For two-and-a-half years, Annabelle, a young widow with three small children, has been stuck in the past. Numbed by grief and overwhelmed by the responsibility of raising her three small children alone, she agrees to let them spend the weekend with a friend while she tries to get some much-needed rest at her parents’ home.But the next morning, Annabelle is suddenly sixteen again—and it just happens to be the worst day of her teenage years. As she relives the drama of high school life, Annabelle realizes that her future husband, Mitch, has just returned from a mission and is living on the other side of town.While getting Mitch’s attention is more complicated than she imagined, Annabelle discovers that she is stronger than she has been willing to admit, and there just might be a future for her after all.
After two and a half years, Annabelle finally realized that her husband is gone, she has children to raise and she is letting herself go. When her friend makes her stay over her parents' house while she takes care of the kids, she cannot say no anymore and agrees on it. The next morning after she wakes up, she realizes that she is sixteen again and has to find her way around life to make sure that they can start having life again. But starting over again might not work out for her so well and now, being more mature, she can face life differently.
This was definitely a good read and I got really into the book. But what bugged me for the longest time is why the hell she didn't even think once about how she ended up in the past? I mean, I'm not sure about you but I don't just wake up every night and BOOM! I'm twelve again. She always focused on how she needs to get her life better and how to be with Mitch again. If this happened to me, you already know I'm going to be freaking out! But other than that, I did liked the book and thought it was worth reading. The writing was simple and very easy to read and I really liked that the characters were relatable. 3.5 Stars!!!
Emily Gray Clawson describes herself as an author, mother, and youth mentor. Born and raised in Utah, she is passionate about her faith and great books and will share her love of both with anyone who will listen. Emily began writing at the age of seven, creating homemade picture books that she peddled from door to door. She self-published her first novel, Things Hope For, and is collaborating with Jennifer Graves on a book entitled A Sister’s Witness: The Powell Family Tragedy. With her husband, Richard, Emily founded two youth leadership programs, Handmaidens of Virtue and Mastering Knighthood. Trained in vocal performance in college, she has enjoyed including aspects of her training in this book. Emily and Richard are the parents of four children and live in Taylorsville, Utah.