Coined an "unexpected" love story, this must-read from chart-topping author Jennifer Weiner showcases the story of four women and a baby. India has recently married Marcus, a much older and quite wealthy man, and is intent on producing an off-spring — but is it for the right reasons? Jules is a Princeton-educated young woman who finds herself in a sad family situation which causes her to sell her eggs to help save her father before addiction takes his life.
Annie is a Pennsylvania housewife who has two young children of her own and wants to offer her services as a surrogate to another woman in need — and help herself and her struggling family at the same time. But Bettina, India's 23-year-old stepdaughter, is wary of her new mother's plan of producing a baby. In a novel that will arrest your attention throughout, these stories will mesh together with the creativity and care that Weiner brings to all her works. With surrogacy making the headlines due to Giuliana Rancic, E! News co-host and reality star, announcing that she and husband Bill are expecting their first child via a gestational surrogate, my interest in Then Came You was sparked. A very timely story, this novel will cause both laughter and tears and provide insight into surrogacy issues. This is definitely one for your summer to–read list and will be released in paperback on May 8.
As a bonus, on May 8 Atria will be publishing Swim, an original eBook short story from Jennifer Weiner. This will be a free download wherever books are sold and is a must-read for all readers out there — especially Weiner fans. Weiner began writing Swim after spending time in Los Angeles writing the ABC Family show State of Georgia. Swim is also the inspiration for her next novel, The Next Best Thing, which will be published by Atria on July 3, 2012.
Jennifer Weiner is going on a book tour and she could be coming to your city. If you want to ask her a question or listen to her read an excerpt from her novel, head over to her website for more details about her tour dates and locations.
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