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Rosa Taylor is celebrating her fiftieth birthday with champagne. By the river. On her own.

After finishing her six-year long affair with her boss, Rosa is desperate to avoid him in the workplace and determined to forge a new life for herself.

Harry Kennedy has sailed away from a messy Sydney divorce and is resolute in kick-starting a new life on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

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Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 26th 2017 by Cala Publishing
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Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
May 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Champagne for Breakfast is such a catchy title that I couldn’t resist the opportunity to take Maggie Christensen, the author of this book up on her offer to review her latest novel. Maggie does fantastic things for the mature readers market in Australia, tapping into a niche in the publishing world. Maggie’s books, which I have had the pleasure of being introduced to last year, show us how the mature woman has the ability to love and enjoy life again, after
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Brenda
Feeling a little sad and sorry with the dregs of champagne to keep her company on the morning of her fiftieth birthday, nevertheless Rosa Taylor was also feeling relief. She had ended the six year affair with her boss the night before, finally realising he was never going to leave his wife as he’d continued to promise her. She was looking forward to her new life – to being her own person again. Her best friend Jenny was returning from Oregon soon and she couldn’t wait to see her again.

Moving dep
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sue
This made a lovely fresh change from my usual reading, its great to get a different genre and break things up a little as a regular reviewer.

I was so glad to get the chance to read this. It was gifted to me in the post. My first thoughts were for the cover, a pretty mature young woman on the cover with the water and boats behind. Nice open blue skies. So first off the cover was inviting, and being a "mature" woman myself of a certain age, it was refreshing to read that yes, older woman [and men
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Mommysmoose
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Maggie writes amazing mature books. Just because you are over 50 doesn't mean there isn't any romance and fizzle left to be had. Rosa just turned 50 and makes a few changes to her life. Some long overdue and others completely unexpected. After running away from his soon to be ex-wife Harry needs to start over. Preferably somewhere where the gossips haven't reached yet. Meeting at pivotal times in their lives lead Rosa and Harry on a rollercoaster of a ride. Beautifully written. This book makes y ...more
Janine
Apr 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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When you read one of Maggie's books, you feel like you are catching up with family & friends, so good and so comfortable to be with. There is no secret that I adore her writing. She has tapped into a market that celebrates life after a certain age with sensible real-life people living in real-life situations.

Rosa has been having a relationship with her boss for 6 years with him promising to leave his wife. Of course this doesn't happen! Rosa discovers that there are discrepancies in the acco
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Mary Monks
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is Maggie's latest publication!!!! I thoroughly enjoyed it!
The story is set on the Sunshine Coast here in Queensland and it was lovely to read about events happening in an area with which I am familiar! (I had dinner last night in that area and half expected the characters from the book to appear!!!)
I liked the way Maggie tied the title into the book, starting with Rosa having champagne for breakfast alone beside the river, and ending with a plan to have champagne for breakfast with her new
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Louise Guy
Apr 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was hooked the moment I saw the title of this book and once I started reading found it it difficult to put down. Maggie has crafted believable and likeable characters who have unfortunately been dealt rather difficult hands. I was on edge, dying to know what was going to happen as the story progressed and thought the ending was perfect. There are wonderful friendships in this story and a lovely return visit from some of the characters from Maggie's Oregon Coast series. Having an unexpected sne ...more
Badass Lioness
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
She is the other woman and after several years of waiting on her boss to leave his wife as he promised, she has finally had enough and dumps him. I put that upfront because some people refuse to read books about cheaters. In this case, I understood her low self-esteem choice of coming in a distance second in her boss' life. She transfers out of his department to make a fresh start as he doesn't want to let her go, and she finds discrepancies in some invoices. Her fear of whistleblowing is realis ...more
Maro Preece
Apr 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
champagne for Breakfast was such an excellent read. It bought me also back to beautiful Noosa where I spend 15 wonderful years. I wanted to turn every page with excitement. Thank you Maggie Christensen a highly recommended book to my friends. Maro Preece
Janine
Nice story but the main character seemed much younger than her years.
Gudrun Frerichs
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A lovely read about people I could well relate to. It was hard to put the book aside until it was finished. Maggie both main characters to life and created a wonderful storyline. I loved how both had to battle with their past first before they could find their happy ever after.
Mary Lexie
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved the book, once more Maggie Christensen has let the reader into the lives of people who become so real that you are sure if you travel to the area where the story is set, you will meet them. Thank you.
Julie Cobham
Mar 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Having enjoyed all Maggie's novels, especially the Oregon Coast series, I found this story, an offshoot of that series,to be equally entertaining. The two main protagonists, Rosa and Harry,each have secrets they do not wish to share, but they have to work together and somehow build up some trust between them.another secret at their place of work is discovered and this is one of the main threads of Champagne for Breakfast. The other thread is of course, whether 2 lonely, damaged souls can overcom ...more
Anne Moorhouse
May 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
From Sunshine Coast author Maggie Christensen comes another gentle romance about mature characters which she does so well.
No romance comes without rocky beginnings and this is no exception. How Rosa and Harry deal with the problems that face them and try to forge new lives makes absorbing reading.
With Maggie’s story-telling skills her characters become friends to the reader and in this book we catch up with old friends Jenny and Mike from the Oregon series. New characters fit well and the whole
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Michelle
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the characters and this story line, I just wish the ending wasnt so abrupt.
Rosie Amber
Apr 27, 2017 rated it liked it
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Three point Five Stars.

Champagne For Breakfast is a mature romance set in Queenland, Australia.

Rosa is celebrating her 50th Birthday alone after she broke up a six year affair with her married boss. Ken was never going to leave his wife, and she eventually saw through his false promises.

Wanting to avoid seeing him at work, Rosa applied for a new job at the same company, which involves checking financial data. When she finds some strange anomalies she takes her questions to her Ken, who dismisse
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After a career in education, Maggie Christensen began writing contemporary women’s fiction portraying mature women facing life-changing situations. Her travels inspire her writing, be it her frequent visits to family in Oregon, USA or her home on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast. Maggie writes of mature heroines coming to terms with changes in their lives and the heroes worthy of them.
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