I get really excited whenever Emily Giffin has a new book (uh.. except for the last one... DNF for this girl) because they're always great summertime reads. First Comes Love is a great one to have on hand during your next pool visit.
My rating: 3.5 stars
Summary from goodreads:
In this dazzling new novel, Emily Giffin, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed, Where We Belong, and The One & Only introduces a pair of sisters who find themselves at a crossroads.
Growing up, Josie and Meredith Garland shared a loving, if sometimes
contentious relationship. Josie was impulsive, spirited, and outgoing;
Meredith hardworking, thoughtful, and reserved. When tragedy strikes
their family, their different responses to the event splinter their
Fifteen years later, Josie and Meredith are in
their late thirties, following very different paths. Josie, a first
grade teacher, is single—and this close to swearing off dating
for good. What she wants more than the right guy, however, is to become a
mother—a feeling that is heightened when her ex-boyfriend’s daughter
ends up in her class. Determined to have the future she’s always wanted,
Josie decides to take matters into her own hands.
outside, Meredith is the model daughter with the perfect life. A
successful attorney, she’s married to a wonderful man, and together
they’re raising a beautiful four-year-old daughter. Yet lately, Meredith
feels dissatisfied and restless, secretly wondering if she chose the
life that was expected of her rather than the one she truly desired.
As the anniversary of their tragedy looms and painful secrets from the
past begin to surface, Josie and Meredith must not only confront the
issues that divide them, but also come to terms with their own choices.
In their journey toward understanding and forgiveness, both sisters
discover they need each other more than they knew . . . and that in the
recipe for true happiness, love always comes first.
Emotionally honest and utterly enthralling, First Comes Love is a story about family, friendship, and the courage to follow your own heart—wherever that may lead.