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From New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins, a new novel examining a family at the breaking point in all its messy, difficult, wonderful complexity.
The Frosts are a typical American family. Barb and John, married almost fifty years, are testy and bored with each other...who could blame them after all ...more
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So far I think this is one of my favorite Kristan Higgings books tells about life, happiness, dreams, realities, betrayal, lies, thin red line between life and death, childhood sweethearts, resentments, infertility, lack of communication.
The story is told by POVS of four ...more
Which is why I didn't even hesitate to pick this up and give it a go and while I did like it, I sadly didn't connect with it in my usual way.
Was it the characters that were a little harder to love than usual? Was it the different POVs? I'm honestly not sure because why I could relate on some ...more
Welp, it's the holiday break and that weird in-between time where it's the end of the year/beginning of the next year and you don't really even know what day it is but who cares?! Yes, if you're thinking that it's the perfect time to binge read books, you're correct! Imagine my excitement to gain access to an early copy of Kristan Higgins' upcoming novel. Amazing!
I'll be honest: ...more
I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review.
From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story ...more
The subjects of infidelity, aging, life choices, love and joy are all represented fully and lovingly. I enjoyed every word and will read it again and again.
Meet Barb and John Frost, your typical couple married 50 years. Parents to two daughters - Juliet, the favorite of her mother. The "perfect" successful architect with a family of her own. And Sadie - John's favorite, the struggling artist/art teacher who couldn't wait to leave the small town she grew up in. And the man she never stopped loving.
Just as life is - things seem great until the house of ...more
Higgins is at her best here in what she does best - family drama, enough to pull at our heartstrings while also restoring our faith in humanity simultaneously. Juliet and Sadie are two sisters who couldn't ...more
This was fine, but it was not one of my favorites. I really disliked Sadie. Obviously there's a place for an unlikable woman and unlikable characters, but this style of book doesn't ...more
Married for nearly 50 years with two grown daughters, it seemed Barbara Frost had been just going through the motions of being married for as long as she could remember. She was actually thinking of asking her husband John for a divorce on their anniversary. But when John has a stroke the day before it, she learns while waiting in the ER that hed been having an affair. Has her whole like been a ...more
Another feel good book by Kristan Higgins full of her trademark humor, smart, snappy prose, likable characters, and uplifting endings. A good palate cleanser from all the serious reading Ive been doing. I love the way she has continued to embed love in all forms in this book, along with the requisite rediscovered lost true ...more
I gave this book 3 stars.
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by Kristan Higgins
Berkley Publishing Group
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Kristan Higgins is an author I look forward to reading. Sadly, to say this book was not one of my favorites. I will not be rating it high or recommending it to our library patrons.
I love the story, it was heartbreaking, and gut retching. A story of lust, love, and betrayed. In the end everyone got their happy ending and was able follow their Hope's and dreams.
*Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing an e-galley in exchange for an honest review.