Solo Medalist: New Apple Literary Awards for Historical Fiction 2018
Finalist, Historical Fiction: Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2019
Finalist, Female Empowerment: Book Excellence Awards 2019
Mt. Clemens, Michigan, 1887. Seventeen and headstrong, with marriage on her mind, Maggie is sure she has found her one true love. But when she collides head-on with betrayal, overwhelming loss, and ill-treatment, her life unravels.
In a time when women had few rights, Maggie rises above adversity through rare determination and grit, becoming an independent woman ahead of her time. Yet before she can truly find peace, one heartbreaking, life-altering decision remains.
Inspired by her great-grandmother's life, the author weaves a timeless story of survival and courage set against the backdrop of Mt. Clemens, Michigan, and the prairies of eastern Montana at the turn of the 20th century.
What members say
I do not normally listen to biographies, but I am glad that I agreed to this one. The author did an excellent job in weaving this true story in such a manner that you forget that it IS a biography. At the end of the 19th century, teenage Maggie Perry is eager to move into adulthood, get married and start her own family. Being one of a dozen children in the Perry household, it's no wonder that Maggie wants to move out. Of course, at that time, women had limited options in providing for themselves so Maggie focused on marriage to a reasonably wealthy farmer. Over several decades, Maggie suffered the loss of her mother and her firstborn child. Survived through an abusive marriage and the loss of custody of her two eldest children; another couple of abusive marriages, and the loss of her eldest sister as well as her daughter. Through it all, this incredible woman proved that she was a survivor. Maggie's faith as a Christian Scientist is mentioned, but it is tastefully done and does not overpower her story. Again, this book is well written and quite captivating and I highly recommend.
I voluntarily accepted a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
- Sara Sue
I received this Audible book for free in exchange a honest review 😎 I highly recommend this story to others it was a very enjoyable read👍😎.
I just finished listening to Maggie. The author really knows how to write! The book kept me listening all day long I could not put it down. Maggie has a hard life and is brave enough to get out of it time and again. Seeming to always pick the wrong man. She still makes a life for herself and her children.The narrator is great. I loved listening to her voice as she reads the story. Great Book well worth the credit.
was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.