They Called Me Margaret
Margaret Manning has spent the better part of her life
conforming to meet the expectations of other people—first her
father, more recently her husband. But when she’s let go from
her lucrative job as a drug company compliance director, she
decides it’s time to gain a better sense of worth to herself and
others and becomes a cozy mystery writer. She dreams of one
day owning her own bookstore featuring self-published authors
and even has a name picked out—Windy City Indies. But when
she perceives her husband is behaving similarly to some of the
unscrupulous characters in her books, her dream is
jeopardized when she focusses on getting to the bottom of his
actions and saving a seemingly eroding marriage.
While abandonment is nothing new to Margaret—she hasn’t
seen or heard from her mother since she was six years old—
the fear of losing her husband is devastating. As she struggles
to find strength to mend her shattered marriage, she must also
cope with her daughter’s highly-charged personal issues, a
disoriented mother-in-law, and her own health.
Whether Margaret has the wherewithal on her own to get her
life on track seems doubtful. But can she trust in the help and
support offered by the people who initially tried to sabotage her
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