Maggie's Run

Maggie's Run

by Kelly Hunter

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BN ID: 2940162154143
Publisher: The Tule Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 06/21/2018
Series: Outback Brides , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 412,856
File size: 380 KB

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Maggie's Run 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Suze-Lavender More than 1 year ago
For Maggie Wirra Station never felt like home. Her great aunt raised Maggie when she became an orphan, but she didn’t bring her up with warmth and affection. Instead Maggie was sent to boarding school and she learned to survive on her own at a young age. Her great aunt recently passed away and left Wirra Station to Maggie. She can sell it to Max, the man next door who saved her life when he was a boy, but couldn’t do anything for her parents, or she can stay. Maggie has to decide if she's brave enough to fight the demons of the past. What will she do? Max gives Maggie a challenge, he wants her to stay for three months, to see if she can turn Wirra Station into a profitable business, and finally the home it should have been years ago. Max would love for Maggie to stay and does everything in his power to support her. Will he be able to convince her to give Wirra Station and the opportunity to find true love and happiness in a place that once made her miserable a chance? Maggie’s Run is a wonderful romantic story. Maggie is independent, smart and capable. She’s also prickly and fiery and I loved her outspokenness. She constantly challenges Max and they keep each other on their toes. There’s plenty of chemistry between them and I loved every single moment of their journey towards a beautiful connection. Maggie's traumas involve Max and it's time for them to make some better memories and see if they can have a future together. I was eager to find out if Maggie would be able to make Wirra Station her home and read Maggie’s Run in one sitting. I enjoyed every single page of this mesmerizing story. Kelly Hunter has a fabulous descriptive writing style. It was easy to picture Wirra Station and I absolutely loved how she makes the place come to life. I was fascinated by Maggie’s ideas to transform and update the house she once felt unhappy in and make it her own. I couldn't wait for Maggie to uncover the secrets hidden in the house and loved finding out more about Maggie's family and the history of the house she once disliked. It’s a terrific idea for a story. Maggie’s Run is charming, entertaining, sweet and captivating. I absolutely loved this gorgeous book.
CoffeeInOneHand More than 1 year ago
Maggie’s Run is the first book in new multi-author Outback Brides series. Welcome to the town of Wirralong, filled with fun loving people with some wonderful stories. In this book we have the Story of Maggie Walker. Maggie has returned home to Wirra Station after the death of her great Aunt Carmel. She has not been home in a long time, as she still struggles with the tragic death of her parents in a car accident when she was eleven years old. She has inherited Wirra Station and has come home to tidy up and to sell it, but place in in disrepair. Max O’Connor is the cowboy-next-door and back on the day of the family tragedy he was the one to save Maggie from the accident that took her parents lives. He is a successful sheep farmer and want Maggie to return Wirra to it former glory and also be able to use Wirra land for his sheep. He gets Maggie to agree to stay for 3 months and repair the homestead. Maggie and Max’s story is so heart-warming and enjoyable. It is a beautiful story, with a touch of romance, dealing with the past and making new friends and wonderful memories. The detailed descriptions will make you feel as if you are there at Wirralong with all the characters. Kelly has really created some great characters and the story has a realistic feeling to it. There are lots of twist and turns in this book that will have the reader not wanting to put it down until the final page is turned. This book and the others in this series could be read as standalone. I would highly recommend this book. I am looking forward to continuing reading in this series.
Shweetsandi More than 1 year ago
First off let me say WOW the book cover is stunning! I was drawn to this book and in fact this 4 book series because i wanted to read about a place I would love to visit but knew i would never be able to go to. This book took me there and more. I was amazed at how vivid the descriptions were in the book and i felt like I was actually on the Wirra Station with Maggie and Max. I could see the change in Maggie and the relationship with her and Max. As I read this book it touched my heart as it was so close to how my life was with my mom (her great Aunt Carmel was cold like my mom). This book has it all friendships, romance and yes even a bit of mystery. I loved the story and look forward to more in this series.
EileenAW More than 1 year ago
I loved reading the Maggie’s Run by Kelly Hunter, book one in the Outback Brides series, a wonderful friends to lovers story. Maggie returned to Wirra Station after the death of her great aunt. She has inherited everything and decides to get it ready to sell as it holds only bad and sad memories for her. Her next door neighbor Max wants to buy it, use the land for the sheep they both raise and restore the house to its former glory. However, he wants Maggie to know what exactly she would be giving up. He challenges her to live there for three months while he manages the farm. If she still doesn’t love the place then he’d happily pay her and she can be off, carefree with no ties to anything or anyone. I loved the changes in Maggie as she spent time at Wirra Station and returning the estate to its former beauty. As she cleaned and remodeled the house to be an event center she uncovered a lot of history as well as secrets. She became a stronger and more confident person. Meanwhile, while Max spends time teaching Maggie how to run the ranch he is also courting her. Maggie was the only survivor of a car crash after Max pulled her from the burning car. Left to be raised by an unhappy and cold great aunt, this shy, scarred girl struggled to make friends and believe in herself. As they spend time together Maggie opens up to Max and allows herself to respond to his charisma and charm because there is a definite attraction and shared chemistry between them. The nightmares Maggie still has, reliving the crash and changing the outcome worry Max making him fear that she resents his saving her. Max needs Maggie to work through this issue before she can commit to a future together. This was a fun book to read and easy to visualize the story as it occurred. I totally loved these characters and didn’t want to put this book down. Ms. Hunter did a fantastic job creating her characters, making them realistic, keeping the story interesting, making me forget the world around me and not letting me go until I turned the last page, wanting more. I highly recommend this book to other readers and look forward to the next book in the series. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
BananaTricky More than 1 year ago
Maggie Walker returns to Wirra Station after her great aunt's death. An orphan who nearly died in the car accident that killed both her parents, Maggie has had a chequered history with her great aunt and the boy next door Max O'Connor. She intends to sell the property but Max convinces her to spend three months, learning about how to manage the farm and come to peace with the past before she sells up and moves back to the city for good. I hate to have to say this because I have enjoyed several of Kelly Hunter's other novels but this was just a bit meh. Maggie has had a difficult childhood and Max has been front and centre for much of her worst moments. He sort of hates her for leaving him, but not really. There's a mild sub-plot about trying to divide the ownership of Wirra Station so that Max gets the land for farming and Maggie has a smaller area around the house to run a wedding planning business. Even worse, it was all a bit fade to black. If my review seems vague it's because nothing really stuck. There was nothing wrong with the novel, but it also didn't have any grit, it was all a bit greige for me the reader. I saw that the second book in this series is available for request on NetGalley but I won't be requesting it. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Maggie's Run is the first book in a new multi author series from Tule Publishing and so far I am really enjoying what I've read. The series is set in the Australian Outback and this author's writing style brought the setting to life for me. The story had a nice easy flow, that along with some great characters made it a wonderful relaxing read. I enjoyed the banter between Maggie and Max and their nice slow build romance. Max really challenges Maggie and the time they spend together has her learning to love the crazy little town of Wirra Station as well as Max. I would definitely recommend this one.
DJTP More than 1 year ago
A great book and a great start to a new series. Book one in the Outback Brides series, Maggie's Run by Kelly Hunter. A fast paced story with likable characters, great character development and dialogue. A sure win. I look forward to read the next book Belle's Secret by Victoria Purman soon and read more books by Kelly Hunter.
Sunshine1006 More than 1 year ago
Maggie's Run is another great book in the Outback Brides series. Maggie moved back to Wirra Station to decide if she should sell it. One of the first people she sees is an old friend, Max. The attraction is still there from all those years ago. Raised by an uncaring aunt after her parents die, she doesn't feel much of a connection to the station. She does feel a connection to Max. See sees that Wirra Station has great beauty and potential for a wedding venue. Secrets and misunderstandings come out of hiding. They affect and change everything she thought she knew. Will this keep Max and Maggie apart? It has a great ending that I didn't see coming. I love this series. Can't wait until the next one. I received this book from Net Galley for an honest review.
CatmomJD More than 1 year ago
Maggie Walker returned to Wirra Station, after inheriting it from her aunt. She has no idea what to do with the land or the house until she runs into her childhood friend Max O’Connor, who is her neighbor. Max doesn’t want Maggie to sell the property, has another idea, he will stay on as farm manager while she sorts through the homestead. If Maggie still wants to sell after three months, Max will buy it from her. If Maggie decides to stay, Max suggests she sell her Melbourne house and pay him back what he has put into the land. But then, Maggie comes up with the brilliant idea of turning it into an events and wedding venue. It doesn’t take long for Maggie and Max to give in to the growing attraction they have for each other. But will Maggie’s fears and secrets ruin their new relationship? There was so much more to this book than just the romance. I enjoyed the discoveries Maggie makes as she goes through the house, especially what was in the hidden room. There were a lot of secrets that Maggie’s aunt kept from everyone and it was fun to see that part of the story unfold. The fact that Maggie suffered PTSD and why she has it gave the story an emotional feel. It was an interesting and entertaining book that I thoroughly enjoyed.