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The One That I Want by Allison Winn Scotch
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May 31, 2010

it was amazing

So if you were given the power to see the future of your life, would you think it was a gift or a curse? Tilly thinks she has the perfect life: she lives in her hometown, is married her high school sweetheart (and is trying for a baby), and works as a guidance counselor for her old high school. She is happy and content as a clam—or so she thinks until she is struck with a curse where she can see into the future and is horrified by what appears. How can this be? She loves her life and can’t imagine life any other way. As Tilly navigates around her feelings and tries to understand why everything is falling apart, she soon discovers that there just might be life somewhere else, and it might even be better. And the ending was a surprise (to me anyway).

I loved this and even though it might appear to be "chick lit", and while it will appeal to young women, it addresses so many universal issues that all women will enjoy it, and maybe even a few men. I also would recommend this for women's book groups as there is much fodder for discussion.

I also loved her previous book THE TIME OF MY LIFE, which appeared on the library's Best Books of 2008.
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Vicki Thanks for the recommendation, Robin. I picked this up at PLA but hadn't tried it yet because... you're right, it looked like "chick lit," which is not ordinarily my cup of tea.

Robin Not usually mine either. :-)

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