Love, Second Time Around: A Summerfield Village Sweet Romance
Maggie Stewart is a retired lawyer, working to preserve the heritage of her little English cottage in Summerfield village. Her children have grown and she's content to ride horses in the countryside and enjoy her retirement.
Except she needs money for her renovations ... and she's lonely.
When she joins her old environmental team to go up against...more
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Maggie had two children to raise and could not accept an offer of work that would lead her to live far from England. The family (the two children) came first.
At that time she met Greg, an enigmatic and professional man, but he was married and happy.
Years passed, Maggie's children were adults and she was retired, but her and Greg's paths came back to cro ...more
Story starts out wth Maggie and she's heading to the seminar in Edinburgh. Through many sources of travel she does arrive, in time and sees her old friend Greg. They had often been on opposite sides of the table, both are fighting for their side to win-environmental oil issues.
She put a lot of work into her research and is a bit thrown off by finding him there. They do connect but she keeps her distance.
When they meet up later and spend the night at the ...more
I loved Maggie and Greg’s story. They are both intelligent, caring people but weighed down by their individual histories. The author does an excellent job showing how their love overcomes obstacles past and present.
The story lived up to its promise, reminding those of us past the first blush of youth that midlife, too, can also be filled with roman ...more
by Penny Appleton (Goodreads Author)
Maggie Stewart, an attorney (retired) is living in an English cottage in Summerfield and she loves her home, but she doesn’t love the cost of the upkeep. She takes a job working with her old environmental team and on the plane to the location she comes across a man she was obsessed with in her old life. Had he not been married she would definitely have started something up with him. She sure is shock ...more
A divorcee with 2 kids and a less than stellar first marriage now lives in a village outside of Oxford, in a small cottage built when America was still British colonies. Years ago, she met a man, who was married, and who she fell for, hard. But the timing wasn't right. Meanwhile, thongs eventually smoothed out with jer andnjer ex and his new family; his 4 and her 2 get along; her 2 are out on their own, one married, one a globetrotting photographer.
Greg is a hard driving businessman ...more
I particularly enjoyed the mature-age protagonists, both retired, both with careers and other marriages behind them, both with grown children. This is the core of representation that resonates with me: middle-aged genteel people in ...more
Young or old, everyone deserves a chance at love and I am thrilled Penny Appleton focused her love story around two individuals with a few extra years under their belts. These added years also meant they had a bit more baggage than most young, budding romances do such as prior spouses and full-grown kids.
As much as I love rekindled relationships, I somehow didn’t fully embrace this couple. I felt as if Maggie loved the Greg she knew ...more
Unfortunately, the story did little for me. It felt like a recitation of events. "He walked in, we opened a bottle of Merlot, we sat and talked." Nothing really happens in this story. There are a few moments of conflict, but they are resolved so quickly and so easily th ...more
I enjoyed t ...more
A clean romance, about finding love later in life. For the most part the story was enjoyable. I usually don't like stories told in first person, such as we & I. The parts of story I didn't like was when the heroine talked about herself as being strong & independent all the time, & how she had provided for her children & herself. Then she would start talking as if she wanted to be with the hero & a few sentences later that she didn't want to give up her independence. Ve ...more
I'm a bit late in posting my review, but I wanted to make sure I included it. This sweet romance was really lovely to read, and I quite enjoyed Maggie's chance at love. I love the mix of horse cultures as well. The descriptions of setting are really beautiful, and some scenes are quite magical.
This book is the first in a series, but I just wanted to let people know that the series is that of the fam ...more
Also the descriptions of the various locations around the world are marvellous! It really makes a person want to travel more.
Overall a good first effort for this writing duo. There will be more in the series...which is definitely a good thing!
I read an advance copy of this book and my review is based on that.
It had some good conflict, coming from Gregs daughter, who doesn't like the idea of her dad having a girlfriend.
The settings for this book were wonderful. Horses in both places! The England setting also had rabbits. That was cool. The old cottage was neat too.
It was well written and easy to read. Great for an afternoon relaxing in the recliner. ...more
A second chance romance as love reunites after years apart.
Meeting once again at a conference triggers old feelings that they never touched on since at the time both were married. But now she is divorced and he has lost his wife for a few years. Feelings will rekindled but willshe be able to go past her insecurities.
A sweet story of neer giving up on love even after time has passed.
While on her way to a conference, Maggie runs into a former friend, Greg Warren. They had worked together years ago on a project and sparks had flown; but as both were married, they ignored those pesky sparks. Now, time finds them both single at the same time. Greg lives in Oregon and Maggie in England. Will things work out for them this time?
Such a sweet story of two co-workers who were attracted to one another but never crossed the line with each other. The two meet up years later and both are older, have grown children and both are single. Priorities change over the years and thankfully true love can happen at any age!!
We both enjoy traveling and many of the stories contain aspects of our adventures.
We both like reading. Some of our favorite romance authors include Danielle Steele and Nora Roberts, plus we love The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCulloch, as well as Jane Austen and Stephenie Meyer.
Our favorite movies include Leg ...more