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Meant to Be

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Meant to Be by Emily Giffin
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May 31, 2022 | ISBN 9780593587331 | 691 Minutes

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Meant To Be is the most golden, heart-crunching, epic love story, which swept me away into another time and another world.”—Sophie Kinsella
 
“A dependably down-to-earth, girlfriendly storyteller.”The New York Times

“[A] modern-day Jane Austen.”Vanity Fair

“A sweet and sensible romance firmly placed in the real world . . . Meant to Be balances classic romance scenes with nuggets of history and nuanced takes on modern issues. . . . Giffin’s writing is consumable and rich, balancing dialogue and descriptions to build a parallel world with convincing characters. Meant to Be proves you can have your romance and think deeply, too.”—Associated Press
 
“This lively page-turner is inspired by the courtship of John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy.”—Elisabeth Egan, The New York Times

“The novel strikes a careful balance between simply retelling the true story of JFK Jr. and his wife, Carolyn Bessette, and crafting an entirely new one. Readers who have an abiding interest in the Kennedys will be fascinated . . . Meant to Be is a chic, history-inspired summer read that you will want to take with you to the beach.”Bookreporter

“If you’ve never read Emily Giffin, Meant to Be is the perfect place to start. This glorious, satisfying novel from the master storyteller of contemporary fiction is impossible to put down. It’s Giffin’s best novel yet—and they are all exceptional.”—Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Left Undone

Meant to Be elegantly captures love in all its passionate, messy, wonderful glory. Emily Giffin’s writing is addictive—from the first page to the final line. This warm hug of a book is the perfect literary escape.”—Jill Santopolo, New York Times bestselling author of Everything After
 
“I’m a sucker for an iconic, against-all-odds love story, and Meant to Be truly delivers. This fun, addictive read is a must for anyone enchanted by family dynasties, the private lives of the rich and famous, and soul connections that cannot be denied.”—Tia Williams, New York Times bestselling author of Seven Days in June

“Giffin reimagines the love story of John F. Kennedy, Jr., and Carolyn Bessette in her absorbing new novel. . . . Giffin convincingly dramatizes the challenges the couple faces, inducing readers to invest in them and hope desperately for a happy ending.”Booklist

“Giffin’s latest charts the course of true love between an American aristocrat and a troubled fashionista. . . . An intriguing meditation on the meaning of ‘meant to be.’”Kirkus Reviews

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