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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March 22, 2018
Why This Book
I won this book via a Goodreads Giveaway a few months ago. In my quest to finish reading all ARCs or Giveaways by 12/31, so 2018 starts off with less stress and a reduced TBR, I read this book over the Christmas holidays. I am quite glad I did, as it was a feel-good type of novel...
December 01, 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...
November 22, 2017
How to Change a Life is a standalone women's fiction/foodie fiction novel written by Stacey Ballis. Overall, I found the storyline likable as a group of reunited friends become each others' motivation to step outside their comfort zones and remember who they wanted to be so to speak. There are sw...
September 27, 2017
So I swore through this whole damn book. Seriously.
I have really enjoyed Stacey Ballis's past works. She can describe food and how to cook certain dishes in such a way that you will have to go and get something to snack on while reading. Also hopefully you have some wine to sip as you go. But I r...
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...
January 11, 2018
Reading a Stacey Ballis book is always like coming home: warm, comfortable, reliable. How to Change a Life was exactly what I was hoping for when I picked up Ballis' latest book. Friendship, love & the one factor that especially draws me to her books: FOOD! I love how Ballis intertwines food...
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...
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...
November 30, 2017
I generally don't read a book of this genre as I usually find the characters too flimsy and too in their early 20s. But this blurb said that the women were nearly in their 40s, and that piqued my interest. I thought this would be a mature book involving friendships. Though the cover did indicate...
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...