First Comes Love

First Comes LoveFirst Comes Love by Emily Giffin
Published by Ballantine Books on June 28th 2016
Pages: 380
ISBN: 034554692X
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three-half-stars

Received from the Publishers and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a fast read for me. Perfect for the summer months or for a plane ride. It is not too heavy but does deal with grief, relationships(husband/wife, sibling, friends, etc.).

The book opens with a family tragedy 15 years in the past. The book then fast forwards (15 years) to the future as we see Josie and Meredith, two sisters who are polar opposites navigating their lives. Meredith is married to Nolan who was her older brother’s best friend. She never realized her dream of being an actress and is instead an attorney with a perfect life on the outside. Josie, a school teacher, appears to have never gotten over a past love and lives in the moment, spontaneous and carefree.

The sisters have a contentious relationship. They really seem to agree on anything. Josie is the older sister but reading the book, It felt like Meredith was older and Josie was the younger one.

Both have issues they are facing in their lives and as the anniversary of their brother’s death comes closer, past fears and secrets are ready to boil over.

I found this book very easy to read. I enjoyed the characters and their story lines, even the sisters arguments felt real. The book really is about relationships, being yourself, being honest with yourself and others all while dealing with grief.

This is my first book by Emily Griffin but it will not be my last.

three-half-stars