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Now That You Mention It

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One step forward. Two steps back. The Tufts scholarship that put Nora Stuart on the path to becoming a Boston medical specialist was a step forward. Being hit by a car and then overhearing her boyfriend hit on another doctor when she thought she was dying? Two major steps back.

Injured in more ways than one, Nora feels her carefully built life cracking at the edges. There's
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Published by Graydon House (first published December 26th 2017)
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Just when I thought there was no way Kristan Higgins could steal my heart yet AGAIN—or hold me captive with her snarky humor, smart writing and endearing characters—she goes and does it. I know, what was I thinking? How can I consider myself an optimist at heart when I’m always waiting to be left disappointed?

Through Nora, Kristan Higgins conveys a meaningful message that resonates within the pages of a stellar read, a true standout, an utterly captivating experience. Similar to If You Only Kne
Meredith (Slowly Catching Up)
Now That You Mention It is a heartfelt story about a woman’s journey to self-acceptance. This book is filled with humor, emotion, and lots of love.

When Dr. Nora Stuart is hit by a van, she sees her life flash before her eyes. Even though her life looks good on the surface, she realizes that she has been feeling increasingly gray. She decides to take a leave of absence from work and return home to Scupper Island Maine to reconnect with her standoffish mother, make amends with her sister, and
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
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4.5 Stars!

“Now That You Mention it” is my second Kristan Higgins novel and I thought it was a fantastic read.

After being hit by a truck, Nora Dr. Nora Stuart, a gastroenterologist at Boston City Hospital is certain she’s heading towards the light… “I’m dying…this time I’m really going to die”.

The evening had started off well for Nora. She’d even saved a life. But then the ER explodes with action as her doctor boyfriend spe
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my second novel by Kristin Higgins and I loved it! Kristin Higgins has a definite sharp humor in her novel and the characterization is on point my friends!

I started this book on Sunday and didn't get out of pj's all day! So, I've heard Higgins novels are known for romance but this one I don't think it's really a "romance" per say. This book was honestly a breath of fresh air.. and just what the doctor ordered for Kendall ;)

I adored Nora... what a kick ass character with a strong sense o
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Dr. Nora Stuart is not having a good day. She feels like she’s been hit by a mack truck – the crazy thing is, she’s actually been hit by a Van (sounds like the craziest thing ever right?!). When she wakes up in the Hospital, she overhears her ER Doctor boyfriend Bobby flirting with another doctor telling her that he was planning to break up with Nora that weekend (no joke!). Talk about a disaster. When she’s finally able to leave the Hospital, Nora has no interest in moving back in with B
Diane S ☔
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 This is just one of those novels, the ones I occasionally need to read when my life is stressed or as a nice, welcoming break between other heavy or intense books. Not that this doesn't tackle some heavy issues, but all in all it is a book that leaves one feeling hopeful, warm hearted. The setting of Scuppers island in Maine was also a draw, since I have never read anything set here, nor in fact heard of before. It is also the fourth book I have read in a short period of time concerning bull ...more
Traveling Sisters Group Read by Norma with Brenda, Melisa, Susanne, Diane, and Sarah

4 stars from Norma!  This was my very first Kristan Higgins novel and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. There were a few scenes within this novel that had me laughing so hard that my tummy hurt!  Even though some aspects of this novel was heartbreaking to read it was also very touching and heartwarming.

Brenda didn’t share in my enjoyment and thoughts on this one and she packed up her books and hightailed i
Nora Stuart grew up on Scupper Island, Maine, a small island three miles from the state’s coast and was shaped by two major events in her life: her father’s departure when she was 12-years old and pretty awful high school years. Her salvation was winning a competitive scholarship only available to islanders that took her away from her hometown for the next 15 years, even though that came at a price. When she’s injured in an accident, Nora returns to Scupper to recuperate, facing a community who’ ...more
Theresa Alan
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Say a grizzly bear came down from Canada and bit off her arm. Mom would just shoot the bear, sew her arm back on with the thick black thread she used to sew our buttons back on when we were kids, then butcher the bear, make it into chili and use the skin as a rug.”

Doctor Nora Stuart goes home to Scupper Island after being hit by a van. She doesn’t have a warm relationship with her mother or her niece, who is there because her mother is in jail. Nora hopes to get closer to her niece. She’s been
Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
5 stars!

Sometimes it takes a few years before you understand what you're worth. And who's worth your time."

It's official. I have my first five-star read of the year. And so well-deserved, too. I don't know how to review this book that would give it justice. It was hopeful, heartwarming and breaking, funny, and oh so beautiful. I'm so happy I got to read the chance to read this. I'll let you in on a secret—I'm tearing up a little as I'm writing this review. Not because this was a total
With every new release I read from Kristan Higgins, I am more and more amazed at the complexity and palpable emotion she brings to her characters. In Now That You Mention It, she has written a heroine that I fell absolutely in love with. Readers get to follow her from present to past and forward again and witness first hand some very stressful events that show how very human and resilient she is. Higgins also brought attention to underappreciated medical professionals and important awareness to ...more
Sarah Joint
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you're in the mood to sink into a cute and slightly quirky read that is mostly lighthearted fun, this is the book for you. I'm generally NOT a fan of romance, and while the book certainly has romantic moments, they're not overdone or even the backbone of the story itself. Yes, there's some romance. There's also a lot more. Family issues, dealing with your past, guilt, secrets, grief, and new beginnings. While most of it is very light, there is one part somewhere in the middle that involves a ...more
This is my first time reading Kristan Higgins and wanted to read this book due to the glowing review from my pal Melissa.

This book definitely lives in a world of its own- there is a LOT going on here to the point where I wouldn’t know how to classify it as a genre - some romance, some darkness touched upon, with a healthy dose of other heavy themes. However, there were more than several instances where I found myself laughing out loud and for this reason alone, I will DEFINITELY be back for mor
Kylie D
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
A feelgood story that sees Nora, a doctor, return to her childhood home after a series of traumatic events, including a breakup from her boyfriend. But not everyone is pleased to see her. As she tries to reconnect with her mother and niece, other people are not so tolerant of her being there. Nora, however, is determined to get her life back on track, and with the help of her wonderful dog Boomer, she finds ways to get over the hurts of her past. A lovely story, well told, that you can get lost ...more
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Now That You Mention It is a story about Nora Stuart, a gastroenterologist in her mid 30s working at a Boston hospital and dating Bobby, an ER doctor. Nora gets hurt in an accident - She then breaks up with Bobby and decides to go back home to Scupper Island, Maine to recover. Nora hasn’t been back to Maine in several years, and has a lot of feelings to address, many of which are painful. She loves her Mom but they aren’t as close as Nora would like, and her 15 year old niece, Poe, isn’t that wa ...more
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What’s going on with me, you ask? Oh, you know, the same old same old . . . .

Fifteen years ago Nora Stuart left Scupper Island behind and pretty much never looked back. Winner of a scholarship fairytales are made of, Nora was able to drop the “Troll” moniker that had followed her through high school, graduate from Tufts Medical School and become a successful gastroenterologist in Boston. All that changed, however, when she had a (
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. This is my third KH book, and while it wasn't my favorite, it was still very enjoyable.
This was a Traveling Sister read. You can find this and other reviews in their blog at:

What I liked:
-The characters. I even liked the teens, and I rarely like teens in novels
- I liked that the romance was a minor part of the book, it wasn't insta-love, and it didn't have too many eye-rolling moments.
-I liked that some serious issues were dealt with in a "lig
Jennifer Kyle
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 - 4 Stars

"sometimes it takes a few years before you understand what you're worth. And who's worth your time."
Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars

I loved Nora! I was completely sucked into her story; unraveling the past, and hoping for a satisfying future for her! I felt bad for all that she went through. God, high school can be so hard! The kids were awful to her, yet Nora rose above it and became an accomplished woman. Leaving Scupper Island, where she grew to become a doctor in Boston, she hasn’t returned for fifteen years, and who could blame her? After an accident leaves Nora banged up and without a boyfriend (good riddance,
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mesmerizing, heartwarming, and brilliantly crafted!

Now That You Mention It is a touching story that immerses you in a tale about confronting the past, embracing the future, and discovering one's true self.

The prose is well turned and fluid. The characters are unique, flawed, genuine, and lovable. And the story is an exceptionally absorbing tale about life, love, forgiveness, familial drama, friendship, courage, community, and happiness.  

Now That You Mention It is the perfect mix of hope, heart,
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book deserves all the stars. It's rare that I come across a book that is so good that I literally can't put it down. I started it yesterday, stayed up late, got up early to read more, read while I worked out - I didn't want to stop! It was absolutely fantastic - one of KH's best yet. Loved loved loved every minute!! ...more
From the blurb:
New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins welcomes you home in a funny, emotionally charged must-read novel about the complications of life, love and family.
It's an almost winter day out there, the wind is lashing about, the sun smiles warm and soothing on my snotty nose and thick headed self. I needed some laughs and normality back into my heavily-invested-in-political reading right now. When you have a cold, politics will certainly not cure it. As luck would have it, I
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
I'm a huge, HUGE Kristan Higgins fan, and I think she does that middle ground between women's fiction and romance like no other. Now That You Mention It was another wonderful, nuanced, lovely book in that style, and a great offering for long-time Higgins devotees and newcomers alike.

I connected with Now That You Mention It immediately. First of all, it gives MAJOR props to my alma mater, Tufts University (what, what!) and takes place in a little island off the coast of Maine, where I spent all
Aj the Ravenous Reader
Such a great read! My first by Ms. Kristan Higgins. I really enjoyed her writing, it's easy to read but it can be lyrical in many places, beautifully descriptive, and a lot of times surprisingly funny. I couldn't count the number of times my shoulders were shaking from undiluted laughter. The plot is quite dense too and in a really good way.

The story is rich and full, the characters well-rounded, dynamic, and unpredictable. There are adorable animal characters too! Even though the plot starts o
Katie B
Another really solid, enjoyable read by the author. Kristan Higgins is very skilled at writing characters that you might not necessarily have much in common with, but yet you feel fully invested in them and root for them on their journey to finding whatever it is that will bring them happiness. That might sound like a simple thing, but I have read so many books lately in which I just felt zero connection to the characters and their storylines. So this one was a pleasant surprise.

Fifteen years a
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Honestly, I don't know how she does it, but Kristan Higgins always puts together such wonderful stories. I was on the fence at the ending of this one... I felt a little cut off at the knees... I was just not ready for it to be over yet. I would have liked to have a better resolution there at the end. There were too many stones left un-turned. I can't go into detail, but in short, I think this book could have been a hundred pages longer. (And I don't say that often.)

All in all, anoth
Nora Stuart has overcome a lot. After a combination of relentless bullying and being overlooked and ignored in high school (even by her sister, Lily), she earned a scholarship to Tufts on her way to becoming a gastroenterologist. She thought the worst was behind her as she found happiness with her medical practice and her boyfriend, but then boom it all changed in a second--literally--when she stepped off a curb and was hit by a car. So she does the only thing she can think of: go home. For the ...more
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“I was hit by a car, and according to the Hallmark Channel, I’m supposed to come home.”

The opening for this story grabbed a hold of me and then didn’t let go. Kristan Higgins is great at delivering an underdog heroine, but I wasn’t quite prepared for what she had in store for me with Nora Stuart.

Nora, after experiencing a “life flashing before your eyes” accident, decided it was time to go back to her childhood home, Scupper Island, to face her past and repair the relationships in h
4.5 stars. Review to follow
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Now That You Mention It

Kristan Higgins

Received from Edelweiss

Nora Stuart's father left the small island of Scupper, Maine when she was twelve years old. Her high school years were horrible and her only saving grace was earning a full scholarship to Tuffts University. She leaves the island becomes a doctor, but always wonders why her dad left all those years ago. When he left Nora and her younger sister Lily were never close like they were when her dad was around. Nora misses her sister terribly
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Kristan Higgins is the New York Times, USA TODAY and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than twenty novels, which have been translated into more than two dozen languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. If you want to receive a free short story and be notified when Kristan releases a new book, sign up at

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