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Then Came You By Jennifer Weiner,

  • Title: Then Came You
  • Author: Jennifer Weiner
  • ISBN: 9781451617733
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Paperback
  • AN UNEXPECTED LOVE STORYJules Strauss is a Princeton senior on a full scholarship who plans on selling her pedigree eggs to help save her father from addiction.Annie Barrow, a struggling Pennsylvania housewife, thinks that carrying another woman s child will help her recover a sense of purpose and will bring in some much needed cash.India Bishop, thirty eight really,AN UNEXPECTED LOVE STORYJules Strauss is a Princeton senior on a full scholarship who plans on selling her pedigree eggs to help save her father from addiction.Annie Barrow, a struggling Pennsylvania housewife, thinks that carrying another woman s child will help her recover a sense of purpose and will bring in some much needed cash.India Bishop, thirty eight really, forty three and recently married to the wealthy Marcus Croft, yearns for a baby for reasons that have to do with money than with love When her attempts at pregnancy fail, she turns to Jules and Annie to make her dreams come true.But each of their plans is thrown into disarray when Bettina, Marcus s privileged daughter, becomes suspicious that her new stepmother is not what she seemsTold with Jennifer Weiner s trademark wit and sharp observations, Then Came You is a hilarious, tender, and timely tale that explores themes of class and entitlement, surrogacy and charity, the rights of a parent and the measure of a mother.
    Then Came You AN UNEXPECTED LOVE STORYJules Strauss is a Princeton senior on a full scholarship who plans on selling her pedigree eggs to help save her father from addiction Annie Barrow a struggling Pennsylvania

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    1. I read this book in one sitting which is something I don t always manage to do with all the books I read Sometimes I read as many as five books at a time, but when a book is so good that I can t put it down, that is always a good sign.I ve been a fan of Ms Weiner s from the beginning, and I m happy to report that she is back with her latest novel, which tells the story of several woman who start off as strangers, completely unknown to one another The book has her signature shout outs to food, si [...]

    2. Jennifer Weiner has a way with words there s no doubt about that She has an ease with the written word that carries the reader along easily, and is descriptive and funny.But.Having a way with words doesn t make for a great book, any than being a good actress makes a great movie There s so much to it I fear that JW is a one note writer, the way Goldie Hawn to carry on the actress metaphor is a one note actress No matter what movie Goldie is in, she s Goldie Contrast that to, say, Glenn Close or [...]

    3. I don t read chick lit It s just not my style I prefer science fiction, literary fiction and mystery thrillers Stories about women and relationships and emotions just isn t my style It s not that I don t like those elements in the books I read, I just don t want them to be the be all and end all of the story However, Jennifer Weiner has been making waves lately by analyzing the number of stories and reviews the New York Times runs about women authors vs male authors So, I thought I d give one of [...]

    4. Ok, so here s my thing As with every Jenifer Weiner book, this one is readable if you re stuck on an airplane, you ll keep reading this and it will be a perfectly fine way to pass the time but also as with every Jennifer Weiner book, this one is full of people you will never, ever meet or be able to relate to, and that bumps the annoying factor up by like, ten.The basic idea is a good one weave the stories of three women who come together to have baby the egg donor, the surrogate, and the intend [...]

    5. Pathetic women all having to do with babies It was doomed from the beginning I didn t like any of the women and found many aspects of the book unbelieveable and of course it was totally predictable.I was so looking forward to reading this book I love Jennifer Weiner and have read all of her books It could have been way better My biggest issue is the characters didn t match their descriptions Jules seemed like a freshmen in high school rather that a Princeton graduate Why was she hanging out in t [...]

    6. Jennifer Weiner s, Then Came You just found itself a permanent spot on my Favorite Books bookcase I m not referring to my Ordinary Books bookcase that is in our guest bedroom I am talking about my office bookcase that holds all of my favorite novels Not just any book can find its way onto these shelves, but as soon as I started reading Weiner s Then Came You I realized there was something special about it.Then Came You takes place during current times Weiner tells her story from the point of vie [...]

    7. Then Came You is pretty much a soap opera in book form I don t know how else to describe this book It has all the drama llama riding in it that every typical old fashioned soap opera has I m not a big fan of soap operas but I do watch one or two episodes of these Very Famous here, anyways German Soap Operas when they re on and I catch them It s always the same There s drama and there s trying to deal with too many issues at once in one episode bulimia, drug abuse, unhealthy relationships, for ex [...]

    8. Possible Spoiler info was in the synopsis on the book I had, but apparently it is not on every copy I told the book club girls I wanted something light and fun, and they gave it to mert of It was an easy read, and it kept my attention It really wasn t what I thought it was going to be at all In the synopsis it tells you it is about a couple who have a surrogate and while the surrogate is pregnant the father dies This doesn t happen until the very end of the book There were just too many characte [...]

    9. Chick lit really isn t my thing But hey, this is the start of summer Reading is supposed to be light and fluffy, right Besides, my library is currently out of audio books I d like to listen to, and this one appeared on the shelves, so.Then Came You is the story of four women None of these women are especially likable or relatable They all have daddy issues and they all have difficulty relating to other people in general and other women especially At the center of the story is India, a trophy wif [...]

    10. this is the first jennifer weiner book i have ever read, unsurprisingly, i checked it out of the library solely because of the infertility plotline this is back when i was still trying to get knocked up now i m three months pregnant i m not so sure i will be reading jennifer weiner again in the futureis book got really convoluted really fast, but a quick plot summary a self made PR guru marries a really rich dude they want to have a baby together but don t have much luck conceiving they finally [...]

    11. The idea for this story was fanfrickintastic The execution was abysmal In Little Earthquakes, Weiner successfully alternated between multiple female narrators This time around, not so much The narrator one of four would be going about her daily life and suddenly, she d be flashing back to her senior year of high school, or her dad s DUI when she was 14, or her mom running away to an ashram with her yogi, and then blah blah back to the present By the time view spoiler two of the character s dads [...]

    12. I expected from this book I haven t read Weiner s other novels but I watched and loved In Her Shoes with Cameron Diaz, based on one of Weiner s novels, and I though anything she writes should be good She has many glowing reviews, often employing words like hilarious or heart warming to describe her novels, but I didn t find this particular story either hilarious or heart warming It was okay, a professionally written and edited book, and I read it to the end, but it started slowly, was emotional [...]

    13. I found this book rather flat, with a lot of cookie cutter characters The book is told from a number of perspectives, but none of the voices really come to life The whole thing really felt contrived, as if the author said Surrogacy and egg donations I bet a story about that would sell and then wrote down every cliche about it she could think of.

    14. To call Jennifer Weiner s latest novel Then Came You a beach read is only partially accurate Yes, it is one of those books that women love to take along to the beach for an easy read, but this one will surprise you it is much better written than that classification This is the story of four women whose lives become entwined by circumstance one baby and the story unfolds via each character giving voice to a chapter one after the other The book begins with Jules narrative She is a student at Princ [...]

    15. At the bookstore, it was stuck somewhere between Mystery, Fiction and Romance Glad I picked it up on a whim Such a satisfying read, easy to lose yourself in the lives of these women Didn t know I liked chic lit shrug Running down a list of JW titles, oOoh there s that, that and that shall just have to read them all Favourite Lines P40 Shit, I said, and shut my eyes Shit, shit, shit, shit, shit Oh, babe, said Marcus.P44If he kissed you, you d know you were kissing a man, not one of these pampered [...]

    16. I think this might have been my favorite of Jennifer Weiner s books to date and that says a lot since Good In Bed has topped my list since it was published This book was both complex and relatable and the characters were real than any of her previous books Weiner consistently writes imperfect, yet still likable, characters which makes her work interesting However, in this book, the characters were not only imperfect but downright unlikable at times They did things that were far outside of my c [...]

    17. I was pondering what kinds of books men read that women don t, in the effort to come up with a less derogatory term than Chick Lit for this book Nick suggested that the corollary is spy or adventure fiction, in which men are faced with dangers, intrigue, and beautiful women I think this is accurate in that women like to be confronted with novels in which women are strong and rise to challenges, but are realistic that the challenges they face are likely to be things like paying rent and finding [...]

    18. This book is okay There was a lot that could have been done with this book, but it failed to satisfy me.The concept was brilliant 4 total strangers who become intertwined over a IVF baby The story built steadily and logically The characters becoming involved with each other made sense.But the climax was just there nothing special.And the anti climax could have been something brilliant but it didn t leave me breathless either.This is definite chick lit It has a lot of discussion topics for readin [...]

    19. I still can t tell you what made me want to pick up this book, since I so rarely read grown up books But pick it up I did And it was okay But it wasn t great.My biggest complaint is that there wasn t a good way to tell how much time had passed in the story Other than the epilogue, which had a year attached to it, I have no idea how much time passed in the story, and certainly not from one chapter to the next In fact, things that were mentioned in one chapter would not have happened yet in the ne [...]

    20. I gave this just 2 stars because I think I would have liked the book better if Ms Weiner had focused on the 4 women interacting, than on their individual stories Really, the story doesnt begin until 60% of the way through the book, and even then it falls flat the twist is unexpected, but it seems she had to have a quick, tidy ending to keep the book short enough Until the climax, it is slow reading of a lot of background While this is necessary for character development, it was a bit too much a [...]

    21. I hated this book I read Good in Bed ages ago one of the first ARCs I ever received I loved it I loved In Her Shoes I thought I d be a Weiner fan for a long time, but have started to lose interest in the past few books, maybe growing out of her writing, maybe a declining quality in the books which ever Not only did I hate this book, but I hated myself for slogging through every single superficial, poorly written, contrived page There s an audience for this kind of book and the other ratings seem [...]

    22. Jennifer Weiner keeps getting better and better A very complex story about issues that haven t been tackled often in mainstream women s fiction I loved all the stories of the women in this book It s not often that I cry over a book, bur I did this one I simultaneously didn t want it to end AND wanted to know what was going to happen.

    23. What I was learning was that having felt, sometimes, less satisfying than wanting, that dreaming of all this luxury was somehow better than actually possessing it, because once you had it, it could all be taken away The days must have been dragging for me that I let myself be distracted and displaced for a while but this time I did not slow my pace as I pored over the pages I felt myself reading toward my own demise Reading and nothingness.Then Came you is a gut tightening, bone melting, heart f [...]

    24. Jules Strauss goes to Princeton University She is approached one day while at the mall A man tells her about a opportunity where she can make a lot of money The catch is, Jules would have to give away her eggs The man he is from the Princeton Fertility Clinic Jules agrees to sell her eggs She is really doing it for her father He is an alocohtic The money would help pay for him to go to rehab Annie Barrow is a mother of two boys and a wife Her husband is in the military They are struggling for mo [...]

    25. Then Came You is the story of 4 women, brought together by the circumstance of infertility Each chapter is told from their various POVs, something I m actually not too fond of I am a reader who loves the 1st person, but only when it s done correctly Multiple 1st person POVs make it difficult to keep up with whose head you re in and that s a little pet peeve of mine I think it would have been better executed in the 3rd person But I digress.The plot is genuinely unique Not many others have the bal [...]

    26. I d be lying if I said that I love everything Jennifer Weiner has written While I consider myself quite a fan, I have found my enthusiasm for her work waning a bit with her last few books I desperately needed a Weiner novel to redeem my faith in her as an author When I was offered a review copy of Then Came You I was both thrilled and hesitant I wanted to love one of her books again but was afraid I would be disappointed Disappointed, I was not Then Came You was absolutely fabulous Written like [...]

    27. I shared a listen with Amanda of the audiobook version of this novel on a recent drive intensive vacation It was well suited to a drive, not least because each of the four first person narrators was played by a different actor, and their distinct voices helped to eliminate the where was I confusion that can be a part of the audiobook experience The story was a good one, with dollops of mystery and the characters facing high stakes I m sure it qualifies as chick lit, but I love Jane Austen, so ma [...]

    28. Hooray I knew I didn t not give up on Jennifer Weiner s books for a reason After really not liking her past few stories really since Little Earthquakes , Then Came You returns Weiner to her style of good story telling, good character development just a good, light, fun book Is it amazing No But the story is good, the characters are well developed for the most part, with the exception of one, I really liked all of them and cared about all of their stories the exception being Bettina, a girl of ex [...]

    29. I almost didn t finish this book Each chapter is written by a different character in the book A young girl, Jules is approached by a man working for a fertility clinic to recruit her to be a donor of her eggs Annie, a caucasian young mother, married to a black man, Frank decides to become a surrogate mother because they have purchased an older home in need of repairs A 43 year old woman, India posing as a 38 year old marries a wealthy man in his 50 s His daughter, Bettina suspects she is after h [...]

    30. I don t give out five stars all that easily, but this book was awesome It s beautifully written and wonderfully characterized, occasionally funny and sometimes heartbreakingly sad.Then Came You is about surrogacy, and the ways four women s lives intertwine India is a wealthy woman married to a businessman named Marcus She can t have children, so they decide to use a fertility clinic The egg comes from a college student named Jules, who needs the money from donating her egg to put her father thro [...]

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