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On Second Thought Audiobook

On Second Thought

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    VickyJ 03-19-17
    VickyJ 03-19-17 Member Since 2013
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    "A Wonderful Story!!"

    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!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Diane 02-24-17
    Diane 02-24-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent!"
    What made the experience of listening to On Second Thought the most enjoyable?

    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.


    What other book might you compare On Second Thought to and why?

    tho parts of it reminded me of other reads, this book stands on its own .. one of a kind.


    What does Sands Xe and Amy Rubinate bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    their voices fit their characters perfectly .. 2 of the very best in the business.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    it made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me "feel" the characters .. A+.


    Any additional comments?

    Kristan Higgins has always been among my top 3 authors .. and she is getting better.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Regina SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States 02-23-17
    Regina SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States 02-23-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story"

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    donna 02-19-17
    donna 02-19-17
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    "Wow!"

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 02-05-17 Member Since 2014
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    "The best Kristan Higgins yet!"

    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!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Dawn Oldham 03-22-17
    Dawn Oldham 03-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyable book with memorable characters"

    I loved the way this book seemed to form a circle of sorts- bringing a family closer through situations that might have torn others farther apart. There is a lot of grieving in part of the book, but appropriately so. It's not a frivolous quick read... it's a bit more of a drama. I highly recommend the book for having a great story line, "real characters" and a range of human emotion... with a happy ending for most!

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    Tammie 03-21-17
    Tammie 03-21-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesome!"

    I was so impressed with the narration of this book as wall as the story line. You won't waste the credit with this one.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    tats1824 03-10-17
    tats1824 03-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "So very good!"

    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.

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    Bobbie Charlotte, NC, United States 02-07-17
    Bobbie Charlotte, NC, United States 02-07-17
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    "Great book. Great Audible"

    Wonderful wonderful book! Kristan Higgins knocked it out of the park with this one. Xe Sands and Amy Rubinstein narrated this book beautifully!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ann 03-16-17
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    "KH always delivers"

    Ainsley and Kate's journey through love loss and love again is different but together they bond as sisters and grow as women.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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