On Second Thought: A Novel
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Higgins, K. (2017). On Second Thought: A Novel. HQN Books.

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Higgins, Kristan. 2017. On Second Thought: A Novel. HQN Books.

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        Kristan Higgins is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly and USA TODAY bestselling author whose books have been translated into more than twenty languages. She has received dozens of awards and accolades, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, The New York Journal of Books and Kirkus.

        Kristan lives in Connecticut with her heroic firefighter husband, two atypically affectionate children, a neurotic rescue mutt and an occasionally friendly cat.

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Read the book that has book clubs everywhere falling in love! From the New York Times bestselling author of If You Only Knew comes an irresistible, heartbreaking novel.

Praise for On Second Thought:

"Higgins has perfect pitch when it comes to her upstate New York protagonists and their expanded worlds that even extend to Brooklyn. Emotional depth is seared into every page along with wry banter, bringing readers to tears and smiles. Another hit for Higgins."—Library Journal, starred review

"A captivating read about two sisters dealing with love, loss and new beginnings. What sets this book apart is how one event changes both women's lives. Kate is refreshingly frank in her inner monologue, and Ainsley is charmingly self-aware and wry."—RT Book Reviews, *5 STARS* Top Pick!

"Higgins' complex, witty characters will seem like close friends, and readers will savor each and every page as they find that...

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Read the book that has book clubs everywhere falling in love! From the New York Times bestselling author of If You Only Knew comes an irresistible, heartbreaking novel.

Praise for On Second Thought:

"Higgins has perfect pitch when it comes to her upstate New York protagonists and their expanded worlds that even extend to Brooklyn. Emotional depth is seared into every page along with wry banter, bringing readers to tears and smiles. Another hit for Higgins."—Library Journal, starred review

"A captivating read about two sisters dealing with love, loss and new beginnings. What sets this book apart is how one event changes both women's lives. Kate is refreshingly frank in her inner monologue, and Ainsley is charmingly self-aware and wry."—RT Book Reviews, *5 STARS* Top Pick!

"Higgins' complex, witty characters will seem like close friends, and readers will savor each and every page as they find that love comes in many different flavors and forms. Demand will be high for the latest from this women's-fiction star."—Booklist, starred review

Ainsley O'Leary is so ready to get married—she's even found the engagement ring her boyfriend has stashed away. What she doesn't anticipate is being blindsided by a breakup he chronicles in a blog...which (of course) goes viral. Devastated and humiliated, Ainsley turns to her older half sister, Kate, who's struggling with a sudden loss of her own.

Kate's always been the poised, self-assured sister, but becoming a newlywed—and a widow—in the space of four months overwhelms her. Though the sisters were never close, she starts to confide in Ainsley, especially when she learns her late husband was keeping a secret from her.

Despite the murky blended-family dynamic that's always separated them, Ainsley's and Kate's heartaches bind their summer together when they come to terms with the inevitable imperfection of relationships and family—and the possibility of one day finding love again.

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        March 13, 2017
        Higgins examines the ties that bind family as two sisters grieve their losses and provide support to one another. Kate O’Leary is a successful photographer and loves her life with her new husband, Nathan, in suburban Cambry-on-Hudson, N.Y. But when Nathan dies in an accident, she is devastated by his loss. Kate’s half-sister, Ainsley, talented and ever-cheerful, supported her longtime boyfriend, Eric, through cancer, and believes that he is finally going to propose to her. But shortly after Ainsley finds the ring, he publicly breaks up with her via his blog. After Ainsley moves in with Kate, the two women become closer than they had ever been. Each draws on the strength of the other to move forward in her life and begin the healing process. Kate tries to continue with her work as a photographer and enjoys her friendship with Daniel, the “Hot Firefighter,” and Ainsley enjoys a love/hate relationship with her job as an editor at Hudson Lifestyle, where she always seems to attract the displeasure of her boss, Jonathan. Higgins’s page-turner highlights both the complexity of family relationships and the intense power of love.

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        Starred review from November 1, 2016

        Half sisters Kate and Ainsley aren't as close as they could be, considering they live in the same town of Cambry-on-Hudson, NY. Photographer Kate has been married to architect Nathan for four months and is spending a fortune on pregnancy tests. Ainsley writes for Hudson Lifestyle magazine after an unfortunate incident at NBC and has been dating Eric for ten years. Ainsley thinks tonight is the night Eric will pop the question. It's his postcancer celebratory party after all, a time to focus on living life to the fullest. What better way to move forward than with an engagement? Just as Eric is about to make Ainsley the happiest woman he knows, a terrible accident changes everything, especially for the O'Leary sisters. VERDICT Higgins (If You Only Knew) has perfect pitch when it comes to her upstate New York protagonists and their expanded worlds that even extend to Brooklyn. Emotional depth is seared into every page along with wry banter, bringing readers to tears and smiles. Another hit for Higgins.--Bette-Lee Fox, Library Journal

        Copyright 2016 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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