April 15, 2012
Then Came You: A Novel: Jennifer Weiner
This novels is told from four different female voices. Jules, a college student, ends up selling her eggs after she is recruited thinking the money will help her save her father. Annie, a young mother who married her high school sweetheart, with two young boys, a family stretching to make ends meet. India is 43, but tells everyone 38 and why not when she can pass for it, recently married to Marcus Croft, a wealth business man, and she is convinced the way to stay happy in their new marriage is to have a baby. But, Bettina, Marcus' daughter, doesn't trust India she might not be ready for the truth though.
India and Marcus hirer Annie to carry their baby and have chosen Jules egg, though they don't know that as it was an anonymous donation. While Bettina doesn't trust her new step mother and in learning about her past really isn't sure what to do with the information. While that is going on the plot follows how Jules uses the money and is growing after graduating from college. How Annie is deal with having the money for her family, but her Husband not being comfortable with her growing belly.
I really have enjoyed all of Weiner's work that I have read and this one is no exception. She builds strong characters and ties them all together, while giving each of them their own storyline which I enjoy. The plot flows easily as we learn about the past of the characters and how that effects them. She also builds amazing strong female characters that I appreciate. Yes, they are usually flawed in some way, which I think makes them relatable to the reader, but they have a strength you can admire too.
I give this book 4 stars and am eagerly waiting for Weiners next book.