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And Then I Found You

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Katie Vaughan is no stranger to tough choices.

She’s made them before. Now it’s time to do it again.

Kate has a secret, something tucked away in her past. And she’s getting on with her life. Her business is thriving. She has a strong relationship with her family, and a devoted boyfriend whom she wants to love with all her heart. If Kate had ever made a list, Rowan would fill
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 20th 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published April 9th 2013)
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Ionia
I didn't start out enjoying this book. In the beginning,especially during the first chapter, I had a hard time paying attention to what was happening in the story. Soon after, during the second chapter, I felt the story took off and there was no looking back.

By the end of this book I was thrilled with it and couldn't wait to tell others about it. This book is one that I think I will remember for a long time. The characters are so well fleshed out and developed that over the course of reading th
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Nicole
So, twenty-something Katie has found the Love of Her Life AND a job she really enjoys. The job is hundreds of miles away from Love of Her Life, but that's okay because he is busy in law school. Unfortunately, Love of Her Life doesn't see it that way and wants her to be closer. Henry writes: "She tried to explain that if she didn't do this one thing she would never again do what she wanted, that if she could let someone-even Jack- talk her out of doing this, that she would never again follow thro ...more
Carrie Ardoin
I was a little apprehensive about reading this novel at first, since I'm a mother and under no circumstances could I even imagine having to give up my child. However, I am glad I did read this, because it was a beautiful story even though things weren't perfect.

Firstly, and I say this as a woman who was 23 years old and married when I had my first child, I thought Kate's reasons for giving up Luna were not good enough. I know, this sounds very very judgmental of me. But I simply felt that there
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Patty
And Then I Found You
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Patti Callahan Henry

My " in a nutshell" summary...

Young love...lost love...found love...on many levels.

My thoughts after reading this book...

This was a lovely book. It was a great story with just the right amount of angst. It was the story of Kate/Katie and Jack. They knew each other for most of their lives. They assumed they would always be together and then something happens...in this case Katie just wants to stop waiting for Jack and wants to do something of her own. And
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Jaime Boler
For Katie Vaughn, the first day of spring was always a day of firsts: the day she experienced her first kiss, the day she fell in love, the day she ran a marathon, the day she opened her boutique, and the day she vowed to love Jack Adams forever. It was also the day she gave up her newborn for adoption in Patti Callahan Henry’s tender, sincere, and deeply poignant novel And Then I Found You, the April Book Club Selection for She Reads.

The plot of And Then I Found You is as swiftly-paced as the c
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Marcia
Great book but many lazy editing errors. Times when Rowan was called Jack, Birmingham was in South Carolina instead of Alabama and little things like Kate following them to a pizza place in her car only to be dropped off later at the baseball field where she left her car. Things like that take away from a story for me (big pet peeve. Otherwise loved the idea of the story and loved the fact that it was personal and happened to her sister.

Favorite quote..."That's what love does sometines-talks you
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Carole
I won this book on a First Reads Giveaway. The forward from the author grabbed my attention when I discovered this was to be a story of adoption. As a mother, I can't imagine the love & hard choices women make to give their babies the best possible life, even when it means their own hearts must break. This was a good book, it moved a little slow until the middle, then it got good. I was happy with the ending, & I would read from this author again! Thank you for the book!
Lightblue
And Then I Found You
Questo libro mi incuriosiva molto per il tema trattato: quello delle adozioni. Si racconta la storia di Kate che decide di dare in adozione la sua bambina appena nata, ma rimarrà sempre con il desiderio di ritrovarla e sapere come sta. Dopo 13 anni sarà la stessa bambina a ritrovarla grazie a Facebook. L'Autrice racconta che questa è la storia romanzata di sua sorella a cui appunto successe di essere rintracciata tramite il social network dalla figlia adottiva. L'idea di bas
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Renea Winchester
Another great read from Patti-Callahan Henry. This time the story is taken from a page in her life. It's hard to tell you more without a big spoiler. Love the characters and the voice of this author.
Jonel Boyko (Pure Jonel)
This is definitely a novel that took me quite a while to get into. It took quite a while to warm up to the story & to the characters. The storyline seemed a bit all over the place with respect to pace. We’d rush forwards, and then slow down.

I fully admit that when it comes to editing, I understand a misplaced or misused word here and there. It’s bound to happen as we’re all human. But it can definitely go to excess. There were a few too many instances of this, or lack of fact checking that
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Charlotte Lynn
Kate Vaughn thinks she has fallen in love, but before she can take the next step with Rowan she has to put her past to rest and tell Rowan her secret. She goes back to her first love Jack Adams to try to come to terms with the fact that on March 20, 1997 Kate gave birth to Luna and then gave her up for adoption.

By the very first chapter I was hooked. I could not put this novel down. The characters were so real. I could feel Kate’s pain at loving her daughter so much but yet knowing that she coul
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Vivian
Kate Vaughan has loved and lost and will probably be the first to tell you that it isn't better to have loved and lost than never at all. Losing those she's loved has been hard and that pain and loss have been with her every day for the past thirteen years. She's tried to move on with her life and has a successful boutique and is in loving relationship, but she craves what she has lost. In an effort to say goodbye to her past, she makes a trip to Alabama to visit her ex. Jack has moved on with h ...more
Tiffany Myers
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Faye, la Patata

If you know me, I rarely go out of the Young Adult genre. I've read some hard core science fiction, a few epic/high fantasies, and some literary works for school, and some philosophy books like Foucault's Discipline and Punish (which is TOTALLY good, by the way). You may be muttering, "That's actually a lot..." and you're right, it is a fair number, but if I can avoid it, I will. But I make exemptions. Especially when I can totally feel in my gut that the novel in question will blow me away.

And
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Mary Gramlich
Doing the right thing can lead to a string of wrong things

The decision that Kate Vaughn made early on her life created a domino effect that has never stopped altering her ability to love again. Kate is in a wonderful relationship with Rowan a man that adores her but there is a huge roadblock to commitment on her part. This relationship should make her delirious with happiness and forget the pain of the past. However, after so much soul searching Kate know in order to take the steps that lead to
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Marlene Engel
To thirteen year old, Katie Vaughn, March 20th was not only the first day of spring, it was the start of what would become many firsts in her life. Walking in the moonlight with Jack Adams was something that Katie had always dreamt of. Now it was becoming her reality. They walked hand in hand down a stone path that led to the May River. While talking about the occurrences of the day, Jack did the one thing that Katie had always wanted him to do. He kissed her under the moonlight and that was the ...more
Louise
Story Description:

St. Martin’s Press|April 9, 2013|Hardcover|ISBN: 978-0-312-61076-0

Kate Vaughn is no stranger to tough choices. She’s made them before. Now it’s time to do it again. Kate has a secret, something tucked away in her past. And she’s getting on with her life. Her business is thriving. She has a strong relationship with her family, and a devoted boyfriend whom she wants to love with all her heart. If Kate had ever made a list, Rowan would fill the imagined boxes of a perfect mate. Bu
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Becky
This book started out slow. In fact, I considered putting it aside. I'm glad I didn't. Once the story started moving along, it was a page turner. By the time I got to the final pages, I was sorry to see the story end.

And Then I Found You is emotional, believable and thought-provoking. It is a story that explores the heart of a woman who loved and lost not only her first love, but her first child. It explores big questions without easy answers. It acknowledges that what has been done cannot be u
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Cynthia Robertson
"It didn’t make any sense, but she was beyond sense now. Life, she believed from living in the wilderness, was tied together by hints, whispers, and unseen fabric-makers. She imagined someone far more knowing than she, sewing together a fragile web that she wouldn’t see until time was done. She could ignore the whispers and threads, everyone could, and she often did, but this time she wouldn’t."

And Then I Found You, by Patti Callahan Henry is not a mystery. It’s about the oldest story in the wor
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Amanda
I received a copy of this ARC through the Goodreads First Reads program. And Then I Found You deals with lost love and the fact that our past is never really in the past. Kate, at the age of 35, still wonders about the daughter she gave up for adoption thirteen years ago and Jack (the father), and her lost love. The story is heartbreaking at times but is a beautiful story of never ending love - love for a child and love for a significant other.

I had a hard time putting the book down, as I HAD to
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Anne McLaughlin
Life can be implausible especially when it comes to love but I found many things implausible in this book which I liked many parts of. Some of the adoption issues made me squirm.

SPOILER ALERT I think I would have been more comfortable with the adoptee using facebook to locate the biological parents if she had been older than 13. Not sure how things would have worked out plot wise with an older teen. The author inserted lots of safeguards like the adopted parent knowing about the contact and bei
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Madoline
Woman tries to move on in life after placing daughter for adoption. And then said daughter finds her... on Facebook. That ultra-drama plot idea drew me in like Lifetime movies and Nicholas Sparks novels did once upon a time. And it did not disappoint; I finished the novel in two late-night sittings like a bowl of rich chocolate ice cream. What really drew me into the novel, though, was having interviewed Patti (I write for her local newspaper) about how the book was inspired by how her own siste ...more
Georgie Wiebe
I received this book thanks to a Goodreads giveaway and the author.

It was very hard to put down! The author did an awesome job conveying the emotions of the characters in the book, you could almost feel the struggle of emotions they were feeling. It was a story of hard decisions and love lost and found. A great story of knowing in order to move on you have to finish one chapter in order to start another. But what happens when you aren’t able to close a chapter… when you wonder if your on the ri
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Brenda
You start out reading realizing the main character has a secret in her past that is causing problems with her present and future. It took me a while to figure out what the problem was and I didn't guess it correctly from the beginning. I liked the book, I liked what happened with the characters and loved the ending. It was a fast read, not soemthing you had to do any real deep thinking on to keep up, but I liked the story. Some times you don't necessaarily want to have to hang on to every word t ...more
Lucilla Leone
LA MIA RECENSIONE
Alcuni l'hanno ribattezzata una 'fiaba moderna' e questa definizione calza proprio a pennello a questo splendido romanzo che è un affresco della vita. L'autrice, che racconta un evento straordinario che riguarda sua sorella e di riflesso tutta l'intera famiglia, lo fa con estrema raffinatezza e con grande trasparenza. Ci trascina, anzi ci porta per mano con dolcezza in un bagno di sentimenti forti che vengono naturalmente 'sentiti' da ogni lettore o lettrice che sia, ma che veng
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Karissa

I got this book kind of randomly last year from the publisher. This isn’t normally the type of book I read, but I decided to give it a try anyway.

Kate Vaughan has had to make a number of tough choices in her past and is having trouble making a commitment to her current boyfriend. Kate has some secrets and baggage from a relationship that she had in her teen's/20's that comes back to haunt her and is jeopardizing her current relationship.

This was an okay book. It's one of those tear-jerker reads
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Lisa
Inspired by actual events in the author's family, this emotional story of unplanned pregnancy, adoption and loyalty is a quick, easy read that shows how social media has changed the way we all live and how easy it can be to be 'found'. I found it to be a satisfying story with likable characters who were good people. This is a book I'm happy to have read. My complete review can be found here:

http://nblo.gs/K2ufs
Rocio
I won this book in the giveaways it was a First Reads!!!!! :D

I really liked this book very much, its a really nice soft story. I would have liked it more if Katie and Jack had more adventures together. I am so glad this book had a really good ending! Lovely! I would totally read this again!

The book will be available to purchase I believe around April! Definitely you should read this!
Claudia
Tratto da una difficile storia vera quindi sicuramente toccante. Lettura scorrevole e piacevole, ma infarcita di luoghi comuni e dinamiche relazionali poco convincenti perché troppo buoniste e a tratti anche un po’ troppo sdolcinata e con un lieto fine degno di un romanzetto rosa.
Malgrado ciò, in alcuni passaggi, mi sono realmente emozionata, forse perché ho sentito molto mie alcune frasi e situazioni e quindi è naturale che quando trasferisci nella tua vita personale ciò che stai leggendo, l’em
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Jessica B
I wish there were half stars for books like this. I thoroughly enjoyed it and thought the characters were so well developed that you got a total sense of them and their struggles.
I think she left the door open for the story to continue and that's fine by me!
I'd say this is good summer reading, better than beach dreck, but nothing you have to focus so intently on.
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Patti Callahan Henry is the New York Times Bestelling novelist of eleven novels. Her latest is THE IDEA OF LOVE with St. Martins Press.


Patti grew up as a Minister’s daughter, learning early how storytelling effects our lives. She grew up spending her summers on Cape Cod where she began her love affair with the beach, ocean, tides and nature of the coast. Moving south at the tender age of twelve,
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“You'll let him talk you out of your dreams. That's what love does sometimes- talks you out of your dreams." "Not me," Katie said. "Jack would talk me into my dreams.” 0 likes
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