Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Release Day! Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties by Camille Pagán ~ My Thoughts

Happy Release Day!! 


Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties

Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties by Camille Pagán
Print and e-book, 254 pages
Published: February 27th 2018 by Lake Union Publishing

From bestselling author Camille Pagán comes a hilarious and hopeful story about a woman on the verge of a nervous breakthrough.

At fifty-three, Maggie Harris has a good marriage and two mostly happy children. Perpetually anxious, she’s also accumulated a list of semi-reasonable fears: falling air conditioners, the IRS, identity theft, skydiving, and airbag recalls. But never once did Maggie worry that her husband of nearly thirty years would leave her.

On the day Adam walks out the door, everything that makes Maggie secure goes with him. Only then does she realize that while she’s been busy caring for everyone else, she’s become invisible to the world—and to herself.

Maggie cautiously begins to rebuild her life with a trip to Rome, a new career, and even a rebound romance. But when a fresh crisis strikes and an uncertain future looms, she must decide: How much will she risk to remain the woman she’s just become?


My thoughts about Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first line.)

First lines—"It's an age-old story: woman meets man, man woos woman, woman spends her best years believing their love is the everlasting kind."

I loved this book! It is a story that probably quite a few of us have been able to relate to at some point in our lives, even for maybe just a little bit. Haven't we all felt somewhat invisible and unappreciated at times?

Maggie's no-good husband, Adam tells her one day that he 'wants a different life.' What the heck? Maggie thought their marriage and their lives were doing just fine. He ups and leaves her and she tries to get on with her life, suddenly realizing that she has no identity—she has been part of a couple for so many years.

There are so many great characters in this book. There's Maggie, of course, as we watch her stumble though her 'new life', and Rose, Maggie's mother-in-law. I loved their relationship and how Maggie didn't give up on Rose, even though Rose's son gave up on Maggie. And then there's Jean, the carefree, adventurous women that Maggie meets on the plane on her way to Rome. Jean takes her under her wing and gives Maggie advice on how to figure it all out.

Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties is an entertaining, thought provoking, and memorable story that captured me from the start. I can highly recommend it as a very enjoyable read!

I received an ARC of Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties and this is my honest opinion.

About the author

Camille Pagán

I’m the author of Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties (out 2/27/18), Forever is the Worst Long Time, The Art of Forgetting, and the #1 Kindle bestseller Life and Other Near-Death Experiences, which was recently optioned for film. My novels have been translated into twelve languages.

In another life, I was a health editor at Real Simple and Fitness magazines; these days, I write for publications like Fast Company, Forbes, O: The Oprah Magazine, Parade, Time, and others.

When I'm not at my computer, you'll find me with my nose in a book, running after my two kids, or planning my next trip (most likely to Puerto Rico, where my husband was born and raised). Visit me at www.camillepagan.com. ~ Goodreads

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1 comment:

  1. I've seen this book around a lot lately online. It reminds me of Under the Tuscan Sun or something like that!


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