On Second Thought

On Second Thought

Book - 2017
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Read the book that has book clubs everywhere falling in love! From the New York
Times bestselling author of If You Only Knew comes an irresistible,
heartbreaking novel.

Praise for On Second Thought :

"Higgins has perfect pitch when it comes to her upstate New York protagonists
and their expanded worlds that even extend to Brooklyn. Emotional depth is seared into
every page along with wry banter, bringing readers to tears and smiles. Another hit for
Higgins."-- Library Journal , starred review

"A captivating read about two sisters dealing with love, loss and new
beginnings. What sets this book apart is how one event changes both women's lives. Kate is
refreshingly frank in her inner monologue, and Ainsley is charmingly self-aware and
wry."-- RT Book Reviews , *5 STARS* Top Pick!

"Higgins' complex, witty characters will seem like close friends, and readers
will savor each and every page as they find that love comes in many different flavors and
forms. Demand will be high for the latest from this women's-fiction
star."-- Booklist , starred review

Ainsley O'Leary is so ready to get married--she's even found the engagement ring her
boyfriend has stashed away. What she doesn't anticipate is being blindsided by a breakup
he chronicles in a blog...which (of course) goes viral. Devastated and humiliated, Ainsley
turns to her older half sister, Kate, who's struggling with a sudden loss of her own.

Kate's always been the poised, self-assured sister, but becoming a newlywed--and a
widow--in the space of four months overwhelms her. Though the sisters were never close, she
starts to confide in Ainsley, especially when she learns her late husband was keeping a
secret from her.

Despite the murky blended-family dynamic that's always separated them, Ainsley's and
Kate's heartaches bind their summer together when they come to terms with the inevitable
imperfection of relationships and family--and the possibility of one day finding love
Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario :, HQN Books,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ♭2017
ISBN: 9780373803972
Characteristics: 442 pages


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Jun 14, 2019

​​2017; HQN/HarperCollins
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I have not read Kristan Higgins in a long while and was happy when this audio hold came in. This book is about two sisters who find themselves going through upheaval at the exact same moment. I loved that the audio had two narrators so it was easy to tell which sister was speaking. The two narrators were very different. I liked the one that narrated Ainsley's part as it was just like her upbeat and easy to listen to. The narrator for Kate was a bit too dramatic, which is unlike Kate. The story was realistic with a contemporary-romance flair (ie: HEA) and that is why I read them :)

***I received an eARC from EDELWEISS***

Sep 14, 2018

Great story about families, love lost and love found. I liked the characters (with the exception of Eric) and wanted to know about their stories and where their lives ended. Good read.

Jun 19, 2018

Love this author. I've read most of her books. Good story line, kept me reading. Although I enjoyed it, I have to agree with previous comment about the switching back and forth between the sisters stories.
As always, humor, a dog, mixed with lots of emotion.

Mar 15, 2018

A friend who hosts the World's Best Book Club (it really is ~ check it out on Facebook) in New Zealand recommended Kristan Higgins. On Second Thought was first on my list.

Fabulous story about love and loss. Great characters. I laughed out loud several times and cried a bit too. Gram-Gram is a hoot.

The author's penchant for switching between Katie and Ainsley's stories with each chapter was annoying for me.

Jun 10, 2017

Loved! this book! Couldn't put it down - but didn't want it to end. Such a good good book.

Jun 07, 2017

I loved this one! I couldn't stop reading and was very sorry to finish the book. I know I will re-read it.

May 16, 2017

One of the best books I ever read - in fact I re-read just two weeks later because I loved it so much. There are poignant and sad moments interspersed with a dry witty humor that has you laughing out loud.

BostonPL_LauraB Jan 30, 2017

Nearly perfect novel! Well-balanced and well-written. A good story with easy-to-root-for characters.

Jan 09, 2017

Funny, charming, and a tear-jerker, all rolled up into one. Fans of early Jennifer Weiner will love.

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