Title: Then Came You Author: Jennifer Weiner ISBN:9781451617733 Publisher: Washington Square Press Format I Read: Trade Paperback $16.00 How I Read It: Trade Paperback Engelman & Co Rating: 4 Crowns
AN UNEXPECTED LOVE STORY
Jules Struass is a Princeton senior on a full scholarship who plans on selling her “pedigree” eggs to help save her father from addiction.
Annie Barrow, a struggling Pennsylvania housewife, thinks that carrying another woman’s child will help her recover a sense of purpose and will bring in some much-needed cash.
India Bishop, thirty-eight (really, forty-three) and recently married to the wealthy Marcus Croft, years for a baby for reasons that have more to do with money than with love. When her attempts at pregnancy fail, she turns to Jules and Annie to make her dreams come true.
But each of their plans is thrown into disarray when Bettina, Marcus’s privileged daughter, becomes suspicious that her new stepmother is not what she seems… (from the back of the book)
Told from four different points of view, Then Came You is the story of four very different women who come together in a life-altering journey to have a child.
I have been a fan of Jennifer Weiner for years and I was a bit surprised at the pace of this book. For me, Then Came You was a bit slower then some of her previous books and I felt that the plot was slightly lacking but the characters were lovable (most of them anyway) and they were why I finished the novel.
While this wasn’t one of my favorite JW novels, it wasn’t horrid either it was just lacking a bit. I absolutely loved Little Earthquakes and I was hoping that this novel would have a bit of that wit and humor Little Earthquakes contained but sadly, it did not.
Will I continue to read Jennifer Weiner’s novel? Most definitely!
This copy of Then Came You contained the short story, “The Half Life” which is available as an e-book from Atria Unbound. I must say that the short story makes up for the novels short comings and I truly enjoyed the ss.
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