Where We Belong by Emily Giffin
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Format: First-Reads book
Goodreads: The author of five blockbuster novels, Emily Giffin, delivers an unforgettable story of two women, the families that make them who they are, and the longing, loyalty and love that binds them together
Marian Caldwell is a thirty-six year old television producer, living her dream in New York City. With a fulfilling career and satisfying relationship, she has convinced everyone, including herself, that her life is just as she wants it to be. But one night, Marian answers a knock on the door . . . only to find Kirby Rose, an eighteen-year-old girl with a key to a past that Marian thought she had sealed off forever. From the moment Kirby appears on her doorstep, Marian’s perfectly constructed world—and her very identity—will be shaken to its core, resurrecting ghosts and memories of a passionate young love affair that threaten everything that has come to define her.
For the precocious and determined Kirby, the encounter will spur a process of discovery that ushers her across the threshold of adulthood, forcing her to re-evaluate her family and future in a wise and bittersweet light. As the two women embark on a journey to find the one thing missing in their lives, each will come to recognize that where we belong is often where we least expect to find ourselves—a place that we may have willed ourselves to forget, but that the heart remembers forever.
Ope’s Opinion: This book was sent to me from Goodreads as a First-reads book. I have to be honest, I am a Emily Giffin fan. I have enjoyed her other books. She did it again! She wrote a hard to handle subject with honesty and sensitivity. Giffin wrote this adoption story from the birth mother and the daughter’s points of view. It helped to hear both voices. Giffins writing flows in this story.
Giffin brought these characters alive for me. I rooted for the people in this book to find each other, get to know each other and form a bigger family. I am ready for a sequel. I want more of these characters. Where are they now??
All I can say is READ this book!!! You won’t be disappointed.
There is also an audiobook from Macmillan Audio. Here is a clip from Where We Belong.
Rating: Five Chairs – This book is so good it will be passed on and on and on…..
FTC – Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from Good Reads First-Reads. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.