Margaret from Maine
By Joseph Monninger
(Plume Books, Paperback, 9780452298682, 356pp.)
Publication Date: December 24, 2012
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Margaret Kennedy lives on a dairy farm in rural Maine. Her husband Thomas--injured in a war overseas--will never be the man he was. When the President signs a bill in support of wounded veterans, Margaret is invited to the nation's capital. Charlie King, a handsome Foreign Service officer, volunteers to escort her. As the rhododendron blossoms along the Blue Ridge Highway, the unlikely pair fall in love--but Margaret cannot ignore the tug of her marriage vows.
Joseph Monninger's "Margaret from Maine" is a page-turning romance that poignantly explores the dilemmas faced by those who serve our country--and the men and women who love them.
“Monninger comes to writing with his five senses wide open, and his sharply focused imagery has the rare quality of being entirely original while producing a jolt of startled recognition in the reader.” -The New York Times Book Review
“Monninger is a brilliant writer.” -Luanne Rice
"Fans of John Irving, you have a new author to love." Lisa Genova, New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice and Left Neglected
"Monninger’s imagery resonates long into the night, while your lamp burns oil because you cannot put the book down until the last page is turned." -Romantic Times (4 stars)