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Now That You Mention It: A Novel

“The kind of book I enjoy the most—sparkling characters, fast-moving plot and laugh-out-loud dialogue. A winner!” —New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips on If You Only Knew

New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins welcomes you home in this witty, emotionally charged novel about the complications of life, love and family

One step forward. Two steps back. The Tufts scholarship that put Nora Stuart on the path to becoming a Boston medical specialist was a step forward. Being hit by a car and then overhearing her boyfriend hit on another doctor when she thought she was dying? Two major steps back.

Injured in more ways than one, Nora feels her carefully built life cracking at the edges. There’s only one place to land: home. But the tiny Maine community she left fifteen years ago doesn’t necessarily want her. At every turn, someone holds the prodigal daughter of Scupper Island responsible for small-town drama and big-time disappointments.

With a tough islander mother who’s always been distant, a wild-child sister in jail and a withdrawn teenage niece as eager to ditch the island as Nora once was, Nora has her work cut out for her if she’s going to take what might be her last chance to mend the family. Balancing loss and opportunity, dark events from her past with hope for the future, Nora will discover that tackling old pain makes room for promise…and the chance to begin again.

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Anonymous says:

Hmm, not what I was expecting This is a tough one. I love this author, especially her women’s fiction. I have read and recommended her to anyone who would listen. She is terrific.However, this book surprised me. And not in a good way. The story is so well-written–she truly is always at the top of her game–but I feel sort of misled. Now that You Mention It has all the trappings of a Kristan Higgins novel; humor, likeable protagonist, sassy friends, cheerful cover and jacket description. However, that’s…

Anonymous says:

Not what it seems. Alright. Going to do something I rarelydo, not finish a book. Was so excited when I started this book described as a light-hearted comedy. Clearly 30% into I was shocked to read one of the most graphic rape scenes I have ever encountered. I do not mind intense, dark books if I know on the front end that is what I am going to read. I enjoy reading a variety of types of literature. But I want to choose when to read a dark, intense work. This is not a book of comedy.While…

Anonymous says:

Great book, but not very fun.***spoilers**** I finished Now That You Mention It, in one day. I did like it, obviously, because I couldn’t put it down. But it’s not amongst my favorite Kristan Higgins. I’m not sure why. It’s a more serious novel more about a dysfunctional family and how those that remain are reconciled. It is about two young girls and how the abandonment by their father wreaks devastating consequences for them both. One ends up in prison and our heroine, Nora, manages to pull herself out of the black hole of her childhood…

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