Odyssey in a Teacup
Encounters with a pair of supersized Y-fronts; a humourless schoolmarm with an unfortunate name and monstrous yellow incisors; and a tut-tutting, big-breasted, modern-day gorgon are the norm for Ruth Roth. She’s used to crazy.
Her mum squawks like a harpy and her dad has a dodgy moral compass. Add in daily face-offs with a relentlessly bitchy mirror, and Ruth’s home life feels like a Greek tragicomedy.
She hankers for the ordinary. But blah is not a good fit for someone who doesn’t fit in. And isn’t meant to.
Ruth’s vanilla existence is an issue for her besties—her hot-looking, obsessive-compulsive cousin and soul mate (who needs to do everything twice-twice), and her two closest girlfriends.
With their encouragement and a good homoeopathic dose of ancient mythology, Ruth embarks on an odyssey to retrieve her spirit. She’s confronted with her biggest challenge ever, though, when one of these friends sends her spiralling back into a dark place.
The decision she must make can either bring her out or launch the mother of all wars in her world.
This book was utterly magical! It was just what the doctor ordered and I’m so glad I obliged.😊 I believe books have power and this novel was so powerful because the amount of smiles and the amount of laughter it produced! I have been so stressed with my upcoming eviction and to be honest this story was the perfect escape.
It transported me to a magical place that made me feel free and actually happy! I wasn’t having constant panic and going cuckoo figuring out what to do with life because this book to me a place of laughter that made my heart full. If this book isn’t magic than I don’t know what is then.😉
I loved the characters and I thought the world building and plot was phenomal. I really have no complaints with this story besides the fact that I’ve already finished it.😕 You know you love a book when you intentionally slow down your reading pace just so you can enjoy it longer! I am looking forward to rereading it in the future and I can’t wait to see what the author comes out with next! If you are looking for a good read, I highly recommend Odyssey in a Teacup by Paula Houseman. Hands down, a must read 5 star book!
Author Bio – Paula Houseman was once a graphic designer. But when the temptation to include ‘the finger’ as part of a logo for a forward-moving women’s company proved too much, she knew it was time to give away design. Instead, she took up writing.
She found she was a natural with the double entendres (God knows she’d been in enough trouble as a child for dirty wordplay).
As a published writer of earthy chick lit and romantic comedy, Paula gets to bend, twist, stretch and juice up universal experiences to shape reality the way she wants it, even if it is only in books. But at the same time, she can make it more real, so that her readers feel part of the sisterhood. Or brotherhood (realness has nothing to do with gender).
Through her books, Paula also wants to help the reader escape into life and love’s comic relief. And who doesn’t need to sometimes?
Her style is a tad Monty Pythonesque because she adores satire. It helps defuse all those gaffes and thoughts that no one is too proud of.
Paula lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband. No other creatures. The kids have flown the nest and the dogs are long gone.
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