In the midst of shopping in the States a few months ago I came across the latest Emily Griffin book, Where we belong. I have loved Emily Griffin books since I first read Something Borrowed and then Something Blue. As soon as I get a hold of one of her books I hungrily read through her books in the matter of 2 or 3 days. Her style of writing makes you feel so involved in the characters that you just NEED to know what is going to happen next.
Where we belong is a story about Marian Caldwell giving up her child to adoption in her high school days. Her birth daughter Kirby is now 18 and comes to find out who her birthparents are. As soon as Kirby arrives at Marian's doorstep, both their worlds are forever shaken. There is a secret that Marian has been keeping for the past 18 years, which she will now have to confront. Through a painful, exciting and beautiful journey together, will Marian and Kirby find what they are missing in each others lives? Guess you will have to read it and find out.
"College would usurp these memories-and our experiences there would change us, starting us down permanent paths toward adulthood. We would decide who we were, what we were going to become. We were hurling toward something bigger and better."
"I didn't know him at all-and then he became my whole world."
"Look on the bright side. Be grateful for what you have. Count your blessings. Optimism is the foundation of courage."
"Hearts and thoughts they fade away."
"The catch of your life is not the same thing as the love of your life. Be careful of that subtle but crucial distinction."
"It's about wanting something real-even if it's messy and complicated."
If you have read the book I would love to hear what you thought of it.
Thanks for reading!