In the riveting new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of First Comes Love and Something Borrowed, three very different people must choose between their family and their values.Nina Browning is living the good life after marrying into Nashvilles elite. More recently, her husband made a fortune selling his tech business, and their adored son has been accepted to Princeton. Yet sometimes the middle-class small-town girl in Nina wonders if shes strayed from the person she once was.Tom Volpe is a single dad working multiple jobs while struggling to raise his headstrong daughter, Lyla. His road has been lonely, long, and hard, but he finally starts to relax after Lyla earns a scholarship to Windsor Academy, Nashvilles most prestigious private school.Amid so much wealth and privilege, Lyla doesnt always fit inand her overprotective father doesnt helpbut in most ways, shes a typical teenage girl, happy and thriving.Then, one photograph, snapped in a drunken moment at a party, changes everything. As the image spreads like wildfire, the Windsor community is instantly polarized, buzzing with controversy and assigning blame.At the heart of the lies and scandal, Tom, Nina, and Lyla are forced togetherall questioning their closest relationships, asking themselves who they really are, and searching for the courage to live a life of true meaning....
|Title||:||All We Ever Wanted|
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|Number of Pages||:||400 pages|
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All We Ever Wanted Reviews
I had a really tough time following this story. I did not connect with the characters or the story line for that matter. DNF at 20%. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for this complimentary book. All opinions expressed are my own.
As a parent of a 12 year old son that seems to be growing quicker than I'd like him to be I found this book to be quite terrifying. We all want to believe our children are thoughtful, empathetic, and responsible beings but that's not always the case and sometimes our children are going to disappoint us.
The entire time I was reading this novel I couldn't help but think "What would I do?" My emotions really went through the ringer with this one. I was angry, I was frustrated, I was sad, yet I was ...more
I could not put this book down. It was so intense and relevant today.
The story details the life of the privileged families who are held to a different set of rules nor held accountable for their actions. A mistake is revealed that is life changing, for a young girl who comes from a blue collar family and a young man who is entitled and comes from an affluent family, both attending a prestigious, expensive school.
The event is revealed early in the story but through multiple points of vie ...more
Hard to put this one down! Sometimes our children are not what we had hoped and are leading different lives than the ones presented to their parents. This book deals with some tough topics: privacy in the new world of social media and how families are affected, standing by your belief in what is right regardless of the negative ramifications, teenagers ('nuf said - always drama and turmoil). Griffin handles the intricate relationships in this book with empathy and compassion. The writing is beau ...more
All We Ever Wanted is all we’ve come to expect from bestselling author Emily Giffin: an engaging, effortless, readable story that is deceptively likeable and painfully shallow. Giffin asks nothing from readers but a few moments of their time, and in exchange delivers high-gloss low-payoff novels that showcase entitlement and moral ambivalence disguised as depth. By now, her pattern is set, but this time, the stakes are higher.
--It could happen anywhere--
All We Ever Wanted is a domestic drama abo ...more
5 Thought Provoking Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
This book is a MUST read! Not only was it absolutely brilliant it also touched on so many of today’s issues... it was a book that really made you think... what would I do in that situation? And as a single mother of two boys and a girl I could see so many sides of this story... and this book really made you realize that with social media a teenager’s reputation can be trashed in a matter of minutes.... makes you long for the good old days when you needed to make a ...more
4 timely stars to All We Ever Wanted! ⭐⭐⭐⭐
When Emily Giffin releases a new book, it’s a big deal, and I think All We Ever Wanted is her best book yet!
That said, All We Ever Wanted gets off to a rocky start. The first chapter is narrated by Nina who escaped her middle class roots to live amongst Nashville’s wealthiest. I was worried over-the-top grandeur would take center stage in this book, but it did not. Nina’s son, Finch (no offense to any Finches of the world, but that name made me giggle a ...more
Excellent book!! Five Amazing Stars!!!!!!!!!
First I'd like to start off by saying I love Emily Giffin's books. This in no way shapes my review, I take each book individually. Having said that, she not only nails it with this book, she knocks it way out of the park!!!!
As parents, all we ever want is the best for our children. We hope our parenting will influence, mold and shape them to be the best versions of their self they can be. We aspire to provide a good life for them while still teaching ...more