Now that You Mention It by Kristan Higgins

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Posted January 6, 2018 in review Tags:

Now that You Mention It by Kristan HigginsNow That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins
Pages: 416

Genres: Contemporary Romance
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One step forward. Two steps back. The Tufts scholarship that put Nora Stuart on the path to becoming a Boston medical specialist was a step forward. Being hit by a car and then overhearing her boyfriend hit on another doctor when she thought she was dying? Two major steps back.

Injured in more ways than one, Nora feels her carefully built life cracking at the edges. There's only one place to land: home. But the tiny Maine community she left fifteen years ago doesn't necessarily want her. At every turn, someone holds the prodigal daughter of Scupper Island responsible for small-town drama and big-time disappointments.

With a tough islander mother who's always been distant and a wild-child sister in jail, unable to raise her daughter--a withdrawn teen as eager to ditch the island as Nora once was--Nora has her work cut out for her if she's going to take what might be her last chance to mend the family.

But as some relationships crumble around her, others unexpectedly strengthen. Balancing loss and opportunity, a dark event from her past with hope for the future, Nora will discover that tackling old pain makes room for promise...and the chance to begin again.

Here are just a few of the reasons I adored Now that you Mention It:

  •  Nora is such an amazing heroine! First, she is whip smart, which is awesome. Second, she has the best outlook on things. She manages to put a light spin on things that most people wouldn’t (being a gastroenterologist for example!). Things don’t go her way and she has some fears and doubt, but she puts on her big girl panties and deals with it!
  • Small town living! I never thought I would enjoy stories about small towns or going back to the small town you grew up in, because I lived in one of those types of towns. However, Nora makes me wish I was brave enough to do what she did! She packed up her life in Boston and faced her teenage bullies. This small town vibe flows well into the family drama of the story. Nora also has to face her emotionally distant mom, her absent father, her bitchy sister, and a niece she doesn’t really know at all. All these characters are dynamic and engaging and help make Nora’s story real and emotional!
  • There are some hilarious moments! Seriously, there are parts of this book that had me wiping tears from my face due to laughing so hard.

Bottom line, if you want a heroine you can relate to and root for, some levity to make the story a joyful journey, and real emotions that show character depth and growth in real life issues, Now that You Mention It is the perfect pick!

 

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Authors like Rachel Gibson, Barbara Freethy, Jen Gilroy…then you will probably like Now That You Mention It!

 

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Have you grabbed Now That You Mention It by @kristan.higgins yet? I am loving it! Thanks, @harlequinpublicityteam for this gem of a book! My review will be on the blog next week but here is the lowdown on this story: One step forward. Two steps back. The Tufts scholarship that put Nora Stuart on the path to becoming a Boston medical specialist was a step forward. Being hit by a car and then overhearing her boyfriend hit on another doctor when she thought she was dying? Two major steps back. Injured in more ways than one, Nora feels her carefully built life cracking at the edges. There’s only one place to land: home. But the tiny Maine community she left fifteen years ago doesn’t necessarily want her. At every turn, someone holds the prodigal daughter of Scupper Island responsible for small-town drama and big-time disappointments. With a tough islander mother who’s always been distant, a wild-child sister in jail and a withdrawn teenage niece as eager to ditch the island as Nora once was, Nora has her work cut out for her if she’s going to take what might be her last chance to mend the family. Balancing loss and opportunity, dark events from her past with hope for the future, Nora will discover that tackling old pain makes room for promise…and the chance to begin again. #kristanhiggins #nowthatyoumentionit #harlequinpublicityteam #bookstagram #amreading #bookblogger #bibliophile #booknerd #harlequin @harlequinbooks

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About Kristan Higgins

Kristan Higgins is the New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of 18 novels, which have been translated into more than twenty languages. Her books have received dozens of awards and accolades, including starred reviews from Kirkus, The New York Journal of Books, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and Booklist. She is a five-time nominee for The Kirkus Prize for Best Work of Fiction, and her books regularly appear on the lists for best novels of the year of many prestigious journals and review sites.

 

Kristan lives in Connecticut with her heroic firefighter husband, two children with advanced vocabularies and long eyelashes, two frisky rescue dogs and an occasionally friendly cat.

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5 responses to “Now that You Mention It by Kristan Higgins

  1. I am so conflicted about this one. I’ve tried some of Higgins’ books and I haven’t really been a fan of her writing. But you make this one sound so good. I love the sound of that heroine. I’ll check if the library has this available and give it a try.

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