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Peggy Webb | Finding Maggie


Stars to Lead Me Home
Peggy Webb

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Love and Marriage

June 2015
On Sale: June 4, 2015
Featuring: Maggie
219 pages
ISBN: 0046616705
EAN: 2940046616705
Kindle: B00UB1HOJI
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Also by Peggy Webb:
Stars to Lead Me Home, June 2015
Elvis and the Buried Brides, April 2015
Disturbing the Peace, February 2015
Birds of A Feather, January 2015

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I’ve been writing for a very long time. Thirty years, in fact. My first book was a little story called TAMING MAGGIE that landed on me on the number one spot of romance bestsellers. Heady stuff!

I love the name Maggie, and if you’ve followed my career, you know that I’ve used it more than once. In its current incarnation, Maggie is the major character in STARS TO LEAD ME HOME, a woman so down-to-earth, so like your next door neighbor, your sister, your dearest friend that you’ll laugh and cry and cheer for her throughout the novel.

Where did the name come from and why is it my favorite go-to name for characters? Maggie was my husband’s grandmother, and I lived next door to her during the early years of my marriage, so close, in fact, that I could hear her screen door open every morning as she headed out to work in her gardens. Long before other people even thought about getting out of bed, Maggie Webb was dressed in calico bonnet and work boots, pulling weeds out of her garden and tossing them into the Radio Flyer wagon she used as a garden cart.

My daughter called her Ma, and she, too, was alert to Maggie’s every move. The nursery window faced Maggie’s gardens, and the first words I heard every morning came from my daughter, who’d be standing in her crib, bouncing up and down and calling out for Ma.

Ma lived alone well into her nineties, independent and feisty, intelligent and witty, compassionate and endearing to the end. Bits and pieces of her have found their way into my stories for all these years. Still, I reserve the name for landmark books, books such as STARS TO LEAD ME HOME.

This book reminds me of DRIVING ME CRAZY, a wildly popular novel I wrote in the NEXT line. It puts me in mind of TALK BEFORE SLEEP (Elizabeth Berg), THE DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA YA SISTERHOOD (Rebecca Wells) and STEEL MAGNOLIAS (Robert Harling). I could tell you many things about this book, but the truest thing I can say is that it celebrates wonderful, zany, unbreakable female friendships and you don’t want to miss it.

I’m doing some great giveaways for STARS TO LEAD ME HOME. You’ll find them in the contest section here at Fresh Fiction and also on my blog. Learn more about this book here and on my website.

Save forty percent by preordering STARS TO LEAD ME HOME! This savings will vanish on pub date, June 4.

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About STARS TO LEAD ME HOME

If you’ve ever tried to pick up the pieces after a marriage goes up in smoke, you’ll know Maggie. If you’ve ever thought your daughter might not speak to you again or a life-threatening illness would claim your best friend, you’ll understand Maggie’s heart. And if you’ve ever wished on a star, you’ll cheer for her throughout this book.

 

 

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3 comments posted.

Re: Peggy Webb | Finding Maggie

I feel a connection to the name Maggie, since it's a
nickname for the name Margaret. That was supposed to be my
birth name, and somehow Peggy was put on my birth
certificate instead. I've always liked the name Maggie
myself, and grew up envious that I couldn't use that
nickname, while growing up, and still to this day, along
with a couple others. I enjoyed reading your posting, and
could picture your Husband's Grandmother, going out the door
to work in her garden. It brought back memories of me, many
moons ago, when I had gardens of my own, and had a certain
time set aside, to go out and work in my garden. She sounds
like she was a wonderful lady, who had a full life, and you
have great memories of her, so her life lives on. I'm
looking forward to reading your book, more than you know,
and have put it on my TBR list, to read it this Spring, in
honor of your Husband's Grandmother, while everything is
starting to sprout!! Thank you for coming here to let us
know about your latest book, which I know is going to be a
big seller!! I'm sorry to have gotten a little long-winded
in my response, as well!!
(Peggy Roberson 11:56am March 24, 2015)

Hi, Peggy! Your comment was such fun to read. I, too, often wished I'd been named Margaret and could be called Maggie. But my parents just named me plain old Peggy. Maybe because they were fans of the Lennon Sisters? Who knows. Thanks for stopping by.
(Peggy Webb 5:16pm March 24, 2015)

The screen door reminds me of my mother's house. I look
forward to reading about Maggie.
(Leona Olson 8:54am March 25, 2015)

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