Something Blue

Version: Abridged
Author: Emily Giffin
Narrator: Jennifer Wiltsie
Genres: Romance, Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: June 2005
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 5 hours
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Overview

From the New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed comes a novel that shows how someone with a 'perfect life' can lose it all-and then find everything.
Darcy Rhone thought she had it all figured out: the more beautiful the girl, the more charmed her life. Never mind substance. Never mind playing by the rules. Never mind karma.
But Darcy's neat, perfect world turns upside down when her best friend, Rachel, the plain-Jane 'good girl,' steals her fiancé, while Darcy finds herself completely alone for the first time in her life...with a baby on the way.
Darcy tries to recover, fleeing to her childhood friend living in London and resorting to her tried-and-true methods for getting what she wants. But as she attempts to recreate her glamorous life on a new continent, Darcy finds that her rules no longer apply. It is only then that Darcy can begin her journey toward self-awareness, forgiveness, and motherhood.
Emily Giffin's Something Blue is a novel about one woman's surprising discoveries about the true meaning of friendship, love, and happily-ever-after. It's a novel for anyone who has ever, even secretly, wondered if the last thing you want is really the one thing you need.

Reviews (31)

Written by Vicki Tamandl on February 11th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 2/5

This is a very lightweight story anyway, and so really would have benefited from a narrator who added SOME depth to the character with their approach. Sorry but I found the narration annoying and difficult to listen to.

Written by Danielle bosley on November 4th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Will go down in history as one of my favorites that I Read over and over again.

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Written by Kari on January 31st, 2012

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Great book, Darcy really changed, which was a good thing, I just wish it was longer than 4 cd's.

Good Read

Written by JMH1of6 on June 8th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I thought this was a great book. it was a light, fun read.

I couldn't finish it

Written by Anonymous on September 12th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I liked two of her other books, but this one drove me crazy, so I gave up. Too whiny - both the reader and the main character.

Okay

Written by Patti on March 21st, 2010

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I usually like chick lits, but this one was just okay. Darcy was so shallow the first half of the book that I could barely keep listening and then at the end, she'd done such a 180 that she was overly apologetic about going into labor. I mean, who would apologize for such a thing? Especially Darcy, regardless of how much she'd changed. That part of the transformation seemed a bit overboard.

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Written by happystyler from Moorpark, CA on October 24th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I really enjoyed this book, even more so than Something Borrowed. I agree that is starts off shallow, but that is part of the charm of the book...that people can change!

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Written by Anonymous from Salt Lake City, UT on August 14th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

A pleasant read. A nice fantasy. The character is interesting but the story is hard to believe. It is an entertaining light read.

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Written by Anonymous on July 2nd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I almost stopped listening after the first CD......it was so shallow! but it became very enjoyable the rest of the way.

Something Blue

Written by Anonymous on May 28th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Somewhat predictable but also entertaining. It's a good one for the commute.

Author Details

Author Details

Giffin, Emily

Emily Giffin was born on March 20, 1972, in Baltimore, Maryland and had a very happy childhood. She grew up with a love of reading, surrounded by books and making frequent trips to the library with her mother and older sister, Sarah. She began writing at a young age, and "published" many of her own stories.

Emily's father was an executive for Sears, so her family moved around quite a bit over the years. In 1986, they arrived in Naperville, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago) just in time for Emily to start high school. During those years, Emily indulged her passion for writing as a member of the creative writing club and the editor-in-chief of her high school newspaper. She won several awards for her writing and wrote in her journal every day.

After graduating in 1990, Emily attended Wake Forest University. She chose the school for many reasons, including her love of ACC basketball. One of the highlights of her years at Wake was managing the men's basketball team. She overlapped with such greats as Rodney Rogers and Tim Duncan-and can't resist making college basketball references in her books.

After college, Emily attended law school at the University of Virginia. She graduated in 1997 and moved to Manhattan where she worked in the litigation department of Winston & Strawn. While appreciating certain aspects of her legal career, she soon realized that she wanted to pursue her true passion for writing.

In 2001, just five days after September 11 th, Emily moved to London where she began writing full time. Despite getting rejected by eight publishers for her young adult novel, Lily Holding True, Emily kept writing. Spending hours in her flat near Hyde Park, she began creating the world of Rachel and Darcy. Here is a page from an early draft of Something Borrowed -under its original working title, Rolling the Dice.

The following year was an exciting one for Emily. She got married, found an agent, and signed a two-book contract with St. Martin's Press. Although she hadn't planned to do so originally, she became interested in Darcy's side of the story during revisions of Something Borrowed and thus began writing Something Blue.

In September 2003, Emily and her husband left London and moved to Atlanta. A few months later, on New Year's Eve, her identical twin sons, Edward and George, were born 92 minutes apart.

In 2004, Something Borrowed was released to rave reviews and instantly made the New York Times bestseller list. It was a dream come true. Emily has been very busy with her family and her writing ever since!