Posted in 4 paws, chick lit, Review, women on December 24, 2014

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What if you were approaching the end of your thirties and all of the life milestones you took for granted in your youth suddenly seemed out of reach?
On the eve of her thirty-ninth birthday, Maggie Piper doesn’t look, act, or feel much different than she did at twenty-nine, but with her fortieth birthday speeding toward her like a freight train, she wonders if she should. The fear of a slowing metabolism, wrinkling of her skin, and the ticking of her biological clock leaves Maggie torn between a desire to settle down like most of her similarly aged peers and concern that all is not perfect in her existing relationship. When a spontaneous request for a temporary “break” from her live-in boyfriend results in a “break-up,” Maggie finds herself single once again and only twelve months from the big 4-0.
In the profound yet bumpy year that follows, Maggie will learn, sometimes painfully, that life doesn’t always happen on a schedule, there are no deadlines in love, and age really is just a number.
Meredith Schorr, best-selling author of light women’s fiction, digs deep in her newest novel and raises the age old issue of the ‘proverbial clock’ that haunts many women, in a way that is refreshing and sassy no matter your age or relationship status.


This is the second book I have read by Meredith, and I have enjoyed both books.

I like the fact that Maggie is “older”. She is 39 and isn’t sure if Dan is the one for her despite their 3 year relationship and that he seems perfect for her. So she asks for a break and instead, Dan breaks up with her. Thus spiraling Maggie into a year long search of herself and what it is that she wants in a guy.

I thought that it was very thought provoking and sounds like my life, but when I was a bit younger. I took a year to discover myself and in the end found my husband. Granted, my town and Maggie in NYC are very different, but the underlying emotions were very similar.  I guess you could say this was Maggie’s mid life crisis!

One thing I liked was how supportive Maggie’s friends were…those are true friends that support your every decision but don’t hesitate to let you know when you have done something stupid!

We give this book 4 paws up.


About the Author:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA born and bred New Yorker, Meredith Schorr discovered her passion for writing when she began to enjoy drafting work-related emails way more than she was probably supposed to, and was famous among her friends for writing witty birthday cards. After trying her hand writing children’s stories and blogging her personal experiences, Meredith found her calling writing “real” chick lit for real women.  When Meredith is not hard at work on her current work in progress, she spends her days as a trademark paralegal.  Meredith is a loyal New York Yankees fan and an avid runner.

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