Review: Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties by Camille Pagán

Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties by Camille Pagán

In Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties, Maggie is completely shocked when her husband of many years leaves her for another woman. She feels like she’s lost track of who she is, so she embarks on a journey of self-discovery, starting with a trip to Italy. Maggie and Adam had been planning to take an anniversary trip, and it’s mostly paid for, so she goes anyway. New relationships and a change of scenery, twice, seem to help her find herself again.

I really enjoyed this novel. I’ve been there with feeling like I’ve lost myself, when I was a new mother. I was cheering for Maggie all the way through this book. I love to see a woman stand on her own after a relationship crumbles.

Some elements of this story were a little far-fetched, but the characters, major and minor, were well developed. The plot was a bit slower than I usually like, but I found myself engrossed in this story.

Rating: 4 Stars

Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This fact does not in any way impact my thoughts/feelings about the book.

Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties
Camille Pagán
Fiction
Lake Union Publishing
February 27, 2018
eARC
254

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?

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