Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins

Now That You Mention It

One step forward. Two steps back. The Tufts scholarship that put Nora Stuart on the path to becoming a Boston medical specialist was a step forward. Being hit by a car and then overhearing her boyfriend hit on another doctor when she thought she was dying? Two major steps back.Injured in more ways than one, Nora feels her carefully built life cracking at the edges. There's only one place to land: home. But the tiny Maine community she left fiftee...

Details Now That You Mention It

TitleNow That You Mention It
Release DateJan 1st, 1970
PublisherGraydon House
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Adult

Reviews Now That You Mention It

  • Melissa
    Just when I thought there was no way Kristan Higgins could steal my heart yet AGAIN—or hold me captive with her snarky humor, smart writing and endearing characters—she goes and does it. I know, what was I thinking? How can I consider myself an optimist at heart when I’m always waiting to be left disappointed? Through Nora, Kristan Higgins conveys a meaningful message that resonates within the pages of a stellar read, a true standout, an ut...
  • Kendall
    This was my second novel by Kristin Higgins and I loved it! Kristin Higgins has a definite sharp humor in her novel and the characterization is on point my friends!I started this book on Sunday and didn't get out of pj's all day! So, I've heard Higgins novels are known for romance but this one I don't think it's really a "romance" per say. This book was honestly a breath of fresh air.. and just what the doctor ordered for Kendall ;)I adored Nora....
  • Brandie
    This book deserves all the stars. It's rare that I come across a book that is so good that I literally can't put it down. I started it yesterday, stayed up late, got up early to read more, read while I worked out - I didn't want to stop! It was absolutely fantastic - one of KH's best yet. Loved loved loved every minute!!
  • ♥Rachel♥
    4.5 StarsI loved Nora! I was completely sucked into her story; unraveling the past, and hoping for a satisfying future for her! I felt bad for all that she went through. God, high school can be so hard! The kids were awful to her, yet Nora rose above it and became an accomplished woman. Leaving Scupper Island, where she grew to become a doctor in Boston, she hasn’t returned for fifteen years, and who could blame her? After an accident leaves No...
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    I'm a huge, HUGE Kristan Higgins fan, and I think she does that middle ground between women's fiction and romance like no other. Now That You Mention It was another wonderful, nuanced, lovely book in that style, and a great offering for long-time Higgins devotees and newcomers alike. I connected with Now That You Mention It immediately. First of all, it gives MAJOR props to my alma mater, Tufts University (what, what!) and takes place in a little...
  • Karen
    4.6 STARS Honestly, I don't know how she does it, but Kristan Higgins always puts together such wonderful stories. I was on the fence at the ending of this one... I felt a little cut off at the knees... I was just not ready for it to be over yet. I would have liked to have a better resolution there at the end. There were too many stones left un-turned. I can't go into detail, but in short, I think this book could have been a hundred pages longer....
  • Kathryn
    4.5 stars. Review to follow
  • Grace {Rebel Mommy Book Blog}
    Oh man this book was everything for me. I LOVED it. Nora was a fabulous character that was super easy to root for. After an accident she goes back her hometown on Scupper Island and i loved this community. Lots of quirky characters really made the story have a humor to it but also a lot of heart. There were so many things covered in this story and all handled beautifully. I can't wait for more Higgins books in the future.I like Saturday Night Liv...
  • Stephanie
    I received a copy of this title via Edelweiss. It does not impact my review. I have been a fan of Kristan Higgins for years now and have read all of her books – most of them multiple times. Whenever I need a pick-me-up her books do the trick. I don’t read a lot of straight up Romance books so she has become my go-to when that’s what I’m in the mood for. Her last few books, though, have moved out of the Romance category and more into Wome...
  • İlkim
    I loved it! Again, it was an amazing journey like her other stories. I started and couldn’t put it down until I finished. Whenever I read one of her boks, I find myself lost in the story. It was a very sweet one actually, I liked the characters a lot. Nora was an amazing strong woman, and her mother too… Everything turned up so good, I feel myself satisfied with the result. I was looking for a story like this for a while. She’s an amazing w...
  • Peggy Jaeger
    I had an entire day planned in catching up on stuff that needed doing today. Then I started NOW THAT YOU MENTION IT at breakfast with my morning cup of tea….and I stayed in my jammies and did nothing but read the book the entire day!!! I should know better by now not to start a new Kristan Higgins book when I have a boatload of stuff to do. I simply could do nothing else but read it once I started, right through to the end!Nora Stuart could be ...
  • Mare SLiTsReaD Reviews
    Sigh. Reading a Higgins book for me is like slipping on my reading socks on a cold fall morning, listening the rain patter on the roof while having a cup of coffee.So in essence reading a Kristan Higgins book is usually, almost always, 99% perfection. Her new book is a treasure. She takes us back to the water, with a dog and a quiet guy. Her retrospect on family, life and love always sets my heart racing, always makes me laugh so hard my stomach ...
  • Jasprit
    I’ve really been struggling lately with the beginning of books, I don’t know if it’s just that they’re unable to keep my attention, or they’re just lacking that big event to reel me in from the beginning. Thank goodness this was not the case with Now That You Mention It, it was refreshingly unique as I found myself flying through the pages from the very beginning, Higgins was really able to capture my attention with Nora’s life and we...
  • meltem
    Review to come
  • MichellemyBelle
    ***ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.***Wow! Is Kristin Higgins flexing her proverbial biceps with this one. Well go ahead Ms. Higgins flex them and kiss them while you are at it. You pulled it off! I am always nervous and anxious when I hear a favorite author is 'changing the formula' a bit. Fixing what isn't broken makes me all itchy and antsy! However witnessing a favorite author subtly growing and branching out is prett...
  • eatbookseatworlds
    I really, REALLY enjoyed this read. Higgans has this unique writing voice that blends humor so well into pretty much every part of the story; the protagonist's voice, the plot, the character's there everywhere. But it's not all funny fun and games; there were several scenes that had me near tears, and others that had my heart pounding in terror. Higgans writes a real page-turner.Nora is a kick-ass character, with a hidden reservoir ...
  • Justareader
    It's been a while since I read such a well writen book. Kristan Higgins' smart humor and sharp characterization always do it for me. I loughed out loud so much with this one my kids even complained (some people like a nice private place to read but I love to do it on my living room couch with the kids around). In this book I met another bunch of interesting characters. Some I loved, some I did not, some I already knew (well not really, but I knew...
  • Tamara
    Review to come soon.Quick thoughts:Kristan Higgins is great at making characters that you can care about and also making them fun and relatable. So, if you are a huge Harry Potter fan- you are going to LOVE this main character.Themes: Making peace with the past, becoming empowered and the relationships of sisters and moms are strong in this story.
  • Jo (Mixed Book Bag)
    This is a good mix of coming home again and romance. The romance takes a back seat to Nora Stuart's adjustment to coming home to Scupper Island after being hit by a car. She has not been back in years and was a very unhappy resident as a child and teenager. I loved the mix of women in the story. Nora's mother is far from being a cuddly person, her niece is going through problems of her own, one new friend does not know the friend ship rules, and ...
  • ☘Tara Sheehan☘
    Kristan Higgins writes books that captivate your attention and heart which are also full of humor, engaging characters and crafty writing; even better she is consistent in providing decent fiction. Higgins uses her characters to teach us lessons in a heartfelt manner and this book was no different as it provided meaning that will stick around in your thoughts for months.This story felt darker than her previous ones; stretching the range of her ta...
  • Jessica (RomancingtheBookworm)
    To Pine Trees, and Rocky Shores, and Not Being Afraid You all know that I love a Maine Romance - that was the whole point of last year’s “thesis-that-wasn’t”. So when I saw that Kristan Higgins’ newest novel (out December 26th) was available to request on NetGalley I said “HECK YEAH” and clicked that button. Now That You Mention It , is one of Higgins’ less overtly romantic novels - oh there’s still a darling love story for hero...
  • Jacquie
    I was granted an early copy of Now That You Mention It thanks to the lovely people at Harlequin and Netgalley.Nora Stuart has it all, a handsome boyfriend, exciting career (okay, maybe not exciting, but it is rewarding), a lovely apartment, and plenty of friends.So why is she waiting for the other shoe to drop?When Nora is hit by a passing motorist and then awakens to her beloved flirting with a nurse over her seriously injured body, she is under...
  • Michelle
    Kristan Higgins hits it out of the park again!!If there's one thing you can count on with a Kristan Higgins original, it's a wonderful story full of quirky oddballs. Higgins, who writes more "women's fiction" than traditional romance, like she once did, crafted a story of a High School Misfit who transforms herself into a Doctor Goddess. Nora Stuart is a Strong Woman who has had to overcome a great amount of baggage to get off her island home tow...
  • Rebecca
    Thanks to the publisher (via Edelweiss) for an advance e-galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.With Kristan Higgins third contemporary fiction book, I think it's fair to say that her transition from the romance only wheelhouse is fully complete. This book is so solid, and while there is a romance element, it's at least as much a story about growth and change. From Nora's struggles as a child trying to adapt to life changes after he...
  • Cheryl
    First of all, this is the first time reading a book by this author. Parts of this story I really liked and I really did find it hard to put down. But, I was disappointed how the ending seemed rushed and really disliked the phrase "the Big Event". It sort of diminished a horrible crime. That phrase almost had me put the book down. The book has super funny moments, horrific moments and then fluffy moments.
  • Ellen
    Nora's life seemed full of gray, after some serious incidents caused her to reevaluate her situation, move out of Boston to her home of Scupper Island, to reconnect with her Mom and niece. Growing up unpopular, while her sister Lily was with the popular crowd, Nora returns to a place she did not feel welcome. Growing friendships, as well as family ties, I enjoyed this book and would recommend it
  • Lori Palmer (Palmer's Page Turners)
    Normally I read my ARC's closer to publication date but I'd heard so many great things already about this book that I couldn't resist reading it early! I've been absolutely loving Kristan Higgins' books lately and this one was absolutely fantastic. I loved Nora and how real her feelings and experiences were--it was one of those books where when it ended, I genuinely missed her and wanted to know what was going on in her life--it felt that real. I...
  • Heidi
    Fantastic novel!I'll post a full review when the release date is closer.Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the complimentary advance copy.
  • Joy Matteson
    Seriously, I don't know how Higgins keeps getting better with age, like fine wine. I flew through this one in a few days. Now that Higgins has broken out of her Harlequin shell (I mean that in the best possible terms), she writes freely with more complex characters--maybe I don't read much romance, but I can't remember the last time I read one where the hero has a hearing disability. It's touching, genuine, and hilarious. A sure bet in my book.