Then Came You

Then Came You

A Novel

Large Print - 2011
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The plans of four women--including a college student egg donor, a working-class surrogate mother, a wealthy woman, and her stepdaughter--are thrown into turmoil when the wealthy woman's husband suddenly dies and names the stepdaughter the unborn baby's guardian.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2011
Edition: Large print ed., unabridged
ISBN: 9781611731453
1611731453
Branch Call Number: L FICTION WEINER
Characteristics: 430 p. (large print) : 23 cm

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WinstonO
Apr 20, 2018

I had high hopes but the story fell flat for me. The story line is typical and it didn't hold my attention. I put it down and read a couple other books, then came back to it. I picked it up and didn't have to re-read anything.

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NanCcan
Mar 12, 2018

What makes a woman a mother, and how much ability do mothers have to shape their own lives? Many possible answers to these questions are explored in this novel.
The four women from whose prospective this story is told are so diverse, I had to make notes to myself about who was who until I got into the book enough to remember them.
This book certainly examines the themes of class and entitlement from a critical perspective. As the mother of a daughter who needs IVF in order to realize her lifelong dream of motherhood, I realize how out of reach the costs of infertility treatments are for the average person, and hope this novel won't dissuade people from supporting women who have a sincere desire to conceive.

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annelmore
Apr 16, 2014

I'm a big fan of Jennifer Weiner to begin with. Her writing style is easy to get into, and her stories flow well. This story involves the lives of four women, told from the point of view of each woman as they endure their own challenges but are wound together with the lives of the other women. I enjoyed this book; it may be my favorite of hers thus far. The ending was a little more neat and tidy than I think was realistic, but I suppose that's part of why we suspend reality to read a good book. Overall, very enjoyable.

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gcnwilson
Feb 01, 2014

very enjoyable book. interesting how the characters intertwined. i will definitely read more from this author.

Kaytee33 Dec 15, 2013

I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would Some of the background stories of the women will stay with me for a while.

sharonb122 Jan 30, 2013

It was very interesting how Jennifer Weiner wove these women's lives together. At first couldn't figure out how each would fit in. I found the ending to be a little trite, (spoiler alert) but then, I do like a happy ending--sometimes even if it is not realistic.

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LDPBLM
Jan 09, 2013

As usual , Jennifer provides us with solid characters , and an interesting plot . However , I wish she'd lighten up on the endless detail - enough , already !

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jenco1
Jul 23, 2012

Wow! Great book. Weiner saves little nuggets of information about the characters so there are surprises as you read, love it!

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Oc2seattle
Jun 26, 2012

No one exposes women’s complex relationships with themselves and others better than Jennifer Weiner. In Then Came You, the lives of four women cross when fertility challenged India and her husband decide to have a baby via egg donor (Jules) and surrogate (Annie). India’s husband’s twenty-something daughter (Bettina) who’s less than happy about her new step-mom and soon to be sibling is also thrown into the mix. The story is told from each woman’s perspective, allowing the reader to see how each woman’s decision to participate in the baby-making process impacts herself and her family.

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terriflt
Feb 27, 2012

I think this is my favourite book of hers so far. It was a really good story line and quite different from her usual story line.

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