Six young college students meet up at Penn State and
form a family-like bond. They did everything
together. Of course they all promised that after
graduation, they would remain best friends. Fast forward
twenty years. They all lead their own
lives, some good, some not. Until one day, they all
receive a fed ex envelope from Bea. Strange, since she died
years earlier. Bea's 40th birthday is coming up. She would
like them all to meet up at their old apartment.
All of them have their own memories of the apartment and
of course of Bea. Colin, always loved Bea, but no one
knew. None of them know the other big secret that he is
keeping from them. Katherine and Owen were lovers in
college and are married. Katherine runs her own business
and Owen stays at home with the kids. Lindy is a very
popular signer, but also has many secrets. Annie the
one that everyone thinks has the perfect life has a
Love this story line. Allison Winn Scotch makes me
wonder how I would react to returning to a place
that was dear to me after years away. I really liked that all
of them felt they had the best life possible, but in
reality none of them are perfect.
Allison Winn Scotch shows that you really can't go back
in time and expected everything to be the same. Everyone
has secrets. Some can hurt other people. I found
myself at times feeling sorry for some of the characters.
Especially Colin has he has the biggest secret of all of
Want a great book to forget your life? IN TWENTY YEARS
is the book to pick up and wonder how your life is
different than twenty years ago.
Twenty years ago, six Penn students shared a house, naively
certain that their friendships would endureâ€”until the death
of their ringleader and dear friend Bea splintered the group
for good. Now, mostly estranged from one another, the
remaining five reluctantly gather at that same house on the
eve of what would have been Beaâ€™s fortieth birthday.
But along with the return of the friends come old grudges,
unrequited feelings, and buried secrets. Catherine, the CEO
of a domestic empire, and Owen, a stay-at-home dad, were
picture-perfect college sweetheartsâ€”but now teeter on the
brink of disaster. Lindy, a well-known musician, is pushing
middle age in an industry thatâ€™s all about youth and slowly
self-destructing as she grapples with her own identity.
Behind his smile, handsome plastic surgeon Colin harbors the
heartbreaking truth about his own history with Bea. And
Annie carefully curates her life on Instagram and Facebook,
keeping up appearances so she doesnâ€™t have to face the truth
about her own empty reality.
Reunited in the place where so many dreams began, and
bolstered by the hope of healing, each of them is forced to
confront the past.