The main theme of my book, Everything Changes But You, is that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Sometimes we want something so badly, we don’t see that what we have is pretty special already, and that is definitely the case for Ally. Ally is a bit fed up with her life and feels it lacks excitement, especially when she constantly hears all about the wonderful life her colleague Kelly leads. Kelly is a bit of a party girl, the kind who shows up to the office on a Monday morning with a gash on her forehead because she slipped while having a drunken dance on a bar. Ally doesn’t necessarily want to injure herself, but she does covet the excitement and spontaneity of Kelly’s life. When was the last time Ally danced on a bar? Never, is the answer.
Kelly is in her early twenties, a fact that rankles with Ally who is rapidly approaching thirty. She won’t admit it out loud, but Ally is jealous of Kelly’s youth. She still has the majority of her twenties ahead of her, to be wild and free while Ally is expected to start popping out babies any second now.
Ally wants what Kelly has. And when she makes a birthday wish to have a life like Kelly’s, it comes true. Ally suddenly has all the things she desires; glamour, excitement and freedom. But what about all those things she has taken for granted? A loving husband, close family and great friends? Where do these fit into her new life? And is Kelly’s life truly as wonderful as it appears on the surface?
Ally is about to discover that the grass really isn’t greener on the other side. But is too late to reclaim the life that she once had?
Jennifer Joyce is a writer of romantic comedies who lives in Manchester with her husband and their two daughters. Everything Changes But You is her second novel and is available as an ebook now.
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