Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Books Read: Jennifer Joyce - Everything Changes But You

Ally Richmond is dreading turning thirty and bidding farewell to her youth. And when her husband says he wants to start a family, she begins to panic. 

Is this all that life has to offer from now on? Popping out babies and growing old gracefully? She wants a life crammed with glamour and spontaneous adventure, not one full of dirty nappies and night feeds. 

When Ally makes a silly birthday wish for a new, exciting life, her wish is granted. 

But when Ally is presented with the freedom and opportunities she craves, she soon realises this new life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and that there really is no place like home.

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I'm sure that most of us at some point in our lives have wished that our lives could be different to the one that we're living but for us the only way that our lives are going to change is by the decisions that we make.  But as she discovers that's not the case for Ally in Everything Changes But You as her whole life is turned upside down after making a birthday wish hoping for a bit of excitement. 

Overnight life as she knows it changes, no longer is she happily married Ally whose daily routine is familiar, she is now single fun-loving Alana whose life appears to be one big party.  She has no idea how it happened or why but she soon discovers that the grass is not always greener on the other side...  

It was interesting to see the completely different lifestyles between Ally and Alana and how different life could have turned out to be especially her relationship/non-relationship with husband Gavin. I soon found myself caught up in the drama and willing Ally to find a way back to her old life and to the love of her life Gavin.  

I can remember watching Freaky Friday (the original one!) many years ago and imagining what it must have been like to switch lives with your mother so loved the concept of swapping lifestyles and was curious to see how it would all pan out and Jennifer Joyce's writing didn't disappoint.  

Everything Changes But You had the perfect mix, a great plot, interesting characters, but ultimately it was the bittersweet love story that made this such a hit for me.      

I'd like to thank Jennifer for sending me a copy of her eBook to review. 


  1. Fab I've been looking for a birthday book to read this week. Having a week of birthday books ready for birthday review on Monday :)))

    1. I hope you enjoy Everything Changes But You if you do read it. Have a great birthday!