Magical Makeover by Brenda Trim
Series: Mystical Midlife in Maine #1
Genres: Paranormal Women's Fiction
Divorce comes as a relief when you discover your husband is a walking cliche and having an affair with a woman half your age. When life gives you lemons... give yourself a magical makeover!
One day I'm married, living in the triangle, and working as a head nurse at one of the country's best hospitals.
The next, I've shed a hundred and seventy-five pounds of idiot and find myself encountering ghosts, dragons and pixies while taking care of a sick patient.
Losing my sanity didn't seem like the worst thing to happen since I moved back home with my mom and nana.
But I have to make the best of this mess for the sake of my children. And I refuse to give my ex the satisfaction of knowing he literally drove me crazy.
I didn't mind rolling with the punches... I just never imagined those hits would come in the form of magic. Witches, shifters, and Fae don't exist, right?
This new world I've discovered is dangerous. The Tainted want to kill me, innocent paranormals want my help, and the son of Hades needs me to find demons.
Give me an Ibuprofen and watch out. I'm not about to stand by and let someone else ruin my life. I'm a middle-aged woman on a brand-new mission, and nothing's going to stop me.
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In this book we meet Phoebe, a middle-aged mother who is getting a divorce since her husband has replaced her with a younger model. If that isn’t enough the younger woman worked at the same hospital as Phoebe and made sure she had a difficult time getting a job. That leaves Phoebe taking her daughter and moving back home to Maine with her mother and grandmother. Sounds awful right? She does get a job but one that has a time limit as the patient is dying of cancer. You would think that Phoebe is due a little good luck at this point.
Well that luck will come in the world of witches, fae and shifters. Phoebe gets thrust into this world thanks to the magic that was gifted to her and she has to attempt to figure it all out. I mean this is a book that was right up my alley. I will say that I loved that this story involved an older woman. Too many times we get young women and the older ones are portrayed as bitter and hateful. Brenda Trim did a phenomenal job of taking me on the wildest ride. I loved every second of this book.
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Kelly Kimmell says
Sounds like a very imaginative story. Not usually my genre though.
Judy Thomas says
I love the line ‘I’ve shed a hundred and seventy-five pounds of idiot’ lmao. I did the same thing and will now refer to it as such. Thank you 🙂
Sarah Hayes says
This book definitely has my attention after reading the above! what a fun plot of living a full life after divorce
Bea LaRocca says
Thank you for sharing your awesome review of this book, it sounds like a must read for me
The cover of this one is so cool makes me want to read it even more.
megan allen says
I have been wanting to read a Brenda Trim book!! This sounds so good..thanks for the rec!
What an awesome book! I love that the heroine is a middle-aged woman. Interesting cover too.
Fun Title and sassy style 🙂
Vesta Mason says
I too love that this book’s main character is a middle aged woman. I’m looking forward to reading this book to see how Phoebe will use her gift of magic & reclaim her life. Thank you for your review.
Not enough books about middle-aged women. Thanks for bringing the book to my attention!
I love the sound of the heroine, and I love how a new chapter is starting in her life and it comes with magic!
interesting main character
Eva Millien says
This sounds like a great book for me! Thanks for shairng your review and have a wonderful holiday season!
Agree – I like the heroine is middle aged
The book looks very intriguing. The cover is gorgeous! Great colours.