Books by Mhairi McFarlane

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Just Last Night

Just Last Night isn’t my favorite Mhairi McFarlane read; the background characters feel ill-sketched, and the leads a bit unlikable, though very human. And even though the central tragedy is compelling, the mourning process so real, the book as a whole isn’t quite engaging enough to earn a recom ...

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Just Last Night

The publisher’s blurb for Just Last Night is extremely vague in describing the contents of what is a captivating and heartfelt tale about grief and how we deal with the inevitable secrets that are revealed when a loved one dies. As per AAR policy, I have given an overview of the first third of the ...

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If I Never Met You

Part women’s fiction and part romance If I Never Met You is wholly delightful. A novel about second - and third - chances and falling in love with whom you least expect it, this gem of a book is funny, sweet and charming. Barrister Laurie and her significant other Dan have been together since t ...

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Don't You Forget About Me

Don’t You Forget About Me reminded me a lot of Jojo Moyes’s work, especially her book Me Before You. Set in England, it features an underemployed heroine with a close family, an undeserving boyfriend, and who idolizes a specific piece of her wardrobe (this book’s heroine, Georgina Horspool, ad ...