First Comes Love by Emily Giffin audiobook

First Comes Love: A Novel

By Emily Giffin
Read by Emily Foster  and Catherine Taber

Random House Audio, Penguin Random House 9780345546920
12.12 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780804127615

In this dazzling new novel, Emily Giffin, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed, Where We Belong, and The One & Only, introduces a pair of sisters who find themselves at a crossroads. Growing up, Josie and Meredith Garland shared a loving, if sometimes contentious relationship. Josie was impulsive, spirited, and outgoing; Meredith hardworking, thoughtful, and reserved. When tragedy strikes their family, their different responses to the event splinter their delicate bond. Fifteen years later, Josie and Meredith are in their late thirties, following very different paths. Josie, a first grade teacher, is single—and this close to swearing off dating for good. What she wants more than the right guy, however, is to become a mother—a feeling that is heightened when her ex-boyfriend’s daughter ends up in her class. Determined to have the future she’s always wanted, Josie decides to take matters into her own hands. On the outside, Meredith is the model daughter with the perfect life. A successful attorney, she’s married to a wonderful man, and together they’re raising a beautiful four-year-old daughter. Yet lately, Meredith feels dissatisfied and restless, secretly wondering if she chose the life that was expected of her rather than the one she truly desired. As the anniversary of their tragedy looms and painful secrets from the past begin to surface, Josie and Meredith must not only confront the issues that divide them, but also come to terms with their own choices. In their journey toward understanding and forgiveness, both sisters discover they need each other more than they knew … and that in the recipe for true happiness, love always comes first. Emotionally honest and utterly enthralling, First Comes Love is a story about family, friendship, and the courage to follow your own heart—wherever that may lead.

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Summary

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A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

In this dazzling new novel, Emily Giffin, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed, Where We Belong, and The One & Only, introduces a pair of sisters who find themselves at a crossroads.

Growing up, Josie and Meredith Garland shared a loving, if sometimes contentious relationship. Josie was impulsive, spirited, and outgoing; Meredith hardworking, thoughtful, and reserved. When tragedy strikes their family, their different responses to the event splinter their delicate bond.

Fifteen years later, Josie and Meredith are in their late thirties, following very different paths. Josie, a first grade teacher, is single—and this close to swearing off dating for good. What she wants more than the right guy, however, is to become a mother—a feeling that is heightened when her ex-boyfriend’s daughter ends up in her class. Determined to have the future she’s always wanted, Josie decides to take matters into her own hands.

On the outside, Meredith is the model daughter with the perfect life. A successful attorney, she’s married to a wonderful man, and together they’re raising a beautiful four-year-old daughter. Yet lately, Meredith feels dissatisfied and restless, secretly wondering if she chose the life that was expected of her rather than the one she truly desired.

As the anniversary of their tragedy looms and painful secrets from the past begin to surface, Josie and Meredith must not only confront the issues that divide them, but also come to terms with their own choices. In their journey toward understanding and forgiveness, both sisters discover they need each other more than they knew … and that in the recipe for true happiness, love always comes first.

Emotionally honest and utterly enthralling, First Comes Love is a story about family, friendship, and the courage to follow your own heart—wherever that may lead.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Giffin juggles Josie’s quest for motherhood and Meredith’s internal conflicts deftly. . . . Giffin paints a realistic portrait of the troubled and complex relationship between a pair of sisters. Beyond the sisters, the novel is rich with well-drawn characters, from Gabe, Josie’s best friend and platonic roommate, to Sophie, Daniel’s girlfriend at the time of his death. Giffin’s fans will be pleased with this fast-paced, witty, and thoughtful new offering. Kirkus Reviews  
Giffin’s talent is pretty much unparalleled when it comes to the modern woman’s story about life, love and family. Redbook
Moving and complex, [First Comes Love] proves [that Emily Giffin is] still at the top of her game. Booklist  
First Comes Love is an un-put-down-able, smart, and thoughtful novel that will make you think about the nature of family and how our past informs our present. PopSugar
This is Giffin at her finest—a fantastic, memorable story. Publishers Weekly
Emily Giffin ranks as a grand master. . . . She has traversed the slippery slopes of true love, lost love, marriage, motherhood, betrayal, forgiveness and redemption that have led her to be called ‘a modern-day Jane Austen.’ Chicago Sun-Times  
A dependably down-to-earth, girlfriendly storyteller. The New York Times  
Giffin knows a thing or two about writing a page turner. Southern Living  
Giffin’s writing is true, smart, and heartfelt. Entertainment Weekly
When it comes to writing stories that resonate with real women, bestselling author Emily Giffin has hit her stride. San Francisco Chronicle  
Emily Giffin is the creator of characters so real and so enthrallingly flawed that people sometimes forget they are fictional. Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Giffin’s talent lies in taking relatable situations and injecting enough wit and suspense to make them feel fresh. People  
With her tale of love, loss, and self-exploration, Giffin adds what will surely be another fan favorite to her repertoire. With each release, the author proves to be one of the leading ladies of the . . . genre. RT Book Reviews
In an enthrallingly emotional journey of understanding, happiness and forgiveness, First Comes Love is this year’s most powerful reminder to never give up on family. SheKnows.com
Giffin delivers another emotionally honest work. . . .  First Comes Love is a heart-stirring novel about the many layers of sibling rivalry. Associated Press
“An engaging story of sisterly love.” People
This well-written and engaging story explores how relationships evolve and people can surprise us if we let them. . . . [First Comes Love] is sure to be a great discussion starter for book groups and a hit with [Giffin’s] many fans. Library Journal
Kudos to Giffin for it takes a talented and resourceful writer to create a wealth of characters and have them all be fully described for the reader to understand and enjoy. . . . Two years is too long to have to wait for a new Emily Giffin book, but First Comes Love brings her back with a vengeance. Tales of sisters have been at the core of other great novels, but Giffin turns that relationship upside down and makes her view a fascinating one. Huffington Post
[A] well-written family drama. Real Simple
Another engaging hit from Emily Giffin . . .  The characters are richly developed and their situations and conflicts are compelling. . . . Very engaging, fast-paced, witty and satisfying. Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star
Fans will be entertained by the author’s humor and satisfied by her storytelling Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“A heart-stirring novel about the many layers of sibling rivalry.” Associated Press
“Tales of sisters have been at the core of other great novels, but Giffin turns that relationship upside down and makes her view a fascinating one.” Huffington Post
“Fans will be entertained by the author’s humor and satisfied by her storytelling” Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“[A] well-written family drama.” Real Simple
Narrators Catherine Taber and Emily Foster give a compelling performance…Taber’s high pitch and energetic voice define thirty-seven-year-old independent and headstrong Josie Garland…Foster’s sultry, resonant voice establishes her role as the older, stable, and introverted sister…Foster’s and Taber’s voices bring out the sisters’ dynamic interplay as family secrets surface, creating a stirring listening experience. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Emily Giffin

Author Bio: Emily Giffin

Emily Giffin is the author of eight internationally bestselling novels, several of which have made the New York Times bestsellers list. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 12.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English