You Me Everything by Catherine Isaac

You Me Everything

Set in the French countryside on an idyllic summer vacation, a delicious, tender novel about finding joy and love even in the most unexpected places. 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. Lush gardens, a gorgeous pool, delectable French foo...

Details You Me Everything

TitleYou Me Everything
Release DateMay 1st, 2018
PublisherPamela Dorman Books
GenreFiction, Contemporary, Romance, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit

Reviews You Me Everything

  • Larry H
    4.5 stars for this one.What is it about books with pronouns in the title? Me Before You, Everything I Never Told You, The Geography of You and Me , and now, Catherine Isaac's You Me Everything , all turned me into an emotional wreck when I was reading them. (I know there are countless other books which fit this bill, but these come to mind first.)"Everyone's future is uncertain. Most of us don't think about the fact that we could be run over by ...
  • Louise Wilson
    Set in the French Countryside Sick of his lies, cheating ways and complete lack of interest in fatherhood, Jess left her boyfriend, Adam, only months after she gave birth to their son. Adam moved to France to follow his dream, unencumbered by a series relationship and a child he never wanted. Ten years later, Susan, Jess's mother, lies in a nursing home, battling a debilitating disease. Susan forces Jess to recognise that William needs his father...
  • Pauline
    You, Me, Everything by Catherine Isaac is a story about family and relationships. Jess is trying to cope with being a single mum to her ten year old son. She is also trying to cope with the fact that her mother is suffering from Huntington disease. Jess takes her son on holiday to France so that he can spend some time getting to know his father. This trip will be a learning curve for everyone. I would like to thank NetGalley and Simon and Schuste...
  • Laura
    Book reviews on Ohh, what a wonderfully written and emotional book - I didn't want to stop reading, despite the tears (I do cry easily but even so, this was a heartwrencher!). Catherine Isaac's writing feels so like real life - in many ways but, at its heart, just in the way she portrays dialogue and actions - it all feels natural and so convincing. The situation - Jess trying to get her ex (and father of her child) to bond a...
  • Kathy - Books & Munches
    The one thing that definitely deserves to be mentioned first is how there are so many hard topics tackled in this novel. From illness to alcoholism to being a single parent to the pressure kids can have on a relationship - it's all there!And all those topics made this book that more amazing to read because they are incorporated in a real, genuine way that made my skin crawl at times. You can feel the hardships all characters are dealing with - p...
  • Kavita Kumar-Karthik
    Thank you NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for generously sharing the ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review I chose to read this book because in the Advance praise section I had read,Oh wow. Just wow. If you liked Me Before You, you'll love You, Me, Everything. Heartbreakingly beautiful’Claire Mackintosh And I am a sucker for heartbreak !! But, I was left disappointed after this book. When the story began, I instantly liked it. I was...
  • Carmen
    Una historia aparentemente sencilla que nos demuestra de forma tierna y a veces divertida lo maravillosa y desgarradora que puede ser la vida. A partir de ese anhelo de una madre por seguir los deseos de su madre enferma, la novela nos permite acercarnos a una pareja que dejó de serlo hace 10 años, a sus desencuentros, a su niño y el amor esperanzado por su padre, a la verdad de la vida, y a cómo debemos seguir avanzando. Sin ser un texto dem...
  • Sandie Bishop
    Wow! What a brilliantly written, lovely book. Everyone: you HAVE to read this if it's the only one you read this year. Just make sure you have the tissues handy though as it WILL make you laugh and cry throughout its pages.
  • Saarah Niña
    Underwhelming This book fell a little short for me. Just, underwhelming considering I thought it might be like Jojo Moyes' Me Before You or just Moyes' writing. The only comparison? It's a love story. And, one I didn't enjoy very much. Nor, did I like the way the book was written- it was unnatural. The reader was told too much too soon. There was no anticipation, until near the end but everything else was immediately put out there. I had no curio...
  • Megan Prokott
    A French charcuterie of cheese ball and idealism.
  • Jo
    Oh My Heart! I just need to take a little breath before I write this review, because this book is just so incredibly gorgeous. It is such a beautiful book. It made me laugh, it made me cry, and I fell in love with all of the characters. I couldn't focus on anything else while I read this book, set in the beautiful Chateau de Roussignol, in the French countryside. It waa all consuming.It's a book about lost love, about paternal lov, about the love...
  • Grace J Reviewerlady
    I'm not quite sure exactly what I expected from this novel, but I got so much more than I ever thought. It will leave you worn out, exhausted - and desperately sorry that you've reached the final page.This is usually where I give a brief outline of the book - without giving away more than the synopsis alludes to, but this time I don't want to expand on the blurb one little bit. This is a book about happiness, friendship, children, relationships, ...
  • Irena
    Review to come.
  • Donna Hines
    Bloody Brilliant! "Sometimes, it takes darkness to see how we shine.""When you're surrounded by love, you have nothing to fear."A love story unmatched by the struggles and triumphs of a world in which 'trust' takes center stage.Jenn, Adam, and William are on a journey. A journey that helps them define who they are and what they each bring to the relationship. Separately they are fine but together they are magical!Jenn suffers from anxiety, depres...
  • Cassidy (Cassidys.Bookshelf)
    I'm going to keep this one short and sweet. The setting of the book takes place in the French countryside and you can't help but want to be there with the characters. The story revolves around Jess and Adam and their son William. Adam has never been an ideal father, leaving shortly after his birth and only seeing him a few times a year since. Jess wants more for her son and is making one last attempt to make things right between everyone all whil...
  • Littlebookworm
    Jess and Adam split up ten years ago; during which time Jess has been single-handedly raising their son William, whilst Adam has been busy making a new life for himself in France. Now Jess decides to take William to France to spend a summer at the hotel that Adam runs, in the hope of encouraging some father and son bonding; though both Adam and William are unaware of her true reasons for doing so.This book is actually by Jane Costello writing und...
  • Stephanie
    You, Me, Everything by Catherine Isaac is a witty moving novel with just the right balance of romance, humor, and sadness. Since the book is set in the idyllic countryside of the Dordogne valley in France, and the French countryside is one of the top 10 places in the world that I've visited, I could not help but curl up, imagine I was back there on vacation, and immediately get lost in the lush, vivid summer scenery of Château de Roussignol...
  • The Just-About-Cocky Ms M
    Like the ubiquitous headless and beautifully dressed woman on about 80% of historical fiction--most of it bad; the trite and tired "The [fill-in-the-blank] Wife/Daughter/Whatever that provides a Big Clue that the author is equally trite; and the appalling plethora of titles featuring the "You Before Me/Me after You/You Me and the Damn Dog, this lightweight, forgettable, and ultimately boring novel lives up to its banal title. So why did I bother?...
  • Joann
    What a charming read this was. Jess, who has been raising her 10 year old, Willian, goes for an extended visit to the chateau, in France, that William's father has recently converted. She is hoping that William and his father, Adam, will be able to bond. She has a very good reason to want this to develop. Without dragging the whole plot out, I will just say that it was an enjoyable read, though predictable. There’s just the right balance of hum...
  • Arlene
    It was sad... it was happy... it was emotional... it was everything.
  • booksofallkinds
    Oh, this book really got to me and it is a story that will not be easily forgotten. Jess and Adam fell in love but it wasn't enough to keep them together. Ten years later and at the request of her beloved mother who is fading away before their eyes, Jess is heading to France with her amazing ten-year-old son so that Adam can form a real bond with their child. And who wouldn't enjoy a few weeks in a lovely chateau in the beautiful French countrysi...
  • Fabulous Book Fiend
    I loved this book, i loved the way the story was told and I loved Jess as a lead character. This books is exactly what it says it is, heartbreaking and hopefully all the same time. You will not want to put it down once you have picked it up because Jess is such a great character to spend time with, but also you will need to know what is going to happen next. As soon as I started reading this book, I felt like I just needed to settle in for the ni...
  • Jessica
    I had absolutely no idea when I picked up this book to read how emotional it would be! It is a real tear jerker so you will definitely need plenty of tissues when reading this!The main character Jess has been through so much and at parts of the book you just think it can't get any worse for her then it does and my heart just went out to her. She is an incredibility strong person that you instantly connect with.The thing I loved most about this bo...
  • Lynn Pribus
    Many glowing reviews here, but although this book dealt with some difficult issues, I had an unshakeable impression that this author cut her teeth writing "romances." For me, the giveaway clues were the life changing decisions made on one relatively small misunderstanding, the detailed descriptions of rippling muscles, glistening skin and throbbing hearts, the constant push/pull between Our Heroine and Our Hero and the introduction of a Diverting...
  • Shaz Goodwin
    2018-04-07 first scene in the prologue when Jess is giving birth gives a very clear picture of Adam and where his loyalties lay. Then 10 years later, Jess and William are packing for their summer stay with Adam. While in the Dordogne, Jess reflects on her relationship with Adam before she fell pregnant which I must admit, made me feel ambivalent towards him. I didn’t want to like him but found myself as emotiona...
  • Elizabeth
    Not deep literature but for me, it was a nice, fast read that managed to be light but not fluffy, romantic but not sappy and also gently explore what it means to live fully when life hands you circumstances you would never wish for. After a serious issues-heavy book (The Female Persuasion), this was a perfect dessert read. If you are a fan of Laura Dave’s books, I think they’re fairly comparable although this was probably better than some of ...
  • Linda Hill
    A summer in France will bring more than a suntan for Jess, William and Adam.Pass me the thesaurus. I simply do not have adequate vocabulary to express how much I love You, Me, Everything. Let me be honest, it isn’t the most literary work of fiction I’ve ever read, it doesn’t have a heart thumping plot with visceral murder and psychologically challenged protagonists, but I absolutely adored every moment of being submersed in the lives of tho...
  • Paula Sealey
    Single mum Jess has travelled to the Dordogne with her young son William so he can spend time with his father, Adam, who lives there. Having only sporadic contact with him in the past since their relationship broke down when William was a baby, Jess is determined father and son bond...and her urgent reasons become clear as the story progresses.Although very readable, I didn't feel that emotional pull that other books in this genre have managed to...
  • Jeanniehay64
    I loved this beautiful book which is guaranteed to pull at your heart strings!! It had me burning the midnight oil a sure sign of a fantastic read. Jess the main character who I s facing an uncertain future due to illness selflessly puts her own feelings aside to try to forge a relationship with her son and his father. Family relationships, love,seperation, illness and friendships are all beautifully explored . A emotional must read.