“Maybe in Another Life” by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Do you ever wonder what your life would be like if you made a different choice?

I’m sure all of us have wondered about the big ones – What IF I chose an out of state college instead of attending a local school?   Or what IF my first job out of college was with a start up that made me a 30 year old millionaire instead of at a CPA firm that worked me 80 hours a week?

This book talks about the impact of smaller “what if” choices and the impact they could have had on your life.

The “choice” that defines this novel surrounds a young woman, Hannah, who just moved back home and bumps into an old flame at a bar.  Should she leave with him?  Or should she play it safe and go home with her friends?  Each of these scenarios is played out in an alternating chapters format.

The author weaves in similar events in both stories and does a good job of keeping you entertained throughout.  One of my favorite parts of this book is the friendship of the main character, Hannah with her friend Gabby.  In both stories, Hannah finds love but with a different man.  However, in both stories one character is constant: her best friend, Gabby.  So what does that say about life?  I think it says that no matter what choices you make, your best friends are forever.

This book is a page turner and it will keep you entertained.  And if you like a story that is easy to read with a happy ending, pick this book.  It will remind you that best friends are forever.

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About Anne Loughrey

I am an avid member of several book clubs and a prolific keeper of my books. I love to discuss books and hear what others think of books I have read.
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