Today I am excited to be featuring the book Always The Last To Know by Kristan Higgins on the Blog Tour hosted by Berkley Publishing. I am sharing my review of the book, so be sure to read on. This post contains affiliate links, so if you use them and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission.
About The Book:
Title: Always The Last To Know
Author: Kristan Higgins
Genre: Contemporary / Women’s Fiction
Publisher: Berkley Publishing, 6/9/2020
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
The Frosts are a typical American family. Barb and John, married almost fifty years, are testy and bored with each other…who could blame them after all this time? At least they have their daughters– Barb’s favorite, the perfect, brilliant Juliet; and John’s darling, the free-spirited Sadie. The girls themselves couldn’t be more different, but at least they got along, more or less. It was fine. It was enough.
Until the day John had a stroke, and their house of cards came tumbling down.
Now Sadie has to put her career as a teacher and struggling artist in New York on hold to come back and care for her beloved dad–and face the love of her life, whose heart she broke, and who broke hers. Now Juliet has to wonder if people will notice that despite her perfect career as a successful architect, her perfect marriage to a charming Brit, and her two perfect daughters, she’s spending an increasing amount of time in the closet having panic attacks.
And now Barb and John will finally have to face what’s been going on in their marriage all along.
From the author of Good Luck with That and Life and Other Inconveniences comes a new novel of heartbreaking truths and hilarious honesty about what family really means.
This was my first book by Kristan Higgins, although I have always been interested in her books as I know she writes about women at various stages of life, which I enjoy. In this one, there is Barb, the mother who has been married for 50 years. There is Juliet, who is married with children and dealing with challenges in her career. And there is Sadie, who is single and reunites with her former flame. There is a woman in this book for any reader to identify with.
I also appreciated the chapters narrated by John, who has had a stroke and suffers from brain injury. It is heart breaking to see what he is going through from his own viewpoint and how he goes from barely knowing who he is to remembering his life and family.
Overall, I found this to be a fun escape from reality and a nice look into a family of strong women characters.
Have you read anything by Kristan Higgins? This one is out on Tuesday!