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The View From Here (Eureka, Colorado #1)

3.62  ·  Rating Details ·  505 Ratings  ·  70 Reviews
When the father she never knew dies and leaves her a gold mine, recently divorced Maggie Stevens heads for the remote community of Eureka, Colorado to claim her inheritance and to solve the mystery of the man who abandoned the family when Maggie was only three days old. She hopes time in the mountains will help her figure out what to do now that life hasn’t worked out the ...more
Paperback, 322 pages
Published November 27th 2012 by Kensington (first published January 1st 2012)
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Susan W
Feb 16, 2015 Susan W rated it really liked it
What a wonderful surprise!

I really wasn't sure what to expect as Kobo ratings had this fairly high and Goodreads about average and never having read anything from this author before I really wasn't sure.

I'm glad I took that chance.

This was one of those comfort reads. You can curl up on a cold winter day and truly get into. It was easy and managed to keep me interested till the end. I even got up at 5 AM to finish it.

Already looking forward to more, I'm glad I see that its a series of tales from
SOS Aloha
Nov 26, 2012 SOS Aloha rated it really liked it
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. – Edward Abbey

I began to read this book during an overnight “campout” on the USS Missouri. When the captain called for “lights out”, I pulled out my flashlight to continue reading. A VIEW FROM HERE has a quiet excitement about it. Maggie Carter is on the cusp of an adventure … or a disappointment … depending upon how she views it. Still shell shocked from
Jan 27, 2013 Karen rated it it was amazing
I must've tried to read five books before I stumbled across this gem. It started with a devoted wife packing up after her husband divorced her. She'd not only put off college at his request, but also motherhood. Just when she doesn't know which way to turn, she inherits a tiny cabin in Colorado from her estranged father. In hopes of learning more about the father that abandoned her, she goes there and inadvertently discovers herself. The inhabitants of the small town welcome and resent her all b ...more
Katie Kinsey
Mar 04, 2013 Katie Kinsey rated it really liked it
Shelves: done
I truly enjoyed this novel. It took me to a beautiful small mining town in Eureka, Colorado. It wasn't under the best of circumstances why Maggie left Texas, her husband Carter had left her for another! She had received a letter from Colorado stating the she was the soul heirs to her father estate in CO. She had never met him, he left when she was just a babe her mother had raised her. Around the same time of her divorce, her mother passing and the unexpected inheritance, she got a chance to tra ...more
Feb 18, 2015 Joan rated it really liked it
I hesitated giving this book 4 stars but I really liked the story at first. It was clean, and up until page 221, which was 3/4 of the way through, boom....a sex scene and later several F bombs. I just don't understand doing this when it's not needed for the story, but you can quickly turn that one page and get into the story again. The novel is about newly divorced Maggie, who inherits a cabin in Eureka, Colorado after her father (whom she never knew )passes away. She wants to go to Eureka to sh ...more
Dec 19, 2012 Nora-adrienne rated it it was amazing
Shelves: novel, romance
I don't do this very often, but this book was my FIVE STAR ending to this year. I'll have to try and put my thoughts down about this amazing book later in the morning. It's 2:42 am here in Brooklyn.
I started reading this book at 8pm this evening.

FTC Full Disclosure: I received my copy of this book from the publisher, who only request I give it a fair and honest review.
Jul 29, 2015 Verona added it
This was basically a love story, and I am not a big fan of that genre, but the story did develop nicely. There was enough history and old west lore to liven up the details. The characters were interesting and I enjoyed "meeting" these new people. I like reading outside mymfavoritemauthors and genres to broaden my horizons.
Diane  Holcomb
Sep 01, 2016 Diane Holcomb rated it really liked it
On my summer vacation, I wanted a book to lose myself in, something romantic, well-written, with intriguing characters. The View from Here fit the bill on all accounts. While romance plays a part, this is woman's fiction, with a strong yet flawed protagonist building a new life post-divorce, in a small Colorado mountain town. The characters? I could cast them with people in my own life; they're that believable and relatable. The story kept me reading late into the night, and eager to dive in fir ...more
Nov 26, 2012 Kimberly rated it really liked it
The View from Here takes place in the small town of Eureka, Colorado and shares with us Maggie’s story and those of some of the townsfolk. It is the debut novel of Cindy Meyers and it was absolutely delightful. I have to tell you I am very excited to have found this author and look forward to reading more of her work. With fleshed out characters, growth and small town drama this tale completely captivated me and had me longing to see the mountainside of this small mining town.

The tale begins whe
Julie Barrett
Nov 29, 2012 Julie Barrett rated it it was amazing
The View From Here by Cindy Myers
Maggie is relocating after she found her husband had cheated on her. Her father who she had never known left her a cabin in the Colorado mining town and she was heading to check it out.
Her best friend Barbara is a true friend as she's helped her and been there for her the whole time. What she discovers in the town is a small community where everybody knows everybody and their business, but a caring one.
The book also follows the antique shop/mayor when her daughte
Aug 23, 2015 Paula rated it really liked it
Maggie is having a hard week. Her husband of 20 years wants a divorce, he's met someone else. Maggie is blindsided but trying to get on with her life. Out of the blue she receives a letter from a lawyer, telling her that her father that she never knew had died and left her his "estate" in the very small town of Eureka, CO. She decides to go there and see what she can find out about her father.

I really enjoyed this heartwarming story and reading about the quiet town and it's quirky inhabitants. A
Dec 29, 2012 Jackie rated it really liked it
The pages of these books turn themselves as if this was a light book, there are really a great deal of hard issues being dealt with for newly divorced Maggie Stevens. First of all, she's had to sell her house, and she's out of a job since she worked for her husband's company. Then she receives legal papers that the father that had abandoned her as a baby had died and left his Colorado cabin and gold mine to her. She decides to start her new life by checking out the mystery of her father while sh ...more
Nov 19, 2014 Lachell rated it liked it
After reading reviews, I bought this book under the impression that it was a "clean" romance. I really enjoyed the story and getting to know the characters but I was disappointed in the language and a brief sex scene. I know for most readers this isn't an issue, but I'm just mentioning it for those who prefer to read books without that content.
Sep 15, 2014 Saytchyn rated it really liked it
Not just another novel about a woman finding herself, this book pulled me in like a friend confiding in me. The characters are human beings, multi-dimensional, as if they were people I once knew well and just lost touch with. The mystery is complex and intriguing, and the love story is just enough.

I've already bought the sequel.
Loralee Lillibridge
Loved the view!

What a wonderful view into the hearts of characters who were searching for somewhere to belong. From page one I was captivated by this writer's style. Her words took me up the mountain to Eureka and I hated to leave, so I'm booking another trip for the next book. Kudos, Ms. Myers!
Jul 15, 2013 Rhonda rated it really liked it
When life deals you misery and turmoil what better place to go to revive who you are and discover what you want to do with your life than a quaint, mountain and mining town called Eureka. Along the way you also find a great assortment of interesting characters, a friend or two and maybe even a new place to call home. I really loved the setting of this story from the mountain top home with the heavenly view to the town itself with a library, restaurant, thrift shop and a small community with its ...more
Jul 15, 2014 Diana rated it really liked it
What a wonderful surprise this book was. It was well written, smart & sweet. I think many woman of a certain age will identify with the protagonist, while younger women will identify with several other characters & men of all ages are well represented too. A great story for anyone looking to find "home".
Mar 09, 2014 Kathy rated it really liked it
Maggie Carter inherits an old cabin and an abandonned gold mine from a father she never knew. As her life in Texas is falling apart (messy divorce), she travels to Eureaka, Colorado, to claim her inheritance. Book is full of entertainig quirky characters who help Maggie to find herself. Good read
Mar 11, 2014 Sandy rated it really liked it
Cindy Myers captured the little girl who grows up without a father to a T! Maggie didn't know what to look for in a lifetime companion so she chose Carter. Then she obediently followed his whims until change came knocking from several directions. This is a good read though somewhat predictable.
Diyana Nurfarisha
Jan 22, 2015 Diyana Nurfarisha rated it liked it
I feel the need to be one with nature after reading this. Simple storyline and the characters introduce are unique with their diverse personalities.

Wish there was more depth to her father's reasons /his justifications for leaving.but overall, a good read.
Mar 27, 2014 diana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful book - a new author to read

Wonderful book - a new author to read

I liked this book. I didn't want to put it down. I would say she is in the same league as Robyn Carr, Debbie Macomber and Janet Dailey.
Nov 12, 2014 Brenda rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book as just a good read. Makes me want to do a road trip to eureka. I love checking out small towns and this one is set in a small town with all the personalities you could ask for. Sit back and enjoy.
Judith McLeod
Nov 10, 2014 Judith McLeod rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Taking. A chance sometimes is the best thing.

this was easy reading, a good story about not settling and risking reinventing yourself. also accepting what your loved one decided how his life must be lived.
Mar 09, 2014 Michelle rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed the book. The main character, Maggie, is believable and the author spent time developing the characters instead of jumping into a romance. I look forward to getting to know the characters more in her future books.
Mar 12, 2015 Laura rated it liked it
Enjoyable quick read with quirky characters. The description of town and people made you want to run off to find a real Eureka in Colorado.
Nov 01, 2012 Vanessa rated it it was amazing
I received an advanced copy of "The View From Here" to review, and I very much enjoyed reading it! Maggie and the rest of the characters of Eureka, CO were believable and a fun crowd to get to know. The descriptions of the town and especially the view from Maggie's father's cabin were excellent and made me feel as though I was there. The rest of story was great - I really enjoyed seeing the characters grow. The ending was hopefully ever after, which is one of my favorites! I would love to see a ...more
Nov 20, 2014 Virginia rated it really liked it
really enjoyed the main characters finding her spirit. interesting characters and the images of the scenery really got to me.
Jun 05, 2013 Vikki rated it liked it
I chose The View From Here purely for the title and cover. Cindy Myers is more of a romance reader than I normally read. It was a good book. Maggie Stevens is recently divorced and visits Eureka, Colorado to explore inheriting a cabin and gold mine from her father that she never knew. She meets many interesting characters of this town and has many interesting experiences. It is a fun, easy read. It would be a good summer read. I would like to read Cindy Myers again. I am a bit confused by the s ...more
Feb 06, 2014 Peggy rated it really liked it
New author for me that I "meet" in my last book. Loved the town of Eureka and looking forward to more about them.
Dec 19, 2014 Nancy rated it it was ok
Decent story with some fun characters, but rather trite and predictable, and the love story was absurd.
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Cindy Myers worked as a newspaper reporter, travel agent, and medical clinic manager before turning to writing full time. She’s written both historical and contemporary romance, as well as dozens of short stories and nonfiction articles. Former president of San Antonio Romance Authors, Cindy is a member of Romance Writers of America, Novelists Inc., and Rocky Mountain Fiction writers. She is in de ...more
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