In Twenty Years: A Novel

By Allison Winn Scotch

4 out of 5 stars

Twenty years after their college graduation, five friends receive a letter from the lawyer of their friend who has passed away, years before. Bea wanted them all to return to the row house they shared while they attended Penn. It would have been her 40th birthday. At first a bit reluctant because of things that happened at a wedding and at Bea’s funeral, they all know they have to go.

Annie, unhappy with her cheating husband, is anxious to see Colin, the man she always loved. Their story is part of the troubles that began the rift. Colin is a popular plastic surgeon who hasn’t settled down yet. Lindy is a famous singer/songwriter. She is juggling between two relationships. One with Tatiana and one with Leon (who figures prominently in the story and is one of my favorite characters. The voice of reason, if you will.) Catherine and Owen married (the wedding with the problem) but aren’t on the same page right now. She is trying to have her decorating/DYI company sign a lucrative contract with Target and he, a stay-at-home dad, misses his career and the way their marriage used to be.

When they all get together, lots of secrets are exposed and their relationships are put to the test. Can Bea bring them all back together?

Allison Winn Scotch writes a book and I am all over it! She never disappoints. This is the perfect summer read, full of love, tears, secrets, fights. You know, everything you want in a book. I loved Leon! When he first comes on the scene, I wasn’t sure but I fell in love with him quickly. And Bea. She’s not their physically but she is definitely the heart of the book. We all should have a friend like her.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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