“People make time for what matters to them” – Emily Giffin

Picking up this book, I knew I wouldn’t be able to put it down or get it out of my mind until I finished it. Just like that, I finished the book in two straight days, and I’m still thinking about it. It’s not surprising, as all of Emily Giffin’s books do that to me; the story pulls me in and I can’t stop reading to find out what will happen next.

All we ever wanted in a non-fiction story told from the viewpoints of the three main characters:

  • Nina: The wife of Kirk and the mother of Finch. Born and raised in a small town, before moving away for college, and then falling in love and marrying Kirk; and into the Nashville Elite.
  • Tom: Just a Nashville boy who fell head over heels for a beautiful girl at a bar. The pair had a daughter, Lyla, who Tom is now the sole guardian of, and struggling to keep up with the teenage drama which comes with growing up.
  • Lyla: It all starts with Lyla – just living out her teenage girl ways until she finds herself in a troubling situation.


One City | Two Sources | Three Worlds

The overall plot of the story entices readers on learning one of life’s most important lessons; that sometimes thing’s aren’t what they seem. Each of the main characters face their own fears and come to life-changing realizations. Without saying too much.



When I pick up books like this; a mix of lifestyle drama and potential romantic engagements, I usually don’t assume that I will learn a lesson along the way. This changed with this book; I think Emily told a great story and defined a very important message with her story. Now that I think about it, she often does that in her books; without being too pushy and aggressive, the reader is able to read between the lines and figure it out. I love a good non-fiction story as much as the next person. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who asks about it.


Welcome to The Prettier Life! I've created this lifestyle blog to share with you my thoughts on health, happiness, fashion, travel, and so much more! One of my main goals in life is to be happy; kind and positive in all aspects. I'm so glad you are here and hope that you find my blog insightful, positive, and motivating! #PositiveVibesOnly

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s