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Not Your Everyday Housewife
     

Not Your Everyday Housewife

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by Mary Campisi
 

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Sometimes we're lucky enough to get that second chance - in life and in love. That Second Chance Series are stand-alone stories of strong women who battle heartache and loss with a courage and determination to find new paths and true love. What ties them together? A common theme: belief in the beauty of that second chance.

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Sometimes we're lucky enough to get that second chance - in life and in love. That Second Chance Series are stand-alone stories of strong women who battle heartache and loss with a courage and determination to find new paths and true love. What ties them together? A common theme: belief in the beauty of that second chance.

Not Your Everyday Housewife is Book Five of That Second Chance Series.

A wise and humorous tale of living large after 40 as women finally make peace with themselves--wrinkles, blubber, neuroses, exes, and all.

Three women embark on a month-long "discovery" journey and uncover quite a few tidbits along the way...one bottle of Clairol Midnight will not cover a full head of red hair, and never talk to men wearing polyester pants hiked up with a tan belt. But most of what they unearth is about themselves--who they are, what they really want, what they really don't want. The center of controversy is a Maid-for-You mixer, which symbolizes a boring, routine suburban life with no second chances--then along comes insight in the form of Tula Rae, a sixty-something salsa-dancing, Dalai Lama-quoting, four-time widow in Spandex and a gray braid who gives them a different perspective on life, love, do-overs, and the real reason a man buys his woman a Maid-for-You mixer, which she says is all about S-E-X.

That Second Chance Series:
Book One: Pulling Home (Also prequel to A Family Affair: The Promise)
Book Two: The Way They Were (Also prequel to A Family Affair: The Secret)
Book Three: Simple Riches (Also prequel to A Family Affair: Winter)
Book Four: Paradise Found
Book Five: Not Your Everyday Housewife
Book Six: The Butterfly Garden

Editorial Reviews

Romance Junkies - Kris Jones
Desperate Housewives meets Thelma and Louise Plus One in NOT YOUR EVERYDAY HOUSEWIFE. The question is, will the characters end in a pouf of quirky chaos like the ladies of Wisteria Lane or end up driving off an emotional cliff like the famous movie heroines?
Midwest Book Review - Suzie Housley
Not Your Everyday Housewife is not your ordinary romance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781490572338
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/02/2013
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Mary Campisi writes emotion-packed books about second chances. Whether contemporary romances, women's fiction, or Regency historicals, her books all center on belief in the beauty of that second chance.

Mary should have known she'd become a writer when at age thirteen she began changing the ending to all the books she read. It took several years and a number of jobs, including registered nurse, receptionist in a swanky hair salon, accounts payable clerk, and practice manager in an OB/GYN office, for her to rediscover writing. Enter a mouse-less computer, a floppy disk, and a dream large enough to fill a zip drive. The rest of the story lives on in every book she writes.

When she's not working on her craft or following the lives of five young adult children, Mary's digging in the dirt with her flowers and herbs, cooking, reading, walking her rescue lab mix, Cooper, or, on the perfect day, riding off into the sunset with her very own hero/husband on his Ultra Limited aka Harley.

If you would like to be notified when Mary has a new release, please sign up at http://www.marycampisi.com/book/book-release-mailing-list/

Mary has published with Kensington, Carina Press, and The Wild Rose Press.

website: marycampisi.com e-mail: mary@marycampisi.com blog: marycampisi.com/blog/
twitter: twitter.com/#!/MaryCampisi facebook: facebook.com/marycampisibooks

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Not Your Everyday Housewife 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Suzie2672 More than 1 year ago
Life has a way to not turn out as you anticipated it. Three women embark on a journey to escape their own lives. Will their escape be enough to deal with life's hardships? Cyn Cintar feels as though her family takes her for granted. She is battling feelings of being a middle aged woman. She finds her restless spirit wants to break free of her routine lifestyle. Money has never been an object for Derry Rohan; she has lived a life to the fullest. When she learned that she was unable to conceive a child, her and her husband Alec adopts a boy named Charlie. When Derry learns that Alec is Charlie's father she feels betrayed; she questions how she will ever be able to trust him again. Shea Donovan is a nurse who is the primary bread winner of her family. Her kids are grown and are away at college. Her husband's real estate career is almost nonexistence. To complicate matters Shea finds out that she is pregnant. Cyn, Derry, and Shea know they need a break away from their hectic lives. They decide to take a month long vacation together to rejuvenate their spirit. Will the vacation provide enough rest and relaxation they all need to be able to go back to their own lives and deal with their own problems? Mary Campisi has written an award winning novel in Not Your Everyday Housewife. From page one you gain an immediate attraction to all of her delightful characters. What makes this book so special is how easy it is for a person to relate to the characters problems. Not Your Everyday Housewife is not your ordinary romance. This book presents three strong plots that are all tied together by a close friendship. It shows how a true friendship has the ability to weathers even the toughest storm.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I laughed and cryed, itwas wonderful. A must read for allhousewives and anyone who likes afantastically good book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mary is a great writer,love all her books. She takes you on a journey into other people's lives and the message of love is everywhere.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down! Will absolutely read more of this author - a new favorite.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book it opened up my eyes.
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This was a fun book to read. You never knew what would happen next. A great study of real life. You never know what problems they may be having next door.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really liked the book but some of the text would disappear.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the second book I've read of hers, and I'm already looking forward to another one. It was a heartwarming story, and the characters were so easy to relate to.
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s_guadalupe_s More than 1 year ago
I liked it because it was a fun read. There was a little of everthing...sad, funny, happy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Well worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. This is the 2nd book I read from this author, what talent. I felt as if I knew these women and can relate with them. Beware it may keep you up all night- it was worth my sleepless nights.