Deanna Lynn Sletten
Maggie does what many women have dreamed about but few have ever had the courage to actually do. After being in a marriage for more than twenty years and taking care of everyone Maggie reaches a point of utter frustration. Her husband and kids take her for granted on a daily basis. After dropping her teenage daughter off at middle school, Maggie heads back home. At the stop light she can either turn and go home or go straight and have some time to herself. She chooses adventure and time to herself. What begins as a side trip turns into a trip of discovery and awakening.
Back at home, her husband Andrew, realizes how much she does for him and the kids on a daily basis. He also discovers how little he knows about how to run the household, the children’s friends and his wife. Maggie and Andrew attempt to work through anger and bitterness and broken dreams. Secrets are revealed and freedom gained and the family learns the true meaning of the word.
This book was a wonderful read. I found the characters believable and the story entertaining. Definately a 5 star read.
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?