Renee Conoulty: If You Only Knew by Kristan Higgins


Wednesday, 2 September 2015

If You Only Knew by Kristan Higgins

Sisterhood in all its drama, hilarity and tears is at the heart of New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins's thoroughly captivating new novel, featuring the wit and romance that readers have come to expect from the much-loved creator of the Blue Heron series...

Wedding-dress designer Jenny Tate understands the happily-ever-after business, yet somehow she's still involved in her ex-husband's life. In fact, Owen's new wife may—inexplicably—be Jenny's new best friend. Sensing this, well, relationship isn't helping her move on, Jenny trades the Manhattan skyline for her hometown up the Hudson, where she'll be able to bask in her sister Rachel's picture-perfect family life…and hopefully make one of her own.

Her timing couldn't be more perfect, since Rachel will need her younger sister. Her idyllic marriage has just fallen to pieces in spectacular fashion after she discovers her husband sexting with one of his colleagues. Second chances aren't in Rachel's nature, but the desire for an intact family has her rethinking her stance on adultery, much to Jenny's surprise. Rachel points to their parents' "perfect" marriage as a shining example, but to protect her sister Jenny may have to tarnish that memory—and their relationship­—and reveal a secret about their family she's been keeping since childhood.

During this summer of secrets and lies, temptation and revelation, Jenny and Rachel will rely on each other to find the humor in their personal catastrophes, the joy in their triumphs…and the strength to keep hanging on.

Hey! Here's my review.

This was actually the first Kristan Higgins book I've read. I've been meaning to pick up one of her books for ages, so when this popped up on NetGalley, I jumped at the opportunity.

I've heard that her other books have more emphasis on the romance, this one is more of a women's fiction style, with the focus on relationships. It's told in first person, alternating between the two sisters. I liked and related to both sisters. Rachel looks for the best in people, but can be a bit naive, and Jenny doesn't want to upset anyone. I enjoyed seeing the characters grow as they worked through the problems they were dealt. Some of the topics covered were loved ones dying young, greif and infidelity. 

I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed Kristan's style and I look forward to reading more of her books.


  • Where: NetGalley
  • Format: ebook
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