#ComedyBookWeek Book Review: The Trouble with Dying by Maggie Le Page

Dying

  • Print Length: 330 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: December 9, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00QTAAGFY

 

Book Blurb:

When Faith Carson wakes up on a hospital ceiling looking down on her body in a coma, it’s a bad start to the week. A very bad start. She has no idea who she is or how she got there or why, and the biggest mystery of all is why she married the schmuck who wants her ventilator switched off.

As if that’s not enough Faith has a dead gran haunting her, a young daughter missing her, and one devilishly delicious man making her wish she could have a second chance at life. And maybe she can, if she finds a way back into her body and wakes up by Friday. But if she doesn’t, this will be her last bad week—ever.

Nate Sutherland decided long ago he’d settle for friendship if he couldn’t have Faith’s heart. But now, as she nears death, he’s going to have to listen to his feelings in a whole new way—and act. Because if he doesn’t, this week will be the worst damn week of his life. He’ll lose everything he’s ever loved.

(This book is intended for readers aged 18+.)

 

About Maggie Le Page:

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Maggie Le Page lives in Christchurch, New Zealand (aka QuakeZone) with her partner, two children, and a snooty cat who thinks they’re all her slaves. Her days are spent running around after kids or doing one of her ‘real’ jobs, so her writing generally happens in the dead of night. (Morning? Ha! She’s a third-generation night owl. Enough said.)

Maggie loves chocolate, hates being cold, and is ever fascinated by the possibility of time travel. Obviously, her ideal experience would be to wake up on a tropical island eighty years into the future, with an endless supply of chocolate on hand.

***Latest News!***
Maggie’s second book, The Trouble With Dying, was awarded an Honorable Mention in the InD’Tale 2015 RONE Awards (Suspense category).

Rating:

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My Review:

After reading one book last week  by Maggie Le Page and loving it, I decided I wanted to read another. With #ComedyBookWeek in full swing, I did pick up another book by her and wow. I was taken to places I had never been before, and I loved the journey. There was not falling down laughs, but there was so much humor and so much just emotion. The story if filled with spirits that are not sure what they are supposed to do other than just watch her comatose body. The fact that Faith calls the body in the hospital bed breathing with the aid of a machine, Faith -in – the -bed. I smiled and chuckled each time I saw it.
She only knows her name is Faith, because she was called it by the man that makes her spirit react even from across the room. . She accepted that having no memory of her life was like a jigsaw puzzle. She just had to put those pieces together as best she can.

I loved the characters. Tess was adorable and acted exactly like an intelligent six year old would. But there is more to Tess that meets the eye. Nate was faithful to come in day and night and sit with the Faith – in -the -bed and talk to her. Keeping her tethered to this world.

Maggie Le Page has a real way with words. She knows just how to use the ones that are quirky and trip off your tongue in a delightful manner. I found myself repeating some of her phrases and words just to hear them out loud.

Well written and good solid mystery kept me totally involved and engaged. It seemed to Faith, that there were villains around every corner. Villains that were free to come and go into her hospital room. The best character kept popping in and out. That was her dead grandmother, Gran. She kept things moving along in a less paranoid way. She also brought in some creepy guests.

Recommendation:

I would highly recommend this book to anyone that loves funny, mysterious, and lovable characters. It was so entertaining and had such a lovely spirit. There was some heat in the middle that I thought was perfectly timed for the couple.

Where to Find:

Trouble with Dying by Maggie Le Page is available in paperback and Kindle by clicking the links below.

Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble

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New Release: #ComedyBookWeek : Book Review: A Heat of the Moment Thing by Maggie Le Page

A Heat of the Moment Thing

  • Publication Date: January 2, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BUCJV70

 

Official Book Blurb:

Becky Jordan has had it with relationships. From now on her time and dedication won’t be lavished on her latest Mr. Wrong-or, worse, Mr. Hell-No!-just the dream travel job which has unexpectedly leapt into her lap. Finally, life is looking great.

Unfortunately, not as great as her sizzling-hot, take-charge new boss. Matt Frobisher is everything she doesn’t want him to be, but if anyone thinks she’ll risk her career on a workplace fling they can think again. No amount of Superman behaviour from him will make her roll over and play Lois.

At least, that’s what her head says. Her heart, however, doesn’t do logical. In desperation she finds herself a Mr. Distraction, one with no strings and plenty of appeal. But Mr. Distraction also comes with unforeseen complications. Kryptonite complications, like Becky’s sister. And when she shows up there’s only one sure thing: not even Superman can prevent the Disaster Fest that’s about to blow Becky’s life apart.

(Contains one guy determined to win the girl, one girl determined not to be won, and plenty of heat in the middle.)

 

Meet Maggie Le Page:

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Maggie Le Page lives in Christchurch, New Zealand (aka QuakeZone) with her partner, two children, and a snooty cat who thinks they’re all her slaves. Her days are spent running around after kids or doing one of her ‘real’ jobs, so her writing generally happens in the dead of night. (Morning? Ha! She’s a third-generation night owl. Enough said.)

Maggie loves chocolate, hates being cold, and is ever fascinated by the possibility of time travel. Obviously, her ideal experience would be to wake up on a tropical island eighty years into the future, with an endless supply of chocolate on hand.

Book Review:

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When I saw the back blurb on A Heat of the Moment Thing by Maggie Le Page, I was hooked. I wanted to read this book and write a review for #ComedyBookWeek. I thought it sounded like it would be a funny and romantic book and I was not wrong. That made me very happy because I hoped to be able to say I liked this book, and I can say that in all honesty, I more than liked it, I loved it enough to give it 5 hearts.

I started the book late in the evening and read until I finished it early the next morning. It is hard to go to sleep when you are laughing at the hilarity that is in this book.

The words that Maggie Le Page uses are perfect to stimulate laughter. The scenes are funny and so realistic. There are some wonderful characters in the story that enhance Becky’s life. Characters like Jim and Liz help Becs as she barrels her way through bad choices and worse lies. There are several characters that cause her a lot of hurt. I leave it to you to sort them all out.

Becky Jordan has just gotten over an embarrassing interoffice relationship that left her humiliated and for the new year’s resolution she is swearing off men. Then she finds herself in the presence of a real live hero. When the fantasy and the reality of the hero gets blurred, she finds herself running away from him and running into him all the time.

Matt Frobisher is a good looking should I say, a very good looking man that has sworn to be a bachelor his entire life. The entire office knows this about him and accepts it. When the new girl in the office finds out who he is, she is so shocked and the more she finds out about him the more enamored she becomes. All the while fighting herself. Then Becky chooses to make a monumental mistake. This is where the trouble starts in earnest.

This book is fun, hilarious, and tender. It also made me sad to see what can happen when people are not honest and listen to bad advice from their friends. There is also such growth and maturity that takes place, making it a very emotional book.

I really enjoyed this book and now I am ready to read more of Maggie Le Page’s books. I have a feeling they are going to be fun too. I was provided a copy of this book in order to take part of this event. My reviews are my own honest opinion.

Recommendation:

I laughed out loud in quite a few different scenes. That to me implies a great sense of humor and lots of comedy. The story was more than just slapstick comedy, there was heart and soul in the characters. I highly recommend this book when you want a funny lovely book.

Where to Find this book:

A Heat of the Moment Thing by Maggie Le Page is available in paperback, Kindle and through KindleUnlimited by clicking the links below.

Barnes and Noble   |   Amazon

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