Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner - Review | BookPage | BookPageThe subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Jennifer Weiner's ninth novel, Then Came You , follows four women on a journey that begins with an egg or rather, a cluster of them. Beautiful Princeton student Jules sells her pedigreed ova so she can send her father to rehab; frazzled, stay-at-home mom Annie chooses to be a pregnancy surrogate so she can get her family out of debt and move her life beyond the mundaneness of darning socks and watching the house crumble into disrepair. Meanwhile, India not her real name is a reinvented trophy wife who longs for a child with her older, exceptionally rich husband, Marcus Croft. And Bettina, the spanner in the works, is a stepdaughter who wants to expose her stepmother as a fraud before India can conjure up another heir to the Croft fortune, however indirectly. Through it all is Weiner's signature wit, laid gently and successfully over these ultimately sad realities. Then Came You is a perfect summer read, complete with soap opera-like vignettes, romance and fantasy.
Then Came You
Thank you! Jules, a work-study student at Princeton, becomes an egg donor to earn enough to put her father, a formerly respectable high school teacher whose career and marriage exploded after a drunken vehicular felony, through rehab. To replenish the family coffers, Frank reluctantly agrees to let her become a surrogate mother—very reluctantly, it turns out. Failing to take Hollywood by storm, she reinvented herself as a publicist, shedding years and pounds with the aid of false documents and surgical enhancements. Besides, could that unfamiliar discomfiture Bettina is experiencing be sympathy for her stepmother? However, the ending does not so much jump the shark as de-fang it.
Four very different women heading in four very different directions in life. Yet, there is one thing that bonds them. Jules, a college senior, needs money to help her alcohol addicted father get into rehab. Young housewife Annie is struggling with money, and her relationship with her husband. Gorgeous PR executive India wants a baby, and lifelong financial stability with her much older husband.
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Synopsis : The lives of four very different women intertwine in unexpected ways in this new novel by bestselling author Jennifer Weiner Then Came You; Best Friends Forever. Each woman has a problem: Princeton senior Jules Wildgren needs money to help her dad cure his addiction; Pennsylvania housewife Annie Barrow is gasping to stay financially afloat; India Bishop yearns to have a child, an urge that her stepdaughter Bettina can only regard with deeply skepticism until she finds herself in a most unexpected situation. Interlocking dramas designed to ensnare; bound to be a bestseller. Then Came Yo u examines the issues surrounding fertility in modern society through four very different characters. Jules donates her eggs in return for the money that might help cure her father of his addictions, Annie is motivated financially to offer herself as a surrogate and India wants a child to cement the relationship with her new husband, horrifying her stepdaughter Bettina. With four protagonists, each at different stages in their lives, Weiner has created a book with mass commercial appeal.
Now the poignant and heart-warming tale that immersed readers is out in paperback May 8. Jules is a Princeton-educated young woman who finds herself in a sad family situation which causes her to sell her eggs to help save her father before addiction takes his life. In a novel that will arrest your attention throughout, these stories will mesh together with the creativity and care that Weiner brings to all her works. With surrogacy making the headlines due to Giuliana Rancic, E! News co-host and reality star, announcing that she and husband Bill are expecting their first child via a gestational surrogate, my interest in Then Came You was sparked.