Thursday, November 14, 2019
Maggie's Place Review
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 thoughts: I appreciated this story more than I realized I would, since the author does a wonderful job of drawing different generations together through the telling of it. I enjoyed getting to know Maggie and her community, as well as her great niece-a runaway who is in over her head. I also liked how it explored some of the relationship that Maggie has with her daughter and the ways that Kristen has allowed her upbringing to affect who she is as an adult. I find family relationships fascinating, and Annette does a wonderful job of writing about the good and the messy with this story. It's an excellent one to pick up!
I received this book from the publisher. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.
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