Thanksgiving in Connecticut

No place we've ever lived is safe...that is, safe from us using it as a setting for our stories! We lived in Stonington, Connecticut, at two different and very special times in our lives, so the residents there were long overdue for our literary treatment... 

Talented photographer Paige Coleman has stayed away from her beloved seaside Connecticut village of Stonington ever since being mortified by ‘viral’ YouTube video that captured her in the buff at the top of a whaling ship at Mystic Seaport. 
Now, four years later, Paige decides that the time has come to face up to her past when her quirky, eighty-six year old grandmother throws the mother of all Thanksgivings to celebrate her recent marriage to ‘younger man’ Ed Fenwick. But with hometown god and former flame Stanley Fenwick, grandson of the groom, sure to be a part of every event, Paige must now protect her heart as well as retain her sanity, even as her cougar-turned-matchmaker grandmother uses every resource at her disposal to rekindle old fires of passion. 

As Thanksgiving dinner looms, Paige must realize that the sacrifice of a little dignity is worth the New England home and family she has missed so much.

TIMELY HEARTWARMING STORY FOR THE HOLIDAYS! In true May McGoldrick style bringing together former flames for a second chance at love. You can feel yourself being part of the crazy chaotic nature of a large Thanksgiving gathering. -Amazon Reader Review

This is so real to life I laughed and shook my head in disbelief all in the same chapter. Loved the inter-generational issues. The high talent of so many and yet the totally normal lives they lead.
Read about Paige and Stanley, Shirley and Ed, Ryan and Bob, and enjoy your Thanksgiving Day. - Amazon Reader Review

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Made in Heaven

Meg Murphy, a soon-to-be former editor at a closing Boston publishing firm, is on her way–supposedly with Robert, her husband–to the resort town of Newport, Rhode Island, where they have spent an annual vacation together for years. 
Robert, unfortunately, is dead.

Meg is at a crossroads in her life. Robert died suddenly of a heart attack five years earlier, and although she has accepted his death–or so she has said to any number of therapists and friends–she continues to lose herself in her work and to live for the fantasy of this anniversary trip. This year, however, her career is about to come to an end, and though her ghostly husband is telling her it is time to call it quits, Meg still cannot begin a life of her own.

In Newport, Meg’s path immediately crosses with a cab driver named Evan Knight, a gruff and handsome loner. Unknown to her, Evan is actually Drew King, a successful fiction writer whose bestselling novels are reality-based dramas. Doing the equivalent of method acting for his writing research, Evan has gone ‘undercover,’ taking on the life of a taxicab driver for the past six months. Drew King has a problem. As Drew King, he is an arrogant, egotistical tyrant who has been hiding growing fears that he can no longer write, by running roughshod over the people who work with him. Oddly enough, he is also a philanthropist in the truest sense of the word. 
By coincidence, it seems, Meg and Evan are constantly thrown together and nothing goes as she has planned. Meg has every intention of enjoying the customary events that have been the bulwark of this trip for years, but these plans are all cast to the wind as she finds herself immersed in a series of new life experiences…all of which involve Evan and are arranged by ghostly intervention of her dead husband, Robert.

Really enjoyed this book. Could not put it down when started. It is nice to believe those we have loved and lost could come back and influence the future we have left without them.
~ Amazon Reader Review

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