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August 25, 2015

Leaving it all behind

By Kristan Higgins
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New York Times best-selling romance author Kristan Higgins branches into women’s fiction with her latest novel, If Only You Knew. This is an engaging story of sisters Jenny and Rachel, who are forced to make difficult choices in an effort to turn their lives around.
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New York Times best-selling romance author Kristan Higgins branches out into women’s fiction with her latest novel, If You Only Knew. This is an engaging story of sisters Jenny and Rachel, who are forced to make difficult choices in an effort to turn their lives around.

Jenny’s marriage is over, and she knows it’s ridiculous to be constantly included in every aspect of her ex-husband’s new life with his perfect wife and the child he never had time to have with her. Yet over and over again, she finds herself unable to refuse their invitations. So she trades Manhattan for her hometown on the Hudson River. There, she’ll run her business and have the support of her older sister, Rachel, her husband and their triplet daughters.

Rachel thought she had the best of all lives. She’s a stay-at-home mom and married to the greatest guy in the world. Or so she believed until the evening she discovers another woman has been sexting her husband. He declares that the message was obviously sent to him by mistake and accuses her of jumping to conclusions, and she chooses to take his word. Deep inside, however, she knows it was no wrong number—and she is deeply infuriated. Even when she catches him with his coworker, she still can’t quite pull the plug on her marriage.

Jenny and Rachel’s relationships are littered with explosives, and they depend on each other even as they begin to learn more about their own strengths. Higgins deftly steers the reader through the landmines to the sisters’ emotionally satisfying resolutions with trademark wit and style. This is a must read for her legions of fans.

Susan Andersen is a New York Times best-selling author of more than 20 romance and romantic-suspense novels.

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If You Only Knew

If You Only Knew

By Kristan Higgins
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