First Comes Love by Emily Giffin: A Short Review/Recommendation

Hi all,

Today I’m reviewing Emily Giffin’s newest novel: First Comes Love.

I have loved every single one of Emily Giffin’s seven previous books and this one is no exception. It was a perfect, can’t-put-it-down type of novel that I finished in less than 24 hours. It was an easy read that also made me put my life and relationships into perspective.

It’s a story about two very different sisters, who are both struggling with where they are in their respective lives. Josie is still single but desperately wants to be a mother, so she decides to take control and do something to get herself what she wants. Meredith is married with a child, but feels like she is stuck in her marriage and doesn’t know where to go. With the anniversary of a family tragedy quickly approaching, they are both facing the reality of having to make difficult decisions.

Giffin’s characters are so realistic and believable, I instantly felt connected to them, as if they were old friends. She is able to convey such strong emotions through them; it really feels like you’re standing there beside them, getting involved in their emotional struggle.

I don’t want to reveal too many details about the story itself and how it turns out, but this story is riveting and so intricately crafted that you have a hard time believing that this is fiction- this really could be someone’s life.

I loved this book and I strongly urge/recommend that everyone pick it up and give it a read.

Thanks for reading,

Marilyn

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