Friday, August 24, 2012

Wedding Planning and Book Club Friday.

I know I've been an absent blogger this week.  In my defense, I have been neck-deep in the land of wedding planning.  I had a minor panic attack when I realized that we have less than three months to go.  I have gotten SO much done this week.  But at the same time, I feel like my to-do list just keeps getting longer and longer and my deadline gets closer and closer.  Fortunately, I have a meeting with my wedding planner next week, who will hopefully help me get more organized.  Thank goodness for my mom and friends who have been more than willing to take on any task to help me.

When I did manage to get my brain to calm down about the wedding, I read Emily Giffin's new book, Where We Belong!  Like most of y'all, I love Emily Giffin and was so excited to get my hands on her new book.  I had to wait a few weeks to get it from the library, but I finally did.

GoodReads Synopsis: Marian Caldwell is a thirty-six year old television producer, living her dream in New York City. With a fulfilling career and satisfying relationship, she has convinced everyone, including herself, that her life is just as she wants it to be. But one night, Marian answers a knock on the door . . . only to find Kirby Rose, an eighteen-year-old girl with a key to a past that Marian thought she had sealed off forever. From the moment Kirby appears on her doorstep, Marian’s perfectly constructed world—and her very identity—will be shaken to its core, resurrecting ghosts and memories of a passionate young love affair that threaten everything that has come to define her.

For the precocious and determined Kirby, the encounter will spur a process of discovery that ushers her across the threshold of adulthood, forcing her to re-evaluate her family and future in a wise and bittersweet light. As the two women embark on a journey to find the one thing missing in their lives, each will come to recognize that where we belong is often where we least expect to find ourselves—a place that we may have willed ourselves to forget, but that the heart remembers forever.

My Thoughts:  I really liked this book.  Her last two have been big disappointments to me, but this one was great.  As always, Emily Giffin's writing is impeccable, and the story is told by multiple narrarators (which I love).  The premise of the story wasn't the most unique, but the characters were.  One of my favorite things about her writing is how fully she develops her characters, and Marian and Kirby are two of my favorites of hers.  I highly recommend this book!


  1. I'm reading it now and loving it so far!

  2. I just started a different Emily Giffin book - the Heart of the Matter. And I really mean "just" started so I have no opinion yet.

    By the way, I just finished Sisterhood Everlasting a few days ago and COMPLETELY agree with your assessment of it. It wasn't terrible, and I'm glad I read it, but it certainly wasn't good. I struggled to get through it.