In Twenty Years: A Novel

In Twenty Years: A Novel

by Allison Winn Scotch


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ISBN-13: 9781503935242
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2016
Pages: 322
Sales rank: 429,801
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Allison Winn Scotch is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels, including Time of My Life and The Theory of Opposites. She lives in Los Angeles with her family and their dogs.

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In Twenty Years: A Novel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
readinrainbow More than 1 year ago
Good storyline, very quick read. Something tells me that 40 year olds don't bicker and fight the way this group of friends do. I think alot of the situations could have been handled differently.
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings Six college students make wishes on their last day of college as to where they hope they will be 20 years from then. After one of them passes away, she sends requests to get them all back together through her lawyer so they can reconnect and maybe send them down different paths then what they were currently on. Narrated by each of the friends, they each get the chance to tell their side of the story and remember what life was like in college and how they ended up where they are now. I love these types of books where you can see their hopes and dreams and then where they ended up and maybe even get a chance to alter the future by evaluating the past vs the present.
brf1948 More than 1 year ago
I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Allison Winn Scotch, and Lake Union Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all, for sharing your work with me. This is a compelling reunion novel, involving four women and two men who roomed together throughout college. Bea and Annie are basically orphans, the rest of the group are from middle American homes. On the night before graduation, Bea has everyone write a letter to their future selves twenty years down the line. Shortly thereafter, Bea dies. The roommates drift into their own lives, and loose track of one another. Seventeen years later, the five remaining roommates receive a letter from Bea's lawyer, compelling them to meet at the house they shared in college and celebrate what would have been Bea's 40th birthday on July 4th. They do all come. What they discover, about themselves and each other, is special. This is a novel you will want to read....
DaneWeimMama More than 1 year ago
This was an interesting read, mostly. I liked the idea of a college reunion & I liked getting to know all the friends. These were real people with good & bad traits. And I enjoyed the story up until about 2/3 in....... once we find out all their issues the book just ends. There is no fixing things or changing circumstances. Maybe I'm just a sucker for HEA. Advanced Reader Copy provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
bumblebee23 More than 1 year ago
A group of friends reunited for the weekend twenty years later with one key friend missing. Everyone has a story to tell that includes the past and their current situation. I wish the ending gave us a little more, but I understand why the author wrote it the way she did. Will the weekend change them or help them to remember themselves and what they wanted all those years ago? I look forward to more books by this author!
Avinity More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book. I cried, finishing it. Not only does Ms. Scotch take the reader back to their own past, but she interweaves the now with the memories so seamlessly that you don't even realize you're getting a full twenty years worth of life until you're nearly through the book. The character arcs of Catherine, Annie, Collin, Owen, and Lindy are spectacular, and they all came through to a satisfying ending (or beginning.) I love how she makes every character redeemable. The mistakes are real, and painful, but they're mistakes, just like we all make in life. I adored every character in different ways, but saw myself most in Bea - who you only get to see in brief glimpses of everyone else's memories. Despite it all, you see that the most important thing is to live in the now, while remembering where you came from. An excellent book that will take you back twenty years...and help you remember all the blessings you have, today.
Lilac_Wolf More than 1 year ago
A Lilac Wolf and Stuff Review **I won an early copy on Goodreads - reviews are encouraged but not required** This was a great book about friendship and family that takes place in the now, but is splashed with flashbacks to their college days. Once upon a time, 6 friends lived together while attending Penn (I think). One friend has died, but she still wants them to get together to celebrate 20 years. They all come back, even though they haven't spoken for years to honor this one friend who really kept them glued together back in the day. I thought this was a great story. Some of the stuff these people are dealing with, is pretty messed up. But then there are things we can all relate to, like if we made the right choices? Losing ourselves in our families. Giving too much, or not enough. Regrets, missed dreams. Just all the baggage that we all carry.
Deb-Krenzer More than 1 year ago
This was a great book about 5 friends from college kids kind of forced to get together for their 20 something reunion by one of their "family" members who had deceased. It dealt with their grown up frustrations, realizations, and life way after their time together in college. I so enjoyed reading this book. I felt for most of the characters, even Leon who wasn't even part of their group, but seemed to be able to calm and talk to most of the characters liked their deceased friend, Bea. I loved the story and the characters. It was kind of funny to watch them grow further, even though they are 40 years old now, and really realize what they meant to each other. It's a story where you can connect with the characters and actually feel where they are at this time in their life. Of course, I am close to that age and can certainly connect. There were chuckles, laughs and sobbing while reading this and I truly enjoyed it. Thanks Lake Union Publishing and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest review. I truly want to go back to college with these guys and just hang out. Such a GREAT read!!
MM_Finck More than 1 year ago
Guaranteed to be her seventh bestseller. Entertaining with drops of true insight throughout. Solid "friends reunion" type read.
bookluvr35SL More than 1 year ago
This book is about 6 Penn students who make a time capsule with letters to their future self twenty years later. Then, as the 20 years are almost up, they meet up together again at the house that they all called home together. I think most of us would be in a completely different place from when we were in our twenties to when we were in our forties. Goals change. We grow. Life happens. This book is a bittersweet tale that is guaranteed to win your heart.