By Emily Giffin
(St. Martin's Griffin, Paperback, 9780312323868, 368pp.)
Publication Date: March 21, 2006
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Following the smash-hit SOMETHING BORROWED comes 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 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 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.
Emily Giffin is the author of five New York Times bestselling novels, including Something Borrowed, which has been adapted as a major motion picture. A graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law, she lives in Atlanta with her family.
"[A] modern-day Jane Austen." —Vanity Fair“Giffin's writing is warm and engaging. Readers will find themselves cheering for Darcy as she proves people can change in this captivating tale.” —Booklist (starred review) "Highly entertaining…Despite a happy ending, Giffin raises thorny questions. A long friendship can (like marriage) turn claustrophobic or abusive. Is infidelity the solution? And why are pretty girls so easily taken in by scheming Plain Janes?" —Boston Globe"[Giffin's] plotting and prose are so engaging that she quickly becomes a fun, friendly presence in your reading life." —Chicago Sun-Times"The author’s impressive knack for intimacy and insight sparkles in this delightful novel." —Hamptons magazine"SOMETHING BLUE goes beyond the traditional conventions in a witty and compelling way, and reaffirms a lesson we all should have learned long ago: Love doesn’t need a fairy tale, fancy wrapping or a big price tag. Often, it’s better without." —Charlotte Observer"Darcy is Scarlett O’Hara set in modern [day]. Giffin orchestrates her gradual change ingeniously…[and] successfully answers any ‘Gone With the Wind’ fan who wondered if, after Rhett Butler decided he didn’t give a damn, Scarlett ever morphed into someone softer." —Newark Star-Ledger
“Smartly written. The dialogue is real with lightly rendered lessons about what really matters in life…Emily Giffin knows what she’s doing.” —Winston-Salem Journal
“Emily Giffin’s sophomore effort is a joy to read from start to finish, taking the egotistical villainess of her first novel and turning her into an unlikely heroine. Any woman who carries the scars of a broken friendship will appreciate this literary gem, which covers every emotional battleground possible—from rejection and betrayal to self-discovery and pregnancy.” —CanWest
“A touching depiction of one woman’s surprising discoveries about the true meaning of friendship and happily-ever after. Sometimes you can lose it all, only to find everything in the end.” —The State (SC)