Reviewed by Stephanie Ramirez (Library Staff)
Emily Giffin never disappoints with her fun, flirty, fluffy beach reads. But something in her latest, First Comes Love, misses the mark. It follows the story of Meredith and Josie Garland, two sisters in their 30s still dealing with a family tragedy that happened decades before. Although the writing is on point and again has many touching and funny parts, one of the characters (I won’t spoil it for you!) never reaches beyond the stereotype of shrill, harping, put-upon wife and mother. Still, you will want to follow Josie and Meredith to the end of their journey to see where life leads them. For a more nuanced look at life and love, try Giffin’s The One and Only, Baby Proof and Love the One You’re With.
Located in Adult Fiction (FIC GIFFIN)