Published by Harlequin Books on January 1st 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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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.
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With a tough islander mother who's always been distant and a wild-child sister in jail, unable to raise her daughter--a withdrawn teen as eager to ditch the island as Nora once was--Nora has her work cut out for her if she's going to take what might be her last chance to mend the family.
But as some relationships crumble around her, others unexpectedly strengthen. Balancing loss and opportunity, a dark event 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.
Now That You Mention It is my first book from Higgins, and I was so happy with this one. From the characters to the setting, it kept me wanting to know how much more this poor woman could take. It centers around Nora, she’s on a good career path, she gastroenterologist at a great hospital and she has this an amazing boyfriend. What more could she ask for? Here is where “life” decides to take a much different turn for her. The “amazing boyfriend” is not so amazing after all (he’s a pig), and her injuries from the accident (hit by a pest control van) she was involved in make her decide to go back home. The one place she always wanted to get away from, but it might just be the best thing that happened to her though.
Nora has been through heel and back since she was a child pretty much. But somehow she has pushed through it all, and she was this strong and fearsome woman. She was just a fantastic heroine and following her through all her heartache, and disappointment was emotional but at the same time, an even strong woman shined through. And her and Sully, was a little awkward at first with the whole romance thing, but it was fun to watch them both discover things about themselves. And Sully is a hard working, honest man, and a wonderful father, much better for Nora than that loser boyfriend back in Boston. But, that’s just my opinion of course. Anyway, the romance was slow, and did take a backseat to some issues that needed to be handled with her family, but when the time came for romance to play it’s part, it did. And I loved these two together!
Returning home after you’ve been gone for a long time is hard, especially when there are things that were unresolved or unanswered, and someone who doesn’t want you there at all. With a few different issues all being dealt with at the same time, I can honestly say there was no confusion, they all meshed together fairly well. But it sure was an up and down, all over the place kinda ride for Nora. I had to laugh at some of the tings that was said by Nora, and then other times I just wanted to cry for her. The silver lining in all of this was Sully, an old high school crush that is still living in town. Of course, she did have to deal with the one person who despised her since the day she left. There are always those who can’t move on from the past I guess. Makes for a great cast of characters…
What started out to be such a heart breaking story Nora, became a story with one liners that make you smile, characters that warm your heart and make you believe that there is always hope in love, and in second chances. Now That You Mention It was a wonderful read, and I would definitely recommend picking it up.
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