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From The Sideline

(A book in the Wake-up series)
A novel by

"Avanzino has written a story of motherhood. Every word is one of love, of sacrifice, and of surprising depth. I absolutely adored it." - Gretchen Archer, USA Today Bestselling Author of Double Knot

"Amy Avanzino is one seriously funny and smart writer. Her wry and winning voice is reminiscent of Liane Moriarty. FROM THE SIDELINE is a wildly entertaining novel about the world of competitive youth sports, and I laughed on every page." - Karin Gillespie, National Bestselling Author of Girl Meets Class
"Heartwarming, tender, and funny as hell - FROM THE SIDELINE is a lot more than a football story: it's about parenting, friendships, and the courage to take yourself off the bench and get back in the game. Avanzino will have you cheering!" - Phoebe Fox, Author of the Breakup Doctor Series

"Sparkles with wry humor and will keep you laughing and cheering for this mom-and-son team." - Jackie Bouchard, USA Today Bestselling Author of House Trained

"A great story that never slowed down with twists around every corner." - Holly Rust, contributing writer for The Huffington Post and founder of the humor blog Mother's Guide to Sanity

"FROM THE SIDELINE packs an emotional punch in the best way. Laughter, tears, heartache and joy all combine for a truly touching read." - 125Pages

"An absolute delight - funny, sharp, and full of heart. From the Sideline kept me laughing and, more importantly, Amy Avanzino kept me turning the pages. I can't wait to read whatever she brings next." - The Girl with Book Lungs

After losing her marriage, life savings, and waistline, Autumn Kovac is terrified of being hit by more heartache. So when her only child decides to try out for the football team, the overprotective, sports-illiterate mom has a near phobic reaction. But Zachary hasn't smiled since his father left, and she's desperate to make him happy (and doing nothing and hoping for the best hasn't been working). She reluctantly enters a new world of youth competitive sports, full of overzealous coaches with Vince Lombardi dreams and fanatical parents trying to achieve vicarious glory.

Unexpectedly, Autumn begins transforming within this strangely addictive new culture, finding her voice, facing her past, tackling her fears... and uncovering the secret that's been keeping her from her son. After meeting her ideal catch, she finds herself back in the dating game and discovers some fierce competition of her own. Will Autumn make it off the sideline? Can the underdog finally win?

Related subjects include: chick lit, women's fiction, humor, humorous fiction, rom com, romantic comedy, friendship.

Books in the Wake-Up Call Series


Part of the Henery Press Chick Lit Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...


Used availability for Amy Avanzino's From The Sideline

Hardback Editions

July 2016 : USA Hardback

Title: From the Sideline
Author(s): Amy Avanzino
ISBN: 1-63511-056-4 / 978-1-63511-056-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henery Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2016 : USA Paperback

Title: From The Sideline (The Wake-Up Series) (Volume 2)
Author(s): Amy Avanzino
ISBN: 1-63511-053-X / 978-1-63511-053-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henery Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA