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The Life She Finds

(Granite Springs #4)

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When Lyn Hudson takes early retirement, her plan is to fulfil a lifelong dream to travel the world. But news of her father’s death forces her back to Granite Springs; the town she fled when she was eighteen. While she has fond memories of roaming the paddocks with her childhood friend, Ken, life on the land was definitely not for her.

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Kindle Edition, 271 pages
Published June 9th 2020 by Cala Publishing
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Not long after Lyn Hudson’s retirement, she received a call from her mother in Granite Springs to say her father had died. Lyn dropped everything, flying to Granite Springs immediately. To see her mother Edith, so shattered, was a shock to Lyn and the guilt at her too infrequent visits rose again. Once the funeral was over, Lyn thought she would head back to Brisbane, but events changed that for her…

Ken Thompson had been the owner of Granite Springs Real Estate for decades after being kicked off
Jun 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
THE LIFE SHE FINDS is in THE GRANITE SPRINGS series by talented author Maggie Christensen. The cover of the book is gorgeous. This book can easily be read as a standalone, but I recommend reading the books in order.
Having enjoyed reading the previous novels in this series, I was pleased to revisit Granite Springs, a fictional country town in New South Wales, Australia and get "caught up" with what was taking place in the lives of familiar characters Joanna and Colin Ford, Fran Reilly and Owen L
Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews

‘There would be a lot to work out, plans to change, an entire life to unpick, but Lyn knew what she’d found here in Granite Springs was worth all the disruption that might entail.’

The lure of the small Australian country town of Granite Springs is enough to convince Lyn Hudson, the lead of The Life She Finds, to reset her retirement plans and settle in this appealing locale. The Life She Finds is the fourth book in Maggie Christensen’s contemporary domestic f
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this visit back to Granite Springs, MS Christensen knows how to pull a reader into her stories these characters are so real they are becoming friends, and this time we meet up with Lyn Hudson and Ken Thomson both grew up in Granite Springs but Lyn left as soon as school finished and Ken stayed, can they finally find the love that they deserve?

Lyn has taken early retirement and is planning to travel she is divorced and her daughter is grown with children of her own, but when her father di
Jun 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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I always enjoy the time I spend among friends at Granite Springs, but this lovely story was one that particularly resonated with me. Lyn’s retirement travel plans have had to be put on hold – first the death of her father, then her mother’s ailing health and planned move into a care home. She fled Granite Springs in her youth, running away from a life she didn’t want to lead – and it’s the last place she wants to be. If you know me, you’ll understand why the storyline was so close to home – and ...more
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Life after retirement: exotic thrills or no place like home😕 So true to life👍

I love author Maggie Christensen's novels about mature women finding a later in life chance at love. Her heroines are real women with realistic problems, often locked into major issues involving their grown children and exes; in this story she takes on an issue close to my heart.

Lyn finds her elderly parents take center stage just as she retires and prepares for a life of travel and leisure. Lyn has to confront their fr
Craig / Phil
Sep 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Grab a cup of tea, sit back and relax and enjoy your return trip to Granite Springs.
Book four is about starting anew and taking a chance.
Lyn Hudson has been a head mistress for over twenty years and now it’s time for retirement and the opportunity to do the travelling she has always wanted to do.
But a phone call announcing her fathers death brings apprehension as she goes back to a town she once fled.
Ken Thompson has built a successful realtor business after being excluded from the family inh
Lena West
May 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The best thing about reading books which are in series is getting the chance to revisit a favourite place and reconnect with old friends.
This is especially true of The Life She Finds, book 4 in the Granite Springs series, another of Maggie Christensen's well-written, heartwarming stories of second-chance romance and new directions. Lynn Hudson's story resonated deeply with me, as during my life I have faced several similar situations, as have many of her readers, and was able to look back with
May 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In this fourth book of the Granite Springs series, Maggie tells the story of Lyn, a recently retired headmistress of a school who returns to her hometown for her father's funeral. While at home, her mother breaks her hip and Lyn is not only forced to postpone her grandiose plan of traveling the world which she had been dreaming about, but of looking the past "right in the eye" when she runs into her former best friend/ boyfriend from forty-five years before, Ken, the very successful owner of a r ...more
May 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
This is the fourth in the Granite Springs Series and Maggie Christensen continues to write fascinating books about the characters who live in the town .
Lyn Hudson takes early retirement, planning to fulfil a lifelong dream to travel the world,but news of her father’s death forces her back to Granite Springs.While there, her mother takes a couple of falls which land her in hospital and she asks Lyn to sell her house through Ken Thompson, a local land agent.
Lyn and Ken had been friends while at
May 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lyn and Ken where childhood, teenage friends. Many twists and turns take place and it is 45 years later. Maggie has you falling in love with these in depth characters from page one and wanting to see if they will have a second chance at love.
Mrs R.A. Strange
The life she finds is the latest book by Maggie Christensen. I have read all her books and love every one of them. This is no exception and is an ideal summer light read which will keep you in suspense until the end.

It tells the story of Lyn who was born and brought up in Granite Springs and who moved away and makes a life for herself away from the small town where she felt claustrophobic, She marries but it is not a happy marriage and after 45 years returns to her hometown when her father dies
Vicki or Dennis Johnson
Jun 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This fourth book in this series carries all the drama, mystique, love and memories as you expect from this writer. Maggie Christensen develops characters that are your next door neighbors, classmates, church family that are so easy to settle right in as the story unfolds. I love the "mature" characters and getting to see characters from earlier books that are blended into the story effortlessly and with beautiful touches. As Lyn and Ken take a look at their teen memories in Granite Springs, can ...more
Janet Graham
Jun 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Second Chance at Life and Love
This book is fourth in a series. The different episodes focus on different people that are in all or most of the books. In this episode, a sixty-something couple gets a second chance at the relationship they didn't have as 18 year-olds. In the 45 ensuing years, each had led full lives with careers, spouses and children. It is a very good series. It is nice to have the more familiar characters coming in and out of the lives of the new characters. The author writes ve
Meg Martin
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is book four in a series about small town lives and it's developing quite nicely. I will have to admit I had a hard time warming up to Lyn which was a first. However that did not stop my reading an otherwise charming series about people from all walks of life. These books focus on the retiring generation finding a life of promise and it does a great job of doing just that. It also includes the surrounding generations and their part in the journey. It was fun to see the continuation of famil ...more
Apr 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Thoroughly enjoyed htis one
Jun 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Second chance-as we have all wondered

The author delivers a story that is always believable, and the story moves along at a smooth pace. I am impatient for the fifth in the series.
Vicki Johnson
Mar 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Anne Rightler
Jun 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Having read several of Maggie Christensen's books (although none of the previous ones in the Granite Springs series), I knew that I would be in for a heartwarming story about friends and families. Sure enough! In The Life She Finds, fourth in a series, I enjoyed reading about Lyn, recently retired and ready to take on a long awaited world tour. Yet, life happens, and she is drawn back to the town she left as a teen, a town that held no future for her. What would it hold for her now as she cares ...more
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After a career in education, Maggie Christensen began writing contemporary women’s fiction portraying mature women facing life-changing situations. Her travels inspire her writing, be it her frequent visits to family in Oregon, USA or her home on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast. Maggie writes of mature heroines coming to terms with changes in their lives and the heroes worthy of them.
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