Woman Last Seen In Her Thirties by Camille Pagán

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4-stars

What could be worse than finding out that your husband of 27 years is leaving you for a younger woman? Maggie Harris, 53, will learn that there IS something worse, and it will be difficult to accept. Being blindsided by her husband’s affair and subsequent departure leaves Maggie in a state of uncertainty and insecurity. How does a woman go about starting anew when she’s been relatively comfortable and stable in her life for nearly the past three decades?

When I began reading Woman Last Seen In Her Thirties, I thought it was about why women of a certain age feel invisible in this world because of society’s obsession with youth and beauty; and how difficult it is attempting to navigate life amongst those who hardly acknowledge a middle-aged woman’s existence. But really, it was less about that and more about how a mature woman struggles to regain her confidence, redefine herself and reshape her life after her husband leaves her.

I enjoyed this book. I was interested to know what direction Maggie would go in her life. I loved seeing her character develop throughout the course of the book, and I feel that the author portrayed Maggie’s challenges and the choices she ultimately makes in a realistic way. The ending brought tears to my eyes. Nicely done.

Thank you Netgalley, Lake Union Publishing, and Camille Pagán for a complimentary, Advance Reader Copy of Woman Last Seen In Her Thirties. In exchange I have provided an honest review.

Until next time….

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39 thoughts on “Woman Last Seen In Her Thirties by Camille Pagán

  1. I have seen this book so many times all over the net. I am really falling behind on my reading. And as usual, you have done a great job reviewing it. I hope you are okay. I haven’t seen you in some days

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  2. This sounds really good Laurie. I like the fact that it turned out different and I love the angle of the MC trying to regain her confidence and rebuild her life instead of focusing on the past and her husband’s betrayal. The fact that this one felt realistic makes me want to read it even more. Sounds like a beautiful, inspiring read. Fab review!

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    • Thanks so much, Diana. 💜
      I was a little worried about the MC for a little while there, but by the end of the book I had a big smile on my face. The situation she finds herself in is awful and sad. But women can persevere through so many difficulties.

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    • Yes. I wasn’t sure how the author would spin my original perception of what the book was about based on the title and other discussions surrounding it, but I was absolutely fine with seeing how a 53 year-old woman would rebuild her life after her husband left her. What I enjoyed most was how the main character developed even up to the last quarter of the book. I was a little worried about her up to that point.
      Thanks for your comment, Katherine. 😊

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    • That’s great Laurel-Rain!! I’ll be interested to know what you think. I’ll be awaiting your review.
      By the time I got to the very end I thought it deserved a solid 4-stars.
      Have a wonderful week! 😊

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