Then Came You

By Jennifer Weiner

Then Came You - Jennifer Weiner
  • Release Date: 2011-07-12
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 1,637 Ratings

Description

An unexpected love story…

 

Jules Strauss is a Princeton senior with a full scholarship, acquaintances instead of friends, and a family she’s ashamed to invite to Parents’ Weekend. With the income she’ll receive from donating her “pedigree” eggs, she believes she can save her father from addiction.

 

Annie Barrow married her high school sweetheart and became the mother to two boys. After years of staying at home and struggling to support four people on her husband’s salary, she thinks she’s found a way to recover a sense of purpose and bring in some extra cash.

 

India Bishop, thirty-eight (really forty-three), has changed everything about herself: her name, her face, her past. In New York City, she falls for a wealthy older man, Marcus Croft, and decides a baby will ensure a happy ending. When her attempts at pregnancy fail, she turns to technology, and Annie and Jules, to help make her dreams come true.

 

But each of their plans is thrown into disarray when Marcus’ daughter Bettina, intent on protecting her father, becomes convinced that his new wife is not what she seems…

 

With startling tenderness and laugh-out-loud humor, Jennifer Weiner once again takes readers into the heart of women’s lives in an unforgettable, timely tale that interweaves themes of class and entitlement, surrogacy and donorship, the rights of a parent and the measure of motherhood.

Reviews

  • Engrossing story

    5
    By Karen in AZ
    I really enjoyed this book. This story, about such strong unique women from broken families of origin who come together to create life and somehow their own nurturing family, touched my heart. I could not stop reading and could not wait to start another book by Jennifer Wiener.
  • It's okay.

    3
    By Alwaysamanda
    I read the book and finished it. It's not life changing or anything.
  • Loved this book

    5
    By Trauma Dalai Lama
    It was my introduction to Weiner's books
  • Such a great read!

    5
    By Bethybee123
    Great book for someone who likes light reads (nicholas sparks, sophia kinsella, jodi piccoult) COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN, slightly informational too!
  • great

    4
    By noufabm
    can't say i was totally hooked, but its a good read finished in 5 days, the characters are amazing and the writer is great
  • Good but...

    3
    By Tulleyboo
    It was a good book but really hard to get into with characters jumping from chapter to chapter, in the end makes sense but very slow to get into, took a while to finish this one.
  • Great.

    5
    By Andrea Kate
    Loved this book. It was a great Summer read. I finished the book in less than a week. The characters were great also.
  • Liked it a lot

    5
    By Myshoemate
    I'm not what you'd call a big reader, so it isn't often that a book draws me in. I really liked this book. It was touching and even though the character changes in each chapter were harder to keep up with, it kept me interested the whole way through. Was sad when I got to the end of the book, I wanted to keep reading. The ending gives you closure to what happens in the future to the characters which I also liked.
  • Excellent couldn't put it down!

    5
    By Cmtulsa
    Loved it!!!
  • Then Came You

    2
    By JeanneAm
    Tough to get through this slo-moving book. Chapter breakdown presenting various characters viewpoints was disjointed and confusing til i finally figured who was who. Not enough development of characters. Not loving this one. My fave Weiner book is still Good in Bed.