#FuturisticFriday Review: Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Now That You Mention It

Summary: 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 fifteen years ago doesn’t necessarily want her. At every turn, someone holds the prodigal daughter of Scupper Island responsible for small-town drama and big-time disappointments.

With a tough islander mother who’s always been distant and a wild-child sister in jail, unable to raise her daughter–a withdrawn teen as eager to ditch the island as Nora once was–Nora has her work cut out for her if she’s going to take what might be her last chance to mend the family.

But as some relationships crumble around her, others unexpectedly strengthen. Balancing loss and opportunity, a dark event from her past with hope for the future, Nora will discover that tackling old pain makes room for promise…and the chance to begin again.


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

I have loved Kristan Higgins since I started reading her Blue Heron romance series. In the past 3 or so years- she’s evolved her writing style and is now more firmly in the women’s fiction style of writing than romance. But all the things I loved in her romance- her use of snark, dialogue that makes you laugh out loud, and characters that are real- she didn’t forget about them once she moved to WF- in fact, she may even have made her trademark style BETTER.

Nora’s got some issues. She’s risen above what people in high school thought of her and hasn’t returned to Scupper Island since she left there after getting a scholarship. But her life has taken some bad hits recently and she needs to go back home- to try and mend some family ties on Scupper Island, to heal herself emotionally & physically.

What I Liked:

The Cover!

Nora. She’s scrappy, bright, funny. She’s a bit too Harry Potter obsessed for me to hang out with her, but she had a whole lot going for her. Even more when she realized some things about high school that she felt some guilt over was not for her to feel guilt about.


Bottom line: This book has a lot going for it. Mother/daughter relationships, Sister/Sister relationships, making peace with high school horror, and focusing on having a good life- even if it’s not exactly how you pictured it when you were 18.


*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*

**This book is also a December #FuturisticFriday selection from Traveling With T.**


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T



14 thoughts on “#FuturisticFriday Review: Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins

  1. Great review!! I read Now That You Mention It, my first KH book, and loved it so much that I found her first Blue Heron series book, The Best Man, and read that too. Loved it. I agree with everything you said about her writing style. I really liked the romance book, but I really loved her women’s fiction voice. I’m looking forward to reading more. ( :
    P.S. The Harry Potter stuff went over my head since I’ve never read any of those books. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 🙂

    • You’ll have to finish the rest of the Blue Heron series- they are all great! She’s also got 2 other women’s fictions books out- If you only knew and on second thought ( I loved both, but love OST a bit more- although to not be spoiled to what happens in If You Only Knew, you’ll need to read that first!)

      • Hi!! I do have to finish the series. I have quite a few review commitments, but I’m going to try to squeeze them in between. ☺️
        I have Now That You Mention It, but I need to get On Second Thought. Are you saying I should read NTYMI first?
        Thanks for the recommendations. 😊

      • That’s great- the Blue Heron series will be a nice break between review commitments.

        If You Only Knew is Kristan’s first women’s fiction book and her second, On Second Thought are related. They are not a series, but they are set in the same town and some characters from If You Only Knew are mentioned in On Second Thought- you can read them out of order, tho, but you’ll just know how things end up in If You Only Knew.

        Now That You Mention It is completely unrelated to the other 2 books!

      • Thx so much for telling me that. It works out perfectly since I already have Now That You Mention It. 😊
        I’m glad I discovered her recently because I love her women’s fiction voice. ☺️

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