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Publisher's Summary

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?

©2018 Camille Pagán (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

Critic Reviews

"Amy McFadden emotionally narrates the story of a woman's struggle to find herself after her divorce.... McFadden does such an excellent job of transforming herself into Maggie that the character comes across as fully authentic. All the emotions are perfectly depicted in this performance, and listeners won't be disappointed." (AudioFile)  

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At first, eh, but then you just get sucked into it

For some reason the beginning of this story bored me. It sounded like a woman just going through a tough divorce, very real life. Then things started happening, good and bad. With the various turns I had to keep listening. The ending really pulled things together but left some things to the imagination.

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entertaining

wasnt really feeling the narrator's voice but the story held my interest enough on the pane ride

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Loved it!

This a a story about a woman in her 50s who has her world turned upside down and has to deal with the changes. Worth the read.

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  • KirbyD
  • LONGVIEW, WA, United States
  • 05-16-18

Excellent

I love this journey, and as a married mother in my 30's it resonated deeply as a possible future should we not love ourselves, live our lives, and remember who we are. Perfectly done!

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Curse, Cuss, Cursity, Curse...

While this story does not mirror my life's events, Maggie and I are the exact same age and her inner dialogue does. There was a poetry in the descriptions and an honesty in the emotions. Adventure is not limited to scaling mountains or jumping out of planes. This was a lovely story of a woman I would like to have as a friend.
Oh, and my swearing as a title, came at the end.... in the description of her mother's final words. The simple beauty touched me.

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Death By Ambiguousness

Held my interest but ignores certain truths. If you marry a really good man he won’t walk-out for a vague restlessness or because of a vague indifference. Good men don’t stumble into affairs. Good men guard their hearts and homes. Children, even adult children, would not be only mildly annoyed by the break-up of what had seemed to them to be a happy marriage. Mid-life crisis don’t make you turn into a different person.

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So predictable & too long

I’m just glad I didn’t buy this book & can’t believe I listened to the whole thing...the story was too typical and the end..nah...the author should have ended this tale 3 chapters ago...sorry..

If you like books with a woman who divorce then can’t make up her mind about her life and it takes nearly 10 Chapters to constantly say the same thing over & over..you’ll love it. Not for me..

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HATED the end

It annoyed me to no end. I did like the story overall.. the woman's journey through the agony of divorce is relatable ( for the most part). As a Christian woman I kept hoping for a much different ending. I felt the end was predictable..unfortunately.

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  • Kimberly
  • Hendersonville, TN, United States
  • 04-01-18

A fine story, except...

Okay, not a bad tale, cute title, but... two things that are pet peeves. First of all, the there are a few grammatical. Like the main character saying “me” when it should be “I.” But the thing that bugged me was the reader’s affected use of the phrase, “He said” or “I said.” It’s always, “HE said.” With a strong emphasis on the the person speaking. It drive me crazy by the second chapter.,

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