If I Could Turn Back Time

If I Could Turn Back Time

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"What if your thirtysomething self woke up in the body of your eighteen-year-old self? Thirty-six year old Ramie Phillips has led a very successful life. She made her fortune and now she hob nobs with the very rich and occasionally the semi-famous and enjoys luxuries she only dreamed of as a middle-class kid growing up in Potomac, Maryland. But lately Ramie has begun to feel a little...empty. On a boat with friends off the Florida coast, Ramie tries to fight her feelings of discontent with steel will and hard liquor. No one even notices as she gets up and goes to the diving board and dives in. So no one notices when she hits her head on the board on the way down... She wakes some time later with a throbbing headache and something beeping next to her. A heart monitor? Is she in the hospital, head wrapped sarcastically, like some amnesiac woman in a Lifetime movie? She strains to understand a voice calling in the distance: "Wake up!" It's her mother. "You're going to be late for school again. I'm not writing a note this time..." Told with Beth Harbison's wit and warmth, The Time of My Life is the fantasy of every woman who has ever thought, "If I could go back in time, knowing what I know now, I'd do things so differently.""-- Provided by publisher.
"Told with Beth Harbison's wit and warmth, If I Could Turn Back Time is the fantasy of every woman who has ever thought, "If I could go back in time, knowing what I know now, I'd do things so differently..." Thirty-seven year old Ramie Phillips has led a very successful life. She made her fortune and now she hob nobs with the very rich and occasionally the semi-famous, and she enjoys luxuries she only dreamed of as a middle-class kid growing up in Potomac, Maryland. But despite it all, she can't ignore the fact that she isn't necessarily happy. In fact, lately Ramie has begun to feel more than a little empty. On a boat with friends off the Florida coast, she tries to fight her feelings of discontent with steel will and hard liquor. No one even notices as she gets up and goes to the diving board and dives off... Suddenly Ramie is waking up, straining to understand a voice calling in the distance...It's her mother: "Wake up! You're going to be late for school again. I'm not writing a note this time..." Ramie finds herself back on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, with a second chance to see the people she's lost and change the choices she regrets. How did she get back here? Has she gone off the deep end? Is she really back in time? Above all, she'll have to answer the question that no one else can: What it is that she really wants from the past, and for her future?"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
ISBN: 9781466842199
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Characteristics: text file
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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katarina_biblio Oct 11, 2017

Interesting premise, but the book fell flat and I found myself skimming ahead to see how many pages remained. A jumbled mush of pseudo-psychological babble that seemed intended to be moving, but really just ended up being incredibly confusing.

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cmfrakes
Jun 01, 2017

I have read 2 other books of Harbison' s (Hope in a Jar and When in Doubt...) and I loved them. This 1 didn't even seem like it was from the same author. It was boring, dialogue was lacking, the ending was summed up too quickly like the author lost steam in the end. I ended up just skimming through.

boyzmom333 Sep 13, 2015

I have read all of Elizabeth Harbison's books and was so excited to read her newest one, If I could turn back time. Unfortunately, for me, this was not one of her best. I felt this book was just "ok". For the most part it was entertaining, but I just felt like I've seen movies that have had similar story lines and there was nothing riveting about it.

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palmer0808
Aug 13, 2015

I enjoyed the book, but the ending left a feeling of "huh, that was quick." Ramie revisits her life as an 18 year old and that gets a ton of coverage, but when she visits an alternate reality of herself at 26, we only get a few chapters. I think if we could have had more at 26, less at 18, then the ending might have been more satisfying.

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