Sometimes the best things come late in life.
At Palm Lakes Senior Community, the residents may be retired, but they haven’t given up on living life to the fullest. Unexpected healing, new beginnings and the promise of love can be even more rewarding when they arrive in the autumn of life.
Olivia moves into the assisted living complex and struggles to resolve a sinister mystery that has engulfed her friend Sophie, who lives in the nursing wing. Samantha bonds with her eccentric mother Maddie while juggling a new job, a faltering marriage, an attraction to her boss and all the responsibilities of easing her mother through the move to assisted living and a diagnosis of cancer. New resident Marilyn attempts to adjust to divorced life after fleeing across country, only to be stalked by her abusive ex, while her neighbor Steven quietly nurtures hopes of romance.
Opportunities for change arrive with dawn each day. Time grinds on, but the residents of Palm Lakes make every day count. Anything is possible, and these seniors demonstrate that the wisdom of years can yield unexpectedly sweet fruit.
"At Last" is the fourth standalone novel in the Autumn In The Desert series. If you believe that life doesn’t end at retirement, you’ll love Maggie McPhee’s latest novel about a gated community in the Arizona desert.
About the Author
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I always wanted to be a novelist. After authoring quite a few nonfiction books and gaining a measure of success, I finally decided to take the plunge and write fiction. As it turned out, probably not by coincidence, the many jobs, relationships, homes and experiences I've had in life became the foundation for both my science fiction series and my series about Palm Lakes, a fictional retirement community in the American SW desert.
About the Autumn In The Desert series: I love to read, and I try to write the type of stories that captivate me. I like believable, interesting characters, captivating plots and endings that are satisfying, not depressing.
It's never too late to create a happy ending in your life, but each person is unique, so there's no sure path to success. In Palm Lakes, you'll meet a serial killer and a psychic, an abused wife and an illegal (under 55 years old) resident. They are looking for love, money, understanding and redemption. Like you and me. I hope you enjoy their stories, and I invite you to visit my website, http://maggiemcphee.com, and let me know how you like them.