Friday, January 4, 2013

Colorado Romance Author Tries Her Hand At Fiction

In this heartfelt, beautifully written novel, a woman with nothing left to lose finds the courage to start over in the last place she ever expected…

Newly divorced Maggie Carter has little to show for her marriage except a pile of boxes and regrets. So when she learns she’s inherited an old house and an abandoned gold mine in Eureka, Colorado, she doesn’t hesitate to leave Houston behind. In Colorado, she can learn about her estranged father and take stock of her life. After all, where better to decide what your next move should be than in a cabin 10,000 feet above sea level?

Eureka is a tiny hamlet with a cafĂ©, a library, and plenty of intriguing locals. There’s the colorful town mayor, Lucille, and her prodigal daughter Olivia, bitter librarian Cassie, and handsome, enigmatic Jameso Clark, who had a fascinating love-hate relationship with Maggie’s father. Then there are the soaring views of distant mountains and clear blue sky, of aspen trees and endless stars. Piece by piece, Maggie is uncovering her father’s past—and reconciling with her own. And in this small mountain town, she just might find a place where she truly belongs.

Jackie says:
"The pages of these books turn themselves as if this was a light book, there are really a great deal of hard issues being dealt with for newly divorced Maggie Stevens. First of all, she's had to sell her house, and she's out of a job since she worked for her husband's company. Then she receives legal papers that the father that had abandoned her as a baby had died and left his Colorado cabin and gold mine to her. She decides to start her new life by checking out the mystery of her father while she figures out what to do with the rest of her life. Eureka is a very small town if you don't count the tourists, and quirky, to say the least. The whole town knows more about her father than she does, and it isn't always easy learning what she must. There's love, comedy, tragedy, hope and friendship spread throughout this book, and I found it to be a very enjoyable and satisfying read."

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