"Abbie is riding the hormonal rollercoaster and hanging on for dear life. She finds herself in a body she no longer recognizes, a marriage that feels overwhelming and she questions her very sanity. Her existence has become one big hot flash inflamed by killer moods. A change meeting seems to give her the escape she's desperate for but at what cost? Accused of murder she finds herself in a jail cell accompanied by her regrets and the gnawing fear that her life may be changed forever. It's a kind of mental pause that Abbie has never imagined, in a story that offers no letup from start to satisfying finish. Change of life anyone? Mental Pause promises to take you way beyond." Stacey Donovan, author/editor, donovanedits.com
"Astonishingly honest, this novel will take you on a wild ride with its unforgettable protagonist, a woman who is on a journey of shocking self-discovery. A book like 'Mental Pause' is long overdue and I am sure it will speak to millions of women who, like me, identify with its message."
Zvezdana Rashkovich, author, Dubai Wives
"This novel zips along at a cracking pace and is full of fun. I loved it." Jo Parfitt, author and publisher, Summertime Publishing
"Love, attraction, hot flashes, pending empty nest, sizzling nights, shifting identity, the meaning of friendship, surprising twists and missteps galore - it's all here! Anne O'Connell has written a fun debut novel about one menopausal woman's desire to let her hair down, and the trouble that can result."
Linda A. Janssen, author of The Emotionally Resilient Expat