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Then Came You

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Written By: Jennifer Weiner

Narrated By: Aya Cash, Jenni Barber

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: July 2011

Duration: 10 hours 51 minutes

Summary:

Jules Strauss is a Princeton senior with a full scholarship, acquaintances instead of friends, and a family she's ashamed to invite to Parents' Weekend. With the income she'll receive from donating her "pedigree" eggs, she believes she can save her father from addiction.

Annie Barrow married her high-school sweetheart and became the mother to two boys. After years of staying at home and struggling to support four people on her husband's salary, she thinks she's found a way to recover a sense of purpose and bring in some extra cash.

India Bishop, 38 (really 43), has changed everything about herself: her name, her face, her past. In New York City, she falls for a wealthy older man, Marcus Croft, and decides a baby will ensure a happy ending. When her attempts at pregnancy fail, she turns to technology, and Annie and Jules, to help make her dreams come true.

But each of their plans is thrown into disarray when Marcus' daughter, Bettina, intent on protecting her father, becomes convinced that his new wife is not what she seems.

With startling tenderness and laugh-out-loud humor, Jennifer Weiner once again takes listeners into the heart of women's lives in an unforgettable, timely tale that interweaves themes of class and entitlement, surrogacy and donorship, the rights of a parent, and the measure of motherhood.

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  • Amanda Calvillo

    I loved this book....some of it took me by surprise and was actually shocked, I loved that about it. I am a fan of her novels. As far as the narrative, this is the first time I ever listened to an audio book... It wasn't bad but it did seem a little bland.

  • Monica Cole

    False advertising. no humor AT ALL! Took 6 hours to start any kind of romance and it was a lesbian exploration. This book belongs in a non fiction, snore category not romantic comedy.

  • Avid Listener

    I enjoyed the book. I thought the concept was intriguing and original. The narrator who voiced Jules drove me crazy. I thought she did a great disservice to the author. Every contraction was misspoken -- didn't became dih-en, couldn't -- cuh-en, hadn't - hah-en. It took me right out of the story, which every author knows is one of the worst things that could happen.

  • Yvette Goemaat

    It was nicely read but the story seems drawn out and so much back story for all the characters. I felt i wasted my money on this one.

  • Peggy P

    I am a big fan of Jennifer Weiner but this book was such a disappointment and so predictable that I figured out what was going to happen to the main characters and then skipped to the last CD and was correct! Please Jennifer bring back your character rich style - it was greatly missed with this book!