If I Could Turn Back Time by Beth Harbison is the perfect book for summer reading! Seriously how many of us haven’t thought of what we would do differently if we could turn back time? Well thirty-seven year old Ramie Phillips gets just that chance when on a boat with friends she takes a dive off the diving board and the next thing she knows she is waking up as her eighteen-year-old self.
Ramie has been a little dissatisfied with her life even though she’s really successful in her career. She’s got everything she could want in terms of money, rich friends, and the material things in life but personally she has been feeling more lost than ever. While her friends are getting married or having families Ramie can’t even seem to find a suitable man. So when the conversation on the boat turns to these kinds of topics Ramie gets annoyed and consequently takes that fateful trip off the diving board.
When Ramie wakes up it is the eve of her eighteenth birthday and she can’t believe it, yet looking in the mirror she sees her nice smooth skin and knows it’s true and even better she still has all the knowledge from her thirty-seven year old self. As this all sinks in Ramie realizes that she has the chance to change all the things she regrets and even more importantly to be able to reconnect with those she has lost. So even while Ramie is wondering how she ended up time traveling she is also looking to see how she can right some wrongs of her past and just maybe set her future on the right path.
I really enjoyed If I Could Turn Back Time. I think we all wish we could go back in time with the knowledge we have now. I know I do and would I ever do things differently. I find these time travel stories fun and like I said they always make me wonder ‘what if’. I listened to the audiobook of If I Could Turn Back Time which is narrated by Orlagh Cassidy and she does a fantastic job. I always enjoy audios narrated by her because she always makes a story even better with her talent at different voice tones and just the emotions she puts into her reading. Loved it! Highly recommended for those who enjoy women’s fiction.