On Second Thought

On Second Thought

eBook - 2017
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"Two sisters must learn to put their differences aside and open their hearts to the inevitable imperfection of family—and the possibility of one day finding love again."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : HQN Books, 2017
ISBN: 9781460397787
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: On 2nd thought

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jlucoo
Aug 02, 2020

I’m working my way through this author’s books. I LOVE the way she writes- the way I think and feel.
This is the fourth of hers I’ve read. This one had a more predictable plot and ending than the others I’ve read though still very entertaining. I laughed out loud a few times and love that!

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dsmithard
Jul 30, 2020

I loved this book and to another person who commented here that she didn't get what she expected of a romance, I must admit, I would not rate this book as a romance, but more a drama of differences in people's lives, however complex, but their highly recognizable traits, whether good or bad, that we all have in us. So, although I laughed out loud at some of the humour, the book is to be highly recommended for it's kitchen sink, down to earth drama, which I myself relate to, and I'm sure most others do too. I like very much the truth written here, as told by each individual person, just like a chat I would have with a good friend or close member of my family.

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Patricia_T
Feb 25, 2020

Did not rate this book as I only read a few chapters and decided it was not a book I was interested in reading.

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Carynmoir
Nov 05, 2019

This was a DNF for me... I found both sisters to be self-absorbed (particularly Ainsley) and unlikeable. I also found some of the other characters to be annoying - everyone’s perspective seemed to hold everyone else in contempt. Romance is escapism; why would anyone want to escape from their own daily issues into listening to characters bemoan how unfair life is?

I’ve read this author in the past, so I had hoped for a good read but I’m turned off enough that I won’t bother with her other books.

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Marjorie_9
Nov 03, 2019

Loved this book. I really got hooked into the characters. It made me laugh and cry.

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mynovelesquelife
Jun 14, 2019

RATING: 4 STARS
​​2017; HQN/HarperCollins
(Review Not on Blog)

I have not read Kristan Higgins in a long while and was happy when this audio hold came in. This book is about two sisters who find themselves going through upheaval at the exact same moment. I loved that the audio had two narrators so it was easy to tell which sister was speaking. The two narrators were very different. I liked the one that narrated Ainsley's part as it was just like her upbeat and easy to listen to. The narrator for Kate was a bit too dramatic, which is unlike Kate. The story was realistic with a contemporary-romance flair (ie: HEA) and that is why I read them :)

***I received an eARC from EDELWEISS***

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mjk236sb
Sep 14, 2018

Great story about families, love lost and love found. I liked the characters (with the exception of Eric) and wanted to know about their stories and where their lives ended. Good read.

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bookworm48
Jun 19, 2018

Love this author. I've read most of her books. Good story line, kept me reading. Although I enjoyed it, I have to agree with previous comment about the switching back and forth between the sisters stories.
As always, humor, a dog, mixed with lots of emotion.

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AnneCarolineDrake
Mar 15, 2018

A friend who hosts the World's Best Book Club (it really is ~ check it out on Facebook) in New Zealand recommended Kristan Higgins. On Second Thought was first on my list.

Fabulous story about love and loss. Great characters. I laughed out loud several times and cried a bit too. Gram-Gram is a hoot.

The author's penchant for switching between Katie and Ainsley's stories with each chapter was annoying for me.

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PaulaSuzanneLee
Jun 10, 2017

Loved! this book! Couldn't put it down - but didn't want it to end. Such a good good book.

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