From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The One & Only, two thirty-something sisters find themselves facing the question: if love and marriage and children don't all come together at once, which do you fight for?
Meredith thought she'd done it all right--married the perfect man, had the perfect daughter--but as she grows increasingly restless, she can't help but wonder if she got the love part wrong.
Josie has been happily single for years, but she wants a child of her own so much she's one bad Match.com date away from heading straight for the baby carriage all on her own.
These sisters, whose relationship was strained by the tragic death of their older brother over a decade ago, now find that they need each other more than they realized.
Fans of Giffin's will find much to love in her chronicle of the rocky relationship between two disparate sisters 15 years after the death of their older brother, Daniel. Meredith is now a lawyer who's always felt that she's needed to make sacrifices in order to keep her fragile parents happy. She's been married to Daniel's childhood best friend, Nolan, for almost seven years, though she's long doubted their love for each other. Josie is content as a first grade teacher but longs to be a mother herself, though at 37 she's thinking about giving up on dating and having a kid on her own through a donor. Her decision is spurred by having in her class the daughter of a former flame, which also triggers memories of his role in the night that Daniel died. Meredith views Josie as self-centered and immature, while Josie sees her sister as tightly wound and judgmental. Chapters alternate from each sister's point of view, convincing the reader to see things from both perspectives. In her lead-up to the book's climax and big secret, Giffin manages to explore numerous themes about this sibling relationship: holding on to the past, expectations, and forgiveness. This is Giffin at her finest a fantastic, memorable story.
Omg I love it 🥰
I felt inspired by this book I want a second book or a whole series! I’m thirst for more 🤤
A fresh perspective on family dynamics
A remarkable read that will leave you feeling satisfied and wanting more at the same time. I love the two perspectives offered on the same life events and could easily see myself in the story through one or the sister. I too, lost my brother when he was in his 20s and was captivated by the ability the author had to depict such a loss. I have thoroughly enjoyed all of Emily Giffin's books and this one is just as magical as the rest.