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If You're Not the One

Published: June 2015
SKU: 9781492607892

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When an accident send Jen into a coma, she's able to see what her life could have been had she made different choices. But getting the answers to life's "what ifs" might leave her with more questions than ever…

Jennifer Wright is pretty sure her husband doesn't love her anymore. She and Max used to be the perfect couple, but the pressure of work and kids have pulled them in opposite directions. Now, Jen is full of "what if" questions about whether her bland, suburban existence is all she was ever destined for.

What if she'd run off to Australia with the handsome, dangerous man she met on vacation in her twenties? What if she'd stayed with her workaholic college boyfriend? Would she ever have loved another child as much as she loves her daughters? Could she have become rich?

More than anything, Jen wants to do the right thing for her family. But what she discovers may leave her with no easy answers about what to do next.

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  • Case Count: 28
"Forte's setup is clever, and the results are by turns hilarious and poignant. Anyone who has ever daydreamed about roads not taken will enjoy the journey. Discussion questions and an ambiguous ending make this a great book club choice." — Booklist
"If You're Not the One addresses some pretty heavy questions with a light, humorous touch, providing a perfectly balanced look at love and marriage and how relationships change over time. Forte tackles love, sex, and infidelity as well as friendship and parenthood...Filled with likable characters, If You're Not the One is lively and engaging without becoming too heavy or dramatic." — Chicago Book Review
"Jemma Forte takes the classic what-could-have-been scenario and gives it a fun twist with her new novel, If You're Not the One...a fantastic novel with an uncertain ending, which will leave readers wondering about what the future holds in store for Jen" — San Francisco Book Review
"Anyone who's ever wondered what could have been if they'd settled down with someone else will enjoy If You're Not the One. With its unusual structure (told in alternating flashbacks from 1994 until the day before the accident), and its very unexpected ending, If You're Not the One is not run-of-the-mill chick lit. Using a lot of humor, and a few surprisingly deep moments, Forte analyzes the nature of happiness, the exhaustion of parenting, the struggle of a midlife crisis and the tricky balance of love and friendship" — Shelf Awareness
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