book review: The One That I Want

Title: The One That I Want
Author: Allison Winn Scotch
ISBN: 978-0307464507
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Shaye Areheart Books (June 1, 2010)
Category: women’s fiction/ modern fiction
Review source: publisher
Rating: 4/5

Because happiness isn’t a goal, isn’t something I strive for. It simply is. My life is happiness; I choose for my life to be happiness, whatever that means, however that is defined.

Allison Winn Scotch delves into keen “what if” scenarios that make for clever reading. The One That I Want is a fairly light read although its subject matter will make you consider your own choices and inner peace. Former high-school cheerleader Tilly Farmer lives a quiet life in the same suburb she grew up in. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, works at her former high school as a guidance counselor and is trying to have a baby. Tilly is that content woman that we all know– happy with her simple, uncomplicated life. Yet underneath most facades, there are layers of feelings, desires and emotions that Winn Scotch deftly taps into in The One That I Want. Reading anything by Winn Scotch is akin to spending time with a friend you haven’t seen in decades and analyzing everything that has happened to each: comforting yet wistful. In The One That I Want, Winn Scotch masterfully weaves in a broken marriage, a tentative bond between sisters, a father’s alcoholic past and re-connections.

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  1. #1 by bookingmama on June 5, 2010 - 14:15

    I haven’t read the other two novels, but I just picked up one of them. I really enjoyed Allison’s writing and thought she brought something new to this genre.

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