Books by Kristan Higgins

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Pack Up the Moon

Joshua and Lauren are the perfect couple. Newly married, they're wildly in love, each on a successful and rewarding career path. Then Lauren is diagnosed with a terminal illness. As Lauren's disease progresses, Joshua struggles to make the most of the time he has left with his wife and to come to ...

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Always the Last to Know

Kristan Higgins' most recent offering, Always the Last to Know, is a pitch-perfect picture of a family in crisis. That might sound a bit depressing, but Higgins is able to infuse the story with exactly the right amount of humor which, while not necessarily going to cause you to laugh out loud, will ...

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Life and Other Inconveniences

Emma London never thought she had anything in common with her grandmother Genevieve London. The regal old woman came from wealthy and bluest-blood New England stock, but that didn't protect her from life's cruelest blows: the disappearance of Genevieve's young son, followed by the premature death of ...

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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. ...