Life and Other Inconveniences



Life and Other Inconveniences From the New York Times bestselling author of Good Luck with That comes a new novel about a blue blood grandmother and her black sheep granddaughter who discover they are truly two sides of the same coin.Emma London never thought she had anything in common with her grandmother Genevieve London The regal old woman came from wealthy and bluest blood New England stock, but that didn t protect her from life s cruelest blows the disappearance of Genevieve s young son, followed by the premature death of her husband But Genevieve rose from those ashes of grief and built a fashion empire that was respected the world over, even when it meant neglecting her other son.When Emma s own mother died, her father abandoned her on his mother s doorstep Genevieve took Emma in and reluctantly raised her until Emma got pregnant her senior year of high school Genevieve kicked her out with nothing but the clothes on her back but Emma took with her the most important London possession the strength not just to survive but to thrive And indeed, Emma has built a wonderful life for herself and her teenage daughter, Riley So what is Emma to do when Genevieve does the one thing Emma never expected of her and, after not speaking to her for nearly two decades, calls and asks for help SEE LESS Read Life and Other Inconveniences – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 448 pages
  • Life and Other Inconveniences
  • Kristan Higgins
  • English
  • 24 February 2017
  • 045148942X

14 thoughts on “Life and Other Inconveniences

  1. Melissa says:

    At some point, we have to acknowledge that relationships are messier and farcomplicated than any romantic comedy would have us believe, that s just life And here, with her 19th release, Kristan Higgins does just that Life and Other Inconveniences quells those idealistic notions of love and life that all too easily take shape in our minds, opting instead for characters with candor, scarred hearts and a sense of resiliency Over the last few years, Higgins has pivoted away from the light a At some point, we have to acknowledge that relationships are messier and farcomplicated than any romantic comedy would have us believe, that s just life And here, with her 19th release, Kristan Higgins does just that Life and Other Inconveniences quells those idealistic notions of love and life that all too easily take shape in our minds, opting instead for characters with candor, scarred hearts and a sense of resiliency Over the last few years, Higgins has pivoted away from the light and fun love stories romances that have garnered hordes of fans in favor of exploring h...

  2. Katie B says:

    4.5 starsThis is the third book by Kristan Higgins I have read and she has now earned her place on my list of authors who I will just automatically read anything they write, I don t even have to be bothered reading the synopsis first to see if it interests me I truly love the stories she chooses to tell as well as I just feel at ease with the characters even if I don t necessarily have a lot in common with them Emma London hasn t talked to her wealthy grandmother, Genevieve London, ever since 4.5 starsThis is the third book by Kristan Higgins I have read and she has now earned her place on my list of authors who I will just automatically read anything they write, I don t even have to be bothered reading the synopsis first to see if it interests me I truly love the stories she chooses to tell as well as I just feel at ease with the characters even if I don t necessarily have a lot in common with them Emma London hasn t talked to her wealthy grandmother, Genevieve London, ever since she kicked her out of the house when Emma was a pregnant teenager Emma struggled to put herself thru school and provide for her daughter, Riley, all as a single mother and despite the odds against her managed to create a pretty darn good life for the both of them She is shocked though when out of the blue she gets a call from her grandmother begging her and Ril...

  3. Berit☀️✨ says:

    Kristan Higgins is one of my favorite authors and she keeps getting better and better Her last few books have been a littleserious in tone than her earlier fun light hearted romances But they still have those lovable relatable characters that draw you in to the story They also still have the dogs This is probably my favorite book from KH yet, but I will almost guarantee you that her next one will be my new favorite She just has such an absorbing writing style that completely consumes Kristan Higgins is one of my favorite authors and she keeps getting better and better Her last few books have been a littleserious in tone than her earlier fun light hearted romances But they still have those lovable relatable characters that draw you in to the story They also still have the dogs This is probably my favorite book from KH yet, but I will almost guarantee you that her next one will be my new favorite She just has such an absorbing writing style that completely consumes you from first page to last Her character development is perfection These are characters you will feel as though you kno...

  4. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    My first Kristan Higgins book was a big success Emma London could not bedifferent from her grandmother, Genevieve, who is regal and wealthy Genevieve s son disappeared many years earlier, and her husband died young She had a tough life before Emma came along, but she builds a fashion empire known around the world She also neglected Emma s father.Emma s mother passes away, and her father leaves her on Genevieve s doorstep Her grandmother reluctantly took her in, but when Emma My first Kristan Higgins book was a big success Emma London could not bedifferent from her grandmother, Genevieve, who is regal and wealthy Genevieve s son disappeared many years earlier, and her husband died young She had a tough life before Emma came along, but she builds a fashion empire known around the world She also neglected Emma s father.Emma s mother passes away, and her father leaves her on Genevieve s doorstep Her grandmother reluctantly took her in, but when Emma gets pregnant as a senior, Genevieve kicks her out.There s one thing Emma took with her that day Her grandmother s sheer determination And with that, she builds a beautiful life for her daughter, Riley.Twenty years go by, and now Genevieve reaches out to Emma for help How will Emma respond Genevieve, Riley, and Emma felt so authentic and real The first thing that struck me about Higgins style is the sincerity in the storytelling She cares about these characters, a...

  5. Kelly (and the Book Boar) says:

    Find all of my reviews at StarsI wouldn t say I actively avoided Kristan Higgans, but I will say as a person whose name is on A LOT of books on the paperback rack near the checkout lanes at the local Wal Mart she wasn t someone who was high on my list of must read authors That s where they keep the James Pattersons blech Then she wrote a book about fat women that got everyone s panties all up their butts and I decided that was something I needed to re Find all of my reviews at StarsI wouldn t say I actively avoided Kristan Higgans, but I will say as a person whose name is on A LOT of books on the paperback rack near the checkout lanes at the local Wal Mart she wasn t someone who was high on my list of must read authors That s where they keep the James Pattersons blech Then she wrote a book about fat women that got everyone s panties all up their butts and I decided that was something I needed to read When offered an advanced copy of Life and Other Inconveniences I jumped all over it without even bothering to see what it was about first Imagine my delight when I discovered it was one of my fave tropes the maybe you can go home again The story here starts with a phone call Emma receives from her estranged grandmother Genevieve informing her that Genevieve has brain cancer, is not...

  6. Mlpmom (Book Reviewer) says:

    Kristan Higgins has always been a favorite author of mine With her ability to deliver strong fleshed out characters that you truly want to know and her emotional and yet charming heroines and witty dialogue, her books are just so much fun to devour and are always so muchthan a fluff read This time told in multiple point of views, I love Higgins ability to both make us hate some of the characters and later, not only care for them, but even like them Most of all, she makes us feel for the Kristan Higgins has always been a favorite author of mine With her ability to deliver strong fleshed out characters that you truly want to know and her emotional and yet charming heroines and witty dialogue, her books are just so much fun to devour and are always so muchthan a fluff read This time told in multiple point of views, I love Higgins ability to both make us hate some of the characters and later, not only care for them, but even like them Most of all, she makes us feel for them in some many different ways I love authors that can not only bring out the emotions in me, but make me truly think and truly feel, so much so that sometimes I want to both put the book down to catch my breathe an...

  7. Kim says:

    3.5 stars thank you to Berkley publishing for this ARC pretty darn good.

  8. Jamie says:

    How do you review a book that moved you beyond words time and time again How do you do justice to a story that you never wanted to end and nearly cried that you had to say goodbye to these characters I m going to do my bestKristan Higgins was a new to me author last year when Good Luck with That was recommended to me Upon finishing this book and naming it to my top 10 of 2018 list , I immediately ran out to read her backlist, loving each oneandWhen I heard comparisons to Gilm How do you review a book that moved you beyond words time and time again How do you do justice to a story that you never wanted to end and nearly cried that you had to say goodbye to these characters I m going to do my bestKristan Higgins was a new to me author last year when Good Luck with That was recommended to me Upon finishing this book and naming it to my top 10 of 2018 list , I immediately ran out to read her backlist, loving each oneandWhen I heard comparisons to Gil Girls for Life and Other Inconveniences, I knew I was going to love this one Emma has returned home at 35 to care for her ailing grandmother the grandmother who tossed her out and cut her off when she became pregnant at 18 Genevieve, a former high e...

  9. ♥Rachel♥ says:

    Life and Other Inconveniences was a touching, emotional story that felt so true to life for me I don t know about you, but sometimes it s hard dealing with family Growing up wasn t smooth sailing for me or my family We had tragedy, and it affected all of us differently So, while I love my family, I have mixed emotions, and some complicated relationships Kristan Higgins beautifully captured the complexities of a strained family dynamic but did in a way that left me with happy, squishy feelin Life and Other Inconveniences was a touching, emotional story that felt so true to life for me I don t know about you, but sometimes it s hard dealing with family Growing up wasn t smooth sailing for me or my family We had tragedy, and it affected all of us differently So, while I love my family, I have mixed emotions, and some complicated relationships Kristan Higgins beautifully captured the complexities of a strained family dynamic but did in a way that left me with happy, squishy feelings I loved Emma so much She was such an awesome person all the way around despite having to deal with some truly horrible things When I first started reading, I hated her grandmother, Genevieve, but as the story went along things weren t as black and white as I thought, and I...

  10. Linden says:

    Things have never been easy for Emma When her mother died, her father deposited his 8 year old daughter at his mother s home, and Genevieve raised her granddaughter Until she got pregnant at 18 then Genevieve kicked her out and she went to live with her mother s father, where the two of them raised her daughter, Riley Emma supported herself through school with a variety of jobs until she finally got her counseling degree Out of the blue, after no communication for many years, Genevieve, that Things have never been easy for Emma When her mother died, her father deposited his 8 year old daughter at his mother s home, and Genevieve raised her granddaughter Until she got pregnant at 18 then Genevieve kicked her out and she went to live with her mother s father, where the two of them raised her daughter, Riley Emma supported herself through school with a variety of jobs until she finally got her counseling degree Out of the blue, after no communication for many years, Genevieve, that grandm...

  11. Amy says:

    I am SO excited that it s finally time for me to fangirl over one of my all time favorite authors latest book She s one of those rare gems that gets better with each book, I always say her newest is my most favorite and I m saying it again here This had all the elements that I ve come to expect and love from KH and much .This flips back and forth between Genevieve, Riley and Emma with some chapters from other secondary characters as well giving you a true birds eye point of view of all the I am SO excited that it s finally time for me to fangirl over one of my all time favorite authors latest book She s one of those rare gems that gets better with each book, I always say her newest is my most favorite and I m saying it again here This had all the elements that I ve come to expect and love from KH and much .This flips back and forth between Genevieve, Riley and Emma with some chapters from other secondary characters as well giving you a true birds eye point of view of all the action While KH books always have an engaging storyline full of humor and heart, what truly makes her books shine is her phenomenal characterization Every single character here was portrayed in a way that made them feel larger than life and like you could easily imagine yourself chatting to them in real life This amazing writing style allows you to get so fully invested in these ...

  12. Stephanie (Stephanie& says:

    Kristan Higgins has become one of my favorite authors over the past couple of years because of her ability to always explore deep topics with grace and humor, while realistically portraying her character s feelings of sadness, anger, hope, forgiveness, and love I m always left reading one of her books feeling emotional I ve laughed and I ve cried and Life and Other Inconveniences was no different In fact, I closed the last page with tears streaming down my face, some from sadness and some fro Kristan Higgins has become one of my favorite authors over the past couple of years because of her ability to always explore deep topics with grace and humor, while realistically portraying her character s feelings of sadness, anger, hope, forgiveness, and love I m always left reading one of her books feeling emotional I ve laughed and I ve cried and Life and Other Inconveniences was no different In fact, I closed the last page with tears streaming down my face, some from sadness and some from joy, but...

  13. Kristin says:

    I won this book on a Goodreads first reads giveaway.I m not really sure what to say about this other than I thought it was as the stars say okay.There was a lot going on here, which I m not entirely sure was a good thing Somehow this book managed to feel both over and underwhelming at the same time between the constant virtue signaling, the information dump about people s backgrounds, and how everyone living on the same block seems to suffer from some rare disease it s a lot to swallow and I won this book on a Goodreads first reads giveaway.I m not really sure what to say about this other than I thought it was as the stars say okay.There was a lot going on here, which I m not entirely sure was a good thing Somehow this book managed to feel both over and underwhelming at the same time between the constant virtue signaling, the information dump about people s backgrounds, and how everyone living on the same block seems to suffer from some rare disease it s a lot to swallow and sort out.We re treated the POVs of multiple different characters, Emma a single m...

  14. Shelby says:

    Emma hasn t had the easiest of lives After her mother committed suicide when she was 8 years old, Emma s dad dropped her off at her grandmother, Genevieve s house and never returned for her Emma s relationship with her grandmother was never warm or nurturing by any means, but at least she was there for Emma when she needed a motherly figure But when Emma falls pregnant shortly after high school, Genevieve gives her an ultimatum, resulting in Emma leaving It s been over 16 years since Emma s Emma hasn t had the easiest of lives After her mother committed suicide when she was 8 years old, Emma s dad dropped her off at her grandmother, Genevieve s house and never returned for her Emma s relationship with her grandmother was never warm or nurturing by any means, but at least she was there for Emma when she needed a motherly figure But when Emma falls pregnant shortly after high school, Genevieve gives her an ultimatum, resulting in Emma leaving It s been over 16 years since Emma s seen her grandmother and her and her daughter, Riley, live in Illinois She gets a call from Genevieve out of the blue, because she is dying of brain cancer and wants Emma and Riley to stay with her in Connecticut for the summer At first Emma is hesitant, but ultimately decides a change for a few months could do Emma and Riley some good.Over the next few months, Genevieve is able to form a relationship with a great granddaughter she never k...

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