Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Release Day! Maggie's Turn by Deanna Lynn Sletten and a Giveaway!

Happy Release Day!!

Maggie's Turn

Maggie's Turn is a favorite of mine by one of my 'must read/most favorite' authors. It was first released in the summer of 2013 but Deanna has given it a new spiffed up cover and has polished the story up a little.

I am so excited for Deanna and I hope that this revamped look brings lots of new readers to Maggie's Turn, who I know will just love it. And then they can go on to discover more of Deanna's wonderful stories.

Maggie's Turn by Deanna Lynn Sletten
Paperback and e-book, 246 pages
Contemporary Women's Fiction
Published: 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?


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.

Connect with Deanna

Website | Blog | Facebook | Goodreads | Twitter

I just love Deanna! I get to read all of her books when they first come out and I always know I am going to love them. I have a beautiful collection of her books sitting on my bookshelf, thanks to her wonderful generosity.

Deanna has given me 1 paperback copy of Maggie's Turn for one of you to enjoy. And since she is so generous, I want this giveaway to be all about her. Let's show her some author love!

Thank you so much, Deanna!
And good luck everyone!

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  1. Thank you so much Susan. You've been such a good friend and so supportive of my writing career. I so appreciate it!

  2. I just got a copy. Looking forward to reading! :)

  3. Sounds like a great read; thought provoking.

    1. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you get a chance to read Maggie's story.

  4. Deanna, You are such a talent. All the best to you!

  5. Sounds like a wonderful story. I can't wait to read it.

    1. Hi Rita - I hope you get a chance to read it. I had a fun time writing it. Thanks for stopping by. :)

  6. Hello Deanna, Maggies way truly hits home. I wonder how many over worked and under appreciated housewifes would love to do what maggie did. Thank you

    1. Hi Linda - I think it does resonate with many wives and mothers. A mother's work is usually underappreciated, but we do it because we love our families. I know I wanted to drive away a few times - lol - Maggie allows us to escape on her journey without actually running away.

  7. Thanks for this captivating and wonderful feature and beautiful giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. You make this book and author sound amazing, so I think this is a must read for me now because I really trust your opinion. Excited!

  9. I love this cover. The red makes it pop!!! Thanks, Susan, for introducing us to Deanna.

  10. Here is my comment love: Enjoyed the visit and Looking forward to reading your book(s) soon!! Giveaway win is good too!!

  11. Sounds like an intriguing story I want to know if they find their way back to each other. Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. Thanks so much. I'm sure I will enjoy this one!


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