The Year We Turned Forty

The Year We Turned Forty

A Novel

eBook - 2016
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If you could repeat one year of your life, what would you do differently? Jessie loves her son Lucas more than anything, but it tears her up inside that he was conceived in an affair that ended her marriage to a man she still loves, a man who just told her he's getting remarried. This time around, she's determined to bury the secret of Lucas' paternity, and to repair the fissures that sent her wandering the first time. Gabriela regrets that she wasted her most fertile years in hot pursuit of a publishing career. Yes, she's one of the biggest authors in the world, but maybe what she really wanted to create was a family. With a chance to do it again, she's focused on convincing her husband, Colin, to give her the baby she desires. Claire is the only one who has made peace with her past: her twenty-two year old daughter, Emily, is finally on track after the turmoil of adolescence, and she's recently gotten engaged, with the two carat diamond on her finger to prove it. But if she's being honest, Claire still fantasizes about her own missed opportunities: a chance to bond with her mother before it was too late, and the possibility of preventing her daughter from years of anguish. Plus, there's the man who got away--the man who may have been her one true love. But it doesn't take long for all three women to learn that re-living a life and making different decisions only leads to new problems and consequences--and that the mistakes they made may, in fact, have been the best choices of all
Publisher: New York : Washington Square Press, 2016
Edition: First Washington Square Press trade paperback edition
ISBN: 9781476763453
1476763453
9781476763446
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Steinke, Lisa
Call Number: eBook

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ehbooklover Jul 15, 2017

3.5 stars. A nice, light read that had a surprisingly serious message behind the fun premise. I loved the concept of having a do-over and found that it made me think a lot about what I would do if I had the same opportunity as the three protagonists.

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mommad96
Jun 27, 2017

Loved this book. It makes you question if you would go back if given the opportunity. A quick and easy read.

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GusAndAbe
Apr 21, 2017

On the eve of their 50th birthday party, three friends meet a magician & get a chance to go back to the year they turned 40.

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