Book Description from Amazon: Is the life you're living all you imagined?
Have you ever asked yourself, "What if?" Here, four women face the decisions of their lifetimes in this stirring and unforgettable novel of love, loss, friendship, and family.
Anna Geneva, a Chicago attorney coping with the death of a cherished friend, returns to her "speck on the map" hometown of Haven to finally come to terms with her mother, the man she left behind, and the road she did not take.
Cami Drayton, Anna's dearest friend from high school, is coming home too, forced by circumstances to move in with her alcoholic father... and confront a dark family secret.
Maeve, Anna's mother never left Haven, firmly rooted there by her sadness over her abandonment by the husband she desperately loved and the hope that someday he will return to her.
And Amy Rickart - thin, beautiful and striving for perfection - faces a future with the perfect man...but is haunted by the memory of what she used to be.
About the Author: Kristina Riggle lives and writes in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with her husband, two kids, and a dog. She's a freelance journalist, a published short story writer, and co editor for fiction at the e-zine Literary Mama. This is her second novel her first was Real Life and Liars.
My thoughts: I know that growing up I imagined my life many times, I am sure everyone has. Not much of what I imagined turned out to be a reality. I loved The Life You've Imagined. I felt like I was apart of each of these stories, I mean after all who has not waited for that one true love to come back, wanted that perfect man or had to deal with alcoholism. I could relate so much to these character they could have been my mom, or my best friend or even my crazy old aunt. This is one of those book that you will be thinking about for along time, maybe even have you questioning some of the choices you have made in your life. I think this is a book that women will love and can't wait to share it with my mother. I highly recommend it, it gets five stars from me.
The Publisher is: Avon A
Publishing date: August 17, 2010
Paperback: 352 pages
The review copy of this books was provided by the author/publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.