The Only Man for Maggie
by Leigh Michaels
Published by Leigh Michaels at Smashwords
Copyright 2010 Leigh Michaels
First published 1996
All rights reserved
Cover illustration copyright 2010 Michael W. Lemberger
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Maggie Rawlings looked out the window of the taxi at the soft green haze that clouded the bushes alongside the narrow highway, and sighed in contentment. A month ago, when she’d left, it was still winter. Now spring had spread promise across the land.
“It’s good to be home,” she said, almost to herself.
The driver glanced from one side of the road to the other, and then cast an incredulous look at her in the rear-view mirror. “Home?” he said. “Where?”
Maggie laughed. Even though they were just a mile from the nearest town, the place did look like the outside of nowhere to a stranger’s eyes – a twisting country highway without a building in sight, just a ramshackle wrought-iron gate off to one side of the road. “It doesn’t look like much, does it? It’s impossible to see the house from here. You don’t need to go all the way in; just drop me at the gate, please.”