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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Review: 'The One That I Want 'by Allison Winn Scotch


Author: Allison Winn Scothc
Pages: 270
Genre: Smart Fiction for Women
Source: TLC Book Tours
Synopsis from TLC:

“I’m giving you the gift of clarity,” her friend says, “It’s what I always thought you needed.” That night Tilly has a terrifying dream that her alcoholic father has relapsed, and when she wakes up to learn that he crashed his car into a tree after a night at the bar she can’t help but think she saw it coming. Soon enough Tilly starts seeing more visions: her husband Tyler uprooting their quiet life, a packed U-Haul in their driveway, leaving for a job in Seattle. And even more disturbing, these visions start coming true. What would you do if you could take a glimpse into your future and how would you react if it wasn’t quite what you expected? What if the life you were living isn’t the one you were meant to? In THE ONE THAT I WANT Allison Winn Scotch allows us to consider that fundamental question…what if?

My Thoughts:
This is my first experience with Allison Winn Scotch, but it won't be my last. I love her writing and absolutely fell in love with this book. Tilly is a character that I could totally relate to, she like myself is the oldest. We're the ones that keep it together. The ones that get excellent grades, play sports, and still find time to hold down a job. And we're the ones that shoulder the responsibility even though no one asked us to. When Tilly's world falls apart after the death of her beloved mother, she is the glue that keeps her family together. Or so she thought. Until one day she stumbles upon an old friend who reads her future for her. But Ashley (the old friend) doesn't read Tilly's future, but instead gives her the gift of seeing into the future. The best part of this story is that when Tilly gets a vision, they all don't play out like she assumes. Tilly wants everything to be perfect and for everyone to be happy. What she doesn't realize is that she's so scared of anything changing that she is stuck in her life, stuck in her career, and stuck in her family. If you want to know how everything pans out for Tilly, then I HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you pick up this book. You won't be disappointed and hopefully, like me, you will see a little bit of yourself in Tilly as she navigates this crazy thing called life.



Thank you to TLC for asking me to be a part of this book tour.
Check out the other tour stops HERE.

 

About Allison

Allison Winn Scotch is the bestselling author of Time of My Life and The Department of Lost and Found. Prior to her fiction, she was a frequent contributor to numerous magazines and websites including Cooking Light, Family Circle, Fitness, Glamour, and Redbook, and now focuses on celebrity profiles for a variety of magazines.
Allison lives in New York with her husband and their son and daughter.
Connect with Allison – on her website, on her blog, on Twitter, and on Facebook.

28 comments:

  1. sounds really good--it's funny how the oldest one does tend to be the glue. My oldest daughter is always telling her siblings they owe her!

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  2. This sounds like it would make a fantastic movie! I can see why you liked it so much!

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  3. Great review and yes, you sold me. Adding it to my wish list. :)

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  4. To see your future..scary. But it does make me wonder how she deals with it all

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  5. Sounds like a good one - glad you enjoyed it so much. Being the oldest of 6 kids, I know all about what that means, too!

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  6. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! When I saw this on your teaser yesterday....I just KNEW it sounded good!! I am gonna have to get this one! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  7. Looking forward to this one Staci. Like you, I love when I can relate to the story being told when I read a book.

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  8. This book sounds wonderful, so glad that you enjoyed it. I'll be adding it to my wishlist! I haven't been blogging as much lately so my comments have been scarce. Thinking about you my friend!

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  9. I'm really excited about this book because everyone just seems to love it! Fantastic review!

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  10. I think you and I had about the same thoughts on this book. I'm ready for her to write something else! :-)

    Love how you used the color to match the cover. Very nice.

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  11. Sounds wonderful. This one's going on my tbr list!

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  12. I love the genre category, "Smart Fiction for Women". :-) This does sound like a good one. I'm the oldest in my family too (although I've never been good at sports). Thanks for your great review, Staci!

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  13. This sounds like such a great read! Thanks for the review.

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  14. This sounds really intriguing. I can't imagine that I would want to know everything that my future would hold but to see glimpses could be pretty cool. I do want to find out what happens to Tilly so I guess I will have to read the book!

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  15. I want to know so I will be picking this one up. I am sure I will relate as I am the oldest too.

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  16. Wow, I can't wait to read this. I read her other two books and loved them!

    I like the kitties on your header...so cute!

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  17. Nice review, Staci. I'm looking forward to reading it (hopefully soon!)

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  18. Love the new kitty picture in your header.

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  19. Sounds like a great read! What a fantastic review, Staci. Have a great week and happy reading.

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  20. I don't recall seeing this book before, but it looks like it would be a really good read. I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

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  21. Everyone seems to be loving this one. I've never read any Scotch either. Clearly we've not been paying attention to what other bloggers have been saying about her books!

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  22. I love the cover and was curious about the book. This sounds as good as it looks.

    I love the new kitty.

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  23. The cover of this book makes me want to pick it up and your review has me adding it to my wish list.
    Love the new kitty header!

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  24. Love the cover, love the sound of this one, love your review, definitely one for me, thanks Staci.

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  25. Your review has sold me! I will be adding this one to my wish list! Love the beautiful kitties!

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  26. Great review Staci! I loved this book as well. My favorite by her is The Department of Lost and Found though I think. Really, all of her books are good. I'm already anxious for the next one.

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  27. I'm glad to see you really liked this one. I really enjoyed Time of My Life. You should read that one. I got this book at BEA and can't wait to dig in.

    --Anna

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