Author: Leah Ferguson
Published: September 1, 2015
Paperback, 304 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Summary:New Year’s Eve. A time for resolutions. A chance to make a change. And for thirty-year-old Molly Sullivan, a night that will transform her life forever…
All it takes is one word—yes or no—to decide Molly’s future. As the clock counts down to midnight and the ball slowly begins to drop, Molly’s picture-perfect boyfriend gets down on one knee and asks her to marry him. She knows she should say yes, especially considering the baby-sized surprise she just discovered she’s carrying. But something in her heart is telling her to say no…
Now, Molly’s future can follow two very different paths: one where she stays with her baby’s father, despite her misgivings and his family’s unreasonable expectations, and one where she ventures out on her own as a single mother, embracing all the hardships that come with it.
And by the time the next New Year is rung in, Molly will know which choice was right—following her head or listening to her heart…
I shall be telling this with a sighSomewhere ages and ages hence:Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference.--"The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost
Molly Sullivan has a choice to make. Her on-again-off-again boyfriend purposes to her on New Year's Eve. Which seems pretty romantic, except Molly isn't sure he's right for her. However, there's a wrench in this situation: Molly is pregnant. So she has a choice to make. Say yes, and try to live happily ever after with Mr. Maybe. Or say no, and travel a much more difficult path.
In All the Difference by Leah Ferguson we get to see both sides of the coin. You get to see the consequences that occur when she says both yes and no to Scott. And that is one of the reasons why I enjoyed this book. With alternate chapters for each decision, both story lines are too captivating to look away from the page.
All the Difference seemed to pull out lots of emotions from me. It's a heartwarming tale that reminds us that even though there is one path of life, how we choose to follow it is up to us.
"No one should trip over a branch in the road twice during the same walk. You fell once, brushed yourself off, and learn to watch where you were going."
"And the music, of course," she'd said, laughing. You can't forget the music when you travel."
This book is also reminiscent of the movie, which I adore, Sliding Doors. So if you're a fan of the movie, I think you'd also like this book. And if you're not a fan of the movie, read the book anyway. You won't regret it.