If you can imagine yourself as a romantic and adventurous woman in midlife, who’s come into her power and ready to claim a slice for herself, this Paranormal Women’s Fiction book is for you.
The day after my forty-third birthday, my husband announced he was trading me in. His words, not mine. The news was unwelcome at the time, but honestly? I needed a good goosing to get up and find my way to the door.
So. I was freed from the manual of expectations authored by my ex that had, over the years, grown into an encyclopedia of what a wife “should” be and do. The freedom was good news. The flip side was less happy. Due to living in a state not friendly to discarded wives, I was also relieved of the financial ‘security’ I’d spent a lifetime accruing.
Starting over? I didn’t plan on it. Didn’t see it coming. But pulling a sheet over my head and waiting for the end didn’t seem like my style. Granted. I wasn’t sure what my style was because I hadn’t thought about freedom of expression since I was twenty.
I’d never been a fan of optimistic adages like ‘it’s not too late’, but that was before my life was divided into two parts; everything that came before the mysterious package and everything after. Fate shot me with a lightning bolt of an attitude adjustment and thrust me headfirst into an adventure that was unforeseeable, to say the least. If you’d told me what my life was going to be like, I would have used every synonym for crazy you’ve ever heard.
I ‘inherited’ a curious antique store in a tiny, picturesque English village where the world of fae magic lives side by side with the mundane. But that’s far from all. Eight times a year, I receive magical dignitaries and magical lowborn alike and mediate their disputes; some comical, some deadly serious.
It may be too late for super shiny hair, going without a bra, or sleeping eight hours without a potty break. But it seems that it’s not too late for navigating magical politics, expatriating, romance, and saving the world.
Titles in the Not Too Late series include – Midlife Magic – Midlife Blues -Midlife Mojo – Midlife at Midnight –
Title: Midlife Magic
Series: Not Too Late #1
Author: Victoria Danann
Paranormal Genre: Paranormal Women’s Fiction
Publication Date: October 1, 2020
Rating: 4 stars
Actually, just about everything you’d want or need to know before starting this one is described in the Cover Description Blurb – far more than I’d usually put into a review. Don’t worry though, there’s plenty more to discover in Midlife Magic, the beginning of the Not Too Late series. I was simply surprised by the amount of information given before I even picked up the book to start reading.
I chuckled my way through Midlife Magic. Oh, there were exasperating moments, times when I was angry at those around Rita, and some teary moments but overall I chuckled at the antics, the situations, and some people within this story. There were also a few “shaking my head” moments as well when phrases or wording just didn’t feel natural to the location we were in. That may be a small point but it was noticed and whenever I find myself thinking “Huh?”, well, that’s a moment I’ve been taken out of that world.
Finding oneself as the new magistrate of a magical location is certainly life-changing but also my curiosity would be going wild at the chance to actually see what else is really out there in the world and interact with those magical beings. If you enjoy anything magical, are having fun with the new Paranormal Women’s Fiction genre, or simply love a good book then Midlife Magic and this new series are a perfect fit for you. I’ll be following along in Not Too Late to discover what happens next.
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