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May 14, 2016

Review: The Year We Turned Forty by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke

If you could repeat one year of your life, what would you do differently? This heartwarming and hilarious novel from the authors of The Status of All Things and Your Perfect Life features three best friends who get the chance to return to the year they turned forty—the year that altered all of their lives, in ways big and small—and also get the opportunity to change their future.

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…

 Review by April (ARC provided via Netgalley for an honest review)
Heartwarming, delightful, hilarious and emotionally charged, this book was a fantastic read! This is the first book I've read by the writing duo, Fenton and Steinke and certainly won't be the last. I cannot wait to get lost in more of their literary works.

A compelling tale of of righting the wrongs of past regrets and living with the consequences... or are things better left as they are/meant to be? Deep and thought provoking, examining real life issues that all women will face at one point or another throughout their life.

This is the story of three best friends who just turned 50, partying it up in Vegas and are given the chance to go back to when they were 40 years old--and stay there for 1 year to change things they now regret. Do they stay? Do they go through with it? AHH! Hello, butterfly effect!

The Year We Turned 40 is captivating and addictive! I couldn't flip the pages fast enough, devouring this beauty is less than a day. A must read!