Meant to Be: A Novel
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Genre Fiction
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A restless golden boy and a girl with a
troubled past navigate a love story that may be doomed before it even
begins, in this “glorious, satisfying” (Adriana Trigiani) new novel from
the author of All We Ever Wanted and The Lies That Bind. “I’m a sucker for
an iconic, against-all-odds love story, and Meant to Be truly
delivers.”—Tia Williams, author of Seven Days in June The Kingsley family
is American royalty, beloved for their military heroics, political service,
and unmatched elegance. In 1967, after Joseph S. Kingsley, Jr. is killed in
a tragic accident, his charismatic son inherits the weight of that legacy.
But Joe III is a free spirit—and a little bit reckless. Despite his best
intentions, he has trouble meeting the expectations of a nation, as well as
those of his exacting mother, Dottie.Meanwhile, no one ever expected
anything of Cate Cooper. She, too, grew up fatherless—and after her mother
marries an abusive man, she is forced to fend for herself. After being
discovered by a model scout at age sixteen, Cate decides that her looks may
be her only ticket out of the cycle of disappointment that her mother has
always inhabited. Before too long, Cate’s face is in magazines and on
billboards. Yet she feels like a fraud, faking it in a world to which she’s
never truly belonged.When Joe and Cate unexpectedly cross paths one
afternoon, their connection is instant and intense. But can their
relationship survive the glare of the spotlight and the so-called Kingsley
curse? In a beautifully written novel that captures a gilded moment in
American history, Emily Giffin tells the story of two people searching for
belonging and identity, as well as the answer to the question: Are certain
love stories meant to be? Read more

 

Genre Romance/Erotica


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