ARC Review: Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins

Posted December 26, 2017 by Annie in Reviews / 8 Comments

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ARC Review: Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins
Now That You Mention It
by Kristan Higgins

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: December 26 2017
Format: eARC
 

“Layered with humor and heart, NOW THAT YOU MENTION IT is a perfect blend of every emotion.”
~ Under the Covers

Women’s Fiction is a genre that I can be a little more picky about, so when I picked up this book, I did have some high expectations. I’ve read a lot of Kristan Higgins books before so I kind of had an idea of her writing style and after reading this book from her, I can definitely say that she has a great voice for writing both Women’s Fiction and Romance.

Layered with humor and heart, NOW THAT YOU MENTION IT is a perfect blend of every emotion. When Nora’s life takes a sharp turn, she turns to her hometown of Maine where she hopes to be able to catch her breath. A recent breakup and an injury have made her hands full, but despite the dire circumstances she is put in, Nora always tries to look on the bright side. With Women’s Fiction in particular, I think it’s very important for a reader to connect with the protagonist from the very beginning and I definitely felt that with Nora’s character. She’s sweet and sensitive, but can be quite stern when she needs to be. I really enjoyed her character and her dynamic with others.

Nora’s journey isn’t a lonely one though. She finds herself back with her dysfunctional family and once this part of the story picked up, I knew I was going to love this book. I love reading about family drama and Nora definitely has a lot of issues with hers. But once again, Higgins creates a story that is both entertaining and heartwarming at the same time. I thought she did an amazing job of repairing broken relationships and strengthening them at the same time.

I’m so glad I picked up this book and I will definitely be reading more of Kristan Higgins’s Women’s Fiction books.

 

 

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About Kristan Higgins

I live in a small Connecticut town with a beautiful library, a great agricultural fair, nice people and not much else. I have two lovely, entertaining children and a brave firefighter for a husband, who is, perhaps more importantly, a fantastic cook. Digger from Fools Rush In is inspired my very own Digger, our cheerful Lab mutt. We also have two cats and grieve for an occasional, short-lived beta fish.

I worked as a copywriter until I had kids and started writing fiction when my children graced my life with simultaneous afternoon naps. Writing, I surmised, was infinitely more satisfying than folding laundry, and so I started my first novel. Before long, I had finished Stalking Joe, whose title was later changed to Fools Rush In. Catch of the Day followed, winning the 2008 Romance Writers of America's RITA© award, which just thrilled me to my toes. Then came Just One of the Guys (August 08), Too Good To Be True (Feb 09), The Next Best Thing (Feb 10), and All I Ever Wanted, summer 2010. More books are in the pipeline.

I love to write books about relationships, since the search for love and security is one of the driving forces of life. And I try to focus on an aspect that’s common, if not universal, hence the “stalking” in Fools Rush In and the crush on the unattainable man in Catch of the Day. People ask if I’ve ever stalked a guy. Of course not! Jeez! Come on! It’s fiction! They also ask if I’ve ever had a crush on a priest. Of course not! Jeez! Come on! It’s fiction! As far as being crazy about one of my brother's friends, which is the plot of Just One of the Guys, well, yes to that one. But I'm not naming names. Dating a fictional man, like Grace does in Too Good To Be True? Um...can I take the fifth on that one? Whether it's my own experience or not, I try to find something we can all relate to.

When I’m not writing, I like to be with my kids, goof around with my husband, read, watch baseball, ride my bike and bake. I suffer from chronic bedhead and an unhealthy (and completely understandable) obsession with Derek Jeter, shortstop for the New York Yankees. Like Millie Barnes, I run, which provides the neighbors with some real entertainment.

We spend as much time as possible at our family home on Cape Cod, swimming in the Atlantic, shivering on the beach, swatting horseflies and watching fish evade my lure at Higgins Pond. It’s as close to heaven as it gets.

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I also enjoy reading family drams when it’s written well.

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Great review Annie!!! Shared on all my socials!!!

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I also enjoy reading family drams when it’s written well.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts Annie

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Great review Annie!!! Shared on all my socials!!!

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts Annie

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This is on my wishlist.

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This is on my wishlist.