In Angela Terry’s debut novel, CHARMING FALLS APART (SparkPress), Allison James is a people pleaser and rule follower. But the day before her thirty-fifth birthday, that all implodes: she loses the job she’s had for twelve years, and finds out her fiance has been sleeping with her maid of honor. And you thought you were having a bad day!
Feeling lost, Allison takes her friend Jordan’s advice and uses the time off for some self-reflection. Over the next few months, she devours countless self-help books (albeit skeptically), schedules a soul reading with an astrologer/psychic/magician, and goes on a meditation retreat in Costa Rica, where she finally starts to feel like she’s getting her groove back.
Back at home, her desire to escape the condo she once shared with her fiancé makes her a regular at the new coffeehouse in her neighborhood, where she finds some guidance from (and eye candy in) the attractive owner, Eric. Between Jordan’s support, the Barnes & Noble self-help aisle, and the Tao of Eric, Allison gradually discovers that her old life wasn’t as perfect as she thought―and that if she truly wants to find her happily-ever-after, she’s going to have to start writing her own rules.
Angela Terry is an attorney who formerly practiced intellectual property law at large firms in Chicago and San Francisco. She is also a Chicago Marathon legacy runner and races to raise money for PAWS Chicago—the Midwest’s largest no-kill shelter. She resides in San Francisco with her husband and two cats, and enjoys throwing novel-themed dinner parties for her women’s fiction book club.
Thanks to Angela we have one book to giveaway. Just tell us what book you’re looking forward to reading this fall. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.
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