Customer Reviews for

Then Came You: A Novel

Average Rating 3.5
( 1027 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(310)

4 Star

(260)

3 Star

(210)

2 Star

(95)

1 Star

(152)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

Most Helpful Favorable Review

23 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

Characters are both humorous and heartwarming

What can be said about this wonderful book? There aren't enough adjectives in the English language to laud Ms. Weiner's latest work. This is the ultimate love story with many different stories included. Here's just a few 'for instances' - you will have to make your own ...
What can be said about this wonderful book? There aren't enough adjectives in the English language to laud Ms. Weiner's latest work. This is the ultimate love story with many different stories included. Here's just a few 'for instances' - you will have to make your own decisions. First, we have Julia Strauss (Jules). When the story opens she is a senior at Princeton. A scholarship student who loves to take the bus to the Mall and have lunch all by herself. She knows that her classmates, as rich as most of them are, would never take the bus anywhere. She has many acquaintances in her classes but no friends, and she is unable to ask her parents for advice. Her dad is a drug addict who has left the family and moved in with someone else and her mom and brother are okay but, she doesn't see them very often. She decides to sell her eggs to a fertility clinic to raise money to help her father get off drugs and lead a normal life. Second, Annie Barrow. Annie is a married woman with two small children. Her husband, Frank, is working security at the airport and is taking classes to become an airplane mechanic. The Airline business is not in very good shape at the moment and Annie and Frank are struggling to make ends meet. She thinks that she will be able to make extra money by becoming a surrogate mother to an infertile couple who want a child. Third, India Bishop. India has had quite a life moving from place to place and finally ending up in New York City. She has changed her name and her face and figure and taken off at least five years of her age when she meets an older man, Marcus Croft, who is rich beyond all her expectations. He has three grown children who are not too happy about these plans but, are not able to do anything about it at the moment. She thinks that if they are able to have a child things will be AOK. But, she has not had any luck carrying a child to term so they decide to find a surrogate. Now, you must see where the author is going with this storyline. This story is so sad and funny at the same time when everyone's plans go south that you'll wonder if it will all turn out all right. Quill Says: This author is so fantastic. She makes these characters seem both humorous and heartwarming at the same time. Readers will love and hate almost everyone in the book. Readers will also think that they have met all of these people; they are so real. Run out and pick up this book, you won't be sorry.

posted by FeatheredQuillBookReviews on July 6, 2011

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review

Most Helpful Critical Review

12 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

Just okay

I am a huge fan of Jennifer Weiner. I especially loved Good in Bed, In Her Shoes and Best Friends Forever. I'm sad to admit that I didn't love this novel as much as I hoped I would. I didn't hate it, I just felt like I couldn't get close to the characters. Typically in ...
I am a huge fan of Jennifer Weiner. I especially loved Good in Bed, In Her Shoes and Best Friends Forever. I'm sad to admit that I didn't love this novel as much as I hoped I would. I didn't hate it, I just felt like I couldn't get close to the characters. Typically in all of her past books I was able to connect with the main character and route for them the whole way, but I didn't really care about any of these women. I liked the concept, and there was plenty of humor to go along with the drama, but overall the book just didn't quite click with me. This is a good beach read, and I would recommend it to any fans of the author. If you've never read a book by her, I would suggest checking out one of the other books I mentioned earlier in the post.

(Review copy courtesy of the publisher via Simon & Schuster GalleyGrab)

posted by OtotheD on June 27, 2011

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 21 – 40 of 1028 Customer Reviews
Page 2 of 52
  • Posted January 10, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    This book is by far my favorite by Jennifer Weiner! I absolutely

    This book is by far my favorite by Jennifer Weiner! I absolutely loved the characters, the plot, and the way the story was intertwined. The characters were loveable. They each had something to learn and did so in a way that made the book appear real. This is an excellent book and I highly recommend it to all readers! A++++

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    Reply to all this is stuped

    First of all who do you think you are . The reader is supposd to tell how they feel about the book. Not everyone likes the samr books you like. By the way yor spelling is terribe. I am eleven. Book seems good

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2013

    By annomous

    It is ok i guess it is probably not worth buying. But u should read the sample. The sample is waaaaaayyyyyyy too short to even get an idea

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

    Cool

    Nice. Nice. Nice. Nice. Nice.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    Great book

    Loved it so sweet

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    Dog

    I love my nook

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2013

    Whfjfkkdjkejkjwjwkjenfjfkneikkmllonnemmmn bhgtqf

    Jqufhnndijdhrjejfe

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2013

    Horible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I hated it!!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2013

    Great story

    I read this book and loved it. Little did I know, I read it before and forgot what happen. I had to read on to figure it out. I would read it again.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2013

    Yael

    It was pretty okay kind of a good book

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2013

    Melah

    I love this book so very much.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

    From Marco Mason

    Well it's certaintly not for kid its gross and disturbing. I don't like it >:(

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    Wierd book

    I did not like it is was just wierd and i will never read it ever again

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2013

    Dum

    Dum

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Tiltie

    Omg amsome

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2013

    .......

    It was an okay book by the limit...other wise it could have been better

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    good book

    This book is a romantic thriller that will have you at the edge of your seat





    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    Then came

    A good book i love it

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    To "emma and cole"

    U r 100% corect kids are on her all the time. So HELLS YA i totally agree

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    All this is stuped

    Peaple who did bad words in the reivews are stuped you are supposed to say how good the book is not how bad it is look if you don't like the don't do a reivew at all by the way exuse my spelling because i am only eight ok now you better take my advice or your going to get it!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 21 – 40 of 1028 Customer Reviews
Page 2 of 52