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Emily Giffin is an American New York bestselling author of seven novels namely, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, Love The One You're With, Heart of the Matter, Where We Belong, and The One & Only.

A native of Chicago, she double majored in History and English at Wake Forest University before pursuing law at the University of Virginia.

Giffin’s books have been translated into thirty-one languages, selling more than eleven million copies across the globe.

She currently lives in Atlanta with her husband and their three children.

More about Emily Giffin

Genre: Romance

Born: 1972

United States


Non Series

  • Something Borrowed (2004)
  • Something Blue (2005)
  • Baby Proof (2006)
  • Love the One You're With (2008)
  • Heart of the Matter (2010)
  • Where We Belong (2012)
  • The One & Only (2014)
  • First Comes Love (2016)
  • All We Ever Wanted (2018)
  • The Lies That Bind (2020)
  • Meant to Be (2022)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Something Borrowed

Rachel, a youthful attorney living and working in Manhattan, has always been a good girl, until her thirtieth birthday. After being thrown a birthday party by her best friend Darcy, Rachel ends up sleeping with Darcy's fiancé after having one too many drinks.

Upon waking up, she is resolved to put the one-night fling behind her, until she learns of her feelings for the one person she should stay away from.

But as the September wedding nears, she knows that her time is almost up. Through her experience, Rachel will learn that sometimes you have to put everything on the line in order to find true happiness.

Something Borrowed
Director: Luke Greenfield
Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, John Krasinski, Colin Egglesfield, Steve Howey, Ashley Williams
Author: Emily Giffin
First Release: 2004
ISBN: 978-0312321192
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Something Blue

Darcy Rhone always thought she had the art of life mastered: the more gorgeous the girl, the more charmed her life, regardless of the substance or the rules.

Her seemingly perfect life is however shattered after Rachel, her best friend and “good girl” steals her fiancé. Expectant, and alone for the very first time in her life, Darcy moves to London in a bid to start afresh.

As she desperately tries to recreate her glamorous life in the English capital, Darcy comes to the shocking realization that her rules no longer apply. This marks the beginning of her journey to self-awareness, forgiveness, and motherhood.

Author: Emily Giffin
First Release: 2005
ISBN: 978-0099461548
Publisher: Arrow Books
Baby Proof

"Will the perfect couple survive when they suddenly find themselves wanting different things?"

Fall in love, marry the man of your dreams then have a baby together. Isn’t that what all women want?

Well, not Claudia Parr. Just when she gives up on finding a man who shares the same sentiments, the warm and charming Ben walks into her life.

Things seem too surreal when the two agree to marry and not have any children. But what happens when one has second thoughts?

What happens when one of them decides they can’t do without children?

Author: Emily Giffin
First Release: 2006
ISBN: 978-0312348656
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Love the One You're With

The first year of Ellen and Andy’s marriage is more than perfect. They are both deeply in love and don’t struggle in bringing out the best in each other. All that however changes one afternoon when Ellen meets Leo for the first time in nearly a decade.

Leo is the guy who left her heartbroken without a trace; the one guy who has succeeded in who bringing out the worst in her. And she has neither forgotten nor forgiven him.

It is this act of fate that makes Ellen question whether her current happy life is the one that she is meant to live.

This is an emotionally provoking story of one woman caught between true love and real life.

Author: Emily Giffin
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 978-0312348663
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Heart of the Matter

Tessa Russo, the wife of a distinguished pediatric surgeon and mother of two young children, forgoes her career in order to focus on her family.

Valerie Anderson, an attorney and single mother to a six-year-old boy, has given up no finding love after having too many disappointments. Her son, Charlie, has never known his father, and Valerie strongly believes that it’s a lot safer not to expect a lot from people.

Other than the fact that they passionately love their children, these two women—who both live in the same Boston suburb—have little in common.

That’s however until their lives are entwined by a terrible accident.

Author: Emily Giffin
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-0312554170
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Where We Belong

Thirty-six year old Marian Caldwell is living the dream life in New York City. She has a great career as a television producer and a stable relationship.

Her happiness and future is however thrown into uncertainty one night when she answers a knock on the door. On the other end is eighteen-year-old Kirby Rose with a key to a past that Marian was certain would never be part of her present.

Ghosts and memories of an intense young love affair will threaten everything that has come to define her.

Author: Emily Giffin
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-0312554187
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
The One & Only

Thirty-three-year-old Shea Rigsby has spent virtually her entire life in the small college town of Walker, Texas.

Brought up alongside Lucy, her best friend and daughter of the town’s legendary head coach, Shea loves her hometown team too much to ever think of leaving. As such, she attends college there and even takes a job in the university athletic department after graduation; a place she works for more than a decade.

When a terrible tragedy however strikes the tight-knit community, Shea finds herself questioning whether she could be doing more in her life.

Her journey to unchartered waters will reveal terrifying truths about the people, and things, she has trusted the most.

Author: Emily Giffin
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0345546906
Publisher: Ballantine Books
First Comes Love

Josie and Meredith Garland grew up together. Josie was social and impulsive while Meredith was reserved and hardworking. When their family is hit by tragedy, their varying reaction breaks their fragile bond.

Now in their late thirties, their lives couldn’t be any more different. Josie is a first grade teacher, deep into singlehood and yearning to become a mother, while Meredith is an accomplished attorney married to an amazing man with whom they have a gorgeous four-year-old daughter.

When devastating secrets of the past come to light ahead of the anniversary of the tragedy, the two sisters discover just how much they need each other.

Author: Emily Giffin
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0345546944
Publisher: Ballantine Books
All We Ever Wanted

Nina Browning’s life is seemingly perfect. She is married into Nashville’s elite, her husband recently made a killing from selling his tech business, and their beloved son has been accepted to Princeton. However, despite all this, Nina often wonders if she is staying true to herself.

Tom Volpe is a single dad working several jobs in a desperate bid to give his wilful daughter, Lyla, a decent life. Life has been particularly tough for him, which is why he heaves a sigh of relief after Lyla earns a scholarship to Windsor Academy, the most reputable private school in Nashville. Tom’s peace however doesn’t last long, as one picture taken in a drunken moment at a party changes everything.

The scandal brings together Tom, Nina, and Lyla who all begin questioning who they really are.

Author: Emily Giffin
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-0399178948
Publisher: Ballantine Books
The Lies That Bind

It’s Saturday night in the spring of 2001.

Alone in a New York bar, twenty-eight-year-old Cecily Gardner is feeling lonely and homesick, unsure of whether she’ll ever make it as a reporter in the Big Apple.

She also questions whether ending things with her longtime boyfriend, Matthew, was a terrible mistake.

As she reaches for the phone to call him, a stranger seated on the next barstool warns her not to do it, and the two spark an improbable connection.

However, the one time that Cecily chooses to follow her heart instead of her head, she finds herself searching for Grant in the mayhem of 9/11.

And she isn’t the only one searching for him…

Author: Emily Giffin
First Release: 2020
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Meant to Be

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?

Author: Emily Giffin
First Release: 2022
Ebook: B09F5WDR6C
Publisher: Ballantine Books