Forever, Interrupted

Forever, Interrupted

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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. 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. At the hospital, she must face Susan, the mother-in-law she has never met - and who doesn't even know Elsie exists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681414201
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication date: 08/18/2015
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 5.04(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Taylor Jenkins Reid is an author and essayist from Acton, Massachusetts. Her first novel, Forever, Interrupted, was named one of the '11 Debuts We Love' by Kirkus Reviews. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Alex, and their dog, Rabbit.

Tara's voice can be heard on hundreds of radio and TV commercials, audiobooks, video games, and cartoons. Tara has narrated dozens of audiobooks, including the series "Sammy Keyes" and Katy Kelly's "Allie Finkle." She has received several Earphone awards from Audiofile Magazine and was nominated for an Audie award for the multicast performance of "Lemony Snicket: Book 1," starring Tim Curry. For 2 years, Tara was the on-camera host of Cartoon Network's weekly Friday night lineup, appropriately titled "Fridays."

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Forever, Interrupted: A Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very emotional and very real! Real characters and very relateble! I like this author and really enjoy her books! Read both titles! You won't be dissapointed!
MTDIVA More than 1 year ago
This review is from: Forever, Interrupted: A Novel (Paperback) This novel begins with such a shocking surprise that you are immediately drawn into the story. It's a story of love, loss and new beginnings. Fabulous character development, centering mostly around Elsie, a 20-something free spirit, who lost Ben, her lover and husband, when his life was cut dramatically short. Also we are introduced to Susan, the mother-in-law she had never met until after the tragedy. These characters are so richly portrayed, and the novel flows with such grace, that it is hard to believe this is actually a debut novel! The raw emotion comes through and my reading group has already short listed this for our Fall/Winter lineup! Highly recommended and will be looking forward to future works from this talented writer!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a huge Emily Giffin and Sofie Kinsella fan, but Taylor Jenkins Reid might just top my list.  I started reading Forever, Interrupted and found that I couldn't put it down.  It was completely unexpected to jump from chapter to chapter going back in time to present day putting together the puzzle pieces.  I found myself laughing and crying out load throughout the book, and couldn't help but fall in love with all of the characters by the end.  I cannot wait for After I Do just to read another Taylor Jenkins Reid novel.  
anovelreview_blogspot_com More than 1 year ago
This book showed up on my doorstop. I hadn't requested it, hadn't heard of it. I saw blurbs by Amy Hatvany, author of Heart Like Mine and Sarah Pekkanen, author of The Best of Us. Well I love their books, so I thought I'd give the book a go. Forever Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid was the biggest surprises in a long time! I absolutely loved this book! The main character is Elsie, and you can't help but like her, feel for her. The chapters are current day moving forward and walk you back in time with her relationship to Ben. I found myself laughing during one chapter and crying the next chapter...almost the entire book! It's a love story, tender and really beautiful and on the other hand a story of healing. It reads really fast! I just don't know what else to say about the book, but go buy it! Highly recommending!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One movie with the angel who falls in love with a doctor. if you you like this genre combo its a four but for those who dont skip it it may be on Hallmark
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heartbreakingly beautiful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
one of the most beautiful books I've read.
KateUnger More than 1 year ago
Forever, Interrupted was my last Taylor Jenkins Reid book. I love her work. She develops amazing characters with interesting plots, and this book was no exception. Less than two weeks after Elsie and Ben’s wedding, Ben is killed in a car/bike accident. Instead of living happily ever after, Elsie has to deal with Ben’s death and her new mother-in-law. She’s grieving and heart broken, and because it was a short relationship, no one understands grief. This book is written in alternating chapters – present day and the past. The reader gets to read about Elsie and Ben falling in love but also Elsie’s struggle to keep living after Ben dies. It’s a lot sadder than I was expecting. I didn’t know much about the format going into this book, so I think I was expecting there to be more focus on Elsie moving on. Let me just warn you, this book is mostly about her grieving process. And while the parts about their courtship were fun and adorable, they had the shadow of death hanging over them. As always, TJR’s writing was amazing. She set up a difficult situation for her main character (prompted by a Craig’s List post it seems), and she did very well with the subject matter. But this wasn’t the most enjoyable book to read. I was torn about the rating, but in the end since I flew through it very quickly, I thought it deserved 4 stars. Fans of TJR will not want to miss this book (her first novel), but if you’ve never read her before, I recommend starting with one of her other books: One True Loves or Maybe In Another Life perhaps.
feather_lashes More than 1 year ago
★★★★½ Forever, Interrupted is a standalone, women’s fiction novel written by the fabulous Taylor Jenkins Reid. It addresses grief and loss, but also discusses how complex family dynamics can be. It explores if loss is the same whether you knew a person for three months or three decades, and it shows how people grieve and heal in very different ways. I so enjoyed Forever, Interrupted and found it to be a very moving novel about surviving death and how even in the depths of sadness, tenderness and hope can be found. My favorite quote: “I find myself smiling finally. I guess I do remember how to do it. You just turn the corners of your mouth up.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The sweetest love. The greatest loss. Forgiveness. Life goes on...all in this book!
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Francesca and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog This story is quite a bit what you would expect by reading that title and it is not a spoiler (since it happens at the very beginning) to tell you what it’s about. Elsie is happily married, still on her “honeymoon” period after just being married for 10 days, when her husband is tragically killed in an accident. This is her story of grief and moving forward, as well as how she got there in the first place. And it’s a bit different than what you would think due to the fact her husband’s family never knew about her, or their marriage. Told in the popular back and forth in time, we get to slowly uncover how Ben swept Elsie off her feet, a bit insta-love if you ask me, but somehow it didn’t bother me as it usually would. I guess knowing from the beginning the outcome of the story it just made their romance to be an impulsive one that spans all of 6 months. Meet, date, marry, death. Seeing those happy moments only made knowing the outcome couldn’t change that much harder. This story is very character driven and if you are not on board with the heroine you may not enjoy it as much. Although there’s nothing that makes Elsie stand out from a crowd, I found her to be a character I could relate to. I do think there should’ve been a bigger struggle with the whole not telling the family issue. Maybe it’s the fact that their relationship was all so new, maybe it’s the fact that Elsie already had a bad relationship with her family. I don’t think that was addressed enough. I’ve been a fan of this author for a while now because of the WAY she tells her stories. Her writing is very simple, yet very emotional. And I think for the most part she manages to convey the right emotions in the circumstances we are faced with. Not always, but quite often. I’ve wanted to read FOREVER, INTERRUPTED for a while now. This was her debut novel and it was the last one I had left to read by her. I can’t say it’s my favorite, but as I was expecting it doesn’t deal in happily ever afters. In the end, I was satisfied with where this story ends up. I love that there’s always a message to be learned while reading her books, and as we grieve with Elsie we learn from that as well. I shed a few tears, and I enjoyed every moment. Another one I enjoy that just leaves me anxious for the next book this author will write.
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DDK74 More than 1 year ago
I really, really enjoyed this.  Lots of emotion and not too sappy.  Can wait to read other titles by Jenkins.
Myrtlebean More than 1 year ago
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 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.  
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And it paid off. I really enjoyed it. Sappy but that is not always a bad thing. Fast read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Honest and well written. Great read.
Skybird1941 More than 1 year ago
The best book I've read in a long time. It draws you in and holds you to the end. It's unspeakably sad, funny, tragic, and romantic all at the same timeromantic , a
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Elsie is a newlywed whose head over heels for her new husband, and her life shatters when he is killed running a silly errand for her. It's made doubly cruel when this is what leads to her meeting her new disbelieving mother-in-law. This book is a tear jerker amd quite frankly awesome in its portrayal of overwhelming grief. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a cathartic book. As for the review mentioning Hallmark & angels...just what book were you reading??
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