Then Came You: A Novel
#1 New York Times bestselling writer Jennifer Weiner takes readers into the center of women’s lives in an unforgettable, well timed tale.
AN unforeseen LOVE tale . . .
Jules Strauss is a Princeton senior on an entire scholarship who plans on promoting her “pedigree” eggs to aid keep her father from dependancy.
Annie Barrow, a suffering Pennsylvania housewife, thinks that sporting one other woman’s baby can assist her get better a feeling of goal and may herald a few much-needed funds.
India Bishop, thirty-eight (really, forty-three) and lately married to the rich Marcus Croft, yearns for a toddler for purposes that experience extra to do with cash than with love. whilst her makes an attempt at being pregnant fail, she turns to Jules and Annie to make her desires come real.
But every one in their plans is thrown into disarray while Bettina, Marcus’s privileged daughter, turns into suspicious that her new stepmother isn't what she turns out . . .
Told with Jennifer Weiner’s trademark wit and sharp observations, Then got here You is a hilarious, gentle, and well timed story that explores subject matters of sophistication and entitlement, surrogacy and charity, the rights of a dad or mum and the degree of a mom.
the only with the condoms. That evening, with the objective parking zone getting smaller within the truck’s rearview reflect and Frank’s eyes fastened at the highway, I knew greater than to attempt to give an explanation for myself. whatever I acknowledged may simply make me sound to blame, and that i had not anything to be accountable approximately. I pressed my lips jointly, biting again the indignant phrases I imagined: sure! definite! It’s precisely what you're thinking that! most likely what you’ve been considering all alongside! Frank by no means stated a be aware approximately it, no longer at the journey domestic, now not that.
Liaisons with all of the mistaken males and a stint or in rehab, yet that wasn’t the half I cared approximately again then). whilst I did not land talking roles, Travis acquired me paintings doing historical past, status in or physique doubling, besides jobs that have been performing merely insofar as they concerned costumes. I labored for 3 years at a real-estate office’s annual Oktoberfest, wearing a dirndl and black leather-based boots, pouring beer and passing platters of schnitzel and bratwurst from 8 o’clock at evening until eventually.
Cheekbones extra favourite, attempting to wager at what she’d informed my father approximately her prior and what she’d saved mystery. Had she been sincere with him approximately who she was once and the place she got here from? may perhaps she make him chuffed? Did she fairly love him, and was once that love sufficient? “Bettina?” I rotated, and there has been Darren Zucker, together with his assertion eyeglasses and his smarmy smile. “You relocating in?” he requested, atmosphere down his personal drink and taking a seat on the counter beside me. “What?” “You’ve been the following.
girl with a diaper bag slung over her shoulder and a plastic bag filled with Cheerios in her pocket who possibly might have been beautiful if she’d had a bit extra time. “Mom stated you had news,” she acknowledged. “Are you pregnant again?” She scrunched up her nostril, loading the query with simply enough distaste that i may listen it, yet now not sufficient that i'll name her on it. My mom lingered through the oven, observing the cookies and keeping track of us for symptoms of violence. “No, I’m no longer pregnant.” i attempted to.
past the next day to come, and no duties past her personal task. Darren lived in Chelsea, in a construction with an elevator yet no doorman and disconcertingly slender hallways. His condo had, as i may have anticipated, a flat-screen television as its major piece of furnishings, yet except that, it used to be unusually un-repulsive. there has been an indigo-and-orange classic poster for Orangina at the kitchen wall and a massive leather-based sofa within the living/dining room. there has been no house for a kitchen desk, yet.