Book Review: The One That I Want

Elise’s Review of The One That I Want by Allison Winn Scotch

Tilly Farmer thinks she has the perfect life. She is married, has a great job, and is trying for a baby. She is blissfully happy, or so she thinks. But, when she is given the chance to look into her future she suddenly realizes that her life might not end up turning out the way she has always planned. Tilly is left to discover the true meaning of happiness, and ends up learning that “Happiness is what you choose, what you follow, not what follows you.”

Throughout the story Tilly uncovers secrets about her husband, her family, and her friends and learns that she doesn’t know anyone as well as she thinks she does. While Tilly isn’t always a likable protagonist, she evolves throughout the novel and gains clarity about herself and others that helps mold her into a stronger, and more admirable woman. Scotch carefully depicts the excitement, frustration, and despair that Tilly experiences as she uncovers the true colors of herself and those around her.

Allison Winn Scotch has contributed freelance articles to many magazines, including InStyle, Glamour, Self, Shape, Parents, and American Baby, and is also the author of The Department of Lost and Found and Time of My Life: A Novel. For more information about the author and her books, you can visit her website or follow her on Twitter To learn more about other books published by Random House, you can visit  
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