Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Spotlight and Giveaway: Abby Page

We're pleased to feature Abby Page by P.A. Laver today. Thanks to Endeavour Press, we have one copy to give away!

Those we love will guide us long after they have gone…

Abby Page, a married mid-30s Gen Y has just had her world turned upside down. Her husband of twelve years has unexpectedly left her for another man – and she has just been made redundant from her ten year position as a senior bookkeeper.

Could it get any worse?

Unfortunately, yes, but help is on its way. Barbara, her mother, has turned up to provide maternal advice in her hour of need. Just one small problem, Barbara passed away two years ago – but now she’s back and talking to Abby from the hall mirror.

Abby would be the first to admit that she was never the perfect daughter. She’s always been too mouthy, too honest, too tall, and has a bump on her nose. And lately she’s developed a really shitty attitude.

But Abby’s bubble of ignorant bliss has burst. The world is not as she thought. From complacency and conformity she is now experiencing the cruel realities of being on her own and unemployed.

Abby Page is willing to tell you her story, warts and all. There could just be a lesson or two in here on how to survive and even thrive in a world of deceit and treachery – and all with a little help from dead people. And then there’s that other thing. Fancy discovering the joys of sex at 35!


"A witty and relatable book." – Holly Kinsella, author of Uptown Girl

P.A. Laver is the pen name of a reclusive hobby writer from Australia who has written in a variety of genres over the years that include the joys of chick lit. The first published novel in the genre was Cutting Words, written in 2009, but only published in 2016. It poked a finger at the egos and ambitions within the publishing industry. That it was published at all speaks volumes for Endeavour Press (UK) who, like P A L, seem to appreciate self-deprecating humour.

Married with twin daughters and also grandchildren, P.A. has arrived at the age of retirement. The enjoyment of family and travel are now a priority, along with the writing of stories that seek to mix wit with the challenges of life, especially those within the workplace.

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16 comments:

Carla S. said...

Advice from my Mom was always the best. Thanks!

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Karina Thibodeau said...

I wish I could get advice from my son. He passed away 4 years ago and I miss his insight and advice.

traveler said...

I wish that I could get advice from my late mother who was wise and wonderful and I miss everyday,

Jessica Meddick said...

My maternal grandmother.

susieqlaw said...

My grandmother.

Connie said...

Oh my gosh, I chuckled when I read the synopsis of this book. It sounds SOOO good! I don't know about others, but sometimes I chat with family that has passed away. I don't see them but I feel their presence. It gives me a sense of peace. I just want to know that they are happy. I think that when we think about a lost loved one a lot, we know they are close. Nothing to fear. Just peace and love.

I would love to read and review this book!

Grandma Cootie said...

My mom. Although if I saw her in the mirror I might freak out.

Rita Wray said...

My mom.

Linda Kish said...

Well, there are three people. First, my sister, who died in 1982. Second, my mom and lastly, my dad. Maybe we could have a family conference or something.

Mary Preston said...

I don't think I'd trust the advice of a dead person.

Barbara Khan said...

advice from my gram was always the best!

Jilleen said...

Wow. Good question. I think it would depend on what type of advice, however, I will go with my paternal grandparents.

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Dianne Casey said...

My Dad. He always use to give me good advice.

bn100 said...

Oprah

Kelley said...

Thanks!!