Thursday, May 03, 2012

THEN CAME YOU by Jennifer Weiner

Winner announced HERE!





I can’t believe I didn’t give away Jennifer Weiner’s Then Came You last year when it came out in hard cover! Well, lucky for you all, I get to offer it up on the blog now! This was one of my favorites from Jen – a story about love and fertility and babies. It’s been a long while since I read this one, over a year, but it was a great read, and I know you all will love it. How can you not, it’s a JW book! 

I owe this blog to her – her A Moment of Jen was the first blog I ever read and it inspired me to start my own blog, and Good in Bed was the first chick lit book I ever got attached to. I’ve been to about four of Jen’s book readings, and it would probably be up to 10 by now, if we hadn’t moved to the freaking west, because she goes to Chicago A LOT (in fact, she’s going to be there with my other FAVES, Sarah Pekkanen and Jen Lancaster (SIDENOTE: Seriously, I googled their three names TOGETHER to find out where & when they’re going to all be together and the FIRST five hits all went to MY BLOG!) … but the three of them will be doing something in Chicago on July 13, so make sure to check in for more info!

Anyway, here’s the scoop on Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner:

Jules Strauss is a Princeton senior on a full scholarship who plans on selling her “pedigree” eggs to help save her father from addiction.

Annie Barrow, a struggling Pennsylvania housewife, thinks that carrying another woman’s child will help her recover a sense of purpose and will bring in some much-needed cash. 

India Bishop, thirty-eight (really, forty-three) and recently married to the wealthy Marcus Croft, yearns for a baby for reasons that have more to do with money than with love. When her attempts at pregnancy fail, she turns to Jules and Annie to make her dreams come true. 

But each of their plans is thrown into disarray when Bettina, Marcus’s privileged daughter, becomes suspicious that her new stepmother is not what she seems . . . 

So you definitely want to check out THEN CAME YOU or try to win it here first!

Here’s more info! Jennifer is offering a FREE short story called SWIM on May 8 – you can pre-order it on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com.  SWIM is originally from Jen's short story collection The Guy Not Taken, and after she spent time in Los Angeles co-producing the ABC Family show, “State of Georgia,” she knew she wanted to continue.  SWIM is the inspiration for her forthcoming novel, THE NEXT BEST THING (Atria Books, July 3, 2012). Which I will ALSO be giving away later this summer.

The Next Best Thing will be on shelves July 3rd. Set against the fascinating backdrop of Los Angeles show business culture, with an insider's ear and eye for raunchy writer's rooms, bad behavior backstage and set politics, Jennifer Weiner's new novel is a rollicking ride on the Hollywood rollercoaster, and a heartfelt story about what it's like for a young woman to love, and lose, in the land where dreams come true…
Find Jen on Twitter here, where she is always being hilarious:

@jenniferweiner

or on Facebook:
www.facebook.com/JenniferWeiner

Tour dates for Jen: http://www.jenniferweiner.com/events.htm

To enter to win Then Came You, tell me if you’ve read Jennifer Weiner, what is your favorite book by her? I think Then Came You is mine! If you haven’t read her books, WHY NOT? 

ALSO, VERY IMPORTANT NOTE! I'll be sharing important news about Booking with MaNiC over the weekend, so PLEASE make sure to check in if you're a regular here!

65 comments:

susieqlaw said...

Jennifer Weiner is one of my favorite authors! I love her book "Good in Bed". I listened to it on audio read by Paula Cale (from the show Providence). Such a great book!


Susan B

Margaret said...

No I haven't read one yet. I do have a book of hers and just haven't gotten to it..(I know my bad)

Margaret(singitm)

Joelle said...

I developed one of my first girl crushes on Jennifer Weiner with Good In Bed. I've loved her since... :D

Emily said...

It's so hard to pick just one that I love, but I am a HUGE fan of Good in Bed and Certain Girls (see, I avoided picking just one...) win in my book.

Emily116

EKB said...

How can you pick a favorite? hmmm I really loved Little Earthquakes and Good Night Nobody...and all of them. Sigh. She is fabulous.

Becki**** said...

In Her Shoes will always be my fave.

Toni said...

I absolutely LOVE Jennifer's books! I think I first heard about her from your blog, way back in the day. :)

My favorite book (although, it's hard to choose just one) is Good In Bed. I instantly fell in love with her writing style, and found myself relating to so many parts of that book.

So, thank you for getting me informed of all things Jenn! :)

Tina B said...

I loved Certain Girls!
Brannanflooring@aol.com

Bridget said...

Tough one. I think I will say LIttle Earthquakes.

Iambtinrb

Anonymous said...

I love Jennifer Weiner. I have read all of her books except The Guy Not Taken. I am with you. I think Then Came You was my favorite.

Colbey J

Krystal said...

So far I've only read In Her Shoes, and I loved it! I can't wait to read more of her work!
kndyer

Read Baby Read said...

I loved Then Came You. She is hilarious on Twitter. I loved checking in with her during the Bachelor.

Dani In Chicago said...

I think I liked In Her Shoes the best so far. Ive only read that and Good In Bed, and part of Certain Girls.

jdstec said...

I have read In Her Shoes and Good In Bed. Good In Bed is my favorite.

Terri said...

I think Good in Bed is my favorite of the ones I've read so far.

Terri M.

your invisible pixie said...

Good In Bed was my first and favorite! I also love Goodnight Nobody.

Megan said...

I LOVE "Good In Bed" but I think my favorite book of hers is "In Her Shoes".
Eloisepeaches

Emma S. said...

I've only ever read "The Guy Not Taken", but I really liked it!

Juliet Farmer said...

I loved Good In Bed.

ncsuloges said...

I bought Fly Away Home after your great review of it but have not read it yet.

Crystal said...

Best Friends Forever!!

I think that's the only one I've read; although I have a few. Don't hate me! It's not my fault. I have a problem. I am a book hoarder.

You know what doesn't help my cause? The super awesome book sale that happens twice a month down here near Houston. (Hardcovers are marked to $1 and paperbacks are less than that!) Which by the way started yesterday!! woop!

crystal717

accidentalgypsy said...

I have never read one of her books. My best friend raves about them and has read every one, but I just haven't found the time to pick one up. :(

Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to reading my first Jennifer Weiner book.

-Donna W.

Bev V said...

No, I haven't read any of her books yet, I've just found out about her.

Bev V (shaggy552@gmail.com)

Denise said...

I've only read her early boooks, because then law school got in the way, but I loved both In Her Shoes and Good In Bed. So when law school is out of the way (very soon!), I plan to jump back in.

-Denise F.

keltban said...

Good in Bed. Loved it!!

lucy872 said...

In Her Shoes was my first and favorite!

ddboysmom said...

In Her Shoes is my favorite!! I've listened to Good in Bed and Certain Girls on Audio. One of my favorite audio books!!

CAnative said...

Good In Bed was the first book I've ever read by her and that was all it took. Love her books.

Nicole

Carly said...

Not because Jennifer isn't great but I've only read Great in Bed. So, maybe I should pick another one of her books up soon. I really had no idea there were so many.

Carly H

Melissa said...

I really liked Little Earthquakes.

-tmd636

Katie said...

I have read many of her books but I think Best Friends Forever is my favorite.

Kimberly Pearlman said...

I honestly wasn't a fan of reading books until I started reading your blog. You make these books that you review sound too fabulous NOT to read. I have a stack of 3 books waiting to be read (all thanks to you Manic!) So let me just add another. :)

Leslie said...

I have read In Her Shoes and Then Came You (actually listened to the audiobook). Loved Then Came You. Definitely need to look for the others. LeslieGC

Sherry said...

Good in Bed--but I say this becaue it was the book that got be hooked on Jennifer Wiener's books:)

Nanette said...

I haven't read any of her books. Not sure why...but I plan to start ASAP! Nan :)

Kristen said...

Good in Bed is my favorite, but it's a tough call!

Kristen27

Wanda Z said...

I love all of her books, but I believe Good in Bed is my favorite. When I sit down to read a Jennifer Weiner book I know it will be difficult to put it down!!

Tiffany Drew said...

I've only read two so far, but I loved them both. Especially Best Friends Forever, it was soooo good!!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I love Jennifer Weiner! My favorite is "Good in Bed."

betsy_blixt said...

I love love love her!!! I can't honestly choose a favorite. I have loved them all so far. I could reread them a thousand times and they would never get old. Really would love to win a copy.

Christina said...

I've read a couple of her books and I need to read the rest! I really liked "Good in Bed", but might have a different favorite after I read this one!

ChristinaL

TaraUB said...

I've not had a chance to read her books, yet. I was just looking at my stack of "To Read" books, and it's a little daunting for me.

DaphneSFL said...

Good In Bed is my favorite

Jessica said...

It's so hard to pick just one! Good in Bed was definitely my favorite. I didn't like the sequel too. It was too sad!

Thanks!
-Jessica M
walkingcorpse11@hotmail.com

Ready To Be A Momma said...

Good in Bed is one of my favorites!
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Margie said...

I enjoyed Fly Away Home. I'd like to read this giveaway book too!

EBrowning said...

I love Jennifer Weiner...she is one of my favorite authors of all time! My favorite book of hers is Good in Bed. I couldn't put it down!

buttah said...

I loved Good in Bed! Read it a few years ago, but it was still a great one!

Lizett34 said...

In Her Shoes and Best Friends Forever are my favorites! She is such a great author, can't wait to read more!

lizett34@yahoo.com

Kimberly Pearlman said...

I'm trying to find more time for reading these days...All thanks to your inspiration & book recommendations. :)

GoGreen said...

I haven't read any of Jennifer's books yet, as there are so many books to be read, but this one sounds really good and hope to read it.

Erin G said...

I have read all of her books (except this one) and my fav is Little Earthquakes. Actually, they're all my favorites! :)

Melissa said...

i have this book already, but wanted to put in my 2 cents. i love love love "in her shoes" and only wish the movie could have covered the best part of the book because it totally skipped that part. anyway, i loved "certain girls" too because i could relate to the jewish aspects and having a child with hearing loss.

melissa a from clc

BrendaL71 said...

I'm sorry to say I have not had to chance to read her yet but I can assure you she is on my list.

Bridget O'Neill said...

Love, love, LOVE Jennifer Weiner. She's one of my favorite authors. I would have to say my favorite book of hers is Good in Bed, closely followed by the sequel, Certain Girls.

bjoneill@hotmail.com

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

It's hard to choose a favorite but I think Good in Bed might just be it. I love all of her books!

Kristen said...

Good In Bed fore sure...

Robyn said...

I haven't read her yet, I keep hearing fabulous things about her from some of my favorite authors so I will be picking up a book of hers next from the library!

rnezip85 at yahoo.com

April Verdoni said...

My introduction to Jennifer Weiner was Certain Girls- I picked it off the library shelf based on nothing more than the title. I now need to go back and read Good in Bed to get the back story.

Kelleyc said...

In her shoes and good in bed.( Although, all of her books are awesome....!)

Corgi Lover said...

I love Jen's book Then Came You. But I'm so excited for her next one to come out!!!

Dolly said...

Fly Away Home is my favorite so far.

jcsites2002 at hotmail dot com

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Espana said...

Then Came You was absolutely fabulous! Written like a Jodi Picoult novel with different narrative voices or points of view, Then Came You tells the story of four women, with little in common, who become hopeless entangled with each other through a surprising common bond: a child. With infertility and science at the core of this novel, Then Came You is surprisingly emotional. How each of the four women come together to play a role in the life of this child is both beautiful and heartbreaking.