What Came First
Carol Snow
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Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM By Carol Snow

First comes love, then comes marriage, then things can get a little complicated Vanessa wants just one thing for her twenty ninth birthday an engagement ring from her longtime boyfriend, Eric But when the ring turns out to be a mix CD and Eric turns out to be a guy who doesn t want to get married or have children, Vanessa considers a new path to having a family.W First comes love, then comes marriage, then things can get a little complicated Vanessa wants just one thing for her twenty ninth birthday an engagement ring from her longtime boyfriend, Eric But when the ring turns out to be a mix CD and Eric turns out to be a guy who doesn t want to get married or have children, Vanessa considers a new path to having a family.When Wendy and her husband, Darren, couldn t have children the old fashioned way, a sperm donor seemed like the perfect solution She never imagined she d have out of control twins who d drive her to cookie binges and scrapbooking while Darren escaped into the virtual world of computer games.Single and career driven, Laura didn t need a man to have a baby at least not one that she ever met Thanks to an anonymous donor, she shares her life with her adored eight year old son, Ian She ll do anything for Ian even fill their backyard with a bunch of noisy chickens But the one thing Ian really wants is something Laura s never been able to give him a sibling.Now, to grant Ian s wish, Laura starts a search that will not only change her life but Vanessa s and Wendy s as well
  • Title: What Came First
  • Author: Carol Snow
  • ISBN: 9780425243039
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Paperback

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Natashia Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM
Ever hit that point in a novel where you can't read fast enough, but you wouldn't dare skip a single word? Then when it's finally over, you close the cover, take a deep breath and scream "NO NO NO!!! It can't end there? What happens next? But but butI loved them all so much." And then you sob silent tears of goodbye to the friends you loved and promise to revisit them sometime soon. Of course, this is only after you've convinced every person in your life to read the book to. This is the type of [...]
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İlkim Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM
Bir Kristan Higgins çıkmasını bekledim ama değil. Sıkılmadan okudum ama sonu tatmin etmedi. Bir de şimdiki zaman ile çevrilmiş Gerçekten inanılmaz göze batıyor.
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Wanda Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM
Having a baby is huge deal. And some women struggle to get pregnant and when they can't conceive naturally. They'll go through the extreme to have a baby. Now a days, there are so many options you can choose from to have a baby. Well that's what this book was about. This is the first book I've read that was based on artificial insemination. It's about three women that eventually end up in each others lives through sperm donation. All in need of one thing. A baby. Each character touched me in the [...]
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Wendy Hines Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM
Laura Cahill wanted a baby badly but didn't want a man, so she went to a clinic for an anonymous donor and is impeccably happy with her son, Ian. She gives Ian whatever he wants; toys, electronics and even chickens. But Ian wants a sibling and Laura wants the same donor again so the children will look alike and have a bond. The problem is there is no more sperm on ice and she's creeping close to forty. She hires a private investigator to find the father of her son and plans on asking him for a f [...]
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Amy Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM
Three women have one thing in common, wanting children. Vanessa is about to turn twenty-nine, and the only thing she wants is her boyfriend Eric, to propose. But what does Eric wind up giving Vanessa for her birthday? A mix CD, and news that he does not want to get married or have children. She starts to research alternative avenues to have children.Laura didn’t want a man, but did want children. So she goes to a sperm bank. and is extremely grateful to the anonymous donor, who has helped brin [...]
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Liralen Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM
I liked this. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect -- it was a giveaway and looked like, effectively, a light, fun read --but my (admittedly vague) expectations, such as they were, were pretty accurate. Not quite a beach read but definitely an easy vacation read; chick lit; not going on my favourite-books-ever shelf (erm, if I had such a shelf) but something that I can in good conscience suggest that someone else read.Paradoxically, I don't love any of the characters but I do love that they are [...]
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Patti Brown Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM
my only complaint is that the ending left me unsatisfied- I wanted to know exactly what happened in everyone's life
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Carol Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM
This is a great page turner. The author knows how to draw you into this story and not let you go. I found myself reading it during commericals of my favorite TV shows and skipping others so I could read this book. Carol Snow, author of 'What Came first' keeps three storylines going with alternating chapters that sometimes intertwine. She knows how to make the characters seem real and how to make you care about them. There are three main women characters, Laura, Vanessa and Wendy.Laura is a suces [...]
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Pat Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM
This was a Giveaway. I totally enjoyed this novel of humor, love, and some sadness thrown in. We meet Vanessa. Laura, and Wendy. All from different walks of life. Laura, after a difficult divorce, decided she wanted to be a single Mom, no attachments except to her child. She is a hard working attorney, and felt she could raise a child quite comfortably. She has a sweet intelligent, and very loving 8 year old son Ian. The sub plot about the chickens is great, funny and heartwarming. Wendy and he [...]
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Melanie Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM
Another 'church' book as I call it, meaning I got it from the annual church book sale for $1.00 or less. I never expect all that much from those books - they just need to be moderately entertaining for that price, you know? But I was pleasantly surprised by this one and I liked that the ending for all the characters wasn't your usual, 'wrapped up in a bow' type of thing you get in books from this genre. The Vanessa character was the only off note for me - she didn't really seem to fit in with th [...]
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Patricia Mansker Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM
I won this book from (which is the reason I enter the contests. introduces me to new authors I might not have read otherwise) and received it yesterday. Yes, this book is that good! I started reading it and couldn't put it down. I loved the pacing and the characters, she made them real and lovable/hate-able in turn. The book itself moves fast, and it's an interesting ideawhat if a sperm donor's client decide to find him? I really enjoyed this book, and will be buying her others as soon as I can [...]
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Erika Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM
Such a good read! I've read all of Carol Snow's adult novels, and each is so different. This fifth one, also, was a completely different type of novel than the other four. You know a book is well-written when you identify with all 3 of the main characters. Kept with me in-hand until the last word was read. Very enjoyable and well-done.
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Heather Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM
What a fun story! A mother tries to track down the sperm donor who fertilized her egg that resulted in her son. In the process she involves another mother who received this guy’s sperm and his girlfriend. Lots of laugh-aloud places. It’s just such a joy to read Carol Snow.
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Janet Cleary Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM
Cute story of 2 women who used a sperm donor & of the sperm donor himself & his troubles with his girlfriend (who only wants what he gave to other women).
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Gina Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM
Description- First comes love, then comes marriage, then . . . things can get a little complicated. Vanessa wants just one thing for her twenty-ninth birthday: an engagement ring from her longtime boyfriend, Eric. But when the ring turns out to be a mix CD and Eric turns out to be a guy who doesn't want to get married or have children, Vanessa considers a new path to having a family.When Wendy and her husband, Darren, couldn't have children the old- fashioned way, a sperm donor seemed like the p [...]
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Danielle Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM
Three women and one goal…children. Unfortunately for Laura, Vanessa and Wendy life isn’t always simple and getting pregnant doesn’t always happen the way you’d imagine. One single with a successful career, another in a relationship that’s going nowhere and the last in a marriage that’s lost it’s flame but each has a dream of a family filled with children and love. On their paths each discovers that they might be more connected than they ever thought possible to complete strangers w [...]
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Meg Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM
Carol Snow’s What Came First follows Laura, Vanessa and Wendy as they grapple with issues both familiar and foreign to many mothers. Laura and her bright, kind-hearted son, Ian, love their lives in suburban California. Born after Laura’s visit to a sperm bank nearly a decade before, the two-unit family would like nothing more than to welcome a third . . . but Laura, perpetually single, isn’t sure how to make that happen. Posting on a website designed to link families who may have conceived [...]
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Bonnigene Cloud Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM
This is a fun read by Carol Snow about some rather serious emotional topics. The book follows three women, Wendy, Laura and Vanessa as they strive to make sense out of their marital situations, children, and future. The book addresses the difficult world of sperm donations and artificial insemination through Laura and Wendy's stories. Laura is a single mother who chose to have a child after getting divorced from a man that didn't want to have children. She finds herself striving to be a great si [...]
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Christa Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM
I came across this book completely by accident--I was searching the library for a book called Snow, but this one popped up because of the author's name. I hadn't heard of it, but after reading the summary, it seemed like a harmlessly entertaining choice.I was completely surprised how much I liked this book. It tells the story of three different women, told from their varying points of view, living out lives that have been touched in some way by a certain sperm donor. The three women are very dif [...]
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Jojo Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM
Laura, Vanessa, and Wendy want a little more out of life. In their search, their paths eventually collide and bring change, for better or for worse. I love the sense of humor in the book and the characters are very fun to read about (my favorite is the trip to "Hooters"). Everyone was portrayed realistically. They all have flaws that easily mess up their relationships but try to work past it. One thing that I especially liked was Snow's skilled use of viewpoints. When Laura and Wendy met, for ex [...]
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Chantal Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM
What Came First by Carol Snow is an adult fiction that includes everything from engagements to kids to insane jealous girlfriends. It’s a very entertaining read that had me simultaneously wanting and dreading to have children. Seriously, this book played with my head.The story follows three women. Vanessa, who is 29 and whose only wish is to receive an engagement ring from her longtime boyfriend, Eric so they can get married, settle down and start a family. Eric, on the other hand doesn’t th [...]
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Nina Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM
I won this book in a GoodReads First Read giveaway. What Came First tells the story about three very different women whose lives become connected. The one thing that all three of them share is the desire to have children, and the inability to have them the "traditional way." The author develops three characters with different, believable personalities and situations. Laura is a career-driven, independent woman who decides she doesn't need a husband and has a son via sperm donor. Wendy and her hu [...]
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Eve Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM
Two firsts for me on this one: 1. first book from this author and 2. first rating where I can't decide between 3 or 4 so I have to write to review first in order to decide exactly how I feel.Vanessa wants just one thing for her twenty-ninth birthday: an engagement ring from her longtime boyfriend, Eric. When Wendy and her husband, Darren, couldn't have children the old- fashioned way, a sperm donor seemed like the perfect solution. Single and career-driven, Laura didn't need a man to have a baby [...]
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gille Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM
I was really disappointed with this book. I didn't like ANY of the characters. I was bored. Usually when I read any books in the chick lit genre I plow through them in a matter of 1-3 days, but this took me a week because I was undermotivated to pick it up.What Came First is the story of three women, their lives connected by one man. Laura is a single mother who has an 8 year old son from a sperm donor. Wendy has twins also from a sperm donor, though she is married. Vanessa has a boyfriend, Eric [...]
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Lorri Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM
This was a fun book to read. It tells the story of three women who eventually are connected because of a man they know. I didn't care much for Vanessa, who seemed whiny and selfish, but I could understand her point under the circumstances. Her boyfriend, Eric, is the guy that ties them all together because of something he did when going to college. Wendy is not the greatest mother and she is hiding behind a secret that she has no idea her husband knows. Laura was the best mother and wanted to gi [...]
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MaryNell Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM
I received this book as a winner in the GoodReads give-away. I was intrigued by the premise -- single mom with a child struggling with the decision to add a sibling. Although I didn't go the sperm bank route (international adoption for me) I thought that some of the decisions and worries would parallel my experience and was eager to see the author's humorous take on the process. While there were some laugh-out-loud lines of dialog, the story arc was telegraphed from the beginning. The book was a [...]
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KayLynn Zollinger Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM
Trigger Warnings: InfidelityI won this book years ago on as a giveaway prize. It sounded good when I entered and then I got the book and I kept putting it aside. Fast forward like 4 years and I decided I finally better read it. Holy glad I did! Hilarious, heartbreaking, poignant, and just really real. I couldn't put it down. I stayed up til 3 am reading because I just had to keep following these characters. And to be honest, I think I apprciated the book a lot more now, being a mother, than I w [...]
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Dana Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM
Pure fun! A delightful, funny, happy, sad romp through the world of artificial insemination and the 3 women and the one man who are connected to all of them. Good kids, challenging kids, romance, infertility.a modern tale, told from the perspective of 3 women. I read this quickly and loved every minute of it. I didn't give it 5 stars because it is not great literature, not written with prose that moved me to tears, but it was never meant to be that type of novel. For total pleasure, this one is [...]
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Natalie Jul 20, 2019 - 13:23 PM
What Came First by Carol Snow was my first giveaway. I really enjoyed the book. It was a quick, light read that kept my interest. In the beginning, I could really relate to the three main women characters. The characters were believable and likable. As the book continued, there were several "laugh out loud" moments, great irony, and at least 2 different "Oh, no" moments if not "ah ha" moments. I like the way it ended; there was hope for all three women. I will probably read another one of Carol [...]
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What Came First By Carol Snow First comes love, then comes marriage, then things can get a little complicated Vanessa wants just one thing for her twenty ninth birthday an engagement ring from her longtime boyfriend, Eric But when the ring turns out to be a mix CD and Eric turns out to be a guy who doesn t want to get married or have children, Vanessa considers a new path to having a family.W First comes love, then comes marriage, then things can get a little complicated Vanessa wants just one thing for her twenty ninth birthday an engagement ring from her longtime boyfriend, Eric But when the ring turns out to be a mix CD and Eric turns out to be a guy who doesn t want to get married or have children, Vanessa considers a new path to having a family.When Wendy and her husband, Darren, couldn t have children the old fashioned way, a sperm donor seemed like the perfect solution She never imagined she d have out of control twins who d drive her to cookie binges and scrapbooking while Darren escaped into the virtual world of computer games.Single and career driven, Laura didn t need a man to have a baby at least not one that she ever met Thanks to an anonymous donor, she shares her life with her adored eight year old son, Ian She ll do anything for Ian even fill their backyard with a bunch of noisy chickens But the one thing Ian really wants is something Laura s never been able to give him a sibling.Now, to grant Ian s wish, Laura starts a search that will not only change her life but Vanessa s and Wendy s as well

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