Tuesday, August 16, 2016

How Does Tragedy Impact Those Around Us?

Another highlighted novel from this summer is Emily Giffin’s First Comes Love.  She is famous for getting to the heart of the matter, in her writing.  Will it be beach worthy?


Daniel leaves to go get a burger during the Christmas holiday, and never comes back.  He dies in a car accident.  Daniel’s family buries him but is forever changed.  Their parents’ have divorced.  Meredith the younger sister marries her brother’s best friend.  Is it a happy marriage?  Or is she left yearning for more?  Then her older sister Josie has just wanted to meet the perfect guy and form a family.  She is 38 years old and the biological clock is ticking.  She is still single.  So Josie decides to go ahead and have her child without getting married. Josie teaches first grade at a private school in Buckhead. She faces the opportunity to teach her exboyfriend’s daughter in her class.  Can she let go and move forward? Will the sisters finally be able to put their brother’s death behind them?

My Thoughts:

I enjoyed this novel.  Readers will love how easy it is to read!  The premise that Ms. Giffin explores is how a death of a family member affects the members of the family.  The story is told from Meredith and Josie’s point of view.  Ms. Giffin nailed the interaction between the sisters.  Readers will wonder how the death of their brother occurred?  Climax will surprise readers in a good way.  I was not wild about some of the choices that Josie made in her life.   I loved seeing Ellen from Love the One Your With.

It is by far the best Emily Giffin novel that I have read in a long time!



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