Books that make you laugh, cry and laugh again is how Kristan Higgins‘ books have been described. I had to share about this author on #ReadersSpeak – the bi-monthly feature I introduced two weeks ago.
Who Is Kristan Higgins?
Kristan Higgins is the New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of 19 novels, which have been translated into more than two dozen languages and sold millions of copies worldwide. Her books have received dozens of awards and accolades, including starred reviews from Kirkus, The New York Journal of Books, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal , People and Booklist. Her books regularly appear on the lists for best novels of the year. Kristan is also a cohost of the Crappy Friends podcast, which discusses the often complex dynamics of female friendships, with her friend and fellow writer, Joss Dey.
The proud descendant of a butcher and a laundress, Kristan lives in Connecticut with her heroic firefighter husband. They own several badly behaved pets and are often visited by their entertaining and long-lashed children.
Kristan Higgins’ Books
I’ve never read a Kristan Higgins book I didn’t like. My first Higgins book was Waiting On You and I was soon looking out for more.
If you like contemporary romances with loveable characters that make you smile, tear up a bit, and then laugh, then I’d recommend her books straight away. And yes, they almost always have a dog in them (so that’s a winning combination for me!)
“God grant me the courage to date the men who aren’t idiots, the serenity to accept the fact that many men are idiots, and the wisdom to know the difference”Kristan Higgins (Until There Was You)
Good Luck With That
In recent years, Kristan has moved into writing women’s fiction and they’re equally packed with wit and wisdom. In Good Luck With That, she tackles an issue every woman deals with: body image and self-acceptance. The books tells the story of two women who learn to embrace themselves just the way they are.
Read the blurb:
Emerson, Georgia, and Marley have been best friends ever since they met at a weight-loss camp as teens. When Emerson tragically passes away, she leaves one final wish for her best friends: to conquer the fears they still carry as adults.
For each of them, that means something different. For Marley, it’s coming to terms with the survivor’s guilt she’s carried around since her twin sister’s death, which has left her blind to the real chance for romance in her life. For Georgia, it’s about learning to stop trying to live up to her mother’s and brother’s ridiculous standards, and learning to accept the love her ex-husband has tried to give her.
But as Marley and Georgia grow stronger, the real meaning of Emerson’s dying wish becomes truly clear: more than anything, she wanted her friends to love themselves.
A novel of compassion and insight, Good Luck With That tells the story of two women who learn to embrace themselves just the way they are.
I haven’t read the book yet as I’m waiting for the Kindle version but I’ve heard a lot of good things about it.
A list of Kristan Higgins’ books
As you can see Kristan is a prolific writer. I’ve read the entire Blue Heron Series and four of her novels.
Gideon Cove Series
- Catch of the Day (2007)
- The Next Best Thing (2010)
- Somebody To Love (2012)
Blue Heron Series
- The Best Man (2013)
- The Perfect Match (2013)
- Waiting On You (2014)
- In Your Dreams (2014)
- Anything for You (2015)
- Fools Rush in (2006)
- Just One Of The Guys (2008)
- Too Good to Be True (2009)
- All I Ever Wanted (2010)
- My One and Only (2011)
- Until There Was You (2011)
- If You Only Knew (2015)
- On Second Thought (2017)
- Now That You Mention It (2017)
- Good Luck with That (2018)
- Life and Other Inconveniences (2019)
- Always the Last to Know (2020)
- Pack Up the Moon (2021)