Something New (Paperback)

By Janis Thomas

Berkley Publishing Group, 9780425257692, 369pp.

Publication Date: November 6, 2012

List Price: 15.00*
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If you stop trying new things, you might as well just stop.
Ellen Ivers has it all: a nice house, great kids, and a husband who loves her no matter how much she's let herself go. There's just one problem: Ellen is completely, utterly bored. Maybe it's a mid-life crisis, or maybe it's just time to make a change. Ellen starts taking care of herself and decides to start trying new things. As the pounds melt away and she begins to feel more comfortable in her own skin, Ellen's cousin prompts the former writer to enter a blog competition.
At first Ellen is hesitant; after all, what exactly is she supposed to write about? But soon the words start flowing and Ellen gains confidence, in part because of the attention she's getting from her cousin's new neighbor, handsome detective Ben Campbell. Both Ellen and Ben are married with kids, and they know their friendship is heading down a dangerous path. As her attraction to Ben grows and her blog starts attracting a lot of interest, everything else in Ellen's world begins to unravel. Now, she finds herself wondering if the life she has is what she really wants, or if something new is exactly what she needs...

About the Author

Janis Thomas, a native Californian, lives in Orange County with her husband, their two children, and their dog, Ruby. She has written over fifty songs and (with her dad) two children's books, and is also an avid baker. Something New is her debut novel.

Praise For Something New

Something New is for any woman who has ever flirted with the possibility of a different life. Or who has ever flirted, period. Janis Thomas is spot-on in capturing how it feels to be an upper-middle class suburban mom who longs for...something more. She writes with sparkle and humor."—Sally Koslow, author of The Late, Lamented Molly Marx