationships have an incredible foundation.
In choosing who my favorite characters are, I go for the ones that never leave my brain. Alllliiiiccce is that character in this book. Okay well, Alice AND Nick. I loved seeing twenty-nine year old Alice in thirty-nine year old Alice’s body. Throughout, catching glimpses of who thirty-nine Alice actually is. The character growth in each of the main characters was written superbly, plan and simple.
If I were to recommend this book to anyone it would be anyone who is a Laine Moriarty fan. It’s hard for me to believe that this book has gotten so many mixed reviews because I loved every. single. chapter. It’s light, funny, + relatable like all good reads are!