Saturday, 4 October 2014
Blog Tour: Everything Changes But You by Jennifer Joyce
Hope everyone is well. I am so pleased to have been invited to be part of the blog tour for Everything Changes but You by Jennifer Joyce. Not only is the cover absolutely stunning, but I have just started reading the book and it is excellent. I think it will keep me engrossed this weekend.
Today Jennifer has kindly written about her favourite characters in the book. I hope you enjoy reading about her book and the characters as much as I have. I would really recommend adding Everything Changes but You to your reading list.
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About the book:
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.
Jennifer Joyce writes about her favourite characters from the book
When you have children, you shouldn’t have a favourite. But the great thing about creating characters is that you can have favourites (I’m pretty sure that’s the deal, anyway). In Everything Changes But
You I had two characters that I became very fond of. The funny thing is they are quite mine characters with only a handful of scenes but they totally stole the show for me.
Clementine is a supernatural being, a sort-of-guardian-angel who grants wishes. She’s quite young and sweet but she also has a naughty, impish side and a wicked sense of humour which I love. For me, she’s a cross between Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, and the Ghost of Christmas Present from Scrooged (although, to my knowledge, she’s never whacked anyone with a toaster). She’s a rookie when it comes to the granting wishes game, so she doesn’t always get everything right, but this only makes me warm to her more.
Book Quote: “‘Are you a guardian angel?’
Ally narrowed her eyes. ‘You don’t have wings.’
‘What?’ Clementine turned to try and see behind her and ended up doing a pirouette on the sitting room rug. ‘Dammit, I’ve left them behind again.’”
Keith Barry is not like Clementine at all. He’s a human being for a start. He’s also arrogant and vulgar and lives under the assumption that he’s a bit of a love god, which should make me dislike this weasel of a man but I ADORE Keith Barry. I wouldn’t want to actually meet him in real life and if he was a relative of mine I’d disown him, but he was such great fun to write. I see Keith Barry as a cross between Les Battersby and Keith Lemon. Not such a pretty picture, I know.
Book Quote: “Keith Barry was fat and balding but thought he was some sort of love god and had a tendency to wear shiny gold shirts and fistfuls of sovereign rings.”
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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