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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Mental Pause by Anne O'Connell

      Abbie's boys are headed to college and she's feeling the empty nest syndrome kicking in.  Trying to keep herself busy is complicated by the fact she's going through peri-menopause.  Hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety and depression to the extreme.  While her husband Conrad and her boys, Trevor and Winston try to understand, they really just know Abbie isn't herself.  Rachel, Abbie's best friend, tells her she needs to let loose and relax.  They do just that with a new friend of Rachel's.  Only a girls night out becomes so much more.  Abbie wonders if life will ever be normal again.

     TERRIFIC! FANTASTIC! APPLAUSE!  It's about time someone was willing to write a book about how women's bodies change.  Anne O'Connell step out there and hit a grand slam home run with this one!  Descriptive, accurate and well written, this book will keep you moving until the end. You'll fall in love with Abbie and her family. What's not to love? They are really a supportive team.  This one should be winning awards for many reasons in the months to come. Check it out and see if you don't agree the twist in this book is breathtaking. 

     I found no issues in this one.

     I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it discusses something NO ONE wants to talk about. Hurrah for Anne O'Connell!!


  1. Hi Melanie,
    Wow... I'm blushing! Thank you so much :) I had no idea I was going to strike such a chord. I just needed an outlet for the stress and used the best tool I had at my disposal. I'm thrilled you liked it.

    1. Anne, Can't wait to read more of your work. This book really is fantastic. I didn't see the twist coming.HUGS for such an awesome read!

  2. I'm so thrilled you liked it! I do have another one underway and with the amazing response I'm getting from Mental Pause I'm even more motivated to finish it.

    Thanks a million!