All the Difference

“Clever, compelling…a delightful, fun debut!” 

– #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin 

All the Difference

ISBN #978-0-425-27938-0

She thought she had it all under control.

In Leah Ferguson’s debut novel, All the Difference, Molly Sullivan is a career-driven, 30-year-old Philadelphian who works really hard to keep everything in her life in perfect order. So when Molly discovers that she’s pregnant on New Year’s Eve–the same day her long-term boyfriend proposes marriage–she finds out all too suddenly that even the best plans can be torn apart in an instant. Molly is faced with a choice, and in alternating chapters, we follow her over the course of the next year to discover how her life changes if she says yes…or if she says no. Molly will discover that while she can’t pick the path she’s been given to walk, it’s up to her to decide how she’ll travel it. It all depends on whether she chooses courage to be her guide. 

All the Difference was published September 1, 2015 from Berkley Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

Praise for All the Difference:

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: A bittersweet yet satisfying treat.

INSTYLE: “Captivating.” (September 2015)

RT BOOK REVIEWS (4 1/2 stars): Ferguson offers women’s fiction a fresh new voice with her first novel, a delightful tale about the roads we choose in life.

International bestselling author Emily Giffin: clever, compelling and a delightful, fun debut.

Laurie Here (5 stars): This is a book that deserves to be read. 

Open Book Society (5 stars): [V]ery cleverly written.

Red Carpet Crash:An interesting approach and it works.

Travels with Choppy: [F]ast-paced and funny, it’s like reading about the adventures of a friend (or someone I would like to be friends with).

Lori Twichell: This book should definitely be on your To Be Read list.”

Mix and Match Family: “I loved it!”

Booking Mama: ALL THE DIFFERENCE was an original and fun book that was also thought-provoking. Recommended to fans of women’s fiction!” 

Chick Lit Plus: I haven’t read many books that posed such a great question to the reader…I highly recommend it.

A Bookish Affair: [A] lot of people will find common ground with the decisions that Molly has to make.

Bliss, Beauty, Books: [Leah] is a sweet and thoughtful voice in women’s fiction and thankfully for us just getting started.

Kritters Ramblings: [A]bsolutely loved it and want a sequel.

Bookish Things and More: “I admire Molly…she’s a strong character.”

Mary Chris Escobar’s Books & Brews: [T]he unique plot structure…works really, really beautifully…Ferguson draws out some very poignant thoughts on fate, personal choice and resilience.” 

Heroes and Heartbreakers: [M]ulti-faceted characters, uplifting ending…engaging.

Reflections with Coffee: “A fun read.”

To Read or Not to Read: 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.

A Soccer Mom’s Book Blog: Leah Ferguson wrote a fun book with some tough questions and some facts of life…I guarantee it will keep you entertained.

Cheryl’s Book Nook:  Leah Ferguson show cases [sic] a strong debut with this book. I am looking forward to more great things from this author.



More about Leah’s Storytelling:

“Leah Ferguson’s fresh storytelling allows her characters to do what the rest of us can only achieve in hindsight: live out alternate destinies. Molly is at once so insightful, clueless, and laugh-out-loud funny that you’ll be cheering for her like you would your best friend. A thoughtful, highly entertaining read! Fans of Emily Giffin will not want to miss this!” — Kathryn Craft, author of The Art of Falling and The Far End of Happy

“In All the Difference, Leah Ferguson gives readers a surprising and fresh take on ‘what if’ in her page-turning debut. Molly Sullivan is a strong main character who knows exactly who she is — even when she’s not sure exactly what she wants. Ferguson deftly illustrates how choices shape our lives, and how it’s never too late to change course and head in the right direction. Leah Ferguson is a charming new voice in women’s fiction.”  — Amy Sue Nathan, author of The Good Neighbor and The Glass Wives

“With witty dialogue and great insights into human nature, Leah Ferguson tells the story of Molly’s unusual year and her path to happiness and realizing what is important. Leah Ferguson is a stirring new voice in women’s fiction, writing a story that is both highly entertaining and moving.” — Anita Hughes, author of French Coast

All the Difference is an enchanting, beautifully crafted debut about the road not taken. You will find yourself turning pages compulsively until you learn which path pregnant P.R. executive Molly Sullivan takes. Does she say yes or no after her seemingly perfect boyfriend presents her with a huge diamond ring? I loved the premise of this novel.” — Barbara Claypole White, award-winning author of The Unfinished Garden and The Perfect Son

“A smart, sensitive, and ultimately empowering story about making choices and living with the consequences of those choices…The takeaway: you can choose the kind of person—the kind of woman—you want to become.”—Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author

“We gobbled up this refreshing debut. Molly is a character everyone will love — smart, quirky, with just the right amount of sass. In All the Difference, Leah Ferguson has crafted a novel filled with dynamic characters and real-life problems. You’ll be rooting for Molly as she navigates parallel destinies, ultimately making a powerful choice that will leave readers applauding.” — Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, authors of Your Perfect Life and The Status of All Things

“With intelligence and heart, Leah Ferguson puts a fresh twist on the concept of the road not taken. All the Difference gracefully explores the meaning of family, love, and friendship and cleverly addresses the question of whether a single decision can change our destiny.” — Dana Bate, author of The Girls’ Guide to Love and Supper Clubs and Too Many Cooks

“Clever, emotional and heart-warming—a wonderful read!” —Mary Ellen Taylor, author of The Union Street Bakery

“Sweet, sassy, and heartfelt, All the Difference is a clever take on the road not traveled, one that will leave you contemplating the power of destiny and the joy of unexpected second chances.” — Kimberly Belle, author of The Last Breath

“Anyone who’s ever wondered about the road not taken will relate to this heartwarming novel about life’s little surprises. Readers will identify with Molly Sullivan as she struggles to find direction in her career, love, and family life, only to discover that all baths lead to a better understanding of herself.” — Susan Gloss, author of Vintage

“In All the Difference, Leah Ferguson’s thoughtful and heartfelt debut, I found myself drawn into the parallel lives of a heroine struggling to navigate the thorny ground between following her heart and living up to the expectations of others. With a refreshingly down-to-earth style, Ferguson offers us a front row seat to an emotional tug of war as Molly Sullivan wrestles with clinging to the less than perfect life she knows, and trading that life for one that will require sacrifice, change, and ultimately, growth. I devoured every word, and thoroughly enjoyed being a part of Molly’s journey.” — Barbara Davis, author of The Wishing Tide