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The View From Here

(Eureka, Colorado #1)

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  627 ratings  ·  83 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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Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Cute Book !!!
Susan W
Jan 14, 2015 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 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 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 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
Dec 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, novel
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.
Nov 05, 2014 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.
Peggy Forde
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
A delightful book, set in a small mining town in Colorado where the inhabitants are either running away from or to something. The main character, Maggie, is both running away from a failed marriage and to the father she never knew who has died and left her a cabin and a mine. In the course of her interactions with the town folk, and learning to cope with the isolation of the cabin, she discovers an inner strength which allows her to let go of the past. This appears to be the first in a series, b ...more
Nov 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Maggie never knew her father because he deserted the family when she was a small infant.
But now, upon his death he left all his possessions to her. She inherited a mountain cabin in Colorado, an old Jeep, a snowmobile, and an old gold mine.
She goes to look everything over & hopes to learn what her father had been like. Recently divorced when her husband left her for another woman, Maggie wanted a change in scenery, too, as she tries to decide what to do with her life.
There is also a handsom
Etha Carson
Mar 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun read, more than just another romance

I wanted a 4 1/2. A 5 needs to be gripping enough you hate to put it down, not quite there. I enjoyed the environmental educational touch for historical mining, the itch for the hunt that remains today and the village life of the local mountain village....all played as the backdrop for characters developed for the village who must make real to life decisions after past conflict and paths for addressing these issues and do the choices improve their lives.
Title: The View From Here (Eureka, Colorado #1) by Cindy Myers (11/14/18)
Why I picked this book up: I was looking for a book by an author with the same first or last name as me, to fulfill a challenge prompt.
What I thought about it: I didn’t realize this was part of a series, but I enjoyed it enough to read more.
Overall impression: 4/5.00
Popsugar (Advanced) prompt: A book by an author with the same first or last name as you
Ann Boytim
Feb 19, 2017 rated it liked it
When Maggie Carter receives word that her father has died and she has inherited an old house and an abandoned mine in Colorado she packs up and leaves. Newly divorced and not much of a future Maggie thinks she will start again. Maggie never knew her father and finds this small town and people very interesting to say the least but they are friendly and this old cabin becomes her temporary home.
Melanie Wissel
May 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Fast, light read though very predictable ending. I read the Reader's Digest version which was clean,but noticed in others reviews the uncut version had a little language and a probably a more detailed sex scene. I liked the characters and the setting. It's not amazing but is enjoyable
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finding answers

I gave it a three because it's a good story. I just don't enjoy cursing. They both found their way to love from loss.
Deann Doolittle
Jun 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Good summer read!
Haley Blain
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a lot better than I expected, and I’ve already ordered the sequel. Can I live in Eureka? 😭
Jun 16, 2017 rated it liked it
3 1-2 stars! I enjoyed it!
Sep 13, 2012 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 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
Feb 18, 2015 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
Nov 29, 2012 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
Rhonda Farrell
Jul 15, 2013 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
Diane  Holcomb
Sep 01, 2016 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
Oct 10, 2012 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
Jun 05, 2013 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
Aug 16, 2015 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
Peggy Sinden
May 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Cindy Myers has written many books about love and families, with her specialty being romance and women's fiction. When Maggie came to the mountaintop in Colorado, that had attracted her father that she never know, she hoped it was an opportunity to start over and get the answers she so wanted to unravel. She hoped she'd make the right choises and find some of the happiness she'd missed in the early years of her life and first marriage that didn't work out. I think she did just that. A great read ...more
Apr 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Diclosure: I received this book free from and Kensington books. The book started out simply - man leaves woman, woman distraught, close friend gives advice, etc. But it doesn't take long for the story to get interesting. It had more substance than I initially thought it would. I am picky with my stars so maybe 3 1/2 for a novel that is a good beach read but isn't overloaded with depth. It had discussion questions in the back for book clubs. Good but not great.
Jan 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: x2013, fiction, kindle, library
Actual Rating: ***1/2
A recently divorced woman travels to Eureka, CO, to learn who her father really was. Through the views of the townspeople and a review of herself, Maggie learns both who he was and who she is. This, for me, is how the "coming of age" plot doesn't always have to be about youngsters.
Sep 15, 2014 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.
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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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