Margaret From MaineBy Joseph MonningerPublication Date: December 24, 2012Published By Plume (Penguin)Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
The end of Maine Guardsman Sgt. Thomas Kennedy’s conscious life is ushered in by a flash of light on a plain in Afghanistan. While he languishes in a veterans’ hospital, Thomas’s devoted wife, Margaret, is raising their son on a dairy farm in rural Maine. She receives an invitation to Washington, DC, to meet the President of the United States as he signs a bill in support of wounded veterans with war veteran and West Point graduate Charlie King as her appointed escort. Charlie and Margaret’s shared circumstances inspire them to confide in one another. Suddenly, the pair creates a private world all their own, leaving the effects of war behind them. Margaret’s vows to her husband linger, raising a series of harrowing choice.
Margaret From Maine is one of those novels that leaves you feeling as if you've been sucker punched. Joseph Monninger tells a beautiful and heartbreaking story of honor, nobility and love that will take your breath away. Poignant and vastly emotional, this book took me completely by surprise; I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Exquisitely written and perfectly paced, this book sunk it's teeth into my heart from the opening page and never let go. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves to get swept away in an emotional tale. I will definitely be checking out Mr. Monninger's other works.
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Joseph Monninger is the author of Eternal on the Water and The World as We Know It, as well as several award-winning young-adult novels. A professor of English literature, he lives in New Hampshire. Visit him online at http://joemonninger.com .
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