Friday, 19 January 2018

Review: Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins

New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins welcomes you home in a funny, emotionally charged must-read 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With a tough islander mother who's always been distant and a wild-child sister in jail, unable to raise her daughter—a withdrawn teen as eager to ditch the island as Nora once was—Nora has her work cut out for her if she's going to take what might be her last chance to mend the family.
But as some relationships crumble around her, others unexpectedly strengthen. Balancing loss and opportunity, a dark event 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.

Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Published January 1st 2018 by HQN Books
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Chick Lit

Kristine's Thoughts:

** I reveived an advanced readers copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank You!**

I read this book a while ago but a severe concussion didn't allow me to write my thoughts on it. Normally I like to discuss a book while it is still fresh in my head so I hope I can do this book justice.

Now That You Mention It was a cute story about a woman who was essentially stuck between two worlds. There was her childhood life and the adult life that she made for herself. When circumstances had her returning to the place she couldn't wait to leave, she wasn't very happy.

My biggest enjoyment in this book was the setting. I adored reading about Scupper Island and I felt like I was a part of the tiny community. It was easy to visualise it and I could almost taste the salt air. For me, this was the best part of the book. The other thing that I really enjoyed was the large cast of quirky and unique characters.

This book had some pretty funny moments in it but there were times that I felt like it was meant to be funny and it really wasn't, almost like it was trying too hard. The other thing that really stood out was the over abundance of Harry Potter references. There would be nothing wrong with that if everyone has read it and could understand what the author was talking about but that is not the case. I have never read it (I know, I know) and the references, quotes and comparisons were completely lost on me. One or two could easily have been overlooked but there were many in this book.

All in all it was a pleasant read that I am happy that I got the opportunity to enjoy. It wasn't the first book by this author for me and I look forward to enjoying many more in the future.

About the Author

Kristan Higgins is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of more than a dozen novels. Her books have been honored with dozens of awards and accolades, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Library Journal, the New York Journal of Books and Romantic Times.

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