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Something Blue

by Emily Giffin

St. Martin's Press | March 21, 2006 | Trade Paperback |

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Following the smash-hit SOMETHING BORROWED comes story of betrayal, redemption, and forgiveness
 
Darcy Rhone has always been able to rely on a few things: Her beauty and charm.  Her fiance, Dex. Her lifelong best friend, Rachel.  She never needed anything else. Or so she thinks until Dex calls off their dream wedding and she uncovers the ultimate betrayal. Blaming everyone but herself, Darcy flees to London and attempts to re-create her glamorous life on a new continent. But to her dismay, she discovers that her tried-and-true tricks no longer apply--and that her luck has finally expired. It is only then that she can begin her journey toward redemption, forgiveness, and true love.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: March 21, 2006

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312323867

ISBN - 13: 9780312323868

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Something Blue

Something Blue

by Emily Giffin

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: March 21, 2006

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312323867

ISBN - 13: 9780312323868

About the Book

From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Something Borrowed" comes a novel that shows how someone with a "perfect life" can lose it all--and then find everything.

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Prologue I was born beautiful. A c-section baby, I started life out right by avoiding the misshapen head and battle scars that come with being forced through a birth canal. Instead I emerged with a dainty nose, bow-shaped lips and distinctive eyebrows. I had just the right amount of fuzz covering my crown in exactly the right places, promising a fine crop of hair and an exceptional hairline. Sure enough, my hair grew in thick and silky, the color of coffee beans. Every morning I would sit cooperatively while my mother wrapped my hair around fat, hot rollers or twisted it into intricate braids. When I went to nursery school, the other little girls—many with unsightly bowl-cuts—clamored to put their mat near mine during nap time, their fingers darting over to touch my ponytail. They happily shared their Play-Doh or surrendered their turn on the slide. Anything to be my friend. It was then that I discovered there is a pecking order in life, and appearances play a role in that hierarchy. In other words, I understood at the tender age of three that with beauty comes perks and power. This lesson was only reinforced as I grew older and continued my reign as the prettiest girl in increasingly larger pools of competition. The cream of the crop in junior high and then high school. But unlike the characters in my favorite John Hughes films, my popularity and beauty never made me mean. I ruled as a benevolent dictator, playing watchdog over other popular girls who tried to ab
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Following the smash-hit SOMETHING BORROWED comes story of betrayal, redemption, and forgiveness
 
Darcy Rhone has always been able to rely on a few things: Her beauty and charm.  Her fiance, Dex. Her lifelong best friend, Rachel.  She never needed anything else. Or so she thinks until Dex calls off their dream wedding and she uncovers the ultimate betrayal. Blaming everyone but herself, Darcy flees to London and attempts to re-create her glamorous life on a new continent. But to her dismay, she discovers that her tried-and-true tricks no longer apply--and that her luck has finally expired. It is only then that she can begin her journey toward redemption, forgiveness, and true love.

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Following the smash-hit SOMETHING BORROWED comes story of betrayal, redemption, and forgiveness
 
Darcy Rhone has always been able to rely on a few things: Her beauty and charm.  Her fiance, Dex. Her lifelong best friend, Rachel.  She never needed anything else. Or so she thinks until Dex calls off their dream wedding and she uncovers the ultimate betrayal. Blaming everyone but herself, Darcy flees to London and attempts to re-create her glamorous life on a new continent. But to her dismay, she discovers that her tried-and-true tricks no longer apply--and that her luck has finally expired. It is only then that she can begin her journey toward redemption, forgiveness, and true love.
 
"Witty and compelling."--Charlotte Observer
 
"Giffin''s writing is warm and engaging. Readers will find themselves cheering for Darcy as she proves people can change in this captivating tale." -Booklist (starred review)
 
"Darcy is Scarlett O''Hara set in modern day."--Newark Star-Ledger

About the Author

Emily Giffin is the author of five New York Times bestselling novels, including Something Borrowed, which has been adapted as a major motion picture. A graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law, she lives in Atlanta with her family. To learn more, visit www.emilygiffin.com.

Editorial Reviews

 "[A] modern-day Jane Austen." —Vanity Fair “Giffin''s writing is warm and engaging. Readers will find themselves cheering for Darcy as she proves people can change in this captivating tale.” —Booklist (starred review)   "Highly entertaining…Despite a happy ending, Giffin raises thorny questions. A long friendship can (like marriage) turn claustrophobic or abusive. Is infidelity the solution? And why are pretty girls so easily taken in by scheming Plain Janes?" — Boston Globe "[Giffin''s] plotting and prose are so engaging that she quickly becomes a fun, friendly presence in your reading life." — Chicago Sun-Times "The author’s impressive knack for intimacy and insight sparkles in this delightful novel." — Hamptons magazine "SOMETHING BLUE goes beyond the traditional conventions in a witty and compelling way, and reaffirms a lesson we all should have learned long ago: Love doesn’t need a fairy tale, fancy wrapping or a big price tag. Often, it’s better without." — Charlotte Observer "Darcy is Scarlett O’Hara set in modern [day]. Giffin orchestrates her gradual change ingeniously…[and] successfully answers any ‘Gone With the Wind’ fan who wondered if, after Rhett Butler decided he didn’t give a damn, Scarlett ever morphed into someone softer." — Newark Star-Ledger “Smartly written. The dialogue is real with lightly rendered lessons about what really
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