Books by Lorena Bathey

Happy Beginnings: How I Became My Own Fairy Godmother (Memoir)

This is the story how Lorena Bathey started over after her fairy tale of marriage failed after eleven years. With the stunning declaration made by her husband that he was leaving, she began a journey where she learned loving, loss, friends, and vodka were the roadmap to finding herself. This is a very open and honest account of how Lorena struggled to find her inner fairy godmother after being made to start over again. Humor and insight into the world of the late-thirty something divorcee bring laughs or tears.  This is Lorena’s story but many women experience this. Stop waiting for your fairy godmother and decide to take the wand into your own hands and create your fairy tale now.

Beatrice Munson 

In Vista Heights, the women of the neighborhood have started to look like their homes, varying shades of beige.

Lost in a world of suburbia, Marissa Lyons learns her high school nemesis has bought the house right across the street from her. Afraid that her arch-enemy, Beatrice Munson, will arrive with Marissa’s high school crush as her husband and cause Marissa to relive the insecurity of high school in her forties, she decides to face the music and head to Beatrice’s house with warm cupcakes. But what Marissa finds is something she never expected.

How will Marissa and the rest of the women of San Martino deal with someone like Beatrice Munson whose defining moment in life was to get a boob job or go on a trip to Egypt.  This story is about friendship, love, learning to look at things differently, and great parties.  Step into the world of Vista Heights where you might not only recognize some of the women, you might just be one of them.

House on Plunkett Street

Phoebe Bertram is boring, bland, and unexciting. She works a job that is inadequate of her abilities. She has a boyfriend that is a dud. She is on the treadmill of her life and doesn’t know how to get off.

With changes in her job and her apartment going condo, she must find a new place to live. Her friend Meghan brings her to the perfect apartment and the moment Phoebe steps in the door she knows there is something atypical about this perspective residence.

What she never expects are the three ghosts that arrive on her couch to teach her how life is really meant to be lived.

Author of Beatrice Munson, Lorena Bathey, has brought us another great example of character study combined with a moral at the end of the story. This book will make you laugh, cry, and look at your world with new eyes.

The X   

Clarissa Hadonfield had it all. She lived in a lovely home surrounded by affluent intellectuals, had a successful husband, and two phenomenal teenage boys.

With the ring of a doorbell she finds her life substituted by one where she has to fight for her children with an evil she never knew existed and had been sleeping next to for the last twenty years.

When Clarissa’s X shows his true colors, she finds she must become a strong woman who cannot only grow prize-winning flowers but can place a devastating roundhouse kick. Teaming up with Bryce Brightman, an ex-FBI agent, she uncovers a woman whose only goal is to save her children.

This story is about what a woman can do when she put her brains, her brawn, and her boots into changing the course of her life and protecting the ones she loves.



When a bomb explodes at an amusement park eight people are killed. The tragedy and loss change the lives of those around them.

What happens when disaster touches someone’s life?

Will it inspire them, strengthen them, or destroy them?

And who perpetrated this terrible crime?

Coaster is a character study in grief and loss melded with a whodunit. The twists and turns Lorena Bathey has created will have you holding your breath, grabbing your chair, and wishing for more when it’s done.




Meeting Ms. Monroe

Mary Monroe is as anti-Marilyn Monroe as she can be. She has dyed black hair, pale face, and Goth makeup. She works at a trendy restaurant, but is not enamored of the celebrity lifestyle.

Soon after her 21st birthday Mary meets with her mother’s lawyer and is shocked to learn she’s been left millions. As she leaves his office he hands her a letter from her mother and a key to a secret storage space. Not only does she now have millions, but when she opens the storage space she finds furniture, suitcases, and dresses all belonging to the legendary Marilyn Monroe.

Buying a new home with her new found wealth she furnishes it with the items from the storage space. But what happens next is nothing short of a miracle – or a nightmare.

 Mary finds herself blacking out and when she awakes she has a new hairstyle, clothes, and most intriguing and frightening of all…letters written to her by Marilyn Monroe.

 Plunged into a world she doesn’t remember, Mary tries to keep her sanity as she appears to be living the double life of a legend.

 Follow Mary Monroe as she moves back and forth in time not sure she if she will lose herself or find another.

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