Sunday, July 6, 2014

The One and Only by Emily Giffin


The One and Only
by Emily Giffin

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Just released: May 20, 2014
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Genre: Romance
Hardback: 432 pages
Rating: 5

Thirty-three-year-old Shea Rigsby has spent her entire life in Walker, Texas—a small college town that lives and dies by football, a passion she unabashedly shares. Raised alongside her best friend, Lucy, the daughter of Walker’s legendary head coach, Clive Carr, Shea was too devoted to her hometown team to leave.

Instead she stayed in Walker for college, even taking a job in the university athletic department after graduation, where she has remained for more than a decade.

But when an unexpected tragedy strikes the tight-knit Walker community, Shea’s comfortable world is upended, and she begins to wonder if the life she’s chosen is really enough for her.

As she finally gives up her safety net to set out on an unexpected path, Shea discovers unsettling truths about the people and things she has always trusted most—and is forced to confront her deepest desires, fears, and secrets.

Thoughtful, funny, and brilliantly observed, The One & Only is a luminous novel about finding your passion, following your heart, and, most of all, believing in something bigger than yourself . . . the one and only thing that truly makes life worth living.


My two-bits:

LOVED how this contemporary romance story dealt with transformation of kinds of love - specifically the classic friendship to romantic.

It incorporated football culture and media which was interesting and enjoyable to read even though I am not much of a football fan.

This was my first Emily Giffin book, so I can't compare it to her other works. However, I am now curious to read her other novels.


About the author:
Emily Giffin is the author of six New York Times bestselling novels: Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, Love the One You’re With, Heart of the Matter, and Where We Belong.

A graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law, she now lives in Atlanta lives with her husband and three young children.

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