BOOKENDS REVIEW: Emily Giffin's Where We Belong
Emily Giffin has a way of giving chick lit a little bit of depth while keeping it incredibly entertaining.
Where We Belong is about a mother and daughter making life-changing decisions, 18 years apart. When Marian becomes pregnant at 18, she decides not to tell the father and gives her daughter, Kirby, away for adoption.
Eighteen years later, Kirby decides to find her birth parents.
Marian is forced to face her past, spill her secrets, and try to rebuild some broken relationships.
Giffin makes all the characters likable, even Marian’s snobby mother. She adds a bit of complexity to the relationships to show how secrets can eat away at them.
There’s a reason why Giffin’s books, like Something Borrowed and Something Blue, fly off the shelves. Her books are enjoyable page-turners and she leaves the readers wanting more.
If you’re looking for a birthday gift for a daughter or wife, this is a good bet.
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