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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

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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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    A Nice Read

    I enjoyed this book. The title easily applied to each of the characters. I liked how all of the major roles came together at the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2012

    Along came you

    A good chick book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    Amazing

    I loved the book and please little kids (8 and under crowd) a little too much for you guys to handle!!! Also I loved it I would totally recommend it!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    Adele

    Hidie$%%&**:%7 shofzvukyfscnghjjyi

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    Good read

    Great read. Jennifer paid attention to each characters detail.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Great book

    Thing this book is greati will start reading soon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    A sample worth reading

    The point of view is amazing... as if the author really had expirienced the feelings of her caracters. I love this sample!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Then Came You :)

    Good book!!!
    I wish it would have a sequel!!!
    Good Job 2 the author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2012

    Pretty Good book......

    I liked this book but found myself to keep forgetting the characters......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    then came you

    I am reading the sample right now an am almost done with it and i never want to stop reading it ,it is like the best sample ever otyer than the help and the lost hero i just finnished the sample for that but mostly all the samples that i readin have all been really good i guess i can choose really good books and i will keep telling all of you about th books that i read so ya ttyl

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    Pretty good book

    Pretty good has alot of good things in it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    Love it...

    Falls right in with all the other Jennifer Weiner books.... They make me feel full when I finish them. She has her way of drawing you in and keeping you till you finish that last word! I love the differences in all the characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2012

    Good!

    This was a good book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2012

    To:lindsey

    ME TOOOOO!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    EXELLENT

    HAHA VERY INTERESTING

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Silly Wierd start!

    This book was a little wierd in the beggining, but I only had a sample so you should check it out for yourself!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Unexpected

    This i a good book...although between the first 2 chaptrs it is confusing...all togerther though it is a good book. I like the romace that eventually ends up happening. It is very cute and I recommend it to anyone who loves an unexpected romance.

    -Amanda Scheper

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Then came you

    This book is really good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    $

    This is not a cheap book ! :(

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Good, but......

    Hmm. Jennifer Weiner, I enjoy your style of writing, although I think you should focus your writing on less personal topics. Maybe writing kids' novels would be better for you. Even if you do not take my suggestion, maybe a more neutral genre or topic would be a more suitable choice. All in all I think you did a wonderful job on this book as an author. Please know that my intention was not to criticize your book, but simply to express my kids' opinion and mine as well. Great job and keep up the good work!

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