by Maggie McPhee

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It’s never too late to reinvent yourself.

Tucked away in the Arizona desert is Palm Lakes Senior Community, a gated retirement village full of secrets and second chances. Every day the residents in Palm Lakes wake up with the opportunity to create a new ending to their life stories.

Not your stereotypical retirees, this group of seniors includes New Age spiritual seekers and a serial killer as well as regular people facing later-in-life challenges. Follow Helen, Owen, Tanya, Jean, and a host of others as they navigate their extraordinarily everyday circumstances. From the loss of a domineering spouse to skeletons falling out of the closet, these neighbors face a daily choice: give up before they start or face their challenges with unmatchable courage. Their tales will leave you feeling curious, comforted, and changed for good…

"Renaissance" is women’s fiction about contemporary lives lived well. If you like characters with gravitas, innovative points of view, and heartbreak mixed in with happiness, then you’ll love Maggie McPhee’s "Autumn In the Desert" series.

Buy "Renaissance" to embrace your second chance today!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940154399736
Publisher: Sixth Sense Books
Publication date: 08/31/2016
Series: Autumn In The Desert , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 847 KB

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,, and let me know how you like them.

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