Play It Again Sam

Play it Again, Sam is a romance featuring an older character who struggles to put her life back together after divorce. The e-book is available for KINDLE   NOOK APPLE and KOBO –   Or buy directly from Uncial Press to get files that can be easily be converted from one format to another and are readable on every electronic device thus far known.  Also in  paperback. at Amazon and at the Texas Association of Authors website.

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When her husband comes home from work one day to announce he’s moving out, Samantha Rutgers thinks it’s a joke. She hopes it’s a joke. It’s not. He packs his suitcase and moves out. For twenty-five years, Sam was a corporate wife, a stay-at-home mom. Now she’s divorced, adrift, and alienated from her daughter who blames her for the divorce.

Ill equipped to be a single woman in a whole new dating culture, she would have foundered without help from an old friend who challenges her to finish up the art degree she put on hold when she married. Her classes open the door to a job at an advertising agency, where Sam makes several new friends and one enemy. There she meets Frank Reynolds, who invites her to take that first step into new love.

Love can be better the second time around, and so can the sex.

REVIEWS

“PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM turns the standard “The End’ of a marriage into the “Once upon a time” of a genuine grown-up love story.”  Laura Parker, author of The Gamble

“This was a very moving and touching book about how one woman rebuilds her life after the dissolution of her 25-year marriage. Her fears and successes are all very real. I especially enjoyed watching Sam flounder her way through a relationship with Frank after being married for 25 years. I loved seeing Sam grow into a independent woman, in charge of every aspect of her own life, from her career to her love life to her relationship with her two grown children. This is a book that every divorced woman can relate to and I can definitely recommend it for any age woman.” Timeless Tales review

“Maryann Miller’s PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM is wonderfully written, full of heartache and hard lessons learned. The characters are a woman who must learn to have faith in herself and learn to love again, and a man who finds himself attracted to a woman he wants to take care of and protect. The characters are portrayed with depth, and even though they have problems, they are both willing to work through them for a second chance at happiness. For an enjoyable book to cozy up with, read PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM.”  Robin Peek,Romance Reviews Today

“This is a poignant story of human frailties, emotions, turmoil, confusion and the sometimes, inescapable fear of the unknown. Samantha is encouraged to turn-off the familiar road of ‘what use to be’ and forge a new path of ‘what could be.’ Miller develops her characters well in this enjoyable story, giving them qualities that we would all relate to. A sensitive portrayal of romance, not of the sweet first time love, but a realistic viewpoint of life and love, and the curve ball it can throw.” J.B. Scott

Synopsis

When her husband comes home from work one day to announce that he’s moving out, Samantha Rutgers thinks it’s a joke. She hopes it’s a joke. But he packs a suitcase and walks out, leaving her in emotional devastation. She thought their marriage was just fine. Their life was just fine. What happened?

Now Sam must rebuild her life. What is she going to do about a job, and more importantly, what is she going to do with the rest of her life? Can she love again? And what is she going to do about sex?
NEW REVIEW at Romance Junkies “PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM is a heart-touching and emotional story that proves life doesn’t end after divorce – in fact in some cases, it can only get better!” By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Chrissy Dionne
It pays to check reviews on Amazon. I just found another nice review: “Play It Again, Sam” is a charming, insightful, well-written novel. Sam Rutgers, its main character, finds strength she never knew she had and a freedom she never knew she wanted while wending her way through the unexpected obstacle course that life has placed before her. I found myself rooting for her as I would for a friend or sister and relating to her as a woman with a world of choices–if only she can muster the courage. It was a smooth, fun read–thoroughly enjoyable. I highly recommend it.” Theresa M. Havens on Amazon
Review Snippets
“A life and love affirming look into real life events of divorce, children, memories, regrets and the courage to love again.” Laura Castoro, Icing on the Cake, A New Lu, Crossing the Line, The Gamble (as Laura Parker.)

“Maryann Miller’s Play It Again Sam, is wonderfully written, full of heartache and hard lessons learned.” Robin Peek for Romance Reviews Today

“A tribute to those forced to rediscover romance the second time around.” J.B. Scott

“An easy going and pleasant novel to read.” Delores for CoffeetimeRomanceReviews
“Written with skill and humor, Play It Again Sam is a rich story with well-drawn characters you’ll care about. Once you start this book, you won’t be able to put it down.” Lyn Morgan for Ivy Quill Reviews

Published by Uncial Press and available for KINDLE NOOK and KOBO – Or buy directly from Uncial Press to get files that can be easily be converted from one format to another and are readable on every device thus far known.
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