Book Review: First Comes Love by Emily Giffin

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Title: First Comes Love
Author: Emily Giffin
ISBN: 978-0-345-54692-0
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Published Date: June 2016

Synopsis:

A pair of sisters find themselves at a crossroads in this dazzling new novel from the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Something Borrowed, Where We Belong, and The One & Only. First Comes Love is a story about family, friendship, and the courage to follow your own heart—wherever that may lead.

About the Author:

Emily Giffin is the author of seven internationally bestselling novels: Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, Love the One You’re With, Heart of the Matter, Where We Belong, and The One & Only. A graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law, she lives in Atlanta with her husband and three children.

My Review: 

Emily Giffin is one of my favorite chick-lit authors.  When I found out she is hosting this year Bookspark’s Summer Reading Challenge, I knew I have to participate in it.  I was very disappointed in her last book but this book is not the same case.

At first I was really excited to find out the setting is in Atlanta, since I have lived here for more than half of life and I know Giffin lives here as well.  It was awesome that there were some mentioning of the landmarks but it got dull.  The word “Atlanta” was mentioned way too many times.  The story would not change if the city was changed, so many times were unnecessary.

Overall, this book was not bad but not great.  It was no doubt better than her last one.  It might be a little hard for some to related if you have not experienced to lose someone you loved or do not have a sibling.  However there’s still some very interesting drama going, especially Josie.

4 out of 5 stars
Received a free copy from NetGalley and BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge in exchange for an honest review.

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