By Emily Giffin
St. Martin's Press, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780312548070, 374pp.
Publication Date: April 26, 2011
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 fiance, 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.
"[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)