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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Washington Square Press; Reprint edition (May 8, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451617739
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451617733
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1.2 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (244 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #282,162 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


“Weiner has emerged as one of the biggest names in popular fiction.” —USA Today

“Jennifer Weiner’s bestselling novels twist humor and topical issues into can’t-put-down stories. Her latest follows the lives of four women who explore conflicting notions of family and motherhood.” —Houston Chronicle

“The conflicts enmeshing all these characters...are gripping, and Weiner’s elucidation of socio-economic determinism is as sharp as ever.” —Kirkus

"A savvy tale… told with equal parts love and longing--whether it be for a partner, a purpose, or a family." —Publishers Weekly

“Compelling...a page-turner. Enjoy this title for its humor mixed with a sympathetic portrayal of real women’s lives and challenges.” —Library Journal

“In this warm and winning yarn, Weiner draws readers into the lives of each woman, and brings them together in an unexpected and ultimately rewarding way. Another surefire hit for the popular author." —Booklist

"Then Came You offers an eye-opening perspective on parenthood in an age where the family is ever evolving." —BookPage

“If you’re a Weiner fan you’ll lap it up. And if you don’t know her yet, here’s the place to start.” —The Washington Post

"Weiner's ability to mix humor, drama and the simplicity of real life makes her newest novel her best to date. The characters are relatable and universal, and readers will remember them long after the last page. With writing that flows like a conversation between best friends - effortless but meaningful - Then Came You is the perfect summer read." —The Houston Chronicle

"Weiner brings her trademark wit and humor to this lively story." —Parade --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of nine books, including Good in Bed and In Her Shoes, which was made into a major motion pictureA graduate of Princeton University, Jennifer is the executive producer for the ABC Family show State of Georgia. To learn more, visit

Customer Reviews

I enjoyed this book, it held my interest to the ending.
C. Ragin
The story flows well, and it is easy to envision the different personalities as there is good character development.
There's too much going on with little character development.
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132 of 140 people found the following review helpful By Kelly Houser VINE VOICE on July 12, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I'd be lying if I said that I love everything Jennifer Weiner has written. While I consider myself quite a fan, I have found my enthusiasm for her work waning a bit with her last few books. I desperately needed a Weiner novel to redeem my faith in her as an author. When I was offered a review copy of Then Came You I was both thrilled and hesitant. I wanted to love one of her books again but was afraid I would be disappointed. Disappointed, I was not!

Then Came You was absolutely fabulous! Written like a Jodi Picoult novel with different narrative voices or points of view, Then Came You tells the story of four women, with little in common, who become hopeless entangled with each other through a surprising common bond: a child. With infertility and science at the core of this novel, Then Came You is surprisingly emotional. How each of the four women come together to play a role in the life of this child is both beautiful and heartbreaking.

Weiner crafted a very well-written story. The characters came across as very honest and genuine. The plot of the novel, while it could have easily become bogged down by the mundane or unimportant, flowed crisply and really kept me engaged. I couldn't put this novel down because I was so invested in the characters and the plot. Weiner also evoked much emotion from me. I laughed aloud at portions of this book. I also cried.

Then Came You was an amazing read. One that I thought about long after I read the final page. I highly recommend this novel.
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49 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Sue Pea on July 20, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I'm pretty sure I have read all Jennifer Weiner's books to date. As I read through her earlier works and finished them, I eagerly looked forward to what came next. I liked her characters and cared about what happened to them. Her stories were fun, easy reads. A lot like potato chips. Once I started it was hard to put them down. So I was hoping for the best when I started Then Came You. Unfortunately, I'm halfway through and feel like I have to force myself to keep reading. Please tell me there is a pay off at the end. Midway through the story I feel like she's still setting the stage for a story about characters I'm not sure I even care about all that much. They just don't ring true for me. How am I supposed to feel about India? Do I hate her or like her enough to sympathize? She just doesn't ring true, as with the rest of the cast. There was a vibrancy to Weiner's characters in her earlier books that just isn't coming through with this one. I agree with other reviewers who feel that the plot is very thin. I will probably stick it out to the end but really, I'm already looking for something else to read.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By SCOTUS fan on July 16, 2011
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I really liked Weiner's first few books, mostly because she took people with quirks and made them lovable and memorable. Then Came You has two major problems, in my view: She treats the community of people involved in infertility treatment simplistically, and she doesn't give us a quirky character to fall in love with over the course of the novel.

The first thing I'd say is that dealing with infertility is not this easy, even for billionaires. And the anonymity thing that clinics insist upon? They really do insist on it. And the feelings of a surrogate? Complex enough that what Annie does and feels in this book does not ring true, not at all. And the ending? I just can't imagine a world in which this situation would ever, ever occur. Much more likely? Litigation. Bitter fighting. Refusal to honor the various legal agreements in place.

The four main characters are two-dimensional. They don't struggle at all with their decisions regarding the infertility issue - and that's just amazing. Real people do. The characters struggle just a bit more with their romantic decisions, but just a bit. There's nothing here to make us buy in and cheer at the end.

In short, this novel is just too thin to be interesting. If it were Jennifer Weiner's first book, she might sell a few copies, but she wouldn't develop a cult following.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Fran on July 30, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I've read and loved of all Jennifer Weiner's books from the beginning. This one was disappointing in almost every way. It starts off way too slow. In the middle, I really enjoyed the character development and the storyline. I didn't like how it took so long for the women's lives to intersect, but their stories by themselves were entertaining. As the book wrapped up, it almost felt like someone else had taken over the writing. All of the drama and anticipated climactic events fizzled out into a nice, tidy, completely unbelievable happy ending. As I finished the book, I can only describe my feeling as being offended that I'd wasted my time. I truly felt as if the author was racing to meet a deadline. The first and second halves of the book do not match in pace at all.

I listened to the audio version of this book during a road trip, and that definitely contributed to my dislike of the book. Jules sounded completely bored with every single thing in her life, including her budding romance. Annie came across as pathetic. Had I actually read the text, I think I would have given these two characters different voices in my head. That the author probably approved the way this book was read only furthers my disgust because I can only assume that their voiced reflected what she intended for the characters.

A final nitpick - the "accent" given to Rita was not a Pittsburgh accent in any possible way. JW obviously did enough research to include "Stillers" and "yinz" in her text. Surely someone could have done some research to find out that people in Pittsburgh don't talk like people from the southern US, and if they do, they're not considered to have a Pittsburgh accent.
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More About the Author

Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eleven books, including Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, which was made into a major motion picture, and The Next Best Thing. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at

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