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Contemporary authors Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, BFF’s in real life, return following their hit, The Status of All Things,with THE YEAR WE TURNED FORTY —an exploration (wild ride), turning back the clock, for some "time travel" and a little magical fantasy of, “what if.”
Mixed with humor, pop-culture, friendship, relationships and chick-lit domestic contemporary drama—a story of three California best friends, Gabriela, Jessie, and Claire.
Gabriela, Jessie, and Claire's birthdays fall within a few months of each other—Gabriela in late May, Claire in June, and Jessie in July—and they’d made a vow almost twenty years before, while sipping beers at a dive bar in Newport Beach-- to always celebrate together.
Each of the women have their own personal and professional issues. From infidelity, marriage, divorce, fertility, death, children and years spent building career, with motherhood put aside. Regrets, second chances, second guessing decisions, made over the years. Re-thinking their choices and if they had taken different paths, how would their lives be different.
The gals head to Vegas to celebrate their 50th birthday-- a chance at a do over, to go back 10 years. One year to change decisions, and hope for a better outcome--the second time around. Excited for a chance to change the course of their lives; however, maybe their decisions were not so bad, after all.
Mixed with wit, wisdom, charm, and life’s messiness—The power of female friendship, with Liz and Lisa’s own trademark-special entertaining style.