Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Spotlight and Giveaway: This Time Could Be Different

Today we are celebrating the publication of Khristin Wierman's sophomore novel, This Time Could Be Different. Eat Pray Love meets Office Space; perfect for fans of Taylor Jenkins Reid. Thanks to BookSparks, we have one copy for a lucky reader!

Madeline is a compulsive overachiever, which is why at forty-nine years old, she is the senior vice president of a prominent bank. This bleeds into every aspect of her life, from her skincare routine to her devotion to being always available. She works with her best friend, Emma, who is juggling her own chaotic life: career, marriage, and motherhood to a teenage daughter. Both women have nothing but opportunity ahead of them. There’s a problem, though – Madeline is miserable.

So, she sets out on a mission to find purpose in her life and untangle the roots of the habits she wants to change. She reluctantly tries yoga, meditation, and other suggestions from her new age-y therapist. It feels like she’s risking everything, but that just might be what it takes for her to find fulfillment.

(Trigger warning at the bottom of this post.)

“There are plenty of laugh-wince moments to enjoy in this novel...Both an insightful depiction of therapy supporting growth and a dead-on skewering of corporate culture.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Khristin Wierman has put on the boxing gloves and taken out the meditation candle to delve into the underbelly of the workplace and the choices it forces women to make. This thought-provoking page-turner captures the very real drama of working in corporate America as a woman.” 
—Arielle Eckstut, co-creator of America’s Next Great Author

Credit: Ben Krantz Studio
Khristin Wierman spent twenty years rising through the marketing ranks of Fortune 500 companies, building a career that was lucrative, ego-boosting, and a little bit soul-crushing. So she quit―and then had no idea what to do with her life. Writing novels ensued. Born and raised in a small East Texas town—which means she came into this world a Dallas Cowboys fan and ardently believes “y’all” is a legitimate pronoun—Khristin enjoys playing golf with her husband and stepson, poker, yoga, chocolate, the Golden State Warriors, and the daily adventure of life with an adorably imperfect cat named Rocco. She lives in San Francisco, California. Visit Khristin at her website and on Instagram.

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Giveaway ends September 17th at midnight EST.

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TW: Language, childhood emotional abuse and trauma, verbal abuse


Rita Wray said...

I would like to move to a bigger home.

traveler said...

A smaller, safer city.

diannekc said...

I would like to move back to Michigan.

bn100 said...

more time

Lisa D said...

I'd like to do more volunteering. I already do quite a bit of volunteering. I'd just like more time and energy to do more!

Mary Preston said...

I'd like someone else to do my housework.