From the author of the smash hits Something Borrowed
and Something Blue comes a novel that explores the
question: is there ever a deal-breaker when it comes to true
First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes . . . a baby
carriage? Isn''t that what all women want?
Not so for Claudia Parr. And just as she gives up on finding a man
who feels the same way, she meets warm, wonderful Ben. Things seem
too good to be true when they fall in love and agree to buck
tradition with a satisfying, child-free marriage. Then the
unexpected occurs: one of them has a change of heart. One of them
wants children after all.
This is the witty, heartfelt story about what happens to the
perfect couple when they suddenly want different things. It''s
about feeling that your life is set and then realizing that nothing
is as you thought it was--and that there is no possible compromise.
It''s about deciding what is most important in life, and taking
chances to get it. But most of all, it''s about the things we will
do--and won''t do--for love.
Praise for the novels of Emily Giffin:
On Something Blue:
"Giffin''s writing is warm and engaging; [a] captivating
--Booklist (starred review)
"Highly entertaining . . . Despite a happy ending, Giffin raises
"Witty and compelling."
"The author''s impressive knack for intimacy and insight . . .
sparkles in this delightful novel."
"Smartly written . . . lightly rendered lessons about what really
matters in life."
"Giffin''s plotting and prose are so engaging."
On Something Borrowed:
"Both hilarious and thoughtfully written . . . You may never think
of friendships--their duties, the oblique dances of power and their
give-and-take--quite the same way again."
"Sharply observed and beautifully etched."
"Page-turning, heartbreakingly honest."
--Entertainment Weekly, Grade A
"Delightful.winning and real."
"Sprightly . . . dead-on dialogue, real-life complexity, and
"Captures what it''s like to be thirty and single in the city, when
your life pretty much revolves around friendships and love and
their attendant complexities."
--San Francisco Chronicle
"A thrill to read."