“The kind of book I enjoy the most—sparkling characters, fast-moving plot and laugh-out-loud dialogue. A winner!” —New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips on If You Only Knew
New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins welcomes you home in this witty, emotionally charged novel about the complications of life, love and family
One step forward. Two steps back. The Tufts scholarship that put Nora Stuart on the path to becoming a Boston medical specialist was a step forward. Being hit by a car and then overhearing her boyfriend hit on another doctor when she thought she was dying? Two major steps back.
Injured in more ways than one, Nora feels her carefully built life cracking at the edges. There’s only one place to land: home. But the tiny Maine community she left fifteen years ago doesn’t necessarily want her. At every turn, someone holds the prodigal daughter of Scupper Island responsible for small-town drama and big-time disappointments.
With a tough islander mother who’s always been distant, a wild-child sister in jail and a withdrawn teenage niece as eager to ditch the island as Nora once was, Nora has her work cut out for her if she’s going to take what might be her last chance to mend the family. Balancing loss and opportunity, dark events from her past with hope for the future, Nora will discover that tackling old pain makes room for promise…and the chance to begin again.
“Emotional depth is seared into every page along with wry banter, bringing readers to tears and smiles. Another hit for Higgins.” -Library Journal, starred review of On Second Thought
“Higgins’ latest tour de force is a captivating read about love, loss and new beginnings.” -RT Book Reviews, on On Second Thought , 5 stars
“[An] emotionally compelling story [and] perceptive study of love, marriage, sisterhood, and loyalty. A powerful, emotionally textured winner.?” -Kirkus Reviews on If You Only Knew
“The kind of book I enjoy the most-sparkling characters, fast-moving plot and laugh-out-loud dialogue. A winner!” -New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips on If You Only Knew
“Poignant, funny and richly entertaining.” -NPR on If You Only Knew
“This emotional journey is filled with drama, laughter and tears and squeezes the heart. It should be on every bedside table in the country!” -#1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr on If You Only Knew
“Oh, what a satisfying and delicious read! I admired the writing, the wit, the keen eye at work here. Thank you, Kristan Higgins.” -Elinor Lipman on If You Only Knew
“Higgins’ tender, heartfelt If You Only Knew bridges the gap between romance and women’s fiction.” -BookPage
“Hilarious… Kristan Higgins is spot on with her dialogue and characters. A fantastic story.” -Fresh Fiction on If You Only Knew
Top customer reviews
Nora gains weight and is tormented by the kids in High School. While Lily turns against Nora and joins the mean girl club. Seventeen years later Nora returns to help Lilly’s daughter Poe and try to get closer to her Mother. The characters are strongly written and the whole story is so true to life. Couldn’t put the book down. Know you will really enjoy it.