Ann Lavendar writes mainstream, historical and fantasy fiction. She lives in Southern California, where the mountains, the ocean, her husband and youngest son inspire an endless muse for creativity. Her two dogs and three cats offer the comic relief.
1948: Eve, though still in High School, finds herself in a heated romance which leaves her needing a hasty marriage. One moment she is a school girl and the next she is a married with a child on the way. Her life is caught in a raging tempest she fights to master but cannot contain. Witness her struggle as she strives to discover herself and determine which is more important: love or honor.
The story of Margaret Florence Baine, or Maggie, begins in 1898 with a series of letters written to her close cousin who has traveled West to live in Texas with her family. Maggie’s letters depict her journey as she realizes the triumphs and tribulations of love, life and self discovery.