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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (92,999 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Emily Giffin Narrator: Christine Marshall Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9781427212184
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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.

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] modern-day Jane Austen. Vanity Fair

  • Giffin's writing is warm and engaging. Readers will find themselves cheering for Darcy as she proves people can change in this captivating tale. Booklist (starred review)
  • Highly entertaining...Despite a happy ending, Giffin raises thorny questions. A long friendship can (like marriage) turn claustrophobic or abusive. Is infidelity the solution? And why are pretty girls so easily taken in by scheming Plain Janes? Boston Globe
  • Darcy is Scarlett O'Hara set in modern [day]. Giffin orchestrates her gradual change ingeniously...[and] successfully answers any 'Gone With the Wind' fan who wondered if, after Rhett Butler decided he didn't give a damn, Scarlett ever morphed into someone softer. Newark Star-Ledger
  • Smartly written. The dialogue is real with lightly rendered lessons about what really matters in life...Emily Giffin knows what she's doing. Winston-Salem Journal
  • Emily Giffin's sophomore effort is a joy to read from start to finish, taking the egotistical villainess of her first novel and turning her into an unlikely heroine. Any woman who carries the scars of a broken friendship will appreciate this literary gem, which covers every emotional battleground possible--from rejection and betrayal to self-discovery and pregnancy. CanWest
  • A touching depiction of one woman's surprising discoveries about the true meaning of friendship and happily-ever after. Sometimes you can lose it all, only to find everything in the end. The State (SC)

  • [Giffin's] plotting and prose are so engaging that she quickly becomes a fun, friendly presence in your reading life. Chicago Sun-Times
  • The author's impressive knack for intimacy and insight sparkles in this delightful novel. Hamptons magazine
  • Something Blue goes beyond the traditional conventions in a witty and compelling way, and reaffirms a lesson we all should have learned long ago: Love doesn't need a fairy tale, fancy wrapping or a big price tag. Often, it's better without. Charlotte Observer

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cherubim Cassandra Paula Javier | 2/20/2014

    " The sequel to "Something Borrowed", this is all about Darcy's perspective. Again, stories are told differently, and we all see life differently. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxana | 2/14/2014

    " 4 stars and a half I'd say. I loved it. I was a great closure for this set! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frannie | 2/13/2014

    " Ok, but not as good as something borrowed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 2/4/2014

    " I loved this book, quick read and showed a better side of Darcy! Ending was a little odd but still. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Genevieve | 2/1/2014

    " I'm still trying to decide if I prefered this one or Something Borrowed... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Serena | 1/29/2014

    " Light summer reading with a happy ending. Sometimes that's all you need! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lweslock | 1/22/2014

    " I actually liked this book on audio. The reader was good and it was fun to find out what happened to Darcy and Rachel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 1/19/2014

    " Good for a light read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara B. | 1/14/2014

    " A continuation of the saga of 2 women who have been friends since childhood. After a rift between them, the events in this book bring them back together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dagny | 12/11/2013

    " Quick, girly read. Entertaining, but (clearly) no great literary work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie | 11/27/2013

    " So good! Better than Something Borrowed. This book shows that some people can change for the better :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kellie | 11/18/2013

    " I actually read this book before "Something Borrowed". I really enjoyed this book even though I grew to really dislike the main character Darcy. I thought this book was a good read and enjoyed the "drama" the characters were dealing with. Definitely want to read more from this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marielle | 11/16/2013

    " Bit predictable but nice easy reading chic lit :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodi | 11/15/2013

    " This was a good book. For a sequel, it's hard to top the predecessor. In my opinion this one does. I love Emily Giffin's writing style.' Love the One Your With' and 'Where We Belong'I very much enjoyed as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christina Stavropierrakos | 10/6/2013

    " I really did not like Darcy at all, so that might be why I did not enjoy this book. However, I loved Rachel and Something Borrowed! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shaimaa Magdy | 9/17/2013

    " Better than I expected it to be "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey Kuruc | 8/1/2013

    " Love all of her books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ramona Rice | 7/19/2013

    " A good follow up to Something Borrowed "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tay | 7/3/2013

    " I liked this book better than the 1st. This book you got to watch the characters grow..... Darcy just makes you not stand her, but I'm glad I have read this book. Can't wait to watch the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky Lewis | 3/6/2013

    " LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. I accidentally read this one first, but it made Something Borrowed even that much more interesting. Such a cute story, I couldn't put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ernestasia Siahaan | 8/15/2012

    " Really enjoyed reading this, finished it in a day. A nice book to read in a relaxed setting, where you just want to have a good story with happy and heartwarming endings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nichole | 8/4/2012

    " Definitely liked this book after struggling to finish the first one. I think it was because I saw the movie of the first one, Something Borrowed, and really enjoyed the movie more so then the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth Loizides | 7/26/2012

    " Loved this story. Adore Darcy. Laughed so many times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth Frost | 7/19/2012

    " I was disinclined to like this book simply because of how much I disliked Darcy in the first book (and even more at the beginning of this one), but Emily Giffin somehow manages to pull off a very interesting and moving book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 5/20/2012

    " Thought I could not appreciate the character. Questionable how she changes herself and her outlook virtually overnight. A real person could not change their shallow habits so quickly... but I did enjoy the book, Don't know if she deserved Ethan in the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caitlin | 3/30/2012

    " A great fun and easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alaina | 1/11/2012

    " I think I would have liked it better had I felt more connected to the protagonist. I just didn't like her much! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue Hotchkiss | 9/27/2011

    " Great continuation of Something Borrowed and a happy ending ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 5/22/2011

    " Much better than Something Borrowed! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandy | 5/21/2011

    " 3.5 Stars - Another enjoyable quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Priscilla Marie | 5/21/2011

    " Finally Darcy has been told off! By Ethan. That made the whole book worth it. Darcy of her blamming other people for her own inflicted problems. Still love Something Borrowed better, but Darcy has improved her character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 5/20/2011

    " Get sequel to the first book. I was excited to read more about Rachel and Darcy's lives. The ending is somewhat predictable but definitely what I wanted so that way alright by me. Really looking forward to watching the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandy | 5/20/2011

    " LOVED it!! I liked it more than "Something Borrowed" and am surprised I did. Darcy was *so* unlikeable and she had me crying by the end of this book so happy for her!! Hoping, HOPING there's going to be a "Rachel and Darcy #3, although it doesn't sound as if there is... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanine | 5/19/2011

    " I liked it but not as much as the first book, Something Borrowed. It's a happy ending! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 5/19/2011

    " I liked this a lot more than the second book and found the love story in this book sweet and some of the twists in the plot more surprising and fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mindy | 5/19/2011

    " I think the author did a great job of totaling changing my opinion of Darcy from the first book. A very light and fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 5/19/2011

    " This was a fun read. I really enjoyed reading the story from Darcy's point of view and getting to find out what happens after "Something Borrowed". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamar | 5/19/2011

    " I started this because I couldn't help myself despite the last one being terrible. Surprisingly this was really good!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/18/2011

    " I was surprised how much I was interested in Darcy's story. She became a really endearing character, which was interesting given the fact that I hated her so much in Something Borrowed. I am still very much a Dex-Rachel fan though--sorry, Darce. Worth a read if you liked Something Borrowed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tahnee | 5/18/2011

    " Cute, better than something borrowed!
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 5/18/2011

    " Cute easy read. Second of a two book series "

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About the Author
Author Emily Giffin

Emily Giffin is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law. After practicing litigation at a Manhattan firm for several years, she moved to London to write full time. The author of several New York Times bestselling novels, including Baby Proof, Love the One You’re With, Heart of the Matter, and Something Borrowed, Something Blue, she now lives in Atlanta with her husband and three young children.

About the Narrator

Christine Marshall is an actress, director, and designer living in Portland, Maine. She teaches for the Maine State Ballet and produces plays with her theater company, Mad Horse. In addition to audiobooks, she records the online version of the New Yorker.