Mar 29, 2013

The Making of Us by Lisa Jewell

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Robyn Inglis celebrated her eighteenth birthday with a Voltz energy shot and the morning-after pill. The night before she'd still been seventeen, but she wasn't having her birthday party on a Sunday night, no way. Besides it had been half legal, the party hadn't started 'til nine o'clock, she'd turned eighteen at midnight, the last four hours she'd been partying as a proper bona fide paid-up member of the adult population, thank you very much. (p. 57)
About the book: "Three strangers are brought together by the father they never knew. Lydia, Dean and Robyn don’t know one another. Yet. Lydia is wealthy and successful, but lonely. Dean is a young, unemployed, single dad. Robyn is eighteen, gorgeous and intelligent, but she’s failing her classes and falling in love for the first time. Three people leading three very different lives. All lost. All looking for something. But when they slowly find their way into each other's lives, everything starts to change ..

What they don’t know is that a letter is about to arrive that will turn their lives upside down. It is a letter containing a secret—one that will bind them together and show what love and family and friendship really mean." (publisher)

Title: The Making of Us: A Novel by Lisa Jewell
Published August 14, 2012; Atria
Genre: contemporary fiction
Source: publisher


  1. I haven't read this author yet, but this book sounds like one I'd enjoy. Thanks for sharing.


  2. I haven't read anything by this author either but this sounds interesting - going to try it in audio:)

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  3. I've seen this one around and it sounds so good!

  4. I haven't read anything by this author, either. I hope you enjoy this book, Harvee.

  5. Gosh, what a way to celebrate being 18! My son turns 18 tomorrow and thankfully I won't have that problem with him... lol

    Happy easter!

  6. What an excerpt! I really want to read this one and find out the secret for myself. Excellent post today!

  7. Wow. Seems like she REALLY celebrated her 18th birthday! Sounds like a great book, and I'm going to check it out on Goodreads!!

    Thanks for sharing, and Happy Easster!! :)

  8. That was a great quote from the book. The premise of the book also seems very interesting and it sounds like it has intriguing characters.

  9. This sounds like a good one, enjoy :)

  10. Oh, this sounds really interesting! I love books where at first you aren't really sure how the characters come together in the beginning!


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