Friday, May 10, 2013

The Repeat Year by Andrea Lochen

Publisher: Berkley Trade 
Pages: 400 
Format: ARC 
Buy the Book: Amazon  

Goodreads:  Everyone has days, weeks, even months they wish they could do over—but what about an entire year? After living through the worst twelve months of her life, intensive care nurse Olive Watson is given a second chance to relive her past and attempt to discover where she went wrong… After a year of hardships, including a messy breakup with her longtime boyfriend Phil, the prospect of her mother’s remarriage, and heartbreaking patient losses at the hospital, Olive is ready to start fresh. But when she wakes up in her ex-boyfriend’s bed on New Year’s Day 2011a day she has already livedOlive’s world is turned upside down. Shouldering a year of memories that no one else can recall, even Olive begins to question herself—until she discovers that she is not alone. Upon crossing paths with Sherry Witan, an experienced “repeater,” Olive learns that she has the chance to rewrite her future. Given the opportunity of a lifetime, Olive has to decide what she really wants. Should she make different choices, or accept her life as she knows it, flaws and all?


Kritters Thoughts:  Have you ever wanted to repeat a year and change a few things to see how it would end differently?  Olive wakes up in 2011 again and has the opportunity to relive the year and make some changes.  The biggest question she faces is what to change and what to leave the same - it was great to see where she decides to intervene and make changes.

The biggest thing I took away from the book was how my actions completely affect others and if anyone were to stop and think about how what they do affects others, maybe we would make more conscious decisions.  I appreciated the combination of a chick lit light story combined with a life lesson story.  It made me wonder which year I would love to relive and maybe one or two, I would rather not redo!

This was a great page turner, that although had quite a few pages, I read it in two sittings!  I would recommend this to readers who love a book that makes you reflect on your life, it would be a great read right before a new year were to begin!

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Booksparks PR.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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