Book: Maggie's Island - Maggie McGill Mystery (Maggie Mcgill Mysteries Book 4) by Sharon Burch Tonercategories: Book, Mother Daughter Sleuths, Hurricane, Beach, Florida, Island, Jungle, Tropical Heat, Strong Women, Cat, Beachcomber, Food, Cozy Mystery
Sharon Burch Tonerabout this book: Florida artist and psychotherapist, Maggie McGill, frequently meanders the beach just at sunset to watch the most spectacular show in town. When she meets handsome, blue-eyed Timothy, on the nearly empty summer beach, she is initially reluctant to accept his invitation for lunch the following day. But charmed by his shy hesitancy and British accent she accepts and they begin a friendship that perhaps has the potential to become something more.
The sun-drenched island sits steaming in the hot Florida summer sun. Located just off shore from Maggie's hometown, Costa Mira, this private island is a wild jungle, replete with all manner of wildlife, including monkeys and a mysterious beachcomber, and fronted by a long pristine white sand beach.
When Maggie's new friend, Timothy, is attacked and finds himself stranded on the island he phones her for rescue. When an unidentified body is found on the island, Timothy initially is suspected as the culprit. Not knowing whom to trust, Timothy enlists Maggie's help to evaluate his new business partners.
In California, after several phone calls to her mother, Maggie, in Florida, Allie's skin begins to prickle. What is happening to her mother? Has she finally met a "possible someone?" Could Maggie be in love and not know it? What is her mother involved in? Maggie assures her that she is just fine, that she and Timothy are only friends and that that she is not involved in anything dangerous. Even so, Allie books a flight to Florida.
Together the two women revel in being together again in spite of the summer heat. But the island mystery persists. Using all strength, courage and wit they can muster, the two women struggle to unravel the island's mystery and to survive the dangers, both human and natural, they encounter.
Writing this book returned me in memory to the many years I lived in coastal Florida. I relived the hot, steamy heat, the spectacular sunsets and intense storms. But as always, I researched those parts that were not in my personal experience.
It is my hope that the Maggie McGill Mysteries will illustrate the resilience of the human spirit, that we humans, when faced with challenges that may seem impossible, are capable of rising to meet them in ways we never would have dreamed, that whatever the obstacles, life goes on with love and our love of life to sustain us.
Review of Maggie's Island:
. . . . the reader is treated to more of the warm, loving relationship between Maggie and her photographer daughter, Allie. Both Maggie and Allie are intelligent, strong, resourceful women, but it will take all of their strength, courage and wit to survive as the danger around them intensifies. Sharon Burch Toner delights the reader with her elegant writing! I highly recommend this delightful, clean, light-hearted mystery.
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