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On Second Thought

A Novel

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.


Read the book that has book clubs everywhere falling in love! From the New York
bestselling author of If You Only Knew comes an irresistible,
heartbreaking novel.

Praise for On Second Thought:

“Higgins has perfect pitch when it comes to her upstate New York protagonists
and their expanded worlds that even extend to Brooklyn. Emotional depth is seared into
every page along with wry banter, bringing readers to tears and smiles. Another hit for
Higgins.”—Library Journal, starred review

“A captivating read about two sisters dealing with love, loss and new
beginnings. What sets this book apart is how one event changes both women's lives. Kate is
refreshingly frank in her inner monologue, and Ainsley is charmingly self-aware and
wry.”—RT Book Reviews, *5 STARS* Top Pick!

“Higgins' complex, witty characters will seem like close friends, and readers
will savor each and every page as they find that love comes in many different flavors and
forms. Demand will be high for the latest from this women's-fiction
star.”—Booklist, starred review

Ainsley O'Leary is so ready to get married—she's even found the engagement ring her
boyfriend has stashed away. What she doesn't anticipate is being blindsided by a breakup
he chronicles in a blog…which (of course) goes viral. Devastated and humiliated, Ainsley
turns to her older half sister, Kate, who's struggling with a sudden loss of her own.

Kate's always been the poised, self-assured sister, but becoming a newlywed—and a
widow—in the space of four months overwhelms her. Though the sisters were never close, she
starts to confide in Ainsley, especially when she learns her late husband was keeping a
secret from her.

Despite the murky blended-family dynamic that's always separated them, Ainsley's and
Kate's heartaches bind their summer together when they come to terms with the inevitable
imperfection of relationships and family—and the possibility of one day finding love

Customer Reviews

Good book

Loved it! It started off a little shaky but eventually the story came together and I couldn’t put it down...I laughed and cried...great read!

Absolutely Wonderful!

Love love loved this book! I previously read the Blue Heron series by this author. As good as those were, this one was a step above. I simultaneously could not put it down and did not want it to end. Highly recommend and will be telling all my reader friends about this book.


On Second Thought is pure Kristan Higgins. This story is of two sisters who deal with loss and love made me laugh and cry. In many ways it made me think about the relationship I had with my younger sister. We were six years apart and sort of close as children but became best friends as adults. The two sisters in the story, Kate and Ainsley, were there for each other as they dealt with loss, pain, grief, new loves, and unexpected events. Ms. Higgins wrote a story that reflects family dynamics which many readers can relate to.

I highly recommend On Second Thought to all readers. I have read every book Kristan Higgins has written and love how she draws the reader into the story. She is a talented writer and story teller, able to bring humor, tears, and sexy into her stories and make it realistic. Higgins makes me laugh and cry when I read her books and that’s a good thing. I am sad whenever I finish one of her stories as I have to wait a while for her next book and see what magic and genius she creates.

On Second Thought
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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published: Jan 31, 2017
  • Publisher: HQN Books
  • Seller: Harlequin Digital Sales Corporation
  • Print Length: 384 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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