It was all going to be fine. Or maybe it wasn‘t. Either way, I would survive 💍📷✨
Literally so boring. Halfway done, but I truly do not like it.
I am a long time fan of Emily Giffin and her books. Anyone who has followed her for a long time knows of her love of the Kennedy family and of JFK Jr. in particular. Meant To Be, which is a fictionalized tale inspired by JFK Jr. and Carolyn, feels like a book that Giffin was always going to write. Her ability to help you see inside the minds of her main characters is fantastic. Both Joe and Cate have clear voices. Well done Emily Giffin!
I usually love her books, but this one seemed kind of hokey. Girl from the wrong side of the tracks falls in love with rich guy. I never really got a clear picture of either of the two main characters.
Full review here: http://girlwellread.blogspot.com/2022/06/meant-to-be-by-emily-giffin.html.
Had the characters in this book been drawn from pure imagination I think I‘d have loved this as much as many readers will. From page 1 Joe is clearly inspired by JFK Jr. and Cate to Carolyn Bessette. I was close in age to JFK Jr, and theirs were the celebrity deaths that crushed me. I‘m now filled with all those sad feelings. When the story veered to its own path I was overly opinionated as to whether it respected the IRL originals. ↓
📖 🅅🄰🄲🄰🅃🄸🄾🄽 🅁🄴🄰🄳🄸🄽🄶 🌴
Maui is a tropical climate, with moist air & lush breezes.Sometimes there are unexpected clouds or even a few raindrops. But if you just wait a bit, the sun comes back. 🌞 I did that & took a delightful nap in the bright sunlight.
I am enjoying 𝗠𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗕𝗲 by 𝗘𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗚𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗻.
𝘋𝘪𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢 g𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘚𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘺?
Is the expression if it‘s meant to be cliché? Does it apply in the romance department too or is there more too it than just leaving love to fate? Hang on tight as this book takes you through all the ups and downs and twists and turns that will have you turning the pages right through to the end. Beautifully written with many important characters in the book who persevere through life changing events that will touch your heart and warm your soul.
I actually wanted to like this one more than I did (which kinda happened with the other book I‘ve read from her). This is a story about a wealthy man living in the shadows of his famous American-royalty father who never feels like he measures up and a woman from the other side of the tracks who was raised in an abusive home but manages to rise above in the fashion industry. The plot is fine (and very loosely based on real-life 🔻
This is a heartbreaking and heartwarming novel about Cate and Joe, two very different people who come from vastly abnormal backgrounds. They fall in love; they break up, but ultimately it‘s a tender story so keep the tissues handy!
Out May 31st. Thanks to #NetGalley for this sweet ARC!