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Victoria Bennett has been blessed with a loving husband, a wonderful son and amazing friends. Always the organized planner, Victoria was thrown life's curve ball when she found herself a widow and single mom before 40.

After mourning the loss of her husband and rejoining her friends and family in her once simple life, Victoria finds herself venturing into the world of onli
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Kindle Edition, 249 pages
Published August 15th 2015 by Andrea Johnston (first published August 12th 2015)
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Stacy Garcia
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Life Rewritten has got to be the sweetest most loving and heartfelt book I have read this year. Andrea has given the world an absolutely beautiful story of love, loss, and strength. Not only did I fall in love with the two main characters in this story, I also fell in love with the secondary ones too. It takes a very talented person to give you the amount of feels this book gave me. My heart broke, laughed, got angry and soared. It was a wonderful journey to go on and I am so happy I got to go o ...more
Alyssa Kale
Aug 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Stacy talked me into reading this book, even put my information in to get an ARC and I was not disappointed. I love a good story about a second chance at love coming out of a tragedy. Love Rewritten was that perfect love story for me and I hope that if I am ever faced with having to date again that I can be just like Victoria. I found my heart broken and healed in this book. I cried, laughed, wanted to punch Dillion, then kiss him pretty quickly afterwards.

Very well written Andrea, you are goin
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Christine
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Andrea Johnston was born to write! From the first word to the last I fell in love with this story. It is a story that feels so real, as if, you are listening to your best friend talk to you about her "Life Rewritten." We all set out to live our life a certain way, with certain people, but we forget there can be curve balls. This book will take you through that but it will do so with so many different emotions. I laughed, I cried, and I even drank wine and ate chocolate cake while reading. As an ...more
Debra Elsner
Aug 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Life Rewritten was one of the most enjoyable books I have read in a while. After the last couple of books I have read, that were full of angst and misery, you really need a book like this that uplift your spirit. From the very beginning, I connected with Victoria. I went out on those horrible first dates and laughed at what she went through. After her husband passes away, she puts herself out there and has terrible luck with the men. With the help of her sister and best friend, she decides to op ...more
Yvonne
Nov 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, 40plus-romance
4 Stars -
Wonderfully written book, but just a little more chick-lit than I expected.
It also would've been nice to get the hero's perspective. Still a very nice light romance.

Big points for 40+ H/h.
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A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
I really loved this book from first time author Andrea Johnston. It was really well written, her words were captivating and consuming. One of the things I enjoyed about most about this book was that I could relate to Victoria, on so many levels. I also loved that, although this was a beautifully emotional read, there were a lot of laughs as well. I found the humor to be perfectly timed, just when I needed it.

I loved the main characters Dillon and Victoria. I also really enjoyed the secondary ch
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Amy
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Amazing Debut Novel!

“I feel powerful. It’s almost as if he believes I can do more than I really can. I feel this awakening within me and it scares the shit out of me. There’s no other way to explain it other than I feel like I am standing at the edge of a cliff ready to jump but I can’t see the bottom. It’s an abyss and I don’t know if I can take the leap.”

Life Rewritten is the debut novel of Andrea Johnston and was a fantastic read. The writing is smart, entertaining, and funny. The story-line
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Bff Book Blog
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Prepare yourself with all the things you will crave as you read this book: wine, chocolate, coffee and a hot, sensitive manly-man. And, if you can't find the guy, just get more wine!

Victoria is a 40-year-old widow coming to terms with the massive changes to her life. After a series of memorable, but unsuccessful outings via online dating, she's decided to take a break from dating. She pours herself into a new business venture centered around her love of reading. I was so moved by Victoria's circ
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Megan | A Page to Turn
Dec 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A truly wonderful and heart warming story about finding true love again, in your forties!

."Dating is almost like a really long job interview. Except instead of a power suit and a great up do, you're squeezed into some Spanx and trying not to order food that will stick to your teeth." .

A great story about rediscovering love after losing your one true love; and rewriting your life a little. I truly enjoyed diving into Victoria's life, her love of books, coffee, and her son really stuck to me. I f
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Kim
Dec 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
This was one of those books that I saw on sale and thought why not. Well I am so glad that I said why not, this was an awesome story. I guess some might call it boring because it was so perfectly normal and believable. There were no crazy exes, there was no one trying to kill anyone, there were no crazy other women, and there was no over the top behavior out of any of the characters. I loved that, it was so refreshing to just have an amazing story that could be you or someone you know.

I loved D
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Melissa
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A Beautiful, Emotional Debut!
First let start off by saying that I really enjoyed this read, the author's writing, creativity, descriptions, characters, really everything was just so terrific! I was completely swept away by this novel, ensconced in the story right from the beginning. I found myself really feeling close to the characters, laughing, tearing up, feeling happy, mad, and sad and the whole range of emotions as I read through this book, more than that though I was more experiencing than
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Debbie
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have read this author several times, but had not yet read her debut novel .... until now!

This book did not disappoint. I love books with characters in their 40's.

Victoria is a widow who is dabbling in dating, but not really looking all that hard. Online dating isn't getting her much (except maybe a few laughs). So she is content with her son, her BFF, her sister, her wine, and her romance novels.

She gets an idea to start up a business, and enlists the help of coffee shop owner, Dillon.

Sparks f
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Leah of Crazy Reader Chicks
Apr 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
The story was cute and the idea for Victoria’s business seemed really fun. I could definitely relate to wanting to curl up with book in a cozy nook without distractions. I liked trying to figure out Dylan’s secret even though I was unsuccessful. I ended up being surprised once it was revealed and then it all made sense! He was redeemed and such a good, patient guy. The accent didn’t hurt either!

The narration was a bit challenging to get used to. It could have been read more smoothly as it felt q
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❤️Melanie G.📖💛
This was a sweet, cute, humorous and lighthearted read.
Michelle Smith
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Pure greatness

I loved this book. Nothing in my life ever goes as planned. Sometimes you just have roll with the punches
Wendy Bianco
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved Victoria Bennett. Seeing her embark on a new path was inspiring. Since the story is told in first person, you get to hear Victoria's thoughts and it was like talking to one of my girlfriends, highly entertaining. Definitely recommend this one. ...more
Jennifer LaFon - Book Bitches Blog
*Review copy received in return for an honest review*

4.25 “my happy place” stars!!

I had a hard time starring Life Rewritten. For a debut novel, this writer did a great job. The romance is swoon worthy and the friendships are entertaining, with an abundance of humor. I sat and went between 4 stars and 4.5 stars for almost 10 minutes before I said, “why not just go with 4.25, you idiot!”

“Somehow along the way I lost Victoria. For goodness sake, it took the entire village to create my online datin
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Noemi
Aug 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, contemporary
From the very start you are drawn into this refreshing second chance romance by Andrea Johnston. But this isn’t just a second chance love story, it’s also second chance at life, at discovering the strength you have within.

In Life Rewritten we meet Victoria, who three years after a devastating loss is trying to move into the next chapter of her life. With the support of her family and best friend she embarks on the adventures of online dating that yield comical situations that will have you laug
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Tina Todd shobe
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Victoria is a widow at 40 years old after losing her husband to cancer and is raising an 18 year old son. She has spent the last three years grieving and is giving into her friends and son to 'put herself back out there'. She goes the online dating route and her dating adventures are nightmares that she puts hilarious spins on. She decides the online dating scene isn't for her and wants to focus her energy on something else. She decides to open up her house as a retreat for those who share the p ...more
Shawn
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Victoria is a grown woman who is having to start over with some very unexpected encouragement. She is determined to find her new happiness.

Dillon is a (hot as the oven he bakes in) baker with a Irish accent. *That's all you need to know! Swoon* ok, so maybe he has one flaw.

The banter back and forth between these two reminds me that no matter what age you may be, you can be fun, flirty and sexy. Their journey is heart wrenchingly sweet.

Life Rewritten reminds me that you are not destined to be t
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Teri
Nov 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Well I didn't see that coming! What an enjoyable read about a second chance at love. Once you get past how completely neurotic Victoria is to the point of being extremely annoying it is a really good clean read (minus some language). With all that's happened to Vic and her promises to embrace life she is still holding on and protecting herself, thank God for Anna and Charlotte they help round her out. Dillon has some secrets that just might put a crimp in things but only time may tell. Lots of l ...more
Kristina Ashmun
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love Victoria and her journey of essentially finding herself. Andrea writes the story and makes me feel like I'm right there with them. Victoria had the her support system with her best friend and little sister. The journey of her new life was a great experience nd I admire her for that. Between the online dating and the new business adventure, and throw in a sexy Irish man....yes, please. This story is inspiring to self confidence and new changes.

Merged review:

40 and loving it

I love Victoria
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I really loved this book from first time author Andrea Johnston. It was really well written, her words were captivating and consuming. One of the things I enjoyed about most about this book was that I could relate to Victoria, on so many levels. I also loved that, although this was a beautifully emotional read, there were a lot of laughs as well. I found the humor to be perfectly timed, just when I needed it.

I loved the main characters Dillon and Victoria. I also really enjoyed the secondary ch
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Amy English
Aug 07, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

I loved the idea of this book. Victoria's life has come to a stand still. She's unhappy so she takes the steps necessary to make her dreams come true. Her dreams where ones as a reader that I could relate to making the story that much better. I really liked how while there was romance involved the storyline didn't revolve around it.

Anna and Charlotte are amazingly supportive, crazy, and ball busting best friends that really added to the story. Justin wasn't your typical teen. His bond w
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Joanne P
Sep 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story. It was nice to read about someone in their forties instead of being college aged. It's a emotional trip following a mid aged widow trying to find her new path in life. I enjoyed MC Victoria and MC Dillon's relationship. I think anyone who reads this book will also fall in love with Dillon!!! The story makes you think about what decisions you would make. It also has some good messages such as hope, trusting yourself and just enjoying what life brings you. I only gave ...more
Peggy
Dec 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
This had so many positive reviews that I thought it'd be a winner. It's okay - perhaps good for reading on a vacation. But I found the plot and character development rather shallow. I also found some of the stuff hard to believe - who has sleepovers with grown women? Really? The main character Victoria comes off more like a 20 something rather than a woman in her 40s. I also am not a fan of using profanity. Just don't see the need for it in a well written book. I did like the ending - I anticipa ...more
FMR Book Grind
Aug 21, 2015 rated it liked it
AMY E'S REVIEW
3.5 STARS

I loved the idea of this book. Victoria's life has come to a stand still. She's unhappy so she takes the steps necessary to make her dreams come true. Her dreams where ones as a reader that I could relate to making the story that much better. I really liked how while there was romance involved the storyline didn't revolve around it.

Anna and Charlotte are amazingly supportive, crazy, and ball busting best friends that really added to the story. Justin wasn't your typical te
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Jade at
Sep 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was an amazing story. I loved reading it. This was a different story that was not the twenty year old, googly eyes, fell in love for the first time story. This is a story about mourning, friendship, dating, and falling in love.

The online dating experience for Victoria cracked me up. Bless her heart, she dated some doozies! When she finally comes into her own and finds a new career, things begin to take off. She begins a relationship and turns back into a twenty year old.

I liked how Johnsto
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Betsy
Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: slimbookclub, 2017
I read this book with my work book club. It was a light fluffy romance. The author is local to Idaho which made it fun! The main character is just trying to figure out what her new normal is going to be. Life hands her a change she isn't expecting and how she handles that determines the path her life takes. It is interesting to see the story of a widowed middle age adult trying to get back out there. It was more interesting to me to have a main character who so meticulously planned her life go w ...more
The Color of Ink
Aug 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Life Rewritten is an entertaining debut novel that isn’t solely focused on the romance, which can be refreshing depending on the reader. For me it was a quick and easy page turner. The story has heart and keeps your attention the entire read.

Both the main and secondary characters, as well as their experiences, are easy to relate to. Their story reminds you of the twists and turns life can bring, and that it’s okay to embrace change.

A recommended read that will get you in the feels department.
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Andrea Johnston spent her childhood with her nose in a book and a pen to paper. An avid people watcher, her mind is full of stories that yearn to be told. A fan of angsty romance with a happy ending, super sexy erotica and a good mystery, Andrea can always be found with her Kindle nearby fully charged.

Andrea lives in Idaho with her family and two dogs. When she isn’t spending time with her partner
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