by Cindy Myers
Published: November 27, 2012
Format: Paperback (352 pages)
***Though the publisher provides the free book, I offer the opinion.***
The Colorado address held no clue. The envelope from an attorney startles Maggie Stevens, and she really didn’t need anymore surprises.
Her husband, Carter Stevens, provided enough surprise to last her a life time and it wasn’t the good kind. How ever can the words, “I don’t love you anymore” be kind? His further revelations that he had someone new came as even more of a blow. A younger woman with more money held Carter’s heart, or more accurately, Carter’s purse strings, and Carter’s future. As the remnants of her marriage stood in boxes, ready for the next chapter, Maggie wasn’t ready for the next day.
Maggie had given up her dreams to his dreams, not that he forced her to do it, you see. However, he never minded that she did it. After twenty years of marriage and a career that was largely spent working at Carter’s business, she didn’t even have children to keep herself grounded; Carter didn’t want them. Yes, Maggie agreed, blindly.
Finally, she dared to open the envelope waiting to see what other legal business Carter directed to her.
The proclamation inside, nearly felled her. Maggie’s father, Jacob Charles Murphy, had passed away—leaving to Maggie his property and a mystery that still surrounded the man she had never known. Oh, he left her a gold mine too.
No. Really. A gold mine called The French Mistress.
Upon her mother’s passing, Maggie had gained only pictures of her father. One was of a skinny man glowing with a newborn in his arms. Maggie never understood how someone could look so happy but abandon the family he created, although her mother would have told a different story. She claimed the Vietnam War changed him. Even so why not visit or get to know his daughter?
Maybe now was the time to find out about Jacob Charles Murphy.
Maggie had a best friend still in Texas but nothing else. Seeing Carter and soon to be wife around the same town was something Maggie could spare herself by going. Despite the fears and the lamenting, now was the time to leave Texas for a while. She had dreamed of traveling, although Colorado was never the destination. After all, the change of scenery would do wonders, even if she never figured out exactly who her father was really. And what about the mine? Is it really a gold mine or was it nothing more than a cavern in a mountain that he pretended was something more?
Maybe Maggie was out to stake her claim in Colorado. Soothing dreams of a new life, a mystery, and a comfortable lifestyle awaits her in the mountains of Colorado.
THE VIEW FROM HERE by Cindy Myers will keep you reading, seeing that Maggie gains more than what she bargains for with a few new friends, a new path, a new direction, and a new future.
Cindy Myers spins a tale that has Maggie Stevens, at the tender age of forty, finding herself.
Previously, Maggie never took a chance or went out on her own, but even she knows that left her wanting something she never had. The quest to find about her dad has her discover a lot more about herself, while accepting her father was flawed. Maggie desired to know the feeling of accomplishment, the adventure of learning something new every day, and the stripping down a facade of the life she created but never liked. Maybe, we all have a small part of the old Maggie in us, opting for comfortable and shying away from adventure. Maybe we possess some part of the new Maggie, forging ahead with something new. I related to Maggie Stevens, and I’m sure you will too!
THE VIEW FROM HERE by Cindy Myers is a standalone novel!