Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Year We Turned Forty by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

I didn't read the synopsis of, "The Year We Turned Forty" and it ended up being completely different than I anticipated and as a result of this, I was loss for a bit until I figured out what was going on!

The book starts off with our main characters about to turn 50 (see why I was lost?!?) 
Jessie, Gabriela, and Claire are best friends and have made it a tradition to celebrate their birthday's that are close in date to one another.  For their 50th birthday they have chosen Vegas as their party destination. 

A drift and secrets between the friends have changed the dynamics of their friendship in the past 10 years and they are all distinctly aware of this. The past ten years have been met with many ups and downs and some life altering experiences. There has been death, divorce, birth and career highs but when they are given the opportunity by a magician to travel back to the year their turned 40 they take it.

They are given exactly one year to relive their 40th year before deciding if the want to stay on that timeline continuum or return to their 50s. The journey they embark gives them an opportunity to fix past mistakes but new unexpected problems arise making their choice to stay or leave more difficult than the ever though possible.

This book is filled with great characters and the multiple timelines are easily identifiable. This is a perfect beach read and leaves you wondering if you'd ever redo a time period of your life. I wouldn't, would you?



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