On Second Thought by Kristan Higgins #WomensFiction #BookReview #mgtab @Kristan_Higgins

Sometimes fate plays dirty tricks, but with a little faith…




Following in the footsteps of her critically acclaimed novel If You Only Knew, multi-bestselling author Kristan Higgins returns with a pitch-perfect look at the affection—and the acrimony—that binds sisters together 

Ainsley O’Leary is so ready to get married—she’s even found the engagement ring her boyfriend has stashed away. What she doesn’t anticipate is for Eric to blindside her with a tactless breakup he chronicles in a blog…which (of course) goes viral. Devastated and humiliated, Ainsley turns to her half sister, Kate, who’s already struggling after the sudden loss of her new husband.

Kate has always been so poised, so self-assured, but Nathan’s death shatters everything she thought she knew—including her husband—and sometimes the people who step up aren’t the ones you expect. With seven years and a murky blended-family dynamic between them, Ainsley and Kate have never been overly close, but their shared sorrow dovetails their faltering worlds into one.

Despite the lifetime of history between them, the sisters must learn to put their differences aside and open their hearts to the inevitable imperfection of family—and the possibility of one day finding love again.


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Kristan Higgins

About the Author:

Kristan Higgins is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of more than a dozen novels and a two-time winner of the Romance Writers of America RITA Award. Her books have been translated into more than twenty languages and received numerous starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal, Kirkus and Romantic Times. She is a four-time nominee for The Kirkus Prize for best work of fiction.

She loves to connect with readers on her website www.kristanhiggins.com and her Facebook page www.facebook.com/KristanHigginsBooks

Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, National Public Radio, Library Journal, iBooks and Amazon have named Kristan’s books to their best books of the year numerous times. The author is a popular speaker at schools, writers conferences, bookstores and book festivals.

Before she was a writer, Kristan worked in advertising and public relations. She waited tables and nannied while in high school and college, cleaned houses as a young mother, and is the proud descendant of a laundress and a butcher.

The author loves animals, children (even teenagers), the New York Yankees and dessert.

Along with her heroic and tolerant firefighter husband and two snarky and entertaining children, Kristan lives in her hometown in Connecticut.


My Review:

There’s no better author than Kristan Higgins if you’re looking for a book guaranteed to tug at the heartstrings.

This is the story of two sisters who thought they had little in common, but found that sometimes the only one you can truly count on is family.

Without giving too much away, I can say this book is filled with poignant, tender moments so make sure you have a box of tissues nearby!

That said, the author does a superb job of leading the reader through the heartbreak of loss and betrayal to an outcome that will have you sighing and clutching your Kindle to your breast 🙂

Yes, it’s that good!

I give On Second Thought 5 lovely kisses


I was gifted a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.