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. Jess is bowled over by what Adam has accomplished, but she’s in France for a much more urgent reason: to make Adam connect with his own son. 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 life-affirming, heart-wrenching and joyful, 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.
~I was sent a copy from the publishers-all opinions are my own~
I give it - 5/5
My review - This was such a beautiful story. I told myself I wasn't going to read it till next year, since it's not out till April but, it kept calling to me and I knew I had to read it and I am so glad I did. It was such a beautiful story. I was instantly gripped from the beginning. I wanted to know what was going on with Jessica and Adam.
10 years have passed since Jessica was with Adam. Certain events brought their relationship to a stop and Adam now lives in France and runs a successful business. They also have a son together. Jess is fine with Adam and William only seeing each other now and again but, with Jess's mother telling her she wishes they would have a better relationship that a boy needs his father. So, Jess agrees to spend the summer at Adam's lodges with William so they can have the whole Summer together. Seeing Adam again brings up old feelings the good and also the bad, the hurt he caused and seeing the way he is as a father makes Jess question why she is there.
Jess has the whole summer to figure out how she's feeling and she is also hiding a big secret. There is another reason she agreed to this trip. Adam hasn't been around Jess and William for awhile. Seeing them again makes him wonder what happened between them both. He's also hiding a secret, something from their past that will change them forever.
I really enjoyed this story. I really loved the relationship between William and Jess. They had a great mother/son relationship. You can tell they adore each other so much and even though they argue, they are always there for each other. Adam doesn't have much of a relationship with William, he doesn't really know how to be a father sometime but, he's learning.
This book really gets you in the feels. It hits different topics that I'm not going to spoil obvs.
A beautiful, heartbreaking story about a family, a family who need this time together to heal old wounds and to finally come clean about their secrets. To do what's best for their family and also themselves.
Catherine has written a beautiful story that is centred around family. I really love that, that was one of the main focuses of this story. How you get to also read about their past and see what has happened and you just want to hug these characters.
Catherine Isaac was born in Liverpool, England. She studied History at the University of Liverpool, then Journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University, before beginning her career as trainee reporter at the Liverpool Echo.
She rose to the position of Editor of the Liverpool Daily Post and wrote her first book, Bridesmaids, while on maternity leave, under the pseudonym Jane Costello. Her nine subsequent novels were all Sunday Times best-sellers in the UK.
You Me Everything is her first book writing as Catherine Isaac.
She lives in Liverpool with her husband Mark and three sons. In her spare time she likes to run, walk up mountains in the Lake District and win at pub quizzes, though the latter rarely happens.
You can visit Catherine’s website for more information and follow her on Twitter @CatherineIsaac_. You’ll also find Catherine on Facebook.