Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about Halfway There by Eve Langlais. It’s the first book in a new series, Midlife Mulligan and is from an exciting new reading genre. Paranormal Women’s Fiction or PWF for short.
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What’s Halfway There About?
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Title: Halfway There by Eve Langlais
Series: Midlife Mulligan #1
Published by Self-Published on 18 February, 2020
Narrator: Nicole Poole
Length: 7 hours 22 minutes
No. of Pages: 370
I never expected I’d be one of those people who had a midlife crisis. Sure, I’m over forty, and married, but my kids are grown and moved out. Life is steady, if predictably boring.
That all changes when my husband asks for a divorce and my whole world crashes. Everything I thought I knew, everything I am, gone in an instant. But I am not about to give up. After all, at my age, technically, I’m only halfway there.
I am ready to tackle my do-over; my chance to become the me I’ve always dreamed of. Starting with moving into my late grandma’s cottage and adopting a new kitten.
However, my new life is a little odder than expected. Old books suddenly appearing in my house. Neighbors going missing. A supposed lake monster, and a strange man who likes to skulk around with an axe.
I’m going to need to lean on my friends, new and old, to help me navigate my midlife crisis. Together maybe we will find a way to beat the family curse ruining my second chance at life.
Review Format: eBook, Audiobook
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What is Paranormal Women’s Fiction?
Well, 13 amazing paranormal romance, urban fantasy and paranormal cozy mystery authors have teamed up to write books where the protagonist is a woman in her 40s or older. As a menopausal woman within spitting distance of the big 5-0, I’m overjoyed at this new genre and can’t wait to buy them all! (You can check out the ones I’ve read by following the tag PWF.)
What did I think?
This has been one of my favourite stories that I’ve read by Eve Langlais. I found it very easy to read, the plot had enough mystery to keep me wondering what would happen next.
I love the concept of the PWF genre. Paranormal Women’s Fiction where the protagonists are over 40yrs old. I’m a menopausal woman within spitting distance of 50 myself and loved how true-to-life Naomi was.
I could connect with our protagonist, Naomi, and felt her situation to my core. Although she hasn’t started off as a traditional badass heroine, I have a feeling she’ll become one as this series progresses. I must admit to getting very frustrated with her at times throughout this book. However, I have learned that these traits are very common in women who’ve been in long term situations like Naomi’s.
I think Halfway There is a well balanced story. It’s primarily women’s fiction about second-chance sort of coming-of-age. With some humour, mystery, thriller and relationship threads woven through.
There’s no perilous life-or-death cliffhanger (woo!hoo!) but there is a lovely epilogue and tantalising hook at the end instead. I’m looking forward to reading book 2.
Midlife Mulligan by Eve Langlais
A Paranormal Women’s Fiction novel for anyone who thought adventure and magic stopped at forty. Guess again, it’s just the beginning.
Books in the Series
- Halfway There (Midlife Mulligan #1) (2020)
- On My Way (Midlife Mulligan #2) (2020)
- Don’t Stop Believing (Midlife Mulligan #3) (2021)
Buy any of the MIDLIFE MULLIGAN series in print, audio and ebook formats through the usual sources, including:
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my thoughts about Halfway There. I really appreciate it. I hope I’ve sparked enough interest that you’ll check it out for yourself. 😉
Bye for now,