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, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary, Fiction, Contemporary Romance

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...
  • Meredith
    Now That You Mention It is a heartfelt story about a woman’s journey to self-acceptance. This book is filled with humor, emotion, and lots of love. When Dr. Nora Stuart is hit by a van, she sees her life flash before her eyes. Even though her life looks good on the surface, she realizes that she has been feeling increasingly gray. She decides to take a leave of absence from work and return home to Scupper Island Maine to reconnect with her stan...
  • Deanna
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...4.5 Stars! “Now That You Mention it” is my second Kristan Higgins novel and I thought it was a fantastic read.After being hit by a truck, Nora Dr. Nora Stuart, a gastroenterologist at Boston City Hospital is certain she’s heading towards the light… “I’m dying…this time I’m really going to die”. The evening had started off well for Nora. She’d even saved a ...
  • 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....
  • Susanne Strong
    4 StarsDr. Nora Stuart is not having a good day. She feels like she’s been hit by a mack truck – the crazy thing is, she’s actually been hit by a Van (sounds like the craziest thing ever right?!). When she wakes up in the Hospital, she overhears her ER Doctor boyfriend Bobby flirting with another doctor telling her that he was planning to break up with Nora that weekend (no joke!). Talk about a disaster. When she’s finally able to leave t...
  • Diane S ☔
    3.5 This is just one of those novels, the ones I occasionally need to read when my life is stressed or as a nice, welcoming break between other heavy or intense books. Not that this doesn't tackle some heavy issues, but all in all it is a book that leaves one feeling hopeful, warm hearted. The setting of Scuppers island in Maine was also a draw, since I have never read anything set here, nor in fact heard of before. It is also the fourth book I h...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Traveling Sisters Group Read by Norma with Brenda, Melisa, Susanne, Diane, and Sarah4 stars from Norma!  This was my very first Kristan Higgins novel and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. There were a few scenes within this novel that had me laughing so hard that my tummy hurt!  Even though some aspects of this novel was heartbreaking to read it was also very touching and heartwarming.Brenda didn’t share in my enjoyment and thoughts on...
  • Jonetta
    Nora Stuart grew up on Scupper Island, Maine, a small island three miles from the state’s coast and was shaped by two major events in her life: her father’s departure when she was 12-years old and pretty awful high school years. Her salvation was winning a competitive scholarship only available to islanders that took her away from her hometown for the next 15 years, even though that came at a price. When she’s injured in an accident, Nora r...
  • Theresa Alan
    “Say a grizzly bear came down from Canada and bit off her arm. Mom would just shoot the bear, sew her arm back on with the thick black thread she used to sew our buttons back on when we were kids, then butcher the bear, make it into chili and use the skin as a rug.”Doctor Nora Stuart goes home to Scupper Island after being hit by a van. She doesn’t have a warm relationship with her mother or her niece, who is there because her mother is in ...
  • Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
    5 stars! Sometimes it takes a few years before you understand what you're worth. And who's worth your time." It's official. I have my first five-star read of the year. And so well-deserved, too. I don't know how to review this book that would give it justice. It was hopeful, heartwarming and breaking, funny, and oh so beautiful. I'm so happy I got to read the chance to read this. I'll let you in on a secret—I'm tearing up a little as I'm writi...
  • Jennifer
    With every new release I read from Kristan Higgins, I am more and more amazed at the complexity and palpable emotion she brings to her characters. In Now That You Mention It, she has written a heroine that I fell absolutely in love with. Readers get to follow her from present to past and forward again and witness first hand some very stressful events that show how very human and resilient she is. Higgins also brought attention to underappreciated...
  • Sarah Joint
    If you're in the mood to sink into a cute and slightly quirky read that is mostly lighthearted fun, this is the book for you. I'm generally NOT a fan of romance, and while the book certainly has romantic moments, they're not overdone or even the backbone of the story itself. Yes, there's some romance. There's also a lot more. Family issues, dealing with your past, guilt, secrets, grief, and new beginnings. While most of it is very light, there is...
  • Melisa
    This is my first time reading Kristan Higgins and wanted to read this book due to the glowing review from my pal Melissa. This book definitely lives in a world of its own- there is a LOT going on here to the point where I wouldn’t know how to classify it as a genre - some romance, some darkness touched upon, with a healthy dose of other heavy themes. However, there were more than several instances where I found myself laughing out loud and for ...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at:’s going on with me, you ask? Oh, you know, the same old same old . . . . Fifteen years ago Nora Stuart left Scupper Island behind and pretty much never looked back. Winner of a scholarship fairytales are made of, Nora was able to drop the “Troll” moniker that had followed her through high school, graduate from Tufts Medical School and become a successful gastroenterologist i...
  • Brandice
    Now That You Mention It is a story about Nora Stuart, a gastroenterologist in her mid 30s working at a Boston hospital and dating Bobby, an ER doctor. Nora gets hurt in an accident - She then breaks up with Bobby and decides to go back home to Scupper Island, Maine to recover. Nora hasn’t been back to Maine in several years, and has a lot of feelings to address, many of which are painful. She loves her Mom but they aren’t as close as Nora wou...
  • JanB
    3.5 stars. This is my third KH book, and while it wasn't my favorite, it was still very enjoyable. This was a Traveling Sister read. You can find this and other reviews in their blog at:https://twogirlslostinacouleereading....What I liked:-The characters. I even liked the teens, and I rarely like teens in novels- I liked that the romance was a minor part of the book, it wasn't insta-love, and it didn't have too many eye-rolling moments. -I liked ...
  • Jennifer Kyle
    3.75 - 4 Stars"sometimes it takes a few years before you understand what you're worth. And who's worth your time."
  • 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!!
  • Zoe
    Mesmerizing, heartwarming, and brilliantly crafted!Now That You Mention It is a touching story that immerses you in a tale about confronting the past, embracing the future, and discovering one's true self.The prose is well turned and fluid. The characters are unique, flawed, genuine, and lovable. And the story is an exceptionally absorbing tale about life, love, forgiveness, familial drama, friendship, courage, community, and happiness.  Now T...
  • ♥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...
  • Margitte
    From the blurb:New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins welcomes you home in a funny, emotionally charged must-read novel about the complications of life, love and family. It's an almost winter day out there, the wind is lashing about, the sun smiles warm and soothing on my snotty nose and thick headed self. I needed some laughs and normality back into my heavily-invested-in-political reading right now. When you have a cold, politics wil...
  • 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...
  • BookLover
    “I was hit by a car, and according to the Hallmark Channel, I’m supposed to come home.” The opening for this story grabbed a hold of me and then didn’t let go. Kristan Higgins is great at delivering an underdog heroine, but I wasn’t quite prepared for what she had in store for me with Nora Stuart. Nora, after experiencing a “life flashing before your eyes” accident, decided it was time to go back to her childhood home, Scupper Isla...
  • 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....
  • Kristy
    Nora Stuart has overcome a lot. After a combination of relentless bullying and being overlooked and ignored in high school (even by her sister, Lily), she earned a scholarship to Tufts on her way to becoming a gastroenterologist. She thought the worst was behind her as she found happiness with her medical practice and her boyfriend, but then boom it all changed in a second--literally--when she stepped off a curb and was hit by a car. So she does ...
  • Kathryn
    4.5 stars. Review to follow
  • Susan
    Now That You Mention ItKristan HigginsReceived from EdelweissNora Stuart's father left the small island of Scupper, Maine when she was twelve years old. Her high school years were horrible and her only saving grace was earning a full scholarship to Tuffts University. She leaves the island becomes a doctor, but always wonders why her dad left all those years ago. When he left Nora and her younger sister Lily were never close like they were when he...
  • Andrea
    “I was hit by a car, and according to the Hallmark Channel, I'm supposed to come home.”The Hallmark Channel and I are BESTIES around the holidays, so this one was pretty much in the bag. Nothing earth shatteringly unique here, just a cozy, satisfying story with great characters to root for. Sigh. Kristan Higgins just gets better and better.
  • Geri Reads
    I'm in the minority on this one. I think I would've liked the book better if not for a number of niggling issues that killed whatever sympathy I had for the characters. ARC provided by the publisher
  • Sherri Thacker
    A quick fun read! Some laugh out loud moments too! I want to move to Scupper Island, a tiny coastal town in Maine (that is if the winters weren’t so brutal). Lol