Sloane isn't expecting to fall in with a group of friends when shemoves from New York to Florida— especially not a group of friends sointense, so in love, so all-consuming. Yet that's exactly what happens.
Sloane becomes closest to Vera, a social-media star who lights up anyroom, and Gabe, Vera's twin brother and the most serious personSloane's ever met. When a beloved painting by the twins' late mothergoes missing, Sloane takes on the responsibility of tracking it down, ajourney that takes her across state lines— and ever deeper into the twins' lives.
Filled with intense and important friendships, a wonderful warts-andallfamily, shiveringly good romantic developments, and sharp, witty dialogue, this story is about finding the people you never knew you needed.
4.27 out of 5 stars
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Praise for 'First & Then':
★ "A fresh, smart, inventive, and altogether impressive debut.” —Kirkus Reviews
“First & Then leaves other Austen retellings in its dust by daring to do what few others are willing: tell its own story.”— RT Magazine