Blog Tour: ‘Everything Changes But You’ by Jennifer Joyce – Review

Posted September 27, 2014 by thischickreads in review / 0 Comments


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.

*Copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review*

‘Everything Changes But You’ is the second book by Jennifer I’ve read, first one being ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Salad’, which was a great debut and laugh out chick lit. So, having really enjoyed the first book I sure did have high expectations for this one. I can’t say I was disappointed at the end, however I still like her first one bit more.

Anyway, the story is very interesting, it might not be the most original plot but that’s not important because I always value more the execution than originality. Everyone at some point in their lives thought that the grass is greener on the the other side. Each of us sometimes think how our lives would turn up if we didn’t get married, have kids, if we went to different school, etc etc. Well, Ally is no different. Her life is steady but not so exciting and her husband Gavin seems ready for kids. However, Ally is not and she wishes she had a different life. And you know what they say, be careful what you wish for, right? Soon her life changes, her wish comes true and her life is drastically changed, it’s more exciting (by this I mean she’s a party animal now) but seems to lost Gavin and her best friend.

It really was interesting to see these changes, Ally becoming Alana and there were some scenes that made me laugh out loud. I wish I could see more of Gavin though, I somehow expected that Ms Joyce would show more of how things changed for Gavin too, not just for Ally. Yes, we get to see Gavin’s life changing its path, but I wish I get to see more of him than some of Ally’s colleagues. Also, baring in mind this was not the first book by Ms Joyce I’ve read, I expected more humor (by this I mean LOL humor). Overall, it’s an easy, quick read which I’m sure many chick lit fans would enjoy. It’s an interesting mix of humor, magic and romance with likable characters. If you love Juliet Madison’s books or if you enjoyed Nicola Doherty’s ‘If I could Turn Back Time’, then you gonna love this book too.

My rating: 7/10



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