Books by Kristan Higgins

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Now That You Mention It

Are you a fan of books where women find themselves to be stronger than they ever imagined? What about if we throw in family situations that force them out of their comfort zone? Or have them confronting the past they’ve been running from? What if the happily-ever-after is grounded in reality rathe ...

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On Second Thought

In On Second Thought Kristan Higgins returns to the fictional town of Cambry-on-Hudson, the setting of her recent book If You Only Knew, to tell the story of two half-sisters. I tend to shy away from women’s fiction, preferring more traditional romances, and was nervous when I learned this book le ...

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Anything For You

Kristan Higgins has been one of my favorite contemporary authors for quite a while now. I’ve enjoyed most of the books in her Blue Heron series—as someone who hails from a small town in the northeast, the setting feels very familiar. This latest book was, for me, one of the best in the series. I ...

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If You Only Knew

Traditionally, the Happily Ever After in romance is that of my generation's favorite childhood chant. "First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage." What marriage and children over time look like is often explored either not at all or in cameos wherein lovers from pa ...

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In Your Dreams

I am really a big fan of Kristan Higgins. I believe that I have read every book she has written and therefore I was really looking forward to her latest in the Blue Heron series set in Manningsport wine country. As per usual, her descriptions are wonderful, the dialogue is witty, but it was the stor ...

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The Perfect Match

Amy Rubinate is one of my favorite narrators so I was excited to listen to her narration of Kristan Higgins’ latest work. Maggie gave the print version a B; I didn’t like the story quite as much as she did and, despite a sterling narration, can only give a qualified recommendation to the audiobo ...

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The Perfect Match

”Make ‘em laugh, Make ‘em laugh, don’t you know everyone wants to laugh?” Donald O’Connor immortalized those words in the popular movie Singin’ in the Rain. While they are meant to be comical they contain more than a kernel of truth. Most people do love to laugh, I know I certainly do. ...

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The Best Man

As much as I've enjoyed Kristan Higgin's novels, I've always been somewhat disappointed by her heroes, finding them too insecure, or willfully obtuse, or remote - until now. The hero of The Best Man is the best man so far, making this latest novel her most enjoyable effort yet. Fai ...

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The Best Man

Sometimes while reading a flawed review book, I take copious notes of the problems I encounter. Other times, I’m so captured by the story that despite its flaws, I just read. The latter happened with The Best Man. Despite problems with plot and characters, I enjoyed this story of a couple from opp ...

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My One and Only

My One and Only is my first Kristan Higgins book. I’ve been meaning to try her forever, but her books are popular and the AAR staff likes to snap them up. I definitely enjoyed my first foray, and plan to try other books by Higgins. But while I found the book very funny (at one point I was reading ...