Brief Summary: First Comes Love is a novel about family and relationships. It follows the life of two sisters Josie and Meredith 15 years after their brothers tragic death. They both have to come to terms with his death and how it affected their lives.
Meredith, the quiet one, originally had aspirations of being an actress but later settled with the steadier paycheck and lifestyle of being a lawyer. Josie is the unconventional party girl of the family. She is in her late thirties and is now considering starting a family. After the death of Daniel, their parents relationship when south and ended in divorce.
Emily Giffin invites us into the Garland’s World. She touches on sibling rivalries and familial bonds. She reminds us that in the midst of all the turmoils and troubles of life, First Comes Love.
What I enjoyed about this book: I generally like Emily Giffin’s writing style. It’s very easy and light reading serves as a welcome distraction from the daily grind. The story line and dialog are quite fluid and kept me engaged.
What I didn’t enjoy: Although I enjoyed this book, I didn’t like the ending. It wasn’t the happy go lucky ending that I love to see in romantic comedies and it didn’t have much closure.
Overall, I would recommend this book if you are looking for a nice, light easy beach read. I predict that this will be made into a movie very soon.
Source: Library Hardcover copy – I got on the wait list very late and had to wait about a month and a half to get this book
Author: Emily Giffin
Link to book: First Comes Love
Publishing date: June 2016
Audio Version: First Comes Love
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