Monday, November 5, 2012
Sometimes I just like a good girlie novel. Emily Giffin is a great author for this kind of thing. I have read every one of her books which include: Something Borrowed (which is now a movie starring Ginnifer Goodwin and Kate Hudson), Something Blue, Heart of the Matter, Love the One You're With, and Baby Proof. I can hardly remember what any of the books are about, but when I was reading them I loved them. She has nice writing style and her stories are plot driven. They are all easy to read page turners
Where We Belong is about 36 year old Manhattan TV producer Marion; and Kirby, an 18 year old high school senior living in St. Louis. Back in 1995 Marion and her high school boyfriend got pregnant, only he didn't know it. She hid the entire pregnancy from everyone except her mother. Marion had Kirby and gave her up for adoption. When Kirby becomes 18, she shows up at Marion's front door. This is where the novel begins. The story takes us through their new relationship and all the twists and turns that comes along with meeting birth parents. I enjoyed the characters, the plot, and the themes in this story. It was all around a worthwhile read! :)
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