Erin and Jessica were best friends growing up in small-town Arizona. Both were smart, ambitious, and seduced by the siren call of the big city. Now Erin is back in her hometown running an inn, while secretly envying Jessica's exciting life as a magazine journalist in New York City. But fate is about to intervene again, sending Jessica back to Arizona, where she must convince Erin to trade places with her for six months. It's an opportunity for Jessica to reconcile with her estranged family. For Erin, the stakes are even higher: With her husband about to leave and her teenage daughter caught in the middle, Erin jumps at the chance to live her best friend's life. What neither can foresee is the dramatic and irreversible consequences it will have on both their lives. Is the grass really greener on someone else's lawn? Can a longtime friendship survive the changes that time and distance inevitably bring? Filled with the author's trademark passion, pathos, and conflict, OTHERWISE ENGAGED is a page-turner certain to garner Goudge an even wider readership.
Eileen Goudge is the New York Times bestselling author whose novels include Otherwise Engaged, One Last Dance, Garden of Lies, and Thorns of Truth. There are more than three million copies of her books in print worldwide. An avid baker, she is the author of a cookbook entitled Something Warm from the Oven: Baking Memories, Making Memories. She lives in New York City with her husband, entertainment reporter Sandy Kenyon. Visit her website at www.eileengoudge.com.