MARGARET FROM MAINE Blog Tour
The end of Maine Guardsman Sgt. Thomas Kennedy’s conscious life is ushered in by a flash of light on a plain in Afghanistan. While he languishes in a veterans’ hospital, Thomas’s devoted wife, Margaret, is raising their son on a dairy farm in rural Maine. She receives an invitation to Washington, DC, to meet the President of the United States as he signs a bill in support of wounded veterans with war veteran and West Point graduate Charlie King as her appointed escort. Charlie and Margaret’s shared circumstances inspire them to confide in one another. Suddenly, the pair creates a private world all their own, leaving the effects of war behind them. Margaret’s vows to her husband linger, raising a series of harrowing choice.
MARGARET FROM MAINE
Charlie felt he could kiss her forever. He had never experienced anything quite like it. How did such a thing happen? He had been with women before, a reasonable amount anyway, but he had never felt this tremendous urge to kiss. It reminded him of high school kids groping each other in the local library, but Margaret was not a kid and neither was he, and yet here they were. It did not matter how he kissed her. He could begin softly, delicately, and little by little the kisses would build until the entire world seemed contained in them, until her body pressed into his and he had to run his hands everywhere, over every inch, and then, like the tide, like water pulling back through marsh grass, they would subside and become gentle again.
“Where did you come from? Where did you come from?”she whispered.
Then more kisses. He felt his body respond…
To find out what happens with Margaret and Charlie, read MARGARET FROM MAINE, by Joseph Monniger.
About the Author:
Joseph Monninger is the author of Eternal on the Water and The World as We Know It, as well as several award-winning young-adult novels. A professor of English literature, he lives in New Hampshire. Visit him online at http://joemonninger.com
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