Following in the footsteps of her critically acclaimed novel If You Only Knew, best-selling author Kristan Higgins returns with a pitch-perfect look at the affection - and the acrimony - that binds sisters together.
Ainsley O'Leary is so ready to get married - she's even found the engagement ring her boyfriend has stashed away. What she doesn't anticipate is for Eric to blindside her with a tactless breakup he chronicles in a blog - which (of course) goes viral. Devastated and humiliated, Ainsley turns to her half sister, Kate, who's already struggling after the sudden loss of her new husband. Kate has always been so poised, so self-assured, but Nathan's death shatters everything she thought she knew - including her husband - and sometimes the people who step up aren't the ones you expect. With seven years and a murky blended family dynamic between them, Ainsley and Kate have never been overly close, but their shared sorrow dovetails their faltering worlds into one. Despite the lifetime of history between them, the sisters must learn to put their differences aside and open their hearts to the inevitable imperfection of family - and the possibility of one day finding love again.
©2017 Kristan Higgins (P)2017 Recorded Books
the story was so well written, and the narrators only added to the excellence of the writing ... best book I've read in a very long time.
tho parts of it reminded me of other reads, this book stands on its own .. one of a kind.
their voices fit their characters perfectly .. 2 of the very best in the business.
it made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me "feel" the characters .. A+.
Kristan Higgins has always been among my top 3 authors .. and she is getting better.
Believer in what you can't see
Loved everything about this book, the plot, the characters, the narrators. This story makes me happy and reminds me a lot of Robyn Carr, who I love.
I can't get enough kristan Higgins and this book is no different. I was so sad when it was over and I had no more Kristan Higgins to read. What should I do? No other book stands a chance of comparing so I was stuck. As usual this book has lovable and quirky characters and engaged me completely from the first few pages. It's so sweet and so well written although this one made me ugly cry as well. I hate ugly crying and usually avoid books that could cause it, but it was so well done I actually enjoyed it. Another amazing read but Since I've read all of her books 3-4 times I need to avoid her now until there's a few I haven't read that I can read all in a row.
I started listening to this book on a Friday. I couldn't stop, and binge listened to finish the next day. I've read/listened to every KH book, and this one is her best work yet! I cannot wait for another!
When I first started listening, it was difficult to listen to Kate. She was totally shattered and in shock. I remember thinking that if she were going to be this way the entire book, I'd have to quit listening right now.
Ainsley was the entire opposite. She was happy, bubbly, sweet and very personable.
As the story progresses Kate goes through different stages of grief and her character changes. It's a wonderful story with a few surprises here and there. The characters and narration were supberb. I throughly enjoyed this book and will seek other works by Kristen Higgins!
Kristanna Higgins knocks it out of the park again. With skillful mastery, she takes heartbreak and makes you laugh out loud. The narrators were perfect for the alternating point of view. Cannot recommend highly enough.
Wonderful wonderful book! Kristan Higgins knocked it out of the park with this one. Xe Sands and Amy Rubinstein narrated this book beautifully!
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