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Then Came You: A Novel

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: July 2011

Duration: 7 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner takes readers into the heart of women’s lives in an unforgettable, timely tale.

AN UNEXPECTED LOVE STORY . . .

Jules Strauss is a Princeton senior on a full scholarship who plans on selling her “pedigree” eggs to help save her father from addiction.

Annie Barrow, a struggling Pennsylvania housewife, thinks that carrying another woman’s child will help her recover a sense of purpose and will bring in some much-needed cash.

India Bishop, thirty-eight (really, forty-three) and recently married to the wealthy Marcus Croft, yearns for a baby for reasons that have more to do with money than with love. When her attempts at pregnancy fail, she turns to Jules and Annie to make her dreams come true.

But each of their plans is thrown into disarray when Bettina, Marcus’s privileged daughter, becomes suspicious that her new stepmother is not what she seems . . .

Told with Jennifer Weiner’s trademark wit and sharp observations, Then Came You is a hilarious, tender, and timely tale that explores themes of class and entitlement, surrogacy and charity, the rights of a parent and the measure of a mother.

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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!