After Happily Ever After: A Novel

After Happily Ever After: A Novel

by Leslie A. Rasmussen
After Happily Ever After: A Novel

After Happily Ever After: A Novel

by Leslie A. Rasmussen


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“Smart and funny, After Happily Ever After is an exciting debut.” —Laura Dave, international best-selling author of The Last Thing He Told Me

Maggie Dolan finds herself at forty-five at a crossroads in her life. Once an executive at a top publishing house, she’s chosen to be a stay-at-home mom for the last seventeen years. But now with her daughter, Gia, soon leaving for college, and her husband, Jim, distracted and disconnected and with secrets he hasn’t shared, Maggie decides it’s time to get back into the world to figure out what to do with the rest of her life. As she steps out into this exciting and sometimes scary journey of discovering who she is now, she has to deal with a narcissistic mother, a brother who doesn’t like her, and most damaging of all, the news that her father, the one man who’s been her rock all her life, is deteriorating both physically and mentally. When all these things get on top of her, Maggie is led in a direction that could destroy what she’s built and makes her question the choices she’s made. She’s torn between the life she’s always known and something more exciting that she never expected.

After Happily Ever After deals with love, marriage, family, the empty nest, aging parents, and what happens when they all come crashing down at the same time.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781647420147
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication date: 04/06/2021
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 294,855
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Leslie A. Rasmussen was born and raised in Los Angeles and graduated from UCLA. She went on to write television comedies for Gerald McRaney, Burt Reynolds, Roseanne Barr, Norm McDonald, and Drew Carey, as well as The Wild Thornberrys and Sweet Valley High. After leaving the business to raise her boys, she obtained a master’s degree in nutrition and ran her own business for ten years. Recently, she’s written over twenty essays for Huffington Post and spoken on panels discussing empowering women in midlife. Leslie is a member of The Writers Guild of America, as well as Women In Film and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. After Happily Ever After is her debut novel and has won over fifteen awards. Her next novel, The Stories We Cannot Tell, will be released next year. In her free time, Leslie loves to read, exercise, and hang out with friends. Married with two sons, she lives in Los Angeles.  

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