In Every Life

by Rea Frey

On Sale: 2024-08-06

Price: $18.99

Book Summary

What happens when a husband's dying wish is for his wife to find a new love . . . before he's even gone?

About the Book

What happens when a husband's dying wish is for his wife to find a new love . . . before he's even gone?

Harper is living a life she never expected. After a failed attempt at making it as an artist in New York while falling for and losing her first love, her dreams crumbled in the span of a week. A decade later, Harper is happily living a simpler life as an art teacher in Chattanooga with her beloved new husband, Ben.

When Ben is diagnosed with late-stage cancer, their whole world shifts. Despite the bad news, Ben comes up with one final wish for his wife: he wants Harper to find a new partner before he dies. When the New York Times sends a journalist to do a feature story about Ben's life, Harper comes face to face with Liam Hale, the man she fell madly in love with all those years ago and never saw again.

Suddenly, Harper is faced with all of those old what-ifs:

What if Harper had ended up with Liam instead of Ben?

What if she'd pursued life as an artist instead of teaching?

What if it had all turned out differently?

After making a wish, Harper wakes up to find herself in a parallel universe . . . where her what-ifs become a reality.

Is the grass really greener, or is she standing right where she should be--no matter the cost?

  • Contemporary women's fiction
  • Stand-alone novel
  • Book length: 93,000 words
  • Includes discussion questions for book clubs


'[Rea] Frey's latest explores dual realities. Harper's husband has cancer, and he wants her to find a new partner before he dies. She doesn't agree but then encounters the man who got away and finds herself in a parallel universe where all her what-ifs are reality.'

'A perfect tale of 'what if.' Frey broke my heart into a million pieces then tenderly put it back together with her deeply moving message that sometimes the truest way we can love someone is by letting them go.'

'Devastating, thought-provoking, and hopeful, Rea Frey plays deftly in the tantalizing world of 'what if . . . ' IN EVERY LIFE is a gem!'

'In this heartfelt, poignant novel, Rea Frey has crafted a stirring narrative that grips the heart, uplifts the spirit, and takes the reader on a journey of life-changing events that shape the characters while dabbling in the idea of how their worlds would shift if they altered one moment in their past. One single decision can change our entire lives, and this novel asks the reader, Would you? IN EVERY LIFE is genuine, overflowing with soul, and weaved together with the kind of love we spend our whole lives searching for.'

'Seamlessly weaving together three timelines of 'What is,' 'What was' and 'What if,' Rea Frey's IN EVERY LIFE is an incredibly relatable story for every woman who has ever faced an impossible situation and wondered what if she had made a different choice. Perfect for fans of Taylor Jenkins Reid's MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE and the film Sliding Doors, Harper's journey is an exquisite reminder that there are no coincidences and that life unfolds exactly as it is meant to.'

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781400243136
  • ISBN 10: 1400243130
  • Imprint: Harper Muse
  • On Sale: 2024-08-06
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price: $18.99
  • Publisher: Harper Muse
  • Publication Date: 2024-08-06
  • Category 1 : FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • Category 2 : FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
  • Category 3 : FICTION / Magical Realism *