Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties by Camille Pagán

Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties

From bestselling author Camille Pagán comes a hilarious and hopeful story about a woman on the verge of a nervous breakthrough.At fifty-three, Maggie Harris has a good marriage and two mostly happy children. Perpetually anxious, she’s also accumulated a list of semi-reasonable fears: falling air conditioners, the IRS, identity theft, skydiving, and airbag recalls. But never once did Maggie worry that her husband of nearly thirty years would le...

Details Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties

TitleWoman Last Seen in Her Thirties
Release DateFeb 27th, 2018
PublisherLake Union Publishing
GenreFiction, Contemporary

Reviews Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties

  • Bianca
    I'll come out and say it - I requested this novel solely because the title grabbed my attention.Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties was relatable. Despite that, I couldn't get into it at all. The heroine, Maggie Harris finds herself in her early fifties divorced, as her dependable husband of nearly thirty years leaves her for a much younger woman. How cliche, right?The kids are grown up.. Who's Maggie without her partner? Unsurprisingly, she's confus...
  • da AL
    At the start, I worried my fellow book lovers had led me astray. Perhaps they'd been seduced by the catchy title and book cover? The setup boded cliched characters and story line... but hurrah! The author more than made up for the so-so start with an ultimately wise, satisfying book. Plus, the audiobook reader was outstanding!
    Maggie is shell shocked as her world is turned upside down when, out of nowhere, her husband declares after almost 30 years of marriage that he doesn't love her any more. As Maggie goes through the grieving process of a broken marriage, she slowly comes to the realisation that she has lost herself in the process of caring for everyone else in her family. She gingerly begins building a new life, embarking on a journey of self discovery, coming out...
  • [Shai] The Bibliophage
    Maggie Halfmoon and her husband, Adam, is nearing their retirement and their 28th year of being married. However, Maggie’s worst nightmare came when Adam just suddenly dropped the bomb that he’s leaving their home because he no longer loves her. Aside from this, he told her that there’s another woman in his life; he sent a divorce paper few weeks after he was gone, and Maggie was left thinking what went wrong in their marriage. She kept on ...
  • Brandice
    3.5 stars - Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties starts with Maggie, a 53 year old, being blindsided by her husband, Adam, announcing he wants to separate and isn’t happy anymore. Maggie didn’t see it coming, and struggled to find how this happened and how she’s lost herself over the last several years supporting him and raising their two (now adult) children. “When you think you are bypassing heartache, all you’re really doing is borrowing ...
  • Nicole (TheBookWormDrinketh)
    “It’s an age-old story: woman meets man, man woos woman, woman spends her best years believing their love is the everlasting kind. The pair watches with teary eyes as their progeny take flight from their suburban nest, knowing they’ll return in times of crisis or when their laundry needs to be washed and folded. Woman embraces aging with hair dye and ample amounts of wine . Man faces his impending mortality by convincing himself that a youn...
  • Amy
    I don’t know if there’s a mother on the planet that hasn’t felt like they lost a piece of themselves at some point since having their children. It’s SO incredibly easy to throw your heart and soul into being a mom, it’s a gigantic responsibility and one most don’t take lightly. Along the way it’s far too easy to put yourself last in order to keep your family functioning happily and you don’t even notice until you’ve been doing i...
  • Anne ✨
    I really enjoy Camille Pagan’s writing - her stories are funny, poignant, relatable and uplifting.This is a story about Maggie, a 53-year-old woman whose life has revolved around 30years of marriage and staying at home to raise their two now-adult kids. When her husband, Adam, goes through a mid-life crisis and ends their marriage, Maggie must begin the process of rediscovering who she is again. Maggie goes through all the emotions you’d expe...
  • Melindam
    ARC received by the Publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.2.75 starsI requested this ARC, because I found the title intriguing and that alone made me think and reflect on Things-In-Life. DDespite the cover blurb revealing the gist of the story, I was somehow hoping for more... more depth, layers, insight, inner journey. So maybe it was a mistake on my part to start reading with these expectations in mind, but I couldn't help th...
  • Myrna
    Sometimes you don’t need this..... that.... or this.... or that..... to enjoy a good story.... This plotline has been done before by other authors but Camille does it so well (except for the part about Texas....LOL).
  • Lisa Montanaro
    Really enjoyed this book! Maggie is such a great character. The story line is interesting and kept me glued to the page. I really liked that the characters were multi-dimensional and had depth. There is something so satisfying and inspiring when someone triumphs over a tough situation and this book delivers in that regard. Let’s hear it for second chances!
  • Sherri Thacker
    Well this book was a pleasant surprise. It’s my first book written by Camille Pagan and I love her style of writing. I’m in my 50’s too and it made me think what would happen if my hubby of 27 years also said “I’m done with our marriage”. It’s scary to start over after 2 kids ... etc. But one has to move on. This book was very enjoyable and I can’t wait to read her other books.
  • Linda Zagon
    My Review of “Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties” by Camille Pagan Lake Union Publishing February 27,2018Kudos to Camille Pagan , Author of “Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties” for such a wonderful, emotional and encouraging read. Can you imagine thinking you have it all, married for thirty years, two grown children, a house , and friends, and finding that everything in your life is about to change? How would you feel if said husband informs yo...
  • Sue
    When I first saw the title of this book, I thought it would be about a woman in her 30s. Was I ever wrong - it's about a woman in her 50s and I was thrilled. I feel that this is an age group that is being ignored in modern books and it was great to have such a multi-dimensional and well written character take the lead. Kudos to Camille for writing such a fantastic main character and a great book.After 30 years of marriage and being part of a coup...
  • Elizabeth
    Wow! I did not see this one coming! I had not read any novels by this author, but the cover captured my eye first. When I read the blurb about it, I couldn't resist.How many women over 40 feel like all the world revolves around 20-somethings or, dare I say it, milennials? I don't think I did at 40, but in my 60's I really feel it. TV commercials, TV shows...it runs through our entire society! So this particular book caught my eye right away. And,...
  • Susan Peterson
    Whenever I pick up a book by Camille Pagan, I know I will get a novel filled with multi-dimensional characters and a story filled with the ups and downs, and twists and turns of life. In Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties, the author has given us Maggie; a 53-year-old woman, content in life with her husband and two adult children, although she is a bit of a worry wart! The one thing she never worried about, never questioned, was her marriage...until...
  • Julie
    Maggie is a worrier. It’s who she is. When her husband tells her that he’s in love with someone else, 30 years of marriage passes through her brain. She doesn’t know how to function without being married. She’s been a mom and a wife for most of her adult life. As Maggie tries to figure out life without being a wife, she also tries to reconnect with who she was in her 30s, when she was in her prime and happy.Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties...
  • Storiesandcoffee
    "Familiar is good, but maybe sometimes unfamiliar is even better.” - Woman Last Seen in Her ThirtiesAt the age of fifty-three, Maggie Harris is thrown for a loop when her husband decides to up and leave her without any warning. Sure, their lives have fallen into a boring routine, and they haven’t had a passionate marriage in years, but the divorce still comes as a shock. Now, she is forced to figure out who she is and what she wants to do nex...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    We've all been through heartache right? The person you think you're going to spend the rest of your life with ups and decides it's over... seemingly out of nowhere? And the first thing you do? You blame yourself. What could you have done to make it better? Where did you go wrong? HOW COULD THEY DO THIS TO YOU?! And then there's the truth to time healing all wounds and you WILL move on and find something better - whether with someone else or with ...
  • Lee
    Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties is the story of Maggie and how she copes when her husband of almost thirty years suddenly wants a divorce. The main premise is all so familiar. And unfortunately others have done it better.I did read to the end but once there, I had the feeling that I’d read a book where nothing really happened. Or the things that did happen were a series of boring and cliched tropes. For starters, there was the ‘seachange’ t...
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    This is my first book by Camille Pagán & will definitely not be my last. At first, I wasn't sure if I would be able to relate to the main character, Maggie, a 50 something year old woman who's husband is done with their marriage, after her giving him everything & raising two adult children together. I'm 30 & single, but I went in with an open mind and I'm glad I did. Maggie was an incredibly likable character and I enjoyed sharing her journey wi...
  • Caryn
    Having never read Pagan before, I know I’ll have to make a point to grab her earlier novels. She writes relatable characters well. Maggie is in her 50s and content until her husband of 30 years tells her he’s no longer happy and is leaving her. She raised two children with him and doesn’t know any other life. How can she just be alone?While I’m happily married, I can relate to the character’s feeling of “Is this it?” Does anyone in ...
  • Tammy
    I loved this book so much! I could relate to Maggie so much even though I remain happily married. Christ on a cracker! I laughed out loud so many times! Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties is a heartwarming tale of finding happiness after bad times. And of the ability to fold life's bad moments into the good!I received an advanced review copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
  • Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
    MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARSI received a copy from Thomas Allen and Sons in exchange for an honest review.Honestly, when I asked to review this book, I was looking for a woman's fiction novel that was realistic and well written enough to make me feel like the main characters. Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties is that novel. And it was fantastic. WLSIHT (my own short form) follows Maggie Harris, a 53 year old woman, who cannot believe after thirty years o...
  • Rebecca
    Middle aged woman (Maggie) finds herself after husband (Adam) leaves her for younger woman. OK, that simple description makes this book sound mundane and predictable, but please believe me when I tell you that it was not! It started out light and humorous, so I was not at all expecting the depth of emotion sprinkled throughout and especially at the end. #BawlingSince my mom passed away less than 3 months ago, and her outlook on life was so very s...
  • Emily Cavanagh
    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Camille Pagan’s latest, Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties, is at turns honest, hilarious, and full of heart. In Maggie Halfmoon, Pagan has created a nuanced and relatable character whose life is unexpectedly turned upside down when her husband suddenly leaves her after thirty-plus years of marriage. Pagan’s writing is sharp and quick-witted, both laugh-out-loud funny and deep...
  • Lisa
    Even though this is a plot I've seen before -- Husband leaves, Woman Has to Start Over -- it was still enjoyable because the writing is so engaging. I also liked that most of it was set in Ann Arbor, a great town (and where I lived for over three years). A cautionary tale about not losing yourself in a relationship, whether it's a new one or decades old.I found this quote to be quite profound:"My mother's death taught me that when you think you a...
  • Hridi
    This is a novel about a woman who is finding herself after a divorce. The writing itself is at times heartbreaking and funny at the same time. But it is truly amazing to see how a woman emerges as an individual after spending so many years in “hiding” as she devoted her own self in order to become a perfect wife. This story is full of love, heartbreak and most of all- inspiration. A must read !
  • Diane Perry
    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Maggie has her life turned upside down by her husband. So, she goes to Rome. She begins to figure herself out, and the new life ahead. Very witty and relatable. Maggie was a wonderful character, and she displayed true love, forgiveness and strength. Very enjoyable.
  • Cindy Roesel
    In Camille Pagan's new novel, WOMAN LAST SEEN IN HER THIRTIES (LakeUnionPublishing), fifty-three, Maggie Harris has a good marriage and two mostly happy children, until she doesn't. Her husband Adam, decides he's not in love with Maggie anymore and walks out. Maggie proceeds to implode, and realize she's basically become invisible taking care of others for the past thirty years.Then she learns she and Adam had an upcoming anniversary trip planned...