First comes love emily giffin
First Comes Love by Emily GiffinIn this dazzling new novel, Emily Giffin, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed, Where We Belong, and The One & Only introduces a pair of sisters who find themselves at a crossroads.
Growing up, Josie and Meredith Garland shared a loving, if sometimes contentious relationship. Josie was impulsive, spirited, and outgoing; Meredith hardworking, thoughtful, and reserved. When tragedy strikes their family, their different responses to the event splinter their delicate bond.
Fifteen years later, Josie and Meredith are in their late thirties, following very different paths. Josie, a first grade teacher, is single—and this close to swearing off dating for good. What she wants more than the right guy, however, is to become a mother—a feeling that is heightened when her ex-boyfriend’s daughter ends up in her class. Determined to have the future she’s always wanted, Josie decides to take matters into her own hands.
On the outside, Meredith is the model daughter with the perfect life. A successful attorney, she’s married to a wonderful man, and together they’re raising a beautiful four-year-old daughter. Yet lately, Meredith feels dissatisfied and restless, secretly wondering if she chose the life that was expected of her rather than the one she truly desired.
As the anniversary of their tragedy looms and painful secrets from the past begin to surface, Josie and Meredith must not only confront the issues that divide them, but also come to terms with their own choices. In their journey toward understanding and forgiveness, both sisters discover they need each other more than they knew . . . and that in the recipe for true happiness, love always comes first.
Emotionally honest and utterly enthralling, First Comes Love is a story about family, friendship, and the courage to follow your own heart—wherever that may lead.
Emily Giffin. Novels featuring feuding sisters are a dime a dozen these days. With First Comes Love , author Emily Giffin manages to deliver something which is, if not entirely unique, still quite enjoyable. Sisters Josie and Meredith have quarreled for as long as both can remember. Fun-loving, impulsive Josie is driven crazy by her practical, staid younger sister. What neither sister realizes is that a family tragedy that took place fifteen years ago has shaped them both in irreversible ways. Meredith, who once dreamed of spending her life on the stages of New York City, is now a lawyer, married to the best friend of her deceased elder brother, and mother of a four-year-old girl.
ISBN Summary A pair of sisters find themselves at a crossroads in this story about family, friendship, and the courage to follow your own heart—wherever that may lead. Growing up, Josie and Meredith Garland shared a loving, if sometimes contentious, relationship. Josie was impulsive, spirited, and outgoing, Meredith hardworking, thoughtful, and reserved. When tragedy strikes, their delicate bond splinters. Fifteen years later, Josie and Meredith are in their late thirties, following very different paths.
First Comes Love by Emily Giffin (trailer)
Thank you! While Josie is an occasionally capricious, still-single elementary school teacher longing for a child of her own, Meredith is a diligent and obsessive lawyer, mother, and wife. She is uninterested in trying for a second child, feels listless in her career, and questions the foundation of her marriage. While Josie and Meredith sometimes seem just a touch too self-aware considering their foibles, Giffin paints a realistic portrait of the troubled and complex relationship between a pair of sisters. Emily Giffin was once a lawyer who wanted to be a writer.
Look Inside Reading Guide. Reading Guide. Jun 28, Minutes Buy. Apr 04, ISBN Jun 28, ISBN Jun 28, Minutes. First Comes Love is a story about family, friendship, and the courage to follow your own heart—wherever that may lead.