Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Blog Tour Review: Life and Other Inconveniences by Kristan Higgins

I adore Kristan Higgins books. They are always so heartwarming, real, funny, and just down right charming. I was so excited when I saw the synopsis for Life and Other Inconveniences and that adorable cover. I'm happy to say, the story lived up to both. 





Title: Life and Other Inconveniences
Author: Kristan Higgins
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Contemporary
Published By: Berkley Books (August 6, 2019)
Source: ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review


Book Description:
From the New York Times bestselling author of Good Luck with That comes a new novel about a blue-blood grandmother and her black-sheep granddaughter who discover they are truly two sides of the same coin.

Emma London never thought she had anything in common with her grandmother Genevieve London. The regal old woman came from wealthy and bluest-blood New England stock, but that didn’t protect her from life’s cruelest blows: the disappearance of Genevieve’s young son, followed by the premature death of her husband. But Genevieve rose from those ashes of grief and built a fashion empire that was respected the world over, even when it meant neglecting her other son.

When Emma’s own mother died, her father abandoned her on his mother’s doorstep. Genevieve took Emma in and reluctantly raised her–until Emma got pregnant her senior year of high school. Genevieve kicked her out with nothing but the clothes on her back…but Emma took with her the most important London possession: the strength not just to survive but to thrive. And indeed, Emma has built a wonderful life for herself and her teenage daughter, Riley. 

So what is Emma to do when Genevieve does the one thing Emma never expected of her and, after not speaking to her for nearly two decades, calls and asks for help?





About the Author:




Kristan Higgins is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of more than a dozen novels. Her books have been honored with dozens of awards and accolades, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Library Journal, the New York Journal of Books and Romantic Times. She is a two-time winner of the RITA award from Romance Writers of America and a five-time nominee for the Kirkus Prize for best work of fiction. She is happily married to a heroic firefighter and the mother of two fine children.







Kristan Higgins has always been a favorite author of mine. With her ability to deliver strong fleshed out characters that you truly want to know and her emotional and yet charming heroines and witty dialogue, her books are just so much fun to devour and are always so much more than a fluff read. 

This time told in multiple point of views, I love Higgins ability to both make us hate some of the characters and later, not only care for them, but even like them. Most of all, she makes us feel for them in some many different ways. I love authors that can not only bring out the emotions in me, but make me truly think and truly feel, so much so that sometimes I want to both put the book down to catch my breathe and keep on reading it because I just can't get enough and have to know what happens next. 

Truly an amazing book about people in all stages of life, each with their own personal demons, regrets, and ability to live, love, grow, and most of all, let go and forgive. 






34 comments:

  1. I've not read Kristan Higgins for years but this one sounds like my cup of tea. I'm eager to see what happens next. Great review!

    Simply Angela

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    1. She is such a great author. I really hope you give this a try!

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  2. I've not had much luck with this author, but I'm so glad it was a hit for you. I love the doggy on the cover. I like that she made you hate the characters then later care for them. Great review, Ali!

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  3. I heard a lot of good things about this author but I haven't read one of her books yet

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    1. You should definitely try her. Her books are always so much fun while still being heartfelt and real.

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  4. Love seeing those five stars. I have a copy of this loaded on my Kindle just need to get to it. I am so behind!

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  5. Yay, we're book twins today! I love that Ms. Higgins can make you feel so much for and about the characters! Awesome Review Ali!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  6. I haven't read this author's books before but I've had them in my tbr. I'll have to check it out! It sounds very lovely!
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

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    1. So glad you have one of her books, honestly, they are all wonderful!

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  7. I have not read any book by this author before but this sounds like a nice book to read. Thanks for share yor review darling
    xx

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  8. I really have enjoyed her books, too. She does bring out so many emotions! I'm looking forward to picking this one up next! :)

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  9. She definitely can write some emotional books. This one sounds like it will be a good one for sure. Great review!

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  10. I've only read one of her books but I liked it. I need to read more from her.

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  11. One of the things that attracted me to this book was the relationship between the grandmother and granddaughter. I love multigenerational stories.

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  12. Great review and insights into her writing Kindlemom, this is on my shelf xo

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  13. Oh I love that cover w/ the dog!!

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  14. I like the storyline and the cover!

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  15. I have a few of Higgin's books on my kindle but I haven't read them yet. This sounds like another good one, especially as it was a 5 star read for you! I really need to give her a try.

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    1. All of her books are pretty dang good so I hope you enjoy them when you get around to them!

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  16. I'm always hesitant when there are animals on the cover... some authors do that and then said animal dies in the book. It's always devastating. I don't think that's the case with this one, which is why it's on my TBR. ;)

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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    1. That always makes me nervous as well so I completely understand!

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  17. I'm so in love with that cover that I have to read it!

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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