Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-10-15
- Reviewer: Staff
In romance author Myers’s mainstream fiction debut, the first in a planned series, Maggie Stevens, recovering from a long, fruitless marriage to a selfish man who stole her youth, receives word that her estranged father has died and left her a gold mine in Colorado. Maggie heads to the very small town of Eureka to see what she can learn about the man she’s never known (he left when she was three). There, she falls in love with the town, with its “four hundred or so permanent residents,” including the enigmatic Jameso Clark. Through her time in rural Colorado, she discovers strength she didn’t know she had, and a community that she never thought she’d find. Myers (The Birdman’s Daughter, as Cindi Myers) has found an ideal setting in this gold-mining backwater, but this book unfolds along predictable lines. Neither Maggie nor her story are as compelling as Eureka, Colo. (Dec.)