Welcome to my stop on the blog tour celebrating the release of Life and Other Inconveniences by Kristan Higgins! Thank you to Berkley Publishing for the invitation! Stay tuned for information on how to win a copy at the bottom of this post!
About the Book:
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?
My first Kristan Higgins’ book was a big success!
Emma London could not be more different from her grandmother, Genevieve, who is regal and wealthy. Genevieve’s son disappeared many years earlier, and her husband died young. She had a tough life before Emma came along, but she builds a fashion empire known around the world. She also neglected Emma’s father.
Emma’s mother passes away, and her father leaves her on Genevieve’s doorstep. Her grandmother reluctantly took her in, but when Emma gets pregnant as a senior, Genevieve kicks her out.
There’s one thing Emma took with her that day. Her grandmother’s sheer determination. And with that, she builds a beautiful life for her daughter, Riley.
Twenty years go by, and now Genevieve reaches out to Emma for help. How will Emma respond?
Genevieve, Riley, and Emma felt so authentic and real. The first thing that struck me about Higgins’ style is the sincerity in the storytelling. She cares about these characters, and so did I. Also, the complexities and nuances in the relationships were drawn well. The writing is easy to read and warm.
Overall, Life and Other Inconveniences is a heartwarming story I could easily slip right into and with characters I want to hug. I’ll be reading more KH soon!
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
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.
For a chance to win a paperback copy of the shiny brand new mass paperback edition of Higgins’ Good Luck with That, please visit my instagram page! Giveaway generously sponsored by the publisher.