Aug 10 2018

Review for All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin

Posted by Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession in Reviews / 24 Comments

Review for All We Ever Wanted by Emily GiffinAll We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin
Published by Random House LCC US on September 11th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback
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In the riveting new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of First Comes Love and Something Borrowed, three very different people must choose between their family and their values.

Nina Browning is living the good life after marrying into Nashville’s elite. More recently, her husband made a fortune selling his tech business, and their adored son has been accepted to Princeton. Yet sometimes the middle-class small-town girl in Nina wonders if she’s strayed from the person she once was.

Tom Volpe is a single dad working multiple jobs while struggling to raise his headstrong daughter, Lyla. His road has been lonely, long, and hard, but he finally starts to relax after Lyla earns a scholarship to Windsor Academy, Nashville’s most prestigious private school.

Amid so much wealth and privilege, Lyla doesn’t always fit in—and her overprotective father doesn’t help—but in most ways, she’s a typical teenaged girl, happy and thriving.

Then, one photograph, snapped in a drunken moment at a party, changes everything. As the image spreads like wildfire, the Windsor community is instantly polarized, buzzing with controversy and assigning blame.

At the heart of the lies and scandal, Tom, Nina, and Lyla are forced together—all questioning their closest relationships, asking themselves who they really are, and searching for the courage to live a life of true meaning.





All WE Ever Wanted is a story that covers a topic that someone or another we know has gone through. It is both gut-wrenching yet beautiful.

Nina grew up in Bristol, a town that is not too far from I live, which I thought was pretty neat. Nina is living the high life of wealth and socialites after marrying a man who comes a family that has money. Tom is a single father who is just making ends meet.

These two parents find themselves in quite the scandal. Ninas son Finch and Toms daughter Lyla are at the center of it all. The pics circulating around of Lyla went viral quickly. And the two families have to deal with the fall out and the effects of their children. This just broke my heart how easy and fast the pic went virial. Social media is great at times but at times this like it is the worst enemy. My heart just went out to the kids and their families. Yes, they made mistakes but are trying to fix it all, and it wasn’t an easy feat.

Follow these two families on this journey tore my heart out, and I couldn’t imagine having something like this happen to my own family. Giffin did such an amazing job with the subject too and I found my self so engrossed in these families lives. The disappointments, the hurt, it all felt so real. This story will break your heart and mend it as well. My review might seem kinda short, but I feel that this is one those reads that needs to be read and talked about as well and I don’t want to take away from the message it has. And is one that I would highly recommend reading, with tissues.



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24 Responses to “Review for All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin”

  1. verushka

    Man this book sounds so good! And so much more complex than the blurb and the cover are. I wish both would be redone so much.

  2. Lorna

    Tough subject. Social media and all its horror it can cause. I am sure this read would pull me in, but unsure how much I would enjoy the read what with tissues and all. Great review that told just enough!

  3. Heidi

    Oh this sounds like a powerful read. I need to check this out. You are right, social media can be wonderful or devastating. Sounds like the author took on a tough topic and got it right.

  4. Deborah Haupt

    OMG Jenea you like heart-rippers don’t you LOL
    this looks amazing thanks for sharing your thoughts. It’s going on my wish list, yes that very long, very long list 🙂

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