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What Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American's guide to understanding the mess our country is in and how we get out
Isabelle Webb: Legend of the Jewel
Captive Heart
Cobble Cavern
Caller ID
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head

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2021 Goodreads Reading Challenge

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Maggie's Place by Annette Haws-Book Review


Product Details

  • Title: Maggie's Place
  • Author: Annette Haws
  • Publisher : Covenant Communications, Inc. (November 1, 2019)
  • Genre: Contemporary Woman's Fiction/Suspense
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 272 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1524410160
  • ***I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own***

Book Summary
Years ago, Mary Margaret Sullivan changed her name, boxed up her previous life, moved into the Eagle Gate Apartments, and hid her painful memories in her chicken-wire storage unit in the basement. But secrets have an inconvenient way of surfacing when least expected.

Three weeks before Christmas, an elegant man in a penthouse, a young woman named Carly—homeless and ill with pneumonia—and two calculating thieves invade Maggie's carefully reconstructed life, and in different ways, each is connected to Maggie's difficult past. As Maggie and friends nurse Carly back to health, hearts begin to heal with a hope for the future. But all is not as it seems. When faced with the shocking truth, Maggie must rely on her wits, her friends, and her own strength as never before.

My Review

Maggie's Place is a story that truly tugs at the heartstrings. This story is told from the perspective of a 70+ year old woman and a teenager. Both of these characters have dealt with many trials in life and still are trying to find the strength to survive physically, mentally, and emotionally. Maggie is so full of sorrow that she has a hard time letting joy in her life. Carly is distrusting of most people after being hurt so many times in her short life. Three weeks before Christmas these two women's paths cross and a miracle starts taking place.

This novel follows Maggie and her life at the Eagle Gate Apartments filled with Senior Citizens. Their friendships are strong but it doesn't totally take away the loneliness that is there in your later years. Carly is living on the streets and becomes involved with a group of thugs. Deep in her heart she wants to change and start her life again far away from the streets, thievery, and helplessness. 

Maggie's Place takes your emotions on a joy ride and will toss your feelings up and down. This book has a lot of suspense and keeps you thinking and feeling deeply until the very end. Just be prepared with a box of tissues and an open heart to truly have a wonderful experience as you read, Maggie's Place. 

Meet Author Annette Haws

A native of Logan, Utah and a graduate of Utah State University, Annette Haws examines the tribulations and foibles of characters playing their parts on a small stage. She did honors graduate work in American Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Iowa and the University of Utah, and she has participated in numerous workshops: Writers at Work, Summer Fiction workshops at the University of Iowa, and Robert McKee’s STORY workshop.

She taught seventh grade English, senior English, and everything in between. She coached debate and mock trials teams and garnered four state championship awards. However, she swears she will never ride on a school bus with adolescents again, ever.

Ms. Haws and her husband Charles currently reside in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. They have four above average children--whose life experiences Ms. Haws has shamelessly mined--and five hilarious grandchildren. Ms. Haws is delighted to participate in book clubs in person or via Skype and Zoom.

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