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Review | Maggie’s Story

Maggie Kline was raised to do the right thing, by parents who really loved each other. She may be getting older and has focused most of her life on learning and getting to the next stage but now she’s ready to just settle down and… not feel lonely anymore.

A big part in her deciding to settle down is a recent harrowing experience when she watched a store clerk be robbed and murdered by the local gang. Oddly enough, they didn’t even look to see if there were others in the store. Now, though the local gang has closed ranks and is threatening her very existence.
Should Maggie continue to offer to testify? Or should she just forget about it and make her life be intact?

Of course, Maggie’s going to do the right thing! But laying low never has seemed so good. When Maggie sees the flyer for that Intergalactic Matchmaking Service on her windshield she laughed it off thinking someone had a spelling error… until she find out there was no error. Maybe, just maybe, Maggie will find that man she’s been looking for.

Hott Review:

Maggie’s Story was a great surprise! Sure I liked the synopsis when I first read it but, when it times can time to actually put my time into reading it I kept pushing it off because I was afraid it wouldn’t be as awesome and fun as it first sounded.
What a mistake!
First, I really like Maggie! She’s a lot of fun and she has the accountability and maturity that we don’t find many people, even adults.
Second, although there is not a great sense of depth to the story as a whole, there is plenty of depth to Maggie’s personality and character. That more than makes up for anything you may feel is lacking from the story.
There is a little bit of steam in the book, but it’s much less than you would see in a PG movie. Just a couple of references and no details.
Maggie story is a perfect book for a late afternoon or beach read – it’s quick fun and easy! Don’t miss out.


Author: Ava Louise
Source: WOW! Women on Writing in exchange for an honest review
Publisher & Date: Indy | January 27th 2014
Genre: Science Fiction, Romantic Comedy
Pages: 130
Grade: B+
Ages: 16+
Steam: Adult
Setting: Washington State & Behind the Moon
This Counts for these Challenges: 2015 Let Me Count The Ways Reading Challenge, 2015 New Authors Reading Challenge, 2015 What’s In A Name Reading Challenge,
2015 Romantic Suspense Reading Challenge,
2015 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge, 2015 Women Challenge, 2015 Full House Reading Challenge, Reading Road Trip 2015 Challenge, Monthly Mix-up Mania, 2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge
Series: Intergalactic Matchmaking Services #1

More About The Intergalactic Matchmaking Services…

The Intergalactic Matchmaking Services series begins with Maggie’s Story, Ava Louise’s debut novel. In the series, you’ll meet characters that play a role in all of the books of the series, but this cozy Sci-Fi with romance is easily read as a series, or each book as a standalone. The characters are full-fledged and lovable!

“Maggie’s Story” — Women Wanted: Must have a sense of adventure and be open to new experiences. Must also be willing to relocate. Please contact…Intergalactic Matchmaking Services.

Maggie Cline decides to investigate her romantic possibilities after she becomes a target when she identifies the shooter in a local murder.

Can she find a soul mate away from everything she knows and has worked hard for here on Earth? What about her loyal companion? Will she have to give up her cat, Mamzell, for a chance at love?

“Shirley’s Story” — Just as Shirley decides to try opening herself up to a chance at love, a stalker from her past returns. How does she move forward when her past comes knocking? What’s going on with her young student, Hannah? Will her dog, Oreo, be okay with Shirley looking for love?

“Penny’s Story” — Penny was supposed to be dead. At least that is what Claire has believed for ten years. Find out what happens when Claire’s sister comes out of the Witness Protection Program. Penny is fighting a losing battle with cancer and needs Claire to raise Sunny, Penny’s newborn daughter, once the cancer takes its final toll. Why is Penny’s ex-boyfriend, Jason, telling his cronies that Penny has money and information about their illegal dealings? How does the cartel find out she has even left the Witness Protection Program?

Will Marko have to watch as another woman he cares for dies a horrible death? Will he lose his job as Medical Officer on the starship for bending the rules? Can Pacer finally have the peaceful retirement he desires? How will Claire deal with her quiet life being turned upside down? Catch up with Maggie and Daxon, along with Shirley and Mathenzo.

Maggie’s Story

Shirley’s Story

Penny’s Story

Author Bio:

Ava Louise was born a U.S. Army brat overseas, in France. She is the proud mom of two wonderful young men. It’s taken her a while to figure out what she wanted to be “when she grows up,” but Ava has finally found her niche in the writing world. Since writing came to her later in life, she likes to think she is living proof that it’s never too late to reach for a dream or to achieve it. Before writing her own stories, she usually reads from a wide array of genres. She loves Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Mysteries, Thrillers, and Young Adult.

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