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Following the success of If You Only Knew and On Second Thought comes the highly anticipated new novel by New York Times best-selling author Higgins - a funny and bittersweet story of a woman who returns to her hometown after a decade's absence hoping to resuscitate her relationship with her family, only to discover that her homecoming is not as welcome as she had imagined.

It's been over a decade since Nora left her hometown of Scupper Island, Maine, and very seldom looked back. She's carved out a successful life in Boston, where no one knows her as the awkward girl with the delinquent sister and the dad who left, but a not-as-dramatic-as-it-sounds brush with death has her taking stock of her life. Inspired to reconnect with her prickly mother and snarky teenage niece, Nora returns home for the summer, where she's forced to face the people she's spent the last ten years trying to avoid and where some revelations about her family could either heal her or send her scrambling back to Boston on the next ferry.

©2017 Kristan Higgins (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Love! Love! Love!

Love Kristan Higgins and especially listening to her novels read by Xe Sands. Great story read so lovely by Xe Sands!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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10 million stars!

Kristan Higgins has already written some of my favorite novels and they are divine. But they keep getting better. It’s mind boggling. Maybe it’s that they are dealing with deeper subjects. This is the first that made me cry. Plus no one delivers better comedic narration than Xe Sands.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Disappointing

I have loved all of Kristan Higgins’ books and have anxiously awaited each new one. That being said, this one was a disappointment. While it was well written and very professionally read, the story was overly sad and drawn out. Midway thru, I couldn’t stand the drama any more and skipped ahead to the last few chapters to see how it turned out. I so hope that her future books are a bit more fun and less heartache.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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A wonderful story

Once again Kristin Higgins has written a beautiful story with characters you can see and relate too, while feeling their pain and joy.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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I’ve yet to find a KH book I didn’t like.

Like her other books, I couldn’t put it down. Though a little heavier subject matter than usual, I was engrossed. Her main character is smart, kind, insecure at times, and very much like most of us. It was nice to see her get some kahunas by the end of the book. I also liked the love interest very much because he was also flawed.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Excellent Story!

Another excellent book by Kristan Higgins! Expertly crafted story of Dr. Nora Stuart, who returns to her childhood home of Scupper Island, Maine, to heal, after being struck by a pest control van. Don’t listen to the reviews that say this is not a love story, like Ms. Higgins’ other books. There is plenty of romance in this book in the form of Sully Fletcher, Nora’s old classmate and brother of her high school crush.
I only have one tiny criticism. In a lot of Ms. Higgins’ novels, the main character tries to set up her single parent with a mate and she does the same in this book. It’s a cute plot scene but it’s getting a little old.
I have to admit, I’m a sucker for a story about life on an island so that is another aspect that made me enjoy this book even more.
Hurry and write Another book Ms . Higgins! I can’t wait!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Perfect

I loved this story; the friendship, family & romance. It made me laugh, cringe, & gasp. The ending was beautiful.

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Heart Warming, Funny,

Which scene was your favorite?

Nora and Sully first date. When They were all laughing because twenty flew into the oven and they thought he was dead, but he wasn't until Nora whacked him with a shovel and killed him for real....

If you could rename Now That You Mention It, what would you call it?

Scuffer Island

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LOVE

Kristan Higgins didn't disappoint! I love that she constantly incorporates a happy, silly, and faithful dog. Her characters are also so real and easy to relate to. LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!

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Favorite

I've listened to several of her books but this was my favorite. Listened every spare moment!!

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