Sunday, June 14, 2015

New Cover for Maggie's Turn by Deanna Lynn Sletten

Maggie's Turn

Maggie's Turn by Deanna Lynn Sletten
Paperback and e-book, 246 pages
Contemporary Women's Fiction
Expected publication: July 14th 2015 by Lake Union Publishing

Maggie has always put her family’s needs in front of her own, until one day—without forethought—she drives away, leaving behind her indifferent husband and two sulking teenagers.

As she begins a quest of self-exploration, she meets new people, enjoys new adventures, and rediscovers long-neglected passions. For the first time in years, Maggie contemplates what she wants from life and soon realizes that her deteriorating marriage can no longer continue as it is. Can she and Andrew repair their broken relationship, or is their marriage over?

Left to his own devices, Andrew is forced to take over the household responsibilities and bridge the growing divide between himself and his children. Slowly, he begins to understand what drove Maggie away—and how he can’t bear to live without her. But is it too late? Will Andrew lose Maggie forever?  

Available for preorder now on 
Amazon ~ Kindle and Paperback

Read my thoughts about Maggie's Turn 
further down in this post. 

Maggie's Turn is a favorite of mine by one of my 'must read' authors. It was first released in the summer of 2013 but Deanna has given it a new spiffed up cover and has polished it up a little. I am a total cover lover and I'm sometimes not sure how I feel about new covers for books that I have loved. I feel loyal to the cover of the edition I first saw; something about it drew me to it. And then it isn't that cover any more. 

The new cover on Maggie's Turn is different but sort of the same and it took me a bit to come around. But I am now loving it. It is sharper, crisper, and the red on the cover just makes it pop! I am so excited for Deanna and hope that this revamped look brings her new readers to Maggie's Turn, who I know will just love it. And then they can go on discover more of Deanna's wonderful stories.

Below is the original cover, the one that I fell for. 
Tell me, which one do you like better? 

My thoughts about Maggie's Turn ~~ (originally posted on September 12, 2013)

Love, love, love this book! I have now read 3 of Deanna's books and I think she just keeps getting better and better! I saved Maggie's Turn so that I could read and savor it while I was on vacation, I knew it would be that good. What a wonderful way to spend my time!

Maggie's Turn spoke to me on so many levels. First of all, there's Maggie, as a wife and mother, going through the motions, feeling unfulfilled. Seriously, haven't all of us wives and mothers out there - 'been there, done that'? So I admired (and envied a little bit) the strength and courage of Maggie to just go!

"Lately, she felt overwhelmed by it all - home, work, Andrew, and the kids, There never seemed to be a break in everyone's needs and wants."
"She had no reason to leave him. As far as he was concerned, her life was perfect."
Spoken like a man, albeit a clueless man!
"And I lost me."
I loved that she had the strength to realize that she was lost and the courage to go out and 'find' herself. I loved experiencing what she went through to realize her self-worth and to gain her self-esteem.

Another connection I had to the storyline was the fact that as Maggie is leaving her home and family, she drives through South Dakota on her way west. And she spends a few days in Deadwood. I was reading Maggie's Turn as I was traveling across SD, and you guessed it, on my way to Deadwood. I loved that connection!

And.... Maggie ends up buying a Mustang. Guess what? I have a 65 Mustang sitting in my garage! (Needs work, waiting on hubby, *insert sad face here*) I went down that road too; driving kids around, in a van, when what I really wanted was a sports car.

Anyway, as I said, I loved Maggie's Turn and I am loving anything that Deanna's writes. She is definitely one of my 'must read' authors - her stories are always so wonderful!

About the author

Deanna Lynn Sletten writes women's fiction and romance novels that dig deeply into the lives of the characters, giving the reader an in-depth look into their hearts and souls. She has also written one middle-grade novel that takes you on the adventure of a lifetime.

Deanna's romance novel, Memories, was a semifinalist in The Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Books of 2012. Her novel, Sara's Promise, was a semifinalist in The Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Books of 2013 and a finalist in the 2013 National Indie Excellence Book Awards.

Deanna is married and has two grown children. When not writing, she enjoys walking the wooded trails around her northern Minnesota home with her beautiful Australian Shepherd or relaxing in the boat on the lake in the summer.

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  1. Thank you so much, Susan. What a lovely surprise!

  2. I'm really drawn to the new cover, because of all the red. Yet, when I look at the original cover the red of her coat pops! I'm a sucker for a good cover and either cover would have me picking up this book.

    1. Thanks Jen. I love both, too. Glad to hear the new cover catches your eye. :)


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