The Sock Wars is a heartfelt, and sometimes humorous, look at what can happen when an almost 30 year old tries to renovate her house and her life. It’s a little like When Harry met Sally, but with a lot more contractors.
The Book has been self-published via Amazon and Kobo and is available as Paperback and eBook on Amazon and Kobo – 196 pages - released in December 2012.
About the Book
Lucy Tuttle is a workaholic financial planner whose biggest worry is how to line up the sticky notes on her desk just so, until her only relative dies a car accident halfway across the world.
Suddenly Lucy (apartment-dwelling, doesn't-own-a-hammer Lucy) inherits a handyman's delight on the other side of town. Her boyfriend, a laid back environmentalist with an affinity for organic lentils and sock thievery, convinces Lucy to move into her aunt's brokendown house.
The two of them embark on a quest to settle down, renovate her aunt's home, and start a family-but as it turns out, living happily ever after in a house that's about to be condemned isn't so easy after all.
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- “[...] The characters and settings are well drawn. Indeed, the whole book is well written, with realistic conversation, atmospheric description and scene-setting and a plausible, likeable narrator.[...] Although I'm old enough to be the heroine's mother (yikes!), this book rang lots of bells with me and made me think about my own life choices (about which I'm currently very happy, I should add!)
Incidentally, the parallel to Graham Greene's great book never entered my head till I started writing this review, and I'm not suggesting for a moment that The Sock Wars is derivative or imitative. But there are lots of pleasing similarities,including a very satisfying ending that will have you punching the air with delight.[...]” - Deborah Young
- “Lucy keeps her life in perfect order--no surprises, nothing out of place. She looks forward to being part of the "perfect family" she missed as the child of a single mother forced to work long hours in her often-vain attempts to keep food on the table and the lights on. When her only relative, an unconventional and untidy aunt dies, Lucy tries to cope with a host of unsettling changes. Along the way, she meets many of her aunt's friends and gradually realizes that perfection has different meanings for different people.
As a former accountant who still counts ceiling tiles while sitting in the dentist chair, I found Lucy a very lovable character. Her sometimes frenetic search for the happy ending had me sharing her emotional ups and downs and laughing out loud while trying to give her advice.” - Dixie (Amazon)
About the Author
|Author Maia Sepp|
The Sock Wars is her debut novel. The first chapter of The Sock Wars was published as a short story/novel excerpt titled Irish Drinking Socks, and became a Kobo bestselling short story.
Maia's next novel, Future Proof, will be available spring 2013.
Links to the Author and the Book
Link to the Author's website
Connect with the Author via Twitter: @maiasepp
Link to the Paperback The Sock Wars on Amazon with Excerpt
Link to the eBook The Sock Wars on Amazon with Excerpt