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First Comes Love - A Novel

Emily Giffin

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A pair of sisters find themselves at a crossroads in this dazzling new novel from the author of Something Borrowed, Where We Belong, and The One & Only. First Comes Love is a story about family, friendship, and the courage to follow your own heart-wherever that may lead. Growing up, Josie and Meredith Garland shared a loving, if sometimes contentious, relationship. Josie was impulsive, spirited, and outgoing, Meredith hardworking, thoughtful, and reserved. When tragedy strikes, their delicate bond splinters. Fifteen years later, Josie and Meredith are in their late thirties, following very different paths. Josie, a first grade teacher, is single-and this close to swearing off dating for good. What she wants more than the right guy, however, is to become a mother-a feeling that is heightened when her ex-boyfriend's daughter is assigned to her class. Determined to have the future she's always wanted, Josie decides to take matters into her own hands. On the outside, Meredith is the model daughter with the perfect life. A successful attorney, she's married to a wonderful man, and together they're raising a beautiful four-year-old daughter. Yet lately Meredith feels dissatisfied and restless, secretly wondering if she chose the life that was expected of her rather than the one she truly desired. As the anniversary of their tragedy looms, and painful secrets from the past begin to surface, Josie and Meredith must not only confront the issues that divide them but also come to terms with their own choices. In their journey toward understanding and forgiveness, both sisters discover that they need each other more than they knew-and that in the search for true happiness, love always comes first. Praise for First Comes Love "An engaging story of sisterly love . . . Illuminating and engrossing."-People "[Emily] Giffin delivers another emotionally honest work. . . . First Comes Love is a heart-stirring novel about the many layers of sibling rivalry."-Associated Press "First Comes Lov

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A pair of sisters find themselves at a crossroads in this dazzling new novel from the author of Something Borrowed, Where We Belong, and The One & Only. First Comes Love is a story about family, friendship, and the courage to follow your own heart-wherever that may lead. Growing up, Josie and Meredith Garland shared a loving, if sometimes contentious, relationship. Josie was impulsive, spirited, and outgoing, Meredith hardworking, thoughtful, and reserved. When tragedy strikes, their delicate bond splinters. Fifteen years later, Josie and Meredith are in their late thirties, following very different paths. Josie, a first grade teacher, is single-and this close to swearing off dating for good. What she wants more than the right guy, however, is to become a mother-a feeling that is heightened when her ex-boyfriend's daughter is assigned to her class. Determined to have the future she's always wanted, Josie decides to take matters into her own hands. On the outside, Meredith is the model daughter with the perfect life. A successful attorney, she's married to a wonderful man, and together they're raising a beautiful four-year-old daughter. Yet lately Meredith feels dissatisfied and restless, secretly wondering if she chose the life that was expected of her rather than the one she truly desired. As the anniversary of their tragedy looms, and painful secrets from the past begin to surface, Josie and Meredith must not only confront the issues that divide them but also come to terms with their own choices. In their journey toward understanding and forgiveness, both sisters discover that they need each other more than they knew-and that in the search for true happiness, love always comes first. Praise for First Comes Love "An engaging story of sisterly love . . . Illuminating and engrossing."-People "[Emily] Giffin delivers another emotionally honest work. . . . First Comes Love is a heart-stirring novel about the many layers of sibling rivalry."-Associated Press "First Comes Lov
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A pair of sisters find themselves at a crossroads in this dazzling new novel from the author of Something Borrowed, Where We Belong, and The One & Only. First Comes Love is a story about family, friendship, and the courage to follow your own heart-wherever that may lead. Growing up, Josie and Meredith Garland shared a loving, if sometimes contentious, relationship. Josie was impulsive, spirited, and outgoing, Meredith hardworking, thoughtful, and reserved. When tragedy strikes, their delicate bond splinters. Fifteen years later, Josie and Meredith are in their late thirties, following very different paths. Josie, a first grade teacher, is single-and this close to swearing off dating for good. What she wants more than the right guy, however, is to become a mother-a feeling that is heightened when her ex-boyfriend's daughter is assigned to her class. Determined to have the future she's always wanted, Josie decides to take matters into her own hands. On the outside, Meredith is the model daughter with the perfect life. A successful attorney, she's married to a wonderful man, and together they're raising a beautiful four-year-old daughter. Yet lately Meredith feels dissatisfied and restless, secretly wondering if she chose the life that was expected of her rather than the one she truly desired. As the anniversary of their tragedy looms, and painful secrets from the past begin to surface, Josie and Meredith must not only confront the issues that divide them but also come to terms with their own choices. In their journey toward understanding and forgiveness, both sisters discover that they need each other more than they knew-and that in the search for true happiness, love always comes first. Praise for First Comes Love "An engaging story of sisterly love . . . Illuminating and engrossing."-People "[Emily] Giffin delivers another emotionally honest work. . . . First Comes Love is a heart-stirring novel about the many layers of sibling rivalry."-Associated Press "First Comes Lov

Language:

English

Narrators:

Emily Foster, Catherine Taber

Length:

12h 7m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

18:42


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

30:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

29:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

44:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

30:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:53


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

29:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

35:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

20:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

19:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

19:01


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:30


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

13:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

00:36