Exactly Where They’d Fall, a novel

Exactly Where They’d Fall, a novel

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Released: July 20, 2012
Genre: literary/contemporary women’s fiction/drama/comedy
Length: ~88,000 words/25 chapters/294 pages/3800 Kindle locations


Jodie and Amelia were almost sisters once, before college degrees, careers, and grown-up love entered their lives. Before Jodie’s brother broke up with Amelia.

After so many disappointments, Amelia is finally happy. Or something like it. She’s given her love and trust to her best friend, Drew, who is sweet, sensitive, loyal, and everything she’s always wanted. She’s calculated the perfect path to inner peace and healing by surrounding herself with people who would never break her heart.

Jodie hates that all her friends are pairing up to begin their futures. She hates dating, hates romance in general. She hates that she can’t forget one night, a year ago, which Drew doesn’t seem to remember the same way. Everyone is moving on without her, but that’s fine, because she never needed anyone in her life anyway.

Never has a way of proving itself wrong.

With vivid characters, generous doses of humor, and palpable emotion, Exactly Where They’d Fall is a story about three friends forced to explore the complicated and fragile bonds of friendship and love. Fans of heartfelt, witty literary fiction, and smart women’s fiction will enjoy this charming and honest debut.



Paperback Edition: 978-0615696072

Smashwords/iBooks Edition: 978-1476130132


what people are saying:

4.5 stars! “The reason Exactly Where They’d Fall is such a success is due to Amos’s skill in creating characters that are not just memorable and sometimes funny, but fully realised, described, and unapologetically true to life.”
– Charlie, book reviewer at The Wormhole

5 stars! “Beautifully written, sometimes so sad I had trouble even reading it. Her ability to deal with what I would call wishful thinking, the need to control how a relationship moves forward, and coming to terms with both reality and your own ability to deal with outcomes that are not what you expected is truly wonderful. Yes, I would highly recommend it.”
– a reader on Amazon

“Mommy, I would give your book 20 stars!”
– Dylan Amos, age 6


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– if Exactly Where They’d Fall was a song, it would feel like this:

– and this song (this specific performance of it) saved chapter 3.8:

– interview with Paula Jones, about Exactly Where They’d Fall, writing, and a bonus game of Mad Libs!

– inspiration board on Pinterest: BE WARNED – if you are the kind of reader who does NOT like to see what the author thinks characters look like in visual form, don’t look at this. ;) This page contains character inspirations, writing soundtrack songs, places and other random things from this book.

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