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Brought together by war, separated by duty -- a love story for the ages by an author hailed as ''Henry David Thoreau meets Nicholas Sparks'' (Publishers Weekly)
Margaret Kennedy lives on a dairy farm in rural Maine. Her husband, Thomas, was injured in a war overseas, and he will never again be the man he was. When the president signs a bill in support of wounded veterans, Margaret is invited to the nation's capital. Charlie King, a handsome Foreign Service officer, volunteers to escort her.
As the rhododendrons blossom along the Blue Ridge Highway, the unlikely pair falls in love -- but Margaret cannot ignore the tug of her marriage vows.
Like Nicholas Sparks' Dear John, Joseph Monninger's Margaret from Maine is a page-turning romance that poignantly explores the dilemmas faced by those who serve our country -- and the men and women who love them.
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JOSEPH MONNINGER has published several award-winning young adult novels and three books of nonfiction, including the memoir Home Waters. He has been awarded two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and lives and teaches in New Hampshire, where he also runs a dogsled team.From Booklist:
Margaret Kennedy’s husband, Thomas, gravely injured in Afghanistan, is still in a vegetative coma six years later. Her life revolves around their six-year-old son, Gordon, and helping her father-in-law run their small family dairy farm in Maine. Then she’s invited to Washington, D.C., for the signing of a bill to help families like hers. Her escort is Charlie King, a Foreign Service officer, and he and Margaret feel an immediate connection. The two embark on a whirlwind romance, attending an embassy ball and taking a trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway, but their time together is short-lived since Margaret is still married and Charlie is leaving for Africa. Years pass before they’re reunited. Monninger, author of Eternal on the Water (2010), covers themes of loss and longing with a few treacly moments, strengthening the impact of the novel with his insights into the timely topic of the cruel toll of modern warfare, and the beauty of his depictions of the eastern U.S. --Aleksandra Walker
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Book Description Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2012. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1470838516