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Look on the Bright Side

“Bestseller Higgins (Pack Up the Moon) proves her mastery of the romance genre in this emotional tour de force.” - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review



Lark Smith has always had a plan for her life: find a fantastic guy, create a marriage as blissful as her parents’, pop out a couple of kids and build a rewarding career as an oncologist.

Things aren’t going so well.

For one, the guy didn’t work out. Theoretically, she’d love to find someone else, but it hasn’t happened. Two, she’s just been transferred out of oncology for being too emotional. (Is it her fault she’s a weeper?) Three, her parents just split up.

Deviating from the plan was…well, not in the plan. A potential solution comes from the foul-tempered and renowned surgeon Lorenzo Santini (aka Dr. Satan). He needs a date this summer for his sister’s wedding. His ancient Noni wants to see him settled. In exchange, he could make a few introductions and maybe get Lark back into the field of her choice.

As a sucker for old people and fake relationships, Lark agrees. Teeny problem—she instantly falls for his big, warm family. Especially his estranged brother.

Meanwhile, Lark’s mom has moved in with Lark’s colorful landlady, Joy, and an unlikely friendship blossoms. The three women have a long summer and a big beautiful house on the ocean to figure out what’s next…and quite possibly learn that the best things in life aren’t planned at all.

What Readers are Saying...

“Higgins balances tear-jerking moments with happiness and hope, and crafts strong female characters worth cheering for. Readers should have tissues at the ready. “ - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"Fans of Jennifer Weiner should slip this into their beach bags." - Booklist, Starred Review

"Lark is one of those characters who’s easy to fall in love with and I was so invested in her story." - @suethebookie

"I can’t recommend this one enough! Toss it into your beach bag, and don’t forget some tissues!" - @novels.and.nailfies

 "another wonderful Kristan Higgins read, and one I’d definitely choose or recommend for a book club read." - @thebookishdachshund

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