Emily Giffin captured my reading heart with her first novels, Something Borrowed and Something Blue. I have been a huge fan ever since reading every book she’s published.
All We Ever Wanted is set in Nashville and is said to be quite the page turner! Read more below:
Nina Browning is living the good life after marrying into Nashville’s elite. More recently, her husband made a fortune selling his tech business, and their adored son has been accepted to Princeton.
Yet sometimes the middle-class small-town girl in Nina wonders if she’s strayed from the person she once was.
Tom Volpe is a single dad working multiple jobs while struggling to raise his headstrong daughter, Lyla. His road has been lonely, long, and hard, but he finally starts to relax after Lyla earns a scholarship to Windsor Academy, Nashville’s most prestigious private school.
Amid so much wealth and privilege, Lyla doesn’t always fit in—and her overprotective father doesn’t help—but in most ways, she’s a typical teenaged girl, happy and thriving.
Then, one photograph, snapped in a drunken moment at a party, changes everything. As the image spreads like wildfire, the Windsor community is instantly polarized, buzzing with controversy and assigning blame.
At the heart of the lies and scandal, Tom, Nina, and Lyla are forced together—all questioning their closest relationships, asking themselves who they really are, and searching for the courage to live a life of true meaning.
Some friends and I attended Cheekwood’s Book Launch Party with the author.
Emily was interviewed by StyleBluePrint and discussed her new book as well as her favorite subject, The Royal Family.
The lovely Parnassus book team was onsite selling advanced copies of the novel.
The cutest, resort wear company, Dear Keaton had a pop-up shop filled with tassels, pom-poms and bright colors!
Each attendee received a swag bag with goodies from Random House, Woo Cosmetics, Crosby by Mollie Birch, Mario Badescu, Draper James, Rifle Paper Co. and Drew Barrymore’s FLOWER Eyewear collection.
Chef’s Market catered the event with a few of Nashville’s finest flavors.