The story of Margaret Florence Baine, or Maggie, begins in 1898 with a series of letters written to her close cousin who has traveled West to live in Texas with her family. Maggie’s five years of letters depict the journey of a young woman of privilege as she discovers the triumphs and tribulations of love, life and self discovery. The reader experiences a unique and deep perspective as they watch her grow from the girl she was taught to be into the woman she chooses to become.
About the Author
Ann Lavendar writes mainstream, historical and fantasy fiction. She lives in Southern California, where the mountains, the ocean, her husband and youngest son inspire an endless muse for creativity. Her two dogs and three cats offer the comic relief.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a wonderful coming of age story told from the eyes of a young woman walking through the twilight to pass from the fantasies of adolescence into the realities of adulthood. I loved the writing style, the character, and the twist at the end. My only complaint is that it isn't quite long enough, but to be fair I also don't feel robbed. It wraps up nicely and I'm hopeful about the author's second volume since it seems longer.