ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lena loves James, her children, grandchildren, and great grandson. She loves chocolate, cherries, chocolate-covered cherries, and spending time with friends. Travel is always on her horizon. Cruising, Galveston, the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, Mexico. One day it will be Hawaii and Australia, but probably not the same year. Helping other authors become published really floats her boat, with fifteen signing their first book contract after her mentoring. Three of her books have been awarded the Carol Award silver pins from American Christian Fiction Writers and she has received the ACFW Mentor of the Year award at their national conference. The high point of her day is receiving feedback from her readers, especially people whose lives have been changed by her books. And she loves chocolate, especially dark chocolate.
Her last release is Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico, from Summerside Press recently won the Will Rogers Medallion Award for excellence in publishing western fiction. Lena is currently under two 3-book contracts with Charisma House/Realms.
In addition to her writing, Lena is a frequent speaker at women’s groups, writers groups, and at both regional and national conferences. She has spoken in six states and internationally.
Lena has an active web presence on Shoutlife, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and with her internationally connected blog where she interviews other authors and promotes their books. You can check out her books and find out more about her on her blog.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Near her eighteenth birthday, Margaret Lenora Caine finds a chest hidden in the attic containing proof that she's adopted. The spoiled daughter of wealthy merchants in Seattle, she feels betrayed by her real parents and by the ones who raised her. But mystery surrounds her new discovery, and when Maggie uncovers another family secret, she loses all sense of identity. Leaving her home in Seattle, Washington, Maggie strikes out to find her destiny. Will Charles Stanton, who's been in love with her for years, be able to help her discover who she really is?
If you would like to read the first chapter of Maggie's Journey, go HERE.
I really enjoyed this book, I felt like I was sitting right beside Maggie as I read each page. I felt a dislike for Maggie's mom, but then as I read on she began to grow on me. For some reason I didn't see Maggie as all that spoiled, but I think I was focusing more on how her mom treated her and wondered why. As for Charles, I thought he kept his infatuation for Maggie well hidden, I could tell he thought greatly of her and while he could get under Maggie's skin they seemed to balance each other throughout the story....he certainly could be a charmer!
This was a fun read, filled with adventure, hope and love...I think you'll enjoy it.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from CFBA