Friday, 6 January 2012

Book Review: Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner

Book: Then Came You - Jennifer Weiner

Publication Date: July 12th 2011

Read from November 06 to 13, 2011

Genre: Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Chick Lit

The lives of four very different women intertwine in unexpected ways in this new novel by bestselling author Jennifer Weiner (In Her Shoes; Best Friends Forever). Each woman has a problem: Princeton senior Jules Wildgren needs money to help her dad cure his addiction; Pennsylvania housewife Annie Barrow is gasping to stay financially afloat; India Bishop yearns to have a child, an urge that her stepdaughter Bettina can only regard with deeply skepticism until she finds herself in a most unexpected situation. Interlocking dramas designed to ensnare; bound to be a bestseller.

My Review: 

I won't lie, I picked this book with a lot of expectations. This would be my second book of Jennifer Weiner after In Her Shoes, which i really liked. The story seemed interesting and loved the books or movies where there are multiple stories, which come together at the end. 


This was a disappointing read all the way through. The story consist of four women: An egg donor, A surrogate, the intended mother and her mother step-daughter. The book starts okay with each chapter dedicated to one woman but soon you realize that there is actually nothing new or interesting in the book. I found myself bored and skipping paragraphs and it took a long time to finish this book then it normally takes me. 

I was mildly interested in the stories of Annie: The surrogate and Jules: The egg donor but the other stories of India: The mother and Bettina: The step-daughter was not interesting and was borderline annoying. 

The Good:

  • The writing was readable and that is the sole reason why I finished the book.
The Bad: 

  • The story moves too slowly.
  • The characters are not relatable and I never got their motivation. 
  • Nothing new in the book and the story seems very stale.
Overall: 2 and a thumbs down!

Writing: 3/5
Plot: 2/5
Characters: 2/5
Romance: 2/5
LoL Moments: 2/5
Cover: 3/5

Favorite Character: Jules and Annie


  1. I'm sorry that this was disappointing. It's always a bummer when books don't turn out to be good. I haven't read any Jennifer Weiner yet, but I'm pretty sure I've got her work in my TBR list.

  2. Yea, its always disappointing when you don't enjoy the book u've read.. but still I like how Jennifer Weiner and I still have some of her book on my TBR shelf. Not giving up on her just yet.

    Thanks for stopping by!