My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I had high expectations going into this novel, having heard great things about Jennifer Weiner, and these expectations were certainly met and exceeded. I truly enjoyed “Then Came You” and would highly recommend it. I didn’t know how I would fit into this novel–discovering what it means to be a “mother” and how the role of motherhood can mean numerous things–but as I allowed myself to live through the four women, it clicked. Weiner brings in women in all stages of life and illustrates how each can bring something special to a child’s life. While this novel deals with some serious issues, it is still light-hearted and humorous throughout. Weiner even finds a way to make the most wicked of characters real and lovable. In fact, she goes on to prove that there are more to people than the eye can see and even what a detective can uncover. “Then Came You” is a fantastic summer read for any woman 18+.