“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.