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Something Blue (2006)

av Emily Giffin

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed comes a novel that shows how someone with a ,perfect life' can lose it all-and then find everything. Darcy Rhone thought she had it all figured out: the more beautiful the girl, the more charmed her life.  Never mind substance.  Never mind playing by the rules.  Never mind karma. But Darcy's neat, perfect world turns upside down when her best friend, Rachel, the plain-Jane "good girl," steals her fiance, while Darcy finds herself completely alone for the first time in her life. with a baby on the way. Darcy tries to recover, fleeing to her childhood friend living in London and resorting to her tried-and-true methods for getting what she wants. But as she attempts to recreate her glamorous life on a new continent, Darcy finds that her rules no longer apply. It is only then that Darcy can begin her journey toward self-awareness, forgiveness, and motherhood. Something Blue is a novel about one woman's surprising discoveries about the true meaning of friendship, love, and happily-ever-after. It's a novel for anyone who has ever, even secretly, wondered if the last thing you want is really the one thing you need.… (mer)
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    schatzi: "Something Blue" is the sequel to "Something Borrowed"
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This book did what it could to redeem some of the characters introduced in Something Borrowed and while the story wasn't all that bad it is hard to enjoy a story about characters you strongly dislike. ( )
  mackinsquash | Aug 15, 2020 |
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  Olivermagnus | Jul 2, 2020 |
Updated May 6, 2020. I don’t support racist authors.


Honestly, I didn't like this one much more than "Something Borrowed", but due to the ending (which I had a hard time believing) I still gave it three stars because I think that the main character in this one (Darcy) was more honest about her crap than her ex-best friend Rachel. I did spend about 60 percent of the book disliking Darcy though. And I still found it farfetched that Darcy would go to England and just push herself on Ethan (introduced in the last book). And when Ethan did his reading of receipts to Darcy, the whole thing just fell flat.

"Something Blue" was an interesting book. A sequel to "Something Borrowed" the story also goes back some way to find out more about the main character in this one Darcy. In the first book in the series, I thought she was very under developed. And in this one, I thought her obsession with Rachel and Dex was a mess. I got it, but girl, really? After Griffin provides us with even more ammo to have us hate Darcy, I was just over her. She was blind to her issues and I can't see how she got through her life without someone slapping her on a daily basis.

When Darcy flees to England to get away from the mess her life is (no spoilers) it really doesn't feel organic to the story. But I liked the England parts better. There, Darcy reconnects with Ethan and in her own messed up way is there to try to drive a wedge between him and her ex best friend Rachel.

Why did I give this three stars??

Oh yeah, the story moved to England and I liked how Griffin depicted it. Also we have Darcy growing up a lot in this book. I don't know if I buy she suddenly changed in like two months. And she was still making catty comments to herself about other characters. But I did like that she stopped to realize that she was selfish and took ownership of her relationship with her ex. I also thought that she had a point that Rachel was her best friend and that Darcy would not have done something like that to her. Ethan and others trying to bring up that Darcy stole Dex from Rachel (yeah no) was total crap. I do think that Darcy loved her friends, but she was selfish as the day is long. It doesn't absolve her best friend from sleeping with her fiancee.

The writing was okay in this one.I didn't really care for Darcy's voice. When the book fast forwards a few years Darcy's voice is like night and day. That really surprised me.

The ending was a surprise, but I don't know it really fit what we know about this character. ( )
  ObsidianBlue | Jul 1, 2020 |
As I started to read this novel I thought it might be moved to my "Abandoned" shelf as I couldn't remember a time when I'd read about a character as shallow and self-centered as Darcy and yet I kept reading. The 2nd night I thought I'd just read a little more before I gave up and slowly I was drawn to keep reading crossing over to knowing for sure that I would finish this book.

This novel can be categorized or called chick-lit or contemporary romance but I think sometimes when we label novels (or anything really!) that the label partially minimizes the importance and/or value of the novel itself. Darcy and Rachel once inseparable friends now have a friendship that appears irrevocably broken. As the story evolves it reminds us all of the meaning of true friendship and love and the glorious feelings when we realize that being happy for each other and supporting one another without judging the other person's motives or choices is the true pinnacle of living joyously every day.

I'm glad I didn't miss reading this novel. “It doesn't take vows or genetics to be a family..." ( )
  FerneMysteryReader | Jan 11, 2020 |
Although Darcy is shallow, lives for the moment, and crashes Ethan's pad, darn it all if she ain't charming, hilarious, and engaging. Adds more heart to the drama of the previous book, addresses salient issues about materialism and childbearing, and overall, a fine chick-lit offering. ( )
  charlyk | Nov 15, 2019 |
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed comes a novel that shows how someone with a ,perfect life' can lose it all-and then find everything. Darcy Rhone thought she had it all figured out: the more beautiful the girl, the more charmed her life.  Never mind substance.  Never mind playing by the rules.  Never mind karma. But Darcy's neat, perfect world turns upside down when her best friend, Rachel, the plain-Jane "good girl," steals her fiance, while Darcy finds herself completely alone for the first time in her life. with a baby on the way. Darcy tries to recover, fleeing to her childhood friend living in London and resorting to her tried-and-true methods for getting what she wants. But as she attempts to recreate her glamorous life on a new continent, Darcy finds that her rules no longer apply. It is only then that Darcy can begin her journey toward self-awareness, forgiveness, and motherhood. Something Blue is a novel about one woman's surprising discoveries about the true meaning of friendship, love, and happily-ever-after. It's a novel for anyone who has ever, even secretly, wondered if the last thing you want is really the one thing you need.

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