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Emily Giffin

Author of Something Borrowed

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About the Author

Emily Giffin was born March 20, 1972 in Baltimore, Maryland. She received an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1997. She moved to Manhattan and worked in the litigation department of Winston and Strawn. Her first book, show more Something Borrowed, was published in 2004. She is currently a full-time author. Her other books include Something Blue, Baby Proof, Love the One You're With, Heart of the Matter, Where We Belong, The One and Only and First Comes Love. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Emily Giffin

Something Borrowed (2004) 5,562 copies
Something Blue (2006) 4,086 copies
Baby Proof (2006) 2,594 copies
Love the One You're With (2008) 2,567 copies
Heart of the Matter (2010) 1,804 copies
Where We Belong (2012) 1,183 copies
The One & Only (2014) 928 copies
All We Ever Wanted (2018) 924 copies
First Comes Love (2016) 636 copies
The Lies That Bind (2020) 391 copies
Meant to Be (2022) 260 copies
The Diary of Darcy J. Rhone (2012) 79 copies

Associated Works

Girls' Night Out (2006) — Contributor — 224 copies


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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for my copy of this book. This is a heartfelt story I keep replaying in my head. Initially, you may think "Here's a story with a plot of how this super-rich couple is unhappy because money doesn't buy happiness." In reality, about the only thing money has to do with the story is the power it buys you to tip the playing field in your favor.

Much of the story is told from Nina's POV and from the outside, it seems her life is pretty fantastic. Nina lets us peek at the underbelly of her life - both current and past- and we see her money is doing nothing hiding the ugly side of things in her life with a glittery blanket.

Another main POV we have is from Tom, single father to a daughter who goes to the same school as Nina's son, but in the money-status-world, they lead completely different lives.

The struggles from both Nina and Tom are ones most parents will relate to (and fear.) The author does a fantastic job of leading the reader through the repercussions of decisions made and how much a parent, and money, can affect the outcome. It's a great story that takes you on many ups and downs along with twists you don't expect and an ending that you'll think about even after you read the last page.
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JillHannah | 47 other reviews | Nov 20, 2023 |
Liked it, not my favorite of hers though.
JillHannah | 44 other reviews | Nov 20, 2023 |
I first read this a couple of years ago when I picked it up at a charity store, so I recently wanted to reread a book that was fun to sort of help with the reading I will have to for my current semester. I loved it then, and I still love it now. I honestly did not like Something Borrowed very much, I don't know why that is considering the type of person Darcy is but I think it has to do with all the cheating. Plus, Rachel and Dex were not my favorite couple. The beginning of this book was not as good as I remember it, but I plowed through it and eventually really liked it.

First of all, Darcy, she's spoiled and selfish and a little vain but as Darcy continues to mention her life and show flashbacks of her childhood you can start to see why she is the way that she is. As soon as she gets to London and stays with Ethan things start to pick up and after a nasty fight, realizes she has to change. I love the way Giffin writes this change because it isn't a sudden thing but it seems to be gradually and naturally in a way I can see happening if Darcy was a real character.

I also really loved Ethan, which is probably why I liked this book so much considering he is in this a lot more. The romance in this book as happens gradual and you start to see the change in both of those characters and the interactions they have. While nothing happened right away, and I loved that there is no Insta-love, I really wanted to lock them in a room or smash their mouths together. Despite how long it took for them together it was worth it.

The ending also perfectly tied everything up, and I don't think I ever remembered loving an ending more than this one.
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latteslipsticklit | 93 other reviews | Nov 16, 2023 |
Fun read! Great to see the main character evolve through the course of the book.
ajrenshaw99 | 62 other reviews | Sep 1, 2023 |



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