#BookReview: The Trouble With Dying by Maggie Le Page

Reviewer: Samantha

I received a review copy

the trouble with dyingSummary:

When Faith Carson wakes up on a hospital ceiling looking down on her body in a coma, it’s a bad start to the week. A very bad start. She has no idea who she is or how she got there or why, and the biggest mystery of all is why she married the schmuck who wants her ventilator switched off.

As if that’s not enough Faith has a dead gran haunting her, a young daughter missing her, and one devilishly delicious man making her wish she could have a second chance at life. And maybe she can, if she finds a way back into her body and wakes up by Friday. But if she doesn’t, this will be her last bad week—ever.

Nate Sutherland decided long ago he’d settle for friendship if he couldn’t have Faith’s heart. But now, as she nears death, he’s going to have to listen to his feelings in a whole new way—and act. Because if he doesn’t, this week will be the worst damn week of his life. He’ll lose everything he’s ever loved.


I remember reading this synopsis in my Youtube mail call video recently, and cracking up laughing while I did. While clearly there is a serious topic here – dying is no joke, of course, I could tell right off the bat that there was going to be some humor involved. This book was filled with laughs yet so many touching moments and it was such a terrific balance throughout. This is my first book from Maggie Le Page but I know it won’t be my last. I loved the mystery throughout – what really happened to Faith? Was there a culprit behind her mysterious fall? And I’m such a fan of magical realism, which was prominently featured throughout. Fabulous chick lit and a one for your beach read list!

4.5 stars

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1 Comment

  1. July 31, 2015 / 8:18 pm

    Samantha, thanks so much for reviewing The Trouble With Dying. I’m thrilled you enjoyed it and ‘got’ the humor/tragedy mix I was aiming for. 🙂

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