Than Came You
Jules Strauss goes to Princeton University. She is approached one day while at the mall. A man tells her about a opportunity where she can make a lot of money. The catch is, Jules would have to give away her eggs. The man he is from the Princeton Fertility Clinic. Jules agrees to sell her eggs. She is really doing it for her father. He is an alocohtic. The money would help pay for him to go to rehab.
Annie Barrow is a mother of two boys and a wife. Her husband is in the military. They are struggling for money. Annie wants to help with the finances. That is why she signed up to be a surrogate mother.
India is married to weathly Marcus Croft. They have been trying to have a child. After two miscarriages, they decide to use a surrogate. Everything is looking up for India and Marcus until Marcus's daughter, Bettina finds out the truth about who India really is.
I felt the most connected to Annie. She is a good mother and wife. She was warm and friendly. The other person that I connected with in tbe beginning was Jules. She had a good heart. She still wanted to beleive that her father could be cured. I must admit that I did not see where her romantic relationship was headed. It was out of left field at first. In the end, it made sense.
India I was impartial to in tbe beginning. I thought like the rest of the people that she was just a trophy wife. I was intrigued by her although as I did want to learn her deep, dark, secret. In the end, she won me over and even had me cheering for her. Bettina, I found to be a very unhappy, bitter, and vendicative person. Even at the end, when she did step up and prove herself for me it was a little too late.
This book is more than just a fun, beach read. This book had depth, good story line, and nice characters. I sat down to start reading this book and when I did get up to take a quick break, I was already half way done with the book. You need to make sure that Then Came You is on your summer read list.
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Jennifer Weiner grew up in Connecticut and graduated with a degree in English literature from Princeton University. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels Good in Bed (2001); In Her Shoes (2002), which was turned into a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette and Shirley MacLaine; Little Earthquakes (2004); Goodnight Nobody (2005); the short story collection The Guy Not Taken (2006); Certain Girls (2008); Best Friends Forever (2009); Fly Away Home (2010); and most recently, Then Came You (2011).
Jennifer Weiner's books have spent a combined four years on the New York Times bestseller list with over 11 million copies in print in 36 countries. She has appeared on numerous national television programs, including The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, and The Rachael Ray Show, and has been published in such magazines as Seventeen, Redbook, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Good Housekeeping. She was the co-creator and executive producer of the ABC Family sitcom State of Georgia, which ran during the summer of 2011. She occasionally writes for the Huffington Post and on her own blog at http://www.jenniferweiner.com/, which she started over ten years ago in 2002 and where she now has over 1.5 million visitors a month.
She was recently voted #14 on Time magazine's list of "140 Best Twitter Feeds" -- placing hers among the feeds that are shaping the conversation, the magazine hailed her "must-read" live Bachelor tweets, noting that "rarely has there been such an ideal pairing of material and writer." She can also be found on Facebook, and, in real life, Philadelphia, where she lives with her family.
Jennifer’s newest novel, The Next Best Thing, will be published in July 2012.