Baby Rory has a tribe of mothers:
- Jules, the egg-donor, a young Princeton beauty who needs the money for her father’s rehab;
- Annie, the surrogate who needs money for her small family;
- India, the forty-something mother, hiding a shady past, who is married to the older wealthy father;
- Bettina, the rich step-sister, who has never recovered from her father remarrying a younger woman.
Each has a separate story that eventually connects when the baby is born, the father dies, the mother leaves town, and the twenty-something step-sister finds herself with custody and needing help.
Then Came You is about women working it out with and for each other in a sympathetic chick-lit drama. Weiner weaves their stories together, and addresses the emotional issues of each woman through their backstories. Lots of melodrama and angst – some humor – and an ending that looks like the prime time TV show “Modern Family.”
If you are a Weiner fan, you won’t be disappointed.