How to Change a Life, by Stacey Ballis, is about a group of friends who decide to challenge themselves. The synopsis says: "Eloise is happy with her life as a successful private chef. She has her clients, her corgi, and a recipe for the world's most perfect chocolate cream pie. What more could she need? But when her long-lost trio of high school friends reunites, Eloise realises how lonely she really is.
Eloise, Lynne, and Teresa revamp their senior-class assignment and dare one another to create a list of things to accomplish by the time they each turn forty in a few months. Control freak Lynne has to get a dog, Teresa has to spice up her marriage, and Eloise has to start dating again.
Enter Shawn, a hunky ex-athlete and the first man Eloise could see herself falling for. Suddenly forty doesn't seem so lonely - until a chance encounter threatens the budding romance and reveals the true colours of her friends. Will the bucket listers make it to forty still speaking to one another? Or do some friendships come with an expiration date?" How to Change a Life is out in August 2017.