New Release Books by Emily Giffin

Emily Giffin is the author of Meant to Be (2022), The Lies That Bind (2020), All We Ever Wanted (2018), First Comes Love (2016), Borrowed & Blue (2015) and other 44 books.

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Meant to Be

release date: May 31, 2022
Meant to Be
NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A restless golden boy and a girl with a troubled past navigate a love story that may be doomed in this irresistible new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed and The Lies That Bind The Kingsley family is American royalty, beloved for their military heroics, political service, and unmatched elegance. In 1967, after Joseph S. Kingsley, Jr., is killed in a tragic accident, his charismatic son inherits the weight of that legacy. But Joe III is a free spirit—and a little bit reckless. Despite his best intentions, he has trouble meeting the expectations of a nation, as well as those of his exacting mother, Dottie. Meanwhile, no one ever expected much of Cate Cooper. She, too, grew up fatherless—and after her mother marries an abusive man, she is forced to fend for herself. Discovered at age sixteen by a model scout, Cate decides that her looks may be her only ticket out of the cycle of disappointment that her mother has always inhabited. Before too long, Cate''s face is in magazines and on billboards. Yet she feels like a fraud, faking it in a world in which she''s never truly belonged. When Joe and Cate unexpectedly cross paths one afternoon, their connection is instant and intense. But can their relationship survive the glare of the spotlight and the so-called Kingsley curse? In a beautifully written novel that captures a gilded moment in American history, Emily Giffin tells the story of two people searching for a sense of purpose, as well as the answer to the question: Are certain love stories meant to be?

The Lies That Bind

release date: Jun 02, 2020
The Lies That Bind
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this irresistible novel from the author of All We Ever Wanted and Something Borrowed, a young woman falls hard for an impossibly perfect man before he disappears without a trace. . . . It’s 2 A.M. on a Saturday night in the spring of 2001, and twenty-eight-year-old Cecily Gardner sits alone in a dive bar in New York’s East Village, questioning her life. Feeling lonesome and homesick for the Midwest, she wonders if she’ll ever make it as a reporter in the big city—and whether she made a terrible mistake in breaking up with her longtime boyfriend, Matthew. As Cecily reaches for the phone to call him, she hears a guy on the barstool next to her say, “Don’t do it—you’ll regret it.” Something tells her to listen, and over the next several hours—and shots of tequila—the two forge an unlikely connection. That should be it, they both decide the next morning, as Cecily reminds herself of the perils of a rebound relationship. Moreover, their timing couldn’t be worse—Grant is preparing to quit his job and move overseas. Yet despite all their obstacles, they can’t seem to say goodbye, and for the first time in her carefully constructed life, Cecily follows her heart instead of her head. Then Grant disappears in the chaos of 9/11. Fearing the worst, Cecily spots his face on a missing-person poster, and realizes she is not the only one searching for him. Her investigative reporting instincts kick into action as she vows to discover the truth. But the questions pile up fast: How well did she really know Grant? Did he ever really love her? And is it possible to love a man who wasn’t who he seemed to be? The Lies That Bind is a mesmerizing and emotionally resonant exploration of the never-ending search for love and truth—in our relationships, our careers, and deep within our own hearts.

All We Ever Wanted

release date: Jul 24, 2018
All We Ever Wanted
______________________________ Could one bad decision tear two families apart? Everyone’s seen the compromising photo of Lyla, a scholarship kid in a prestigious private school. Everyone knows that Nina’s son, expensively prepared for success since childhood, took the photo. And everyone thinks they know who to blame. As events spiral out of control, Nina and Lyla – both outsiders in the elite social circle they inhabit – are drawn together in an unlikely bond of friendship. Because this photograph is forcing them to question who they really are – and who they are becoming. A New York Times bestseller and a mainstay of reading groups across the UK, this is a gripping novel about second chances, dark family secrets and how it’s never too late to be the person you want to be. ______________________________ What Emily''s readers are saying: ‘I could not put this book down [...] gorgeously written, and moving’ – real 5-star reader review ‘this truly affected me on so many levels [...] [I] finished this book in one day’ – real 5-star reader review ‘I love Lyla. Everything about her rings true to today''s high school girl’ – real 5-star reader review ‘I love Emily Giffin’s books, but this one has to be my favourite [...] I’m sad it’s over’ – real 5-star reader review ‘This latest novel by Emily Giffin is quite the page turner! This was a one day read for me [...] timely and thought provoking’ – real 5-star reader review ‘I absolutely love the characters that Emily creates and her stories are so true-to-life. A must read!’ – real 5-star reader review ‘Finished in two days! Really loved it and it kept me hooked throughout’ – real 5-star reader review ‘I read it in two days because I couldn’t put it down. Thought provoking, timely [...] this book is a gem!’ – real 5-star reader review ‘masterfully addresses the influence of social media and exposure on teens, family, and community, class [...] smooth, believable, and never heavy-handed [...] and a perfect book club read’ – real 5-star reader review ______________________________ ''Irresistible... All We Ever Wanted will sink its teeth into you immediately and refuse to let go until the novel''s thrilling conclusion'' – PopSugar ''If you’re looking for a book about romance, single parenthood, race, gender injustice, lost love, or high-class privilege, this novel is for you... All We Ever Wanted is an emotional journey that forces readers to think'' – Associated Press ''All We Ever Wanted is a summer read with substance that will seriously make you think'' – HelloGiggles ''Stellar... Giffin’s plot touches on social class and misogyny while delivering an excellent page-turning story'' – Publishers Weekly ''Emily Giffin is the ultimate smart-girl beach read goddess'' – Well+Good ''All We Ever Wanted is the book everyone will be talking about this summer.'' – PopSugar

First Comes Love

release date: Jun 28, 2016
First Comes Love
#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 Love brings [Giffin] back with a vengeance. Tales of sisters have been at the core of other great novels, but Giffin turns that relationship upside down and makes her view a fascinating one.”—Huffington Post “Moving and complex, [First Comes Love] proves [that Emily Giffin is] still at the top of her game.”—Booklist “Giffin juggles Josie’s quest for motherhood and Meredith’s internal conflicts deftly. . . . Giffin paints a realistic portrait of the troubled and complex relationship between a pair of sisters.”—Kirkus Reviews “This is Giffin at her finest—a fantastic, memorable story.”—Publishers Weekly “First Comes Love is an un-put-down-able, smart, and thoughtful novel that will make you think about the nature of family and how our past informs our present.”—PopSugar “Giffin’s talent is pretty much unparalleled when it comes to the modern woman’s story about life, love and family.”—Redbook “[A] well-written family drama.”—Real Simple “Fans will be entertained by the author’s humor and satisfied by her storytelling”—Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Borrowed & Blue

release date: Jun 30, 2015
Borrowed & Blue
A beautifully repackaged bind-up of two of Emily Giffin''s beloved New York Times bestselling novels Something Borrowed: A novel for every woman who has ever had a complicated love-hate friendship. A hard-working attorney at a large Manhattan firm and a diligent maid of honor to her best friend Darcy, Rachel White has always played by all the rules, quietly accepting the sidekick role to Darcy in their lopsided friendship. But that changes the night that Rachel confesses her feelings to Darcy''s fiance, and is both horrified and thrilled to discover that he feels the same way. As the wedding date draws near, events spiral out of control, and Rachel knows she must make a choice between her heart and conscience. In so doing, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren''t always neat, and sometimes you have to risk everything to be true to yourself. Something Blue: A story of betrayal, redemption, and forgiveness. Darcy Rhone has always been able to rely on a few things: Her beauty and charm. Her fiance, Dex. Her best friend, Rachel. She never needed anything else. Or so she thinks until Dex calls off their dream wedding and she uncovers the ultimate betrayal. Blaming everyone but herself, Darcy flees to London and attempts to re-create her glamorous life on a new continent. But to her dismay, she discovers that her tried-and-true tricks no longer apply--and that her luck has finally expired. It is only then that she can begin her journey toward redemption, forgiveness, and true love.

The Emily Giffin Collection: Volume 1

release date: Nov 25, 2014
The Emily Giffin Collection: Volume 1
Available for the first time in this stunning electronic edition, THE EMILY GIFFIN COLLECTION: VOLUME 1 is sure to delight the blockbuster bestselling author''s millions of fans. Includes: SOMETHING BORROWED Rachel White is the consummate good girl. A hardworking attorney at a large Manhattan law firm and a diligent maid-of-honor to her charmed best friend Darcy, Rachel has always done the right thing and played by all the rules. Since grade school, she has watched Darcy shine, quietly accepting the sidekick role in their lopsided friendship. But that suddenly changes the night of her thirtieth birthday when Rachel finally confesses her feelings to Darcy''s fiancé, Dex—and is both horrified and thrilled to discover that he feels the same about her. As the September wedding date nears, events spiral out of control, and Rachel knows she must make a choice between her heart and conscience. In so doing, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren''t always neat, and sometimes you have to risk everything to be true to yourself. SOMETHING BLUE Darcy Rhone has always been able to rely on a few things: Her beauty and charm. Her fiancé Dex. Her lifelong best friend Rachel. She never needed anything else. Or so she thinks until Dex calls off their dream wedding and she uncovers the ultimate betrayal. Blaming everyone but herself, Darcy flees to London and attempts to recreate her glamorous life on a new continent. But to her dismay, she discovers that her tried-and-true tricks no longer apply—and that her luck has finally expired. It is only then that she can begin her journey toward redemption, forgiveness, and true love. LOVE THE ONE YOU''RE WITH Ellen and Andy Graham have the perfect marriage. There is no question how deep their devotion is, and how naturally they bring out the best in each other. But one fateful afternoon, Ellen runs into Leo. The one who brought out the worst in her. The one who left her heartbroken nearly a decade ago. The one she could never quite forget. When his reappearance ignites long-dormant emotions, Ellen begins to question whether the life she''s living is the one she''s meant to live.

The Emily Giffin Collection: Volume 2

release date: Nov 25, 2014
The Emily Giffin Collection: Volume 2
Available for the first time in this stunning electronic edition, THE EMILY GIFFIN COLLECTION: VOLUME 2 is sure to delight the blockbuster bestselling author''s millions of fans. Includes: BABY PROOF Claudia Parr has everything going for her. A successful editor at a publishing house in Manhattan, she''s also a devoted sister, aunt, and friend. Yet she''s never wanted to become a mother—which she discovers is a major hurdle to marriage, something she desperately wants. Then she meets her soul mate Ben who, miraculously, feels the same way about parenthood. The two fall in love and marry, committed to one another and their life of adventure and discovery. All''s well until one of them has a change of heart. Someone wants a baby after all. This is the witty, heartfelt story about what happens to the perfect couple when they suddenly want different things and there is no compromise. It''s about deciding what is most important in life and wagering everything to get it. And most of all, it''s about the things we will—and won''t—do for love. WHERE WE BELONG Marian Caldwell is a thirty-six-year-old television producer living her dream in New York City. With a fulfilling career and picture-perfect relationship, she has convinced everyone, including herself, that her life is just as she wants it to be. But one night, Marian answers a knock on the door . . . only to find Kirby Rose, an eighteen-year-old girl with a key to a past that Marian thought she had locked away forever. As Marian and Kirby embark on a quest to find the one thing missing in their lives, each will come to recognize that where we belong is often where we least expect to find ourselves. A place that we may have willed ourselves to forget, but that the heart remembers forever. HEART OF THE MATTER Tessa Russo is a stay-at-home mother of two young children and the wife of a renowned pediatric surgeon. Valerie Anderson is an attorney and single mother to six-year-old Charlie—a boy who has never known his father. Although both women live in the same Boston suburb, they are strangers to one another and have little in common, aside from a fierce love for their children. But one night, a tragic accident causes their lives to converge in ways no one could have imagined. This is the moving, luminous story of good people caught in untenable circumstances. Each being tested in ways they never thought possible. Each questioning everything they once believed. And each ultimately discovering what truly matters most.

Where We Belong

release date: Jul 24, 2012
Where We Belong
Her carefully constructed life thrown into turmoil by the appearance of an 18-year-old girl with ties to her past, New York City television producer Marian Caldwell is swept up in a maelstrom of personal discovery that changes both of their perceptions about family. By the best-selling author of Baby Proof. 1,000,000 first printing.

The One & Only

release date: Jan 29, 2015
The One & Only
The Number One New York Times bestseller. Ask yourself: what would you do if the one for you was the only person you couldn''t have? Shea Rigsby is content enough with her life in the small town of Walker, Texas. She has her dream fangirl job working for Walker''s football team, a mostly satisfactory relationship with her boyfriend, and even if she''s got the sneaking feeling life is passing her by, she doesn''t quite have the confidence to do anything about it. But everything changes when the mother of Lucy, Shea''s best friend, dies suddenly. Lucy''s father, now a widower, is the town''s charismatic football coach, and Shea''s hero since she was a young girl. Coach Carr is now alone as he and Shea grow closer than ever, Shea realises she can''t help how she feels . . . for the father of her best friend, who''s grieving for his wife. THE ONE & ONLY is a thoughtful, luminous and brilliantly observed novel about believing in something amazing for yourself.

Heart of the Matter

release date: Jun 03, 2014
Heart of the Matter
"Giffin excels at creating complex characters and stories that ask us to explore what we really want from our lives."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution Tessa Russo is the mother of two young children and the wife of a renowned pediatric surgeon. Despite her own mother''s warnings, Tessa has recently given up her career to focus on her family and the pursuit of domestic happiness. From the outside, she seems destined to live a charmed life. Valerie Anderson is an attorney and single mother to six-year-old Charlie--a boy who has never known his father. After too many disappointments, she has given up on romance--and even to some degree, friendships--believing that it is always safer not to expect too much. Although both women live in the same Boston suburb, the two have relatively little in common aside from a fierce love for their children. But one night, a tragic accident causes their lives to converge in ways no one could have imagined. In alternating, pitch-perfect points of view, Emily Giffin creates a moving, luminous story of good people caught in untenable circumstances. In Heart of the Matter, each is tested in ways they never thought possible. Each questions everything they once believed. And each ultimately discovers what truly matters most.

Baby Proof

release date: Apr 01, 2010
Baby Proof
Baby Proof Emily Griffin A novel that explores the question: Is there ever a deal-breaker when it comes to true love? Claudia Parr has everything going for her. A successful editor at a publishing house in Manhattan, she''s also a devoted sister, aunt, and friend. Yet she''s never wanted to become a mother--which she discovers is a major hurdle to marriage, something she desperately wants. Then she meets her soul mate Ben who, miraculously, feels the same way about parenthood. The two fall in love and marry, committed to one another and their life of adventure and discovery. All''s well until one of them has a change of heart. Someone wants a baby after all. This is the witty, heartfelt story about what happens to the perfect couple when they suddenly want different things and there is no compromise. It''s about deciding what is most important in life and wagering everything to get it. And most of all, it''s about the things we will--and won''t--do for love.

Something Blue

release date: Apr 01, 2010
Something Blue
From the New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed comes a novel that shows how someone with a ‘perfect life'' can lose it all—and then find everything. Darcy Rhone thought she had it all figured out: the more beautiful the girl, the more charmed her life. Never mind substance. Never mind playing by the rules. Never mind karma. But Darcy''s neat, perfect world turns upside down when her best friend, Rachel, the plain-Jane "good girl," steals her fiancé, while Darcy finds herself completely alone for the first time in her life...with a baby on the way. Darcy tries to recover, fleeing to her childhood friend living in London and resorting to her tried-and-true methods for getting what she wants. But as she attempts to recreate her glamorous life on a new continent, Darcy finds that her rules no longer apply. It is only then that Darcy can begin her journey toward self-awareness, forgiveness, and motherhood. Emily Giffin''s Something Blue is a novel about one woman''s surprising discoveries about the true meaning of friendship, love, and happily-ever-after. It''s a novel for anyone who has ever, even secretly, wondered if the last thing you want is really the one thing you need.

Something Borrowed

release date: Apr 01, 2010
Something Borrowed
Something Borrowed Emily Giffin The smash-hit debut novel for every woman who has ever had a complicated love-hate friendship. Rachel White is the consummate good girl. A hard-working attorney at a large Manhattan law firm and a diligent maid of honor to her charmed best friend Darcy, Rachel has always played by all the rules. Since grade school, she has watched Darcy shine, quietly accepting the sidekick role in their lopsided friendship. But that suddenly changes the night of her thirtieth birthday when Rachel finally confesses her feelings to Darcy''s fiance, and is both horrified and thrilled to discover that he feels the same way. As the wedding date draws near, events spiral out of control, and Rachel knows she must make a choice between her heart and conscience. In so doing, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren''t always neat, and sometimes you have to risk everything to be true to yourself.

The One and Only

release date: May 20, 2014
The One and Only
Thirty-three-year-old Shea Rigsby has spent her entire life in Walker, Texas, small college town that lives and dies by football, a passion she unabashedly shares. Raised alongside her best friend, Lucy, the daughter of Walker''s legendary head coach, Clive Carr, Shea was too devoted to her hometown team to leave. Instead she stayed in Walker for college, even taking a job in the university athletic department after graduation, where she has remained for more than a decade. But when an unexpected tragedy strikes the tight-knit Walker community, Shea''s comfortable world is upended, and she begins to wonder if the life she''s chosen is really enough for her. As she finally gives up her safety net to set out on an unexpected path, Shea discovers unsettling truths about the people and things she has always trusted most, and is forced to confront her deepest desires, fears, and secrets.

Love the One You're With

release date: Apr 21, 2009
Love the One You're With
Believing her marriage to Andy to be perfect in every way, Ellen runs into former flame Leo and wonders why she has been unable to forget him even though they brought out the worst in each other.

The Diary of Darcy J. Rhone

release date: Jun 08, 2012
The Diary of Darcy J. Rhone
In anticipation of her new novel, Where We Belong, bestselling author Emily Giffin is releasing, as an all-new bonus, The Diary of Darcy J. Rhone. Filled with high school adventures of the beloved Darcy and Rachel from Something Borrowed and Something Blue, it gives readers a window into their lives before college, law school, and Dex. Also in this e-exclusive is a sneak peek into the most anticipated novel of the summer, Where We Belong—an unforgettable story of one powerful secret, its effect on two families, and the life-altering journey that follows.

Something Borrowed, Enhanced Edition

release date: Mar 29, 2011
Something Borrowed, Enhanced Edition
Something Borrowed tells the story of Rachel, a young attorney living and working in Manhattan. Rachel has always been the consummate good girl---until her thirtieth birthday, when her best friend, Darcy, throws her a party. That night, after too many drinks, Rachel ends up in bed with Darcy''s fiancé. Although she wakes up determined to put the one-night fling behind her, Rachel is horrified to discover that she has genuine feelings for the one guy she should run from. As the September wedding date nears, Rachel knows she has to make a choice. In doing so, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren''t always neat, and sometimes you have to risk all to win true happiness. Something Borrowed is a phenomenal debut novel that will have you laughing, crying, and calling your best friend.
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