Train Bound to Forty (Scenic Magical Midlife Tour Book 1) by Stephanie Berchiolly - Release Day Review.
Standalone or series?
Book 1 in a new series (Previously released in the Aged To Perfection Anthology)
Paranormal Women's Fiction
Official Blurb About The Book (From the Amazon Page)
Turning forty isn’t for the faint of heart!
My name’s Florebelle Fairfield.
I thought when you hit this age, your life’s supposed to be sorted out?
Nope! Mine fell apart!
I’ve heard of midlife crises, but a whole magical destiny no one prepared me for?
That requires reinforcements!
Luckily, I have my childhood besties, Star and Amira, a couple of kick-ass witches, who’ve always got my back.
If anyone can help me through this mounting magical mess, it’s them.
Hopefully, they can save my sanity, too.
This isn’t what I signed up for... Can I just skip to forty-one?
How did I get this book?
I originally read it in the Aged To Perfection Anthology.
Why did we choose to read this book: I read the Anthology and enjoyed this one - so now I have it all by itself too.
And Now To The Review!
As many of you know, my thoughts on the anthology were a bit of a mixed bag. This was one of the hidden gems I found by debut author Stephanie Berchiolly. Written in the first person you quickly get a feel for the sort of story you are going to be getting, and a real feel for the author's personality.
This a good example of how PWF should be written. A midlife crisis that results in crazy magical mishaps that were not an issue before. At times, it was clear that this was a debut novel, with areas that I 100% predict over time will see 5 star work emerging, but this didn't detract from the story for me. This book is laugh out loud funny, and anyone who thinks ice cream is the general first call answer to issues - well I can relate!
A great debut by an author, who right now, is my favorite new voice of 2022!
A Solid 4 Stars!
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