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Kristan Higgins

USA flag (b.1965)

Kristan Higgins is the New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of 18 novels, which have been translated into more than two dozen languages. Her books have received dozens of awards and accolades, including starred reviews from Kirkus,
The New York Journal of Books, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and Booklist. She is a five-time nominee for The Kirkus Prize for Best Work of Fiction, and her books regularly appear on the lists for best novels of the year of many prestigious journals and review sites.The proud descendant of a butcher and a laundress, Kristan lives in Connecticut with her heroic firefighter husband, two long-lashed children, a couple of frisky rescue dogs and an occasionally friendly cat.

Genres: Romance, General Fiction

Non fiction
   Crappy Friends (2020) (with Joss Dey)
Kristan Higgins recommends
Death, Taxes and a French Manicure (2011)
(Tara Holloway, book 1)
Diane Kelly
"Keep your eye on Diane Kelly--her writing is tight, smart and laugh-out-loud funny."
Dangerous Curves Ahead (2013)
(Perfect Fit, book 1)
Sugar Jamison
"Snarky, sexy, and so much fun. Sugar Jamison is sure to be a hit!"
In the Mood for Love (2014)
(Cupcake Lovers, book 4)
Beth Ciotta
The One in My Heart (2015)
Sherry Thomas
"I am magnificently and irreparably ruined by her books."
Coming Home to Mustang Ridge (2015)
(Mustang Ridge, book 5)
Jesse Hayworth
"Warm, witty...with a great deal of heart."
The Hating Game (2016)
Sally Thorne
"A brilliant, biting, hilarious new voice. The Hating Game will take the rom-com world by storm. One of the best I’ve read, ever."
The Coldwater Warm Hearts Club (2016)
(Coldwater, book 1)
Lexi Eddings
"A unique take on what it means to go home again."
Confessions of a Domestic Failure (2017)
Bunmi Laditan
"Bunmi Laditan is that rare author who perfectly captures the gooey mess of panic, hilarity and love that is the essence motherhood. An honest, brilliantly funny novel about being good enough, Confessions of a Domestic Failure will make you cry with laughter and want Ashley for your best friend. The funniest novel I've read this year."
Couldn't Ask For More (2017)
(Southern Gentlemen, book 2)
Kianna Alexander
"A lush, beautifully written story about the indelible mark of first love. Intelligent, fresh, and utterly lovely."
Love At Last (2018)
Claudia Connor
"Claudia Connor writes the kind of romance I love the most. Warm, realistic, steamy and heartfelt."
Come Home to Me (2018)
Liz Talley
"Liz Talley’s characters stay with the reader long after the last page is turned. Complex, emotional stories written in a warm, intelligent voice, her books will warm readers’ hearts."
Flying At Night (2018)
Rebecca L Brown
"Raw with emotional honesty, this book is a fearless, graceful and compelling look at family, marriage and parenting. Utterly captivating. I loved it!"
Intercepted (2018)
(Playbook , book 1)
Alexa Martin
"Fast, fun and absolutely engaging. A smashing debut!"
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill (2019)
(Bookish Life of Nina Hill, book 1)
Abbi Waxman
"Move over on the settee, Jane Austen. You’ve met your modern-day match in Abbi Waxman. Bitingly funny, relatable and intelligent, The Bookish Life of Nina Hill is a must for anyone who loves to read."
Ellie and the Harpmaker (2019)
Hazel Prior
"How I loved this book! An uncommonly lovely story told with elegance, insight, and so much heart. Hazel Prior's brilliant debut will delight."
Promises of the Heart (2020)
(Savannah Skies, book 1)
Nan Rossiter
"A multi-leveled, beautifully written story that will glow in readers’ hearts long after the last page is turned."
You Were There Too (2020)
Colleen Oakley
"Hypnotically beautiful, You Were There Too delves into the chasm between the life we have and the life we imagine for ourselves. Unique, lyrical and thoughtful."
Real Men Knit (2020)
(Real Men Knit, book 1)
Kwana Jackson
"A big-hearted, warm, funny story of community, family and unexpected romance, Real Men Knit is an absolute winner. Kwana Jackson never fails to give me exactly what I want in a book: a messy family, characters who fight for what they want, believable and delicious romance, and a setting that’s as much a part of the story as the people in it."
Recipe for Persuasion (2020)
(Rajes, book 2)
Sonali Dev
"Sonali Dev is unparalleled in the world of romantic fiction."
The Boyfriend Project (2020)
(Boyfriend Project, book 1)
Farrah Rochon
"A masterpiece of modern-day Jane Austen with effortless, razor-sharp social commentary, romance and humor. Farrah Rochon is one of the absolute best romance writers today. Period."
Meet Me in Barefoot Bay (2021)
(Barefoot Bay)
Roxanne St Claire
"Lovely, lush, and layered, this story took my breath away."
Goodbye, Lark Lovejoy (2021)
(Enchanted Rock, book 1)
Kris Clink
"A wonderful new voice in women’s fiction."
Lost in Paris (2021)
Elizabeth Thompson
"A luscious, layered story of inheritance, heartbreak, reinvention, and family. I adored this book."
The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes (2021)
(Lillys, book 1)
Xio Axelrod
"Written with an easy grace and vivid style... I was fascinated with the music scene, something I know nothing about, but which was brought to bright life in this engaging, vivid page-turner."
Island Queen (2021)
Vanessa Riley
"Reading Island Queen and I am riveted. RIVETED, I tell you! Whew! That woman can WRITE! What a book!"
Red Thread of Fate (2022)
Lyn Liao Butler
"I couldn't put this book down. A masterful story of sorrow, secrets and unexpected romance, Ms. Butler writes with humor, compassion and honesty. Simply wonderful. I can't wait for more from this gifted author."
Crazy To Leave You (2022)
Marilyn Simon Rothstein
"If you don't laugh out loud while reading a book by Marilyn Simon Rothstein, you're dead inside. Filled with everything I love in a story: a well-meaning, insanity-inducing family, gut-busting laughs, and a heroine who feels like a friend. Crazy to Leave You will be an instant classic."
Just Another Love Song (2022)
Kerry Winfrey
"A small town, first love and the one who got away. What more could you want than this sweet, funny romance by Kerry Winfrey? Her dialogue is sparkling, the town is filled with believable, wonderful people, and the kid is ridiculously adorable. Sandy and Hank have spent fifteen years apart while he pursued his music dreams and she foundered, a little lost and hapless. But she finds meaning in the business she inherited and enjoys a close circle of friends. When Hank comes back, all that yearning and angst rear up again in a most delicious way. Can they reconfigure their high school love to something that works now? Of course they can, and every page of the story leads to that wonderful conclusion. Light-hearted but with emotional depth, this book is a real treat."

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