All the Difference

All the Difference

by Kaira Rouda


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From the bestselling author of HERE, HOME, HOPE, comes a novel of suspense and choices, with a nod to the best of Susan Isaacs's tales of suburban murder.

Once again, everything isn't what it seems in the suburb of Grandville. ALL THE DIFFERENCE is the story of three Grandville women whose lives become entangled by the choices they make and how, ultimately, one of them turns to murder to achieve her goals.

Roommates Laura and Angie couldn't be more different. Laura is a local celebrity, the television anchor who is motivated to move out of small-time media markets and on to the big time, no matter the cost. Meanwhile, Angie, a luckless waitress, spends her time waiting for Mr. Right to save her from temporary jobs and a life spent making bad choices.

On the other side of town, Ellen abandons her life as a successful fundraiser for that of an isolated housewife in the country estate she shares with her husband, whose affairs become increasingly hard to ignore. When the city's gossip columnist, Maddie, and restaurant reviewer, Dixon, become involved in the story, the unlikely duo stir up more than they intended.

With her signature mix of compassion and wit, Kaira Rouda once again takes readers on an entertaining journey into the heart of women's lives in suburbia, this time with a dose of suspense.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984915101
Publisher: Real You Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/20/2012
Pages: 290
Sales rank: 254,921
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Kaira Rouda is an award-winning entrepreneur and author. She lives in Southern California with her husband and four children and is at work on her next novel. Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook or

Rouda has won numerous awards for her writing including: Winner, Indie Excellence Award for Women's Fiction; Winner, USA Book Awards for Women's Fiction; and Honorable Mention, Writer's Digest International Book Awards for Mainstream Fiction. In addition to her fiction writing, Rouda is the author of the best-selling and award-winning business book REAL YOU INCORPORATED: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs.

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All the Difference 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
anovelreview_blogspot_com More than 1 year ago
Kaira Rouda, author of Here, Home, Hope, takes us back to Grandville in her newest release, All The Difference. We are introduced to a number of new residents and someone has a secret. Unlike Rouda’s first novel, this one is darker and mysterious. Throughout the novel we not only learn about these new characters there are also flashbacks for one young girl and we don’t know who it is. Three women entangled with the same two men makes for some pretty interesting reading. There is Laura, a tv anchor who has no intention of sticking around Grandville. She is waiting to break into a big city television station and she isn’t afraid to step on anyone’s back she needs to in order to get her to the top. Then there is Angie, Laura’s roommate. She knows what she wants out of life too and she’s willing to lay on her back to get her dream life. Angie appears to be young and a little naive, but she doesn’t care who gets hurt in the process of finding her Mr. Right. Last there is Ellen. Ellen is making a home for her and her husband and wishing for a baby of her own. Poor thing is married to a tomcat that doesn’t really care if she likes it or not. Ellen realizing her dreams might not come true decides to go back to work and find happiness. The only thing these three women have in common are two men—two men that will change their lives! Kaira has written another great book! I really enjoyed All The Difference. I will say at the beginning there are a number of characters and situations setting up, I did struggle with getting everyone straight at first. By the time I was finished reading I couldn’t help but feel like Grandville is a little like Knots Landing (ok aged myself a little). I hope Rouda continues to visit Grandville and we get to see more and more out of these characters! I loved the dual mystery going on in the story. Who is having the flashbacks and was there a murderer? The more I read the harder I found putting the book down. A recommend! And you don’t have to read Here, Home, Hope first, but I also recommend you read it!
LoraineS More than 1 year ago
Fun chick lit and my type of mystery. Loved it.
ABrantley More than 1 year ago
I love stories that follow several different characters and show how their worlds are intertwined. This was such an addictive read. All I can say is WOW! If you love romantic suspense, you're going to love this book.
J_Folden_CRM_Easton More than 1 year ago
This one is a true thriller! It had me guessing all the way to the last chapter!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was tricked by the summary. This is all very "real housewives"
mommybooknerd More than 1 year ago
ALL THE DIFFERENCE left me reeling. I was immediately drawn in by each one of the characters stories. Rouda masterfully wove the stories of these compelling and, at times, ruthless women into a novel that kept you turning pages. Adultery, lies, friendship, marriage and murder mixed with the one thing that made all the difference to these women in their lives is the center of this novel. Rouda may have left small clues throughout the book, but I was constantly thrown for a loop while reading this novel. Then came the very last paragraph and I may, quite literally, have held my breath the whole time I was reading is all I can say. Pick up your copy of ALL THE DIFFERENCE to read an original novel with depth and spunk. I rate this book 4 stars!
Sharn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'd like to give this book 3.5 stars.... I liked how there was this mysterious back story going on that kept you guessing about who they were talking about and where it was going. One thing that was a little hard for me was keeping track of all the characters that were introduced at the beginning but about 1/3 of the way through, I was finally able to keep them straight. lolThe book has love, hate, betrayal, sex and intrigue. You think you're getting chick-lit and end up with a murder mystery. There was one sentence in the book that helped me with the mystery so I had it figured out but if you don't catch that, this book is going to leave you guessing until the very end... so many possible motives.Thanks for a good book Kaira!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A real,"stay up all night page turner"!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable novel with well-developed characters whose lives are intrictly entwined. I was able to figure out who the culprit was, but it had me guessing for awhile.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book for a rainy afternoon.
JoelT310 More than 1 year ago
I couldn't finish this book. I couldn't see the point of the story after reading about half of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I struggled through this book because I rarely don't finish a book once I start it. I admit I skimmed through the last few chapters. All the men in this book were so weak and the women were almost as bad. Started out okay but went downhill.
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*waits for Firestorm* ~ ¿