The Life She Wants
Fran Reilly has hidden a secret sorrow for the past thirty years. But turning fifty and losing her mother forces her to re-evaluate her future. Returning to her home in Granite Springs, she’s determined to make changes to her well-o...more
If you love reading books set in small country towns, then I suggest you take a look at this series. A truly delightful and very entertaining read which I thoroughly relished. Highly recommend.
Owen Larsen had applied for the position in the sm ...more
‘He wondered what had brought her here – to Australia and Granite Springs – in the first place, and what had made her stay. He had the distinct feeling there was some secret in her past.’
Granite Springs welcomes back readers with open arms for a third time in The Life She Wants. A wholesome and tender tale, Maggie Christensen’s third issue in the heartwarming Granite Springs series is a story of past sorrows, new beginnings, second chances and life changes.
Fran has lived here for many years after an accident changed her life and she decided to stay, she has always felt comfortable here, but closely held ...more
*Special thanks to Maggie Christensen for an ARC of her soon to be released novel, THE LIFE SHE WANTS, which enabled me to read it and write this unbiased review.
THE LIFE SHE WANTS is the third book in THE GRANITE SPRINGS series by Maggie Christensen. I enjoyed the previous two novels in this series THE LIFE SHE DESERVES, and THE LIFE SHE CHOOSES. So, I was pleased to revisit Granite Springs, a fictional country town in New South Wales, Australia and get "caught up" with what was ta ...more
I really took to this slight departure from Maggie Christensen's typical story about mature women splitting their energy between their family and new prospects for love. Fran, the heroine here, is a mature single woman who is still mired in the devastation of losing her youthful love, their unborn child and the possibility of ever having children.
Christensen's picture of a woman drifting through an anesthetized life to prevent more hurt ...more
Whilst initially being a bit taken back by this she soon gets to meet Owen who arrives very disheveled and disorganised but she ...more
Her characters and settings are so true to life, they are instant ...more
I received an ARC from the author so I could provide a review.
Fran Reilly has just returned to Granite Springs from London after caring for her dying mother.
Back at work at the University she has been offered a new position as a PA for the head of Music and Drama.
Owen Larsen is starting a new job and is the exact opposite of the very organised Fran and moving from the city to the country is everything Owen’s been waiting for.
After a rocky start, can these two ne ...more
This is a sweet and clean piece of Women's Literature that was a joy to read. The story has some very deep aspects that all of the characters need to contemplate. The story is quite believable. The many characters are so alike many people of my acquaintance. As an older reader, I can relate to much of the story. I received this ARC from the author for free. This is my honest review.
Fran Reilly returns to Granite springs after recovering from a major accident where her boyfriend Ben was killed and where she also suffered injury. She resumes work in the university there and the story follows her life, work and love in a country town.
This is the third book in the series in the fictional town of Granite Springs an ...more
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