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The One That I Want

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  • Posted June 15, 2010

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    Another wonderful "What if" book! Love it!

    Another wonderful "What if" book.. what if, you could suddenly see into the future of your perfectly mapped out life, are you leading the life you thought you would? And would you change it?
    Tilly Farmer marries her high school sweetheart, works as a counselor at the local high school, fixes everyone's problems, works on the prom for the kids and wants to have a baby. She goes to the local fair, where she encounters an old classmate who is a fortune teller. Suddenly, she seems to have a special "gift"; she starts seeing into her future. Tilly is dreaming about future events. However, the dreams are more like nightmares and, worse yet, they are coming true. How exciting is that?! Engaging romp, sometimes fun, other times.not so much!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 2, 2010

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    EXCITING READ!

    Tilly Farmer believes that she has it all: great family, great friends and happily married to her high school sweetheart, with whom she's trying to have a baby. But when a visit to an old friend, now a psychic, leaves Tilly with the ability to see into the future, she begins having startling visions which end up coming true. Exciting read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 16, 2010

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    Fantastic!!!

    A must read! Scotch is a fabulous writer and her latest does not disappoint! An intimate look at the life of a woman who thinks she has it all, only to discover that sometimes it only takes an alternate way of looking at something to discover that life is not always what you hope for. Go buy it right now!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 30, 2010

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    Wonderful reading

    I would like to explain all the story about this book, but this book talks for itself because you can read hundreds of times and you will love this reading forever. You can imagine the characters and you can draw a perfect portrait for each one but when the main character looks into the futures, it's so bright it burns her eyes.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 1, 2010

    Loved it!

    I am a huge fan of this author and her latest novel does not disappoint. The main character, Tilly Farmer, has always been the glue to hold her family together. She lost her mother to cancer as a teenager and has struggled to keep her alcoholic father sober while playing mother to her two younger sisters. She now has the life she has always wanted. She is a guidance counselor at her small town alma mater and is married to her high school sweetheart. They are trying to have a baby and she is confident then her life will be perfect. Tilly runs into an old friend who offers her a psychic reading. Soon after, Tilly starts having visions of the future that become true. Her visions show her beloved husband packing a moving truck in their driveway and her father relapsing. Suddenly, the future life that she always had so much faith in, is in jeopardy. This is a beautifully written story about the dreams of the future and the reality of what happens when those dreams are shattered.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 11, 2010

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    AMAZING Read!

    The story first starts out with Tilly getting ready to go to the local fair with her best friend. At the fair she goes into a fortune tellers tent. The fortune teller was one of her childhood friends. So, Tilly decides to let Ashley give her a reading. At the end of the reading Ashley says what happens to her will give her clarity.

    When Tilly is looking at photos from her past things start to happen. She starts getting cramps & then she blacks out and starts to see the future. First, she sees her dad stummbling out of a bar, then she sees a U-Haul in her driveway. Is she moving or is someone eles? There are more "visions" that Tilly has, but that would give the book away!

    You also find out in the story that Tilly use to love taking pictures, until her mom passed away. She still took pictures when she was at work of the students who came into her office (she is a guideance counseler). Will she start taking photos again?


    What I've learned:

    I love that the book talked about photography, because I too love photography! I learned that you don't always have to be the one who fixes everything that goes wrong. There are others who are willing to help if you just ask them to help you!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 31, 2010

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    PERFECT summer beach read!

    Tilly Farmer thought she had it all. Married to her high school sweetheart and trying for a baby, it seemed like life couldn't be any more perfect. But when a chance encounter with a childhood friend gives her the "gift" of being able to see into the future, her life comes crumbling apart when these visions start to come true. Soon her recovering alcoholic father starts drinking again and her marriage starts coming apart at the seems. Tilly's always been the one that takes care of everybody else, now she's the one who's in desperate need of some help.

    Scotch does a beautiful job of developing engaging characters that we care about. Case in point: I finished this book in twelve hours! Her writing flows easy and her dialogue rings true. Although at first glance you may think The One That I Want is just a breezy beach read, Scotch gives it depth by examining whether happiness is the life that you've nursed for decades or in the ability to look beyond it and take a leap of faith. Either way, you'll be rooting for Tilly to figure it out before it's too late.

    I LOVED this book! Don't you dare leave for the beach this summer without it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2010

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    intriguing character study

    In Westlake, Washington, thirtyish Tilly Farmer believes strongly she lives the American dream with one glaring exception. A guidance counselor at the high school she graduated from, Tilly married her teenage boyfriend Tyler. The exception is they remain Dinks (double income no children) as she wants kids to round out her perception of the perfect American family.

    At a fair, Tilly runs into her high school friend Ashley who tells fortunes. The fortuneteller reads Tilly's future leaving a stunned woman who has her rosy colored glasses removed. Tilly mentally puts on Tyler's shoes to see their relationship from his perspective; she concludes he never moved passed his college sports injury that left him stuck in Westlake rather than the bit city pros. She takes a fresh look at her sister living in Los Angeles and instead of pity she feels envy. Finally new art teacher Eli challenges Tilly to stop being Mother Teresa and return to her love of photography.

    Allison Winn Scotch provides an intriguing character study of a woman whose idyllic life shatters one relationship at a time once she realizes that her nurturing others at the cost to her well-being hurts them too. The support cast is strong as each enhances the reader's understanding of lead protagonist's motives. Although even with the paranormal element of visions, fans will early on predict the path of the story line, but Tilly and company make for a deep tale focusing on relationship opportunity costs.

    Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2013

    Not what I thought

    I found the main character to be somewhat self-focused and unaware until the very end. Made it frustrating to read for me. Too many storylines going on to really give any depth to the important ones.

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  • Posted June 3, 2011

    Entertaining enough.

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  • Posted October 22, 2010

    Another chick-lit

    The story centers on a couple who were childhood sweethearts, married, and then the guy decides he doesn't want to be married any longer and leaves. Neither the story or the characters have any depth and you can't get into the book. Guess it would be a quick chick-lit, beach read.

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  • Posted July 14, 2010

    I can't read this

    There are not many books that I don't at least give a chance but this is one of the few that will not hold my attention at all. There is not one character that has any depth what so ever and the story is going no where.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2010

    An ebook for 17 bucks? Really? That is insane.

    The price is ridiculous.

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