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Title:
Now that you mention it
Author:
Higgins, Kristan, author.
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Edition:
[Large print ed.]
Publication Information:
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.

©2017
Physical Description:
528 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Summary:
"After being hit by a van and breaking up with her boyfriend, Nora Stuart returns home to the tiny Maine community on Scupper Island, but after fifteen years it seems she's not really wanted there. Balancing loss and opportunity, Nora will discover that tackling old pain makes room for promise and the chance to begin again"--
General Note:
Originally published: Harlequin Books.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781683247364
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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.


Author Notes

Kristan Higgins is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author and two-time winner of the Romance Writers of America RITA Award. Her books have been praised for their fast, funny dialogue and sweet plots. Before she became an author she worked in advertising and public relations. She attended the College of the Holy Cross where she earned her BA in English. She writes the Blue Heron Novel Series and the Gideon's Cove Maine Series.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Perennial best-seller Higgins (On Second Thought, 2017) writes about coming home again in this warmhearted novel. After being tormented as a chubby, awkward, overachieving teenager, Nora fled for Tufts University, followed by medical school and life as a gastroenterologist at a Boston hospital. It takes being hit by a van, and realizing that her boyfriend isn't as devoted as she thought, to bring Nora home to Scupper Island, Maine. There Nora lives with her stoic mother and surly niece, Poe, whose mother, Nora's sister Lily, is in prison. Her childhood home brings up memories of her father leaving when Nora and Lily were young. In this vulnerable state, she is also assailed by recollections of a horrific assault she survived in Boston and never shared with her mother. Over the course of the summer, Nora reconnects with old friends, makes new ones, and discovers some secrets about her family and hometown. She realizes she is both more resilient and more loved than she thought. Higgins' fans will clamor for her latest and be richly rewarded.--Walker, Aleksandra Copyright 2017 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

The journey to recovery is filled with love, loss, memories in the rewarding latest from bestseller Higgins (On Second Thought). Dr. Nora Stuart is broken: her clavicle literally after a recent accident and her heart figuratively after a breakup. She travels home to Scupper Island, Maine, to recuperate and reclaim the family she once loved. She's determined to reestablish her relationship with her bitter, distant sister, Lily; bond with her angsty teenage niece, Poe; have meaningful conversations with her mother; and maybe find out where her father disappeared to when he left them. Nora's path is as much about healing others as it is about healing herself. As she connects with her family, Nora also finds out the truth of why her father left. The dialogue is witty and the prose is smooth, and readers will be delighted to follow Nora's discovery of new love with her old friend Sully. The ending wraps up neatly, though perhaps a little too quickly. Higgins's fans will no doubt enjoy this moving take on starting over and repairing past hurts. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

Dr. Nora Stuart no longer finds comfort and excitement in practicing gastroenterology, being in a relationship with her handsome doctor boyfriend Bobby, or living in the hustle and bustle of Boston. Then it hits her, literally; she is struck by a van. As she arrives in the ER, she hears Bobby flirting with another doctor over her bruised and broken body. Taking this as a sign, Nora leaves Boston for her hometown on Scupper Island, ME. She hopes to make amends with her closed-off mother, build her relationship with her teenage niece, reestablish ties with her sister (currently in jail for drug dealing), and find out what really happened when her dad left years ago. But her mission is difficult. Most of the islanders don't remember her, and those who do think she stole a scholarship from the town golden boy Luke Fletcher. While Nora heals emotionally and physically, she makes connections and starts to fall for Luke's brother Sullivan. VERDICT Higgins (Fools Rush In; If You Only Knew) is in top form. Many readers will relate to the family saga and rough past, and the light romance and humor sprinkled throughout will suit a wide audience. Readers won't want to put down this highly recommended title. [See Prepub Alert, 7/9/17.]-Brooke Bolton, Boonville-Warrick Cty. P.L., IN © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.