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
Published By: Berkley Books (August 6, 2019)
Source: ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review
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.