About halfway through this book, I was a bit bored and thought I'm going to swap this one right away without sharing with my friends. Then, all of a sudden, the story takes a twist and I couldn't put it down. It all comes together in the end and I fell in love with this author all over again. Such touching stories - characters you love, a few tears at the end -- Perfect! I'll be sharing with my friends before swapping this one out.
An easy summer read with more story than I actually expected. Then Came You starts off a little slow and a little confusing. It individually tells the story of four women:
** India, the trophy wife who develops into a much more likable character than that title would suggest.
** Bettina, the daughter who has had to survive the abandonment of her mother.
** Jules, who is trying to reinvent herself while hoping to saving her addict father.
** Annie, a not-wealthy mother of two, trying to make life better for her family.
The book does come together though. In the end, the book is about family and love and how family and love can come in different shapes, sizes, and ways. An overall enjoyable read.
Told from the viewpoints of four different women whose lives are intertwined by the choices that each one makes, this book started out a little slow. Once you get to know each woman it becomes nearly impossible to put down.
While the "happily ever after" doesn't come in the traditional way for anyone, everyone appears to get one in the final few chapters.
I think this book is just great. I love the way the author writes; the characters are memorable & I never saw the end/twist coming!
Another great story by Jennifer Weiner. A story with women at the center and the issue of bearing child - whether the inability or the women who help those who can't, I felt that this book was a great tribute to how women can create communities with very little in common. With each chapter based on a different character - it was easy and enjoyable to get to know each one and then see their stories mix and mingle.
A topic that is still working on becoming acceptable as conservation - infertility and everything that is involved in it. Suragocy, egg donation and the inability to have children is the center of each of these women's stories and I have always be intrigued by this subject that women have to deal with it on a daily basis. Some women worry that their significant other may leave them if they can't have children and some have worries when it comes to trying to help. I think this is a topic that we should continue to talk about because with each conversation the stigma will slowly diminish and women can feel more confidant in the decisions that they may have to make to create a family.
Without spoiling too much, there was one part of the book that my conservative friends and followers may not be too keen on. If you are one of those - please keep reading, the whole of the story is way more impactful while bypassing one part.
Another bestseller from Jennifer Weiner that will be enjoyed by women of all ages.