Now That You Mention It

Now That You Mention It

Book - 2017
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After a life-changing car accident, Nora Stuart returns to her hometown community to rekindle her relationships with her family and address events from her past.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario :, HQN Books,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ♭2017
ISBN: 9781335915276
1335915273
Characteristics: 387 pages

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DW_kcls
Mar 17, 2019

As much as I did not like Good Luck With That is how much I really liked Now That You Mention It.

As good and as sweet as the story is there is a depth to the subject matter that is handled with such a kind, deft hand. Some characters disappoint, some have an unbearable pain, but under Kristin Higgins pen they soar with triumph often with accompanying humor, snark and a dog I want.

I'd be surprised if you were disappointed after reading Now That You Mention It.

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ReadItOutLoud
Oct 25, 2018

This is my first Kristin Higgins book and I read it for my book club. I normally like realistic fiction with female leads but this book felt a little flat. The best character in the book is Nora's mom. She's a hard nosed lady from Maine and her lack of peppy chatty exuberance is in perfect contrast to Nora's personality. I found the story fairly predictable and although there was some humor the jokes were really played out by the end.

Overall, if you need a quick easy read with a well known plotline this is a good book for you. If you want to have something interesting to talk about at book club, keep looking.

SCL_Leanne Oct 23, 2018

2018 RITA Award Winner
Mainstream Fiction with a Central Romance
https://www.rwa.org/page/2018-winners#RITAMainstream

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GibbsNCISDucky1
Sep 03, 2018

Kristan gives you lots of giggles and laughs through the book. I enjoy it and recommend it.

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TheresaAJ
Aug 30, 2018

Nora Stuart escaped Scupper Island, Maine with a prized full-ride scholarship when she graduated from high school. She also left behind the fat, unhappy, smart girl and transformed herself into an educated, accomplished woman with a great job, doctor boyfriend, and loyal friends. When she's hit by the Beantown Bug Killer van crossing a street, she returns to Main to recuperate and is suddenly 17 and miserable again. Higgins creates a fast-moving plot, memorable characters, and uses both quirky and snarky humor to write a story that illustrates we can overcome our high school selves. Laugh-out-loud scenes include an ill-fated matchmaking dinner party that Nora throws for her mother, the portrayal of her high school nemeses, the Cheetos, and masquerading as her mother on an online dating site.

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bookworm48
Jun 30, 2018

Good story line but not her best book. i still read it in a couple days since you do want to see
what happens to Nora.
She's one of my favorite authors.

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pktab
Jun 24, 2018

Enjoyed this story. Recommend it.

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zpare
Jun 16, 2018

A good story but this isn't like Higgins' usual stories. This book is a bit darker and moodier than her others. Still a great read!

JCLMelodyMK May 09, 2018

Good read,a little long with some heart ache but ends well. I enjoyed the feeling you get when someone works hard and reaps the benefits even though they weren't part of the in crowd in high school.

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AnneCarolineDrake
Apr 25, 2018

I've been on a Kristan Higgins binge, and this wasn't her best effort. Although I like the ending, it felt like work getting there.

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ReadItOutLoud
Oct 25, 2018

ReadItOutLoud thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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