Something Blue by Emily Giffin


9 Critic Reviews

...ultimately, I was not satisfied with Darcy’s redemptive journey and did not feel she truly deserved her ending.
-All About Romance


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.

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.


About Emily Giffin

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Emily Giffin is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law. After practicing litigation at a Manhattan firm for several years, she moved to London to write full time. The author of four other New York Times bestselling novels, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, and Heart of the Matter, she now lives in Atlanta with her husband and three young children.
Published April 1, 2010 by St. Martin's Press. 436 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Peak Rank on May 29 2011
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Below average

Reads, overall, like a rehash—however amusing—of Borrowed. Giffin’s next had better be Something New.

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Publishers Weekly


...they'll enjoy her happy ending and the few surprises along the way. Fans of Something Borrowed, too, may relish the ""she said, she said"" fun.

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on May 24 2012

You will read it all day, walking around with it in your hand. And if you don’t love her at first, just give it a little time. You may even see a little of yourself in her.

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on Jul 13 2011

Darcy examines her life from childhood to now and changes into a woman every reader will fall in love with just like Rachel and Dex.

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Book Reporter

Above average
on Jan 23 2011

It is a credit to Emily Giffin's writing skills that, with SOMETHING BLUE, she manages to fashion a novel whose central character is thoroughly unappealing...

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All About Romance

Below average

...ultimately, I was not satisfied with Darcy’s redemptive journey and did not feel she truly deserved her ending.

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Below average
on Jun 30 2011

One calm scolding from her friend Ethan, and suddenly she became a madeover angel with a heart of gold. I felt the transformation was too fast and forced.

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'Bout Books

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on Jul 15 2011

There was nothing particularly monumental about this set, but they entertained me plenty over a few days at the beach.

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Teen Ink

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This book allows you to read about the process of how the protagonist changes throughout the book. This realistic, romantic book is written in a first point of view which lets you know what she is thinking.

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