Thank you! Jules, a work-study student at Princeton, becomes an egg donor to earn enough to put her father, a formerly respectable high school teacher whose career and marriage exploded after a drunken vehicular felony, through rehab. To replenish the family coffers, Frank reluctantly agrees to let her become a surrogate mother—very reluctantly, it turns out. Failing to take Hollywood by storm, she reinvented herself as a publicist, shedding years and pounds with the aid of false documents and surgical enhancements. Besides, could that unfamiliar discomfiture Bettina is experiencing be sympathy for her stepmother?
Added by 4 of our members. In the latest from 1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner, four women bound by obligation and opportunity struggle to find a way to make a family. Jules Wildgren is a Princeton senior with a full scholarship and a family she's ashamed to invite to Parents' Weekend. Tall, blond, and outwardly identical to her prep-school-educated classmates, her plan is to take the ten thousand dollars she'll receive from donating her 'pedigree' eggs and try to save her father from addiction. Annie Barrow is a working-class mother of two who scrapes by on her husband's single paycheck. After watching a TV show about surrogates, she thinks she's found a way to recover a sense of purpose and bring in some extra cash. India Bishop, thirty-eight really forty-three , believes she's found her happy ending when she marries a wealthy, older man, Marcus Croft, but decides a baby will seal the deal.
Now the poignant and heart-warming tale that immersed readers is out in paperback May 8. Jules is a Princeton-educated young woman who finds herself in a sad family situation which causes her to sell her eggs to help save her father before addiction takes his life. In a novel that will arrest your attention throughout, these stories will mesh together with the creativity and care that Weiner brings to all her works. With surrogacy making the headlines due to Giuliana Rancic, E! News co-host and reality star, announcing that she and husband Bill are expecting their first child via a gestational surrogate, my interest in Then Came You was sparked.