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“Funny, poignant, original, and memorable….” —The Midwest Book Review

“A captivating novel from a great storyteller.” —John Busbee, The Culture Buzz

“A beautiful thinking-novel.” —Eileen MacDougall, host of WCTV’s Book Stew

“I adored this book. I devoured this book. Go read this book!” —Stephanie Affinito, Author and Host of the Get Lit(erate) Podcast

A compulsive overachiever, Madeline lives by the credo that easy is synonymous with mediocre—which is why, at forty-nine, she’s a senior vice president at a prominent bank, frantically adheres to a five-step nightly face cream regimen, and panics anytime she’s a foot away from her phone. Madeline works alongside her best friend, Emma—a master juggler of her own career, marriage, and motherhood to a fourteen-year-old daughter who speaks only in baffling acronyms. The path ahead for both women is brimming with opportunity. There’s only one problem: Madeline is miserable.

Seeking purpose in her life while trying to unravel the source of habits she wants to change, Madeline reluctantly agrees to try yoga, meditation, and other wacky suggestions her new-agey therapist tosses her way. She feels as if she’s risking everything―but in doing so, she just might unlock a world more fulfilling than she ever could have imagined.

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Praise for This Time Could Be Different

Funny, poignant, original, and memorable, “This Time Could Be Different” by novelist Khristin Wierman will have a special affinity for readers who are fans of deftly crafted women’s friendship themed stories laced throughout with humor.

The Midwest Book Review

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

This book was the most inexpensive round of therapy I’ve ever received. I adored this book. I devoured this book. Go read this book!

Stephanie Affinito, Author and Host of the Get Lit(erate) Podcast

Wierman’s portrayal of Olivia and her skill in helping Madeline come to a much happier place is one of the most remarkable breakthroughs I’ve read in a book.

Eileen MacDougall, Host of WCTV's Book Stew

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