Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Life You've Imagined

Read December 2010

My Rating 3 / 5

"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 circumstance to move in with her alcoholic father . . . and to 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.

Kristina Riggle's The Life You've Imagined takes a provocative look at the choices we make—and the courage we must have to change."

My Review: This book was a good read, nothing amazing, but a good read nonetheless. I liked all the characters, and I liked the stories they came with, they were all very realistic. The thing I enjoyed most about this book is how everyone helps each other out, whether they want to or not. Good book to pass the time, I will be looking into some of her other novels.


  1. I totally agree. I liked the book but it's not one I think I'd read again. The only character I was kind of annoyed with was Amy. And maybe Anna in some parts because she came off as a bit insensitive. But I guess that's realistic, right? :)

  2. Yeah, I didn't like how Amy was so unhappy, but went on anyways, and cared too much about what she looked like.