Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Review: Where We Belong

Title Where We Belong
By Emily Giffin
Genre Adult contemporary
Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Synopsis
Marian is living her dream life in New York City. A successful television producer dating the boss and expecting a marriage proposal any day. Life couldn't get any better. But a secret she buried years ago is about to come knocking on her door in the shape of Kirby an 18 year old girl with questions.

First Sentence
I know what they say about secrets.





Guy's, I don't know what it is but when life is this stressful and busy Emily Giffin is my go to author. Her books suck me right in fill my poor stressed out brain with an engrossing story capable of shooing away all my anxiety and to do lists. This one was no exception. I was pulled in from page one and couldn't wait to dive back into it every time I put it down. The story wasn't my favorite of Giffin's but I liked it and it did exactly what I needed it to do. Distract me.

So, if you can't tell from the synopsis this book is about a woman who put her child up for adoption when she was very young. During the time I was reading this, my husband (who's adopted, if you didn't know) actually came back into contact with his birth mother. I found it very serendipitous that I should be reading this book at the time. Not that it had any great insights perse but it was interesting and this book will always stick out in my mind because of it.

Engrossing and charming, this book was a great read albeit a little convenient. But, hey, I like happy endings!

Should you read it?
As always, I will recommend all of Emily Giffin's books.


12 comments:

  1. It's important to have those authors that help us handle stress. For me, it's Ilona Andrews and Mary Calmes. They are my comfort rereads. I'm glad this one worked so well for you.

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    1. I need to read an Ilona Andrews book! Comfort reads are the best.

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  2. That's really interesting that you read this at the same time Guy's birth mom came back into the picture. My brother-in-law, who's adopted, has recently connected with his birth mom too. I wonder if there's something in the water? ;)

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    1. Maybe there is. It's sure strange.

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  3. As an adoptive mother, I'm always drawn to adoption stories. This one sounds engrossing, even if it wasn't terribly deep or insightful.

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    1. It was interesting and sort of realistic....from one point of view.

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  4. This does sound like a nice comfort read. It’s also interesting how sometimes the books we read mirror our own life.

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    1. I know, right?! Very interesting how that works.

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  5. So what's your favorite Emily Griffin book? Because I've never read her, and I'd like to start with her best. :)

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    1. I haven't read them all yet so I'm not sure I'm the best to ask but id say try her Something Bortowed and Something Blue. They're companion novels and very addictive.

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  6. I miss having go to authors, although Liane Moriarty is beginning to become that for me! Congrats to you hubby for getting in contact with his birth mom. I hope things work out between them!

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    1. Me too. And, yes, go to authors are great. Liane Moriarty is a go to author for me too.

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