Author: Kristan Higgins
Publisher: Harlequin, HQN Books
Publication date: December 26th 2017
Target Audience: Adult
Genres: Contemporary, Women's Fiction
Length: 384 Pages
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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With a tough islander mother who's always been distant and a wild-child sister in jail, unable to raise her daughter--a withdrawn teen as eager to ditch the island as Nora once was--Nora has her work cut out for her if she's going to take what might be her last chance to mend the family.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.
The first thought I had after I died was: How will my dog cope with this?
The second thought: I hope we can still go with open casket.
Third thought: I have nothing to wear to my funeral.
Fourth: I’ll never meet Daniel Radcliffe now.
Fifth: Did Bobby just break up with me?
3 Reasons you need to Read Now That You Mention It
- Kristan Higgins delivers another wonderful story in Now That You Mention It about family and friendship and finding yourself in a way that feel refreshingly authentic. I loved seeing Nora negotiate her difficult return home, her relationships with her mother, sister and niece as well as all the townfolk she’d left in her dust when she went to college. Nora is such a strong well developed character that I felt as if I really knew her.
- Who doesn’t love a semi second chance romance? Nora reconnects with many people from her past, some that she knew well and some that were more than she realized at the time. That is the case with the romance in Now That You Mention It. I loved seeing how it realistically developed and the constant choices that were made along the way. No insta-romance here.
- I was taken on a wonderful vacation to Maine. If any of you know me, you know that small town coastal New England is my Story Setting Sweetspot. Set on a small island off the coast of Maine, Higgins fleshed out Scupper Island – a wonderful town, an interesting set of townsfolk, and made me wish that I lived there.
Kristan Higgins delivers another compelling read that is not only thoroughly enjoyable but also has the deeper undercurrents and meaningfulness that I’ve come to expect from her.
Kristan Higgins delivers another compelling read that is not only thoroughly enjoyable but also has the deeper undercurrents and meaningfulness that I've come to expect from her. Click To Tweet