"Higgins' latest tour de force is a captivating read about love, loss and new beginnings." -RT Book Reviews, on On Second Thought, 5 stars
"[An] emotionally compelling story [and] perceptive study of love, marriage, sisterhood, and loyalty. A powerful, emotionally textured winner.?" -Kirkus Reviews on If You Only Knew
"The kind of book I enjoy the most-sparkling characters, fast-moving plot and laugh-out-loud dialogue. A winner!" -New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips on If You Only Knew
"Poignant, funny and richly entertaining." -NPR on If You Only Knew
"This emotional journey is filled with drama, laughter and tears and squeezes the heart. It should be on every bedside table in the country!" -#1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr on If You Only Knew
"Oh, what a satisfying and delicious read! I admired the writing, the wit, the keen eye at work here. Thank you, Kristan Higgins." -Elinor Lipman on If You Only Knew
"Higgins' tender, heartfelt If You Only Knew bridges the gap between romance and women's fiction." -BookPage
"Hilarious... Kristan Higgins is spot on with her dialogue and characters. A fantastic story." -Fresh Fiction on If You Only Knew
New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins welcomes you home in a funny, emotionally charged must-read novel about the complications of life, love and family.
One step forward. Two steps back. The Tufts scholarship that put Nora Stuart on the path to becoming a Boston medical specialist was a step forward. Being hit by a car and then overhearing her boyfriend hit on another doctor when she thought she was dying? Two major steps back.
Injured in more ways than one, Nora feels her carefully built life cracking at the edges. There’s only one place to land: home. But the tiny Maine community she left fifteen years ago doesn’t necessarily want her. At every turn, someone holds the prodigal daughter of Scupper Island responsible for small-town drama and big-time disappointments.
With a tough islander mother who’s always been distant and a wild-child sister in jail, unable to raise her daughter a withdrawn teen as eager to ditch the island as Nora once was Nora has her work cut out for her if she’s going to take what might be her last chance to mend the family.
But as some relationships crumble around her, others unexpectedly strengthen. Balancing loss and opportunity, a dark event from her past with hope for the future, Nora will discover that tackling old pain makes room for promise…and the chance to begin again.Praise for NOW THAT YOU MENTION IT:
“Balancing emotion, humor, and a redemptive theme, Higgins hits all the right notes with precision, perception, and panache.” –Kirkus STARRED review on Now That You Mention It
“Higgins is in top form. Many readers will relate to the family saga and rough past, and the light romance and humor sprinkled throughout will suit a wide audience. Reader’s won’t want to put down this highly recommended read.” –Library Journal STARRED review on Now That You Mention It
PRAISE FOR "ON SECOND THOUGHT"
"Emotional depth is seared into every page along with wry banter, bringing readers to tears and smiles. Another hit for Higgins."--Library Journal, starred review
"Higgins’ complex, witty characters will seem like close friends, and readers will savor each and every page as they find that love comes in many different flavors and forms. Demand will be high for the latest from this women’s-fiction star.”--Booklist, starred review
"A captivating read about two sisters dealing with love, loss and new beginnings. What sets this book apart is how one event changes both women's lives. Kate is refreshingly frank in her inner monologue, and Ainsley is charmingly self-aware and wry."--Romantic Times, Gold review
"WOW what a fabulous book. There was so much going on in this and what a wonderful array of different characters."
— Kirstie Ibrahim, NetGalley
"Balancing emotion, humor, and a redemptive theme, Higgins hits all the right notes with precision, perception, and panache." — Kirkus, STARRED Review
"Higgins is in top form. Many readers will relate to the family saga and rough past, and the light romance and humor sprinkled throughout will suit a wide audience. Reader’s won’t want to put down this high recommended read." — Library Journal, STARRED Review
"My favorite thing about Kristan Higgins is that she doesn’t write love stories, she writes life stories wherein generally people fall in love." — Book Riot
"Kristan Higgins fans: It’s your lucky day." — Bookish Winter Fiction Preview
"Higgins’ fans will clamor for her latest and be richly rewarded." — Booklist
"Higgins' most recent offering focuses on pressing matters: trauma, survival, illness, recovery, and, above all, family."— RT Book Reviews
"It's a heartwarming, romantic treat." — BookPage