Read How to Change a Life Online Free - A dare between friends leads to startling revelations and simmering tensions in the latest novel from the author of Wedding Girl.
Eloise is happy with her life as a successful private chef. She has her clients, her corgi, and a recipe for the world's most perfect chocolate cream pie. What more could she need? But when her long-lost trio of high school friends reunites, Eloise realizes how lonely she really is.
Eloise, Lynne, and Teresa revamp their senior-class assignment and dare one another to create a list of things to accomplish by the time they each turn forty in a few months. Control freak Lynne has to get a dog, Teresa has to spice up her marriage, and Eloise has to start dating again.
Enter Shawn, a hunky ex-athlete and the first man Eloise could see herself falling for. Suddenly forty doesn't seem so lonely--until a chance encounter threatens the budding romance and reveals the true colors of her friends. Will the bucket listers make it to forty still speaking to one another? Or do some friendships come with an expiration date?
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September 18, 2017
I wish I could say something positive or negative about the book but I really have nothing, which is so unlike me.
For starters, I don’t know if this was a romance book, cookbook, or a story about friends. I felt confused from the beginning until the end wondering what type of book I...
August 17, 2017
What a sweet read!
How to Change a Life is a great look at a typical woman of today. Hard-working but gun shy of guys because of a bad experience. Stuck in a rut but content. A few great friends, including two high school friends that we get to connect with after many years apart, an...
August 09, 2017
I thought this was a fun, light read and I enjoyed the friendship aspect of this novel. They were close friends in high school and soon they grew apart. Now they are back in their hometown for the funeral of the high school teacher who brought them together. Each of the three young ladies feels c...
August 08, 2017
Review coming soon!
June 23, 2017
This book dragged a bit for me. I did appreciate Eloise's growth but wished she didn't have to narrate it quite so explicitly. The dialogue was wordy and, while I understand that Eloise is a chef, the food descriptions were a little excessive too. All in all, I think this was a decent book that w...
June 18, 2017
I received this novel from Netgalley.
The best part of this novel, for me, was the character development of Eloise. At the beginning, she felt content, but was often reminded that "content" and "happy" are not the same thing. She was in a rut, afraid to open herself up to changes, and still heartb...
August 12, 2017
This is a charming read. Right from the beginning I connected with Eloise. She is warm and everyone seems drawn to her. However, you can't talk about Eloise without mentioning her friends, Lynne, and Teresa. They are some good friends. Each woman seemed to embrace the bucket list idea with gusto....
July 25, 2017
Food? Check. Dogs? Check. Chicago? Check. Elements of Judaism? Check. These items are only the beginning ingredients for a typical Stacey Ballis novel. However, there is always so much more that makes me want to both savor and devour it at the same time, also hoping for leftovers in the end (mean...
September 04, 2017
Meet Eloise, a very talented chef, whose delicious descriptions of food and meal menus will either make you raid your refrigerator, dine out in high-end restaurants, or make you want to sign up for culinary school. She has a wonderful job as a private chef for a rich family and every need she cou...
September 05, 2017
So after reading several intense and more "literary" books, I was definitely ready for something a little lighter. And Stacey Ballis' latest fit the bill. You know what to expect with her: Chicago-based story, woman who is on the larger side and still loves to eat, she is some kind of foodie (thi...