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Friday, September 18, 2015

If You Only Knew by Kristan Higgins - Book Review

About The Book:

The drama, hilarity and tears of sisterhood are at the heart of the thoroughly captivating new novel by New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins—a funny, frank and bittersweet look at marriage, forgiveness and moving on. 

Letting go of her ex-husband is harder than wedding-dress designer Jenny Tate expected…especially since his new wife wants to be Jenny's new best friend. Sensing this isn't exactly helping her achieve closure, Jenny trades the Manhattan skyline for her hometown up the Hudson, where she'll start her own business and bask in her sister Rachel's picture-perfect family life…and maybe even find a little romance of her own with Leo, her downstairs neighbor, a guy who's utterly irresistible and annoyingly distant at the same time.  

Rachel's idyllic marriage, however, is imploding after she discovers her husband sexting with a colleague. She always thought she'd walk away in this situation, but her triplet daughters have her reconsidering her stance on adultery, much to Jenny's surprise. Rachel points to their parents' perfect marriage as a shining example of patience and forgiveness; but to protect her sister, Jenny may have to tarnish that memory—and their relationship­—and reveal a family secret she's been keeping since childhood.

Both Rachel and Jenny will have to come to terms with the past and the present and find a way to get what they want most of all.

My Thoughts:

Humor, romance, family relationships, a few secrets, a handsome piano player and a smelly ol' dog - just a few of the things to look forward to in Kristan Higgin's latest book, "If You Only Knew."

I really enjoyed this "sisterly" story - Jenny and Rachel's viewpoints and situations are told in alternating chapters, so the reader gets a chance to see each girl's dilemmas and their joys as well.  One of my favorite aspects of this novel are the adorable and feisty triplet daughters of Rachel's - they are just charming and add the right amount of mischief to the story!

If you are looking for a light-hearted read for the weekend, you'll enjoy "If You Only Knew." I highly recommend it!

About The Author:

Kristan Higgins is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of more than a dozen novels and a two-time winner of the Romance Writers of America RITA Award. Her books have been translated into more than twenty languages and received numerous starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal, Kirkus and Romantic Times. She is a four-time nominee for The Kirkus Prize for best work of fiction.

Before she was a writer, Kristan worked in advertising and public relations. She waited tables and nannied while in high school and college, cleaned houses as a young mother, and is the proud descendant of a laundress and a butcher.
Along with her heroic and tolerant firefighter husband and two snarky and entertaining children, Kristan lives in her hometown in Connecticut.
Be sure to check out Kristan's website at www.kristanhiggins.com for more info on her upcoming projects and news!

My thanks to Little Bird Publicity and Harlequin Books for providing the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.


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