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The One That I Want by Allison Winn Scotch

Tilly Farmer is living the perfect life.... She's married to her high school sweetheart, Tyler, her best friend is not only her oldest friend but also her co-worker, she lives in the same town that she grew up in with her immediate family living close by and she and Tyler have finally reached an agreement that it is time to make a baby. Life can't get any better.

One afternoon during a school festival Tilly wanders into a booth to find her old middle school friend, Ashley, who is now a fortune teller. After a quick recap from Tilly as to how perfect her life has turned out since they were friends, Ashley tells her that she is going to give her the gift of clarity.

Now by clarity, Tilly never expected that she would start seeing future events. And these events are not what she expected nor does it seem can she do anything to change them. As her perfect world slowly starts to crumble she must find a way of understanding her deeper feelings and can't help but find herself questioning why the foundation to such a perfect life came undone so easily.

Wow! Allison Winn Scotch has yet again made me fall in love with another one of her books. Not only does she create a variety of likeable and relateable characters, but you find yourself caring for them and even holding your breath to see how the turn of events will play out. You not only care for Tilly, but for her sisters Luanne and Darcy, her best friend Susanna and even for her old friend Ashley not to mention some of the residents of the town of Westlake. Women of all ages will be able to relate to one aspect of this novel or another. Although it is considered to be chick-lit, I would not say it is a light read without depth. This will definitely appeal to readers who have questioned the "what if"... what if we had we chosen a different path in life. Tilly is faced with many tough questions regarding her life choices and you will find that you cannot help asking yourself some of those same questions - very thought-provoking.

All in all, I truly enjoyed this and really didn't want it to end. Highly recommended.

This book was provided for review by BookSparks PR



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7 comments:

Michelle said...

I find that Allison Winn Scotch writes about very interesting topics in day to day life. I recently read Time Of My Life and I thought the premise was so fascinating and well executed. I'm for sure going to read this one as well. :)

Lover of Romance said...

I haven't read anything from this author yet, but I want to after reading your review!!! I also love the cover!!

Allison said...

Nely-
I just saw this on Twitter and wanted to thank you so much for the kind words. I'm indebted. So glad that you enjoyed it!
Allison

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Sounds like I should try this author if you keep falling in love with her characters :)

Natalie W said...

Sounds like a wonderful read. I'm putting it on my wish list.
Thanks!
Natalie :0)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I simply must read this one, Nely. I've read two other Allison Winn Scotch books and loved them.

And the best thing...they are not regurgitated plots, like some books. Each one is unique.

LisaMM said...

Hi Nely!

I LOVE that you credited us with sending you this book, and we do have it on tour, but we don't have you on this particular tour, so I am pretty sure we didn't send it!! Thanks for a great review, though!

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