Maggie's Bed and Breakfast

A New Start

Romance - Contemporary
270 Pages
Reviewed on 03/14/2023
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Reviewed by Edith Wairimu for Readers' Favorite

Maggie's Bed and Breakfast: A New Start by Eva D Beaty is a heart-warming contemporary love story told through a compelling cast of characters. When her husband Don was still alive, they had discussed plans for opening a bed-and-breakfast. After losing his battle with cancer, Maggie realizes he had made sure she would have the finances to start the business without him. Maggie and her sister Marty begin looking for the right place to establish the new business and soon find a suitable property. Don’s brother Alex, who is in town to visit his brother’s grave, stays with Maggie. They begin to develop feelings for each other. Maggie and Marty's mother also returns after years of separation and she reveals unsettling information that could change their lives.

The novel is a beautiful tale that explores family relationships and friendships in an intriguing, realistic way. I loved the themes of hope and healing included in the story and enjoyed the close relationship Maggie and Marty share. The characters were original and fresh and the turns in the plot were surprising. Though the plot slows down in some places, many lovely friendships are explored. The cozy backdrop also forms a suitable setting for the scenes portrayed. Maggie's Bed and Breakfast by Eva D Beaty is an uplifting contemporary romance with positive themes. It includes interesting characters and a charming love story that develops after a tragic and painful loss.

Bernadette Longu

In Maggie’s Bed and Breakfast: A New Start by Eva D Beaty, the author has taken a group of people who live ordinary lives and turned these into an adventure with love, laughter, tears, sorrow, and fear. The title of the story, Maggie’s Bed and Breakfast, is a drawcard to start reading this unusual book. Eva catches the reader’s attention from the first page to the last page, especially with all the twists and turns that the reader is led through by the characters' lives in general.

The author uses her characters very well in unfolding this wonderful, intriguing, and interesting story. Each and every one of the characters mentioned is important to the plot and they wander throughout the narrative at the oddest and most important times to the four main characters. The author has used her extraordinary talent to write a story that everyone can relate to and specific incidents, stories, and events. Eva tells the story in such a way that the reader will find themselves experiencing a host of emotions right up to the ending, which is the most surprising of all. I really enjoyed reading Maggie’s Bed and Breakfast: A New Start, so thank you, Eva D Beaty, for a delightful read.

Nino Lobiladze

Maggie's Bed and Breakfast: A New Start by Eva D. Beaty is the story of Maggie Martin, whose beloved husband Don succumbed to cancer. While Don was still with her, they planned to open a bed-and-breakfast, possibly after their retirement. Maggie has the opportunity to fulfill this cherished dream as Don left her enough capital for such an endeavor. As Maggie and her sister Marty take the risk of changing their lives for good, Don's elder brother Alex comes to town. There is a mutual attraction between him and Maggie, but do they dare to be together despite the clouds that darken their past relationship?

Maggie's Bed and Breakfast by Eva D. Beaty is a light and cozy read. Beaty crafts interesting and unforgettable characters as the main events unfold. Maggie became my favorite. She is kind, caring, and always determined to fight for her loved ones, including the dog Charlie, and to make her dreams come true. She has her weak points, but it only makes her more relatable. I liked the lovely hint at the potential love affair between Maggie and Alex in the form of a flower sent by the latter that didn't wither. I appreciated that this is a family-centered story. The relationship between the sisters is moving and heartwarming. I liked the many twists and turns in the narrative that caught me by surprise. I believe that this novel will inspire readers to pursue their goals despite difficult circumstances and recommend it to fans of romance and family dramas.

Alma Boucher

Maggie’s Bed and Breakfast: A New Start is a romance by Eva D. Beaty. Maggie’s husband had cancer, and before he passed on he told her to be strong and follow her dreams. Don and Maggie had planned to open a bed-and-breakfast when they retired. Don had taken out a life insurance policy that would enable Maggie to fulfill her dream. Maggie tells her sister Marty about the funds and together they look for a suitable house. They found the perfect home and put in an offer. In the meantime, Don's brother Alex contacts Maggie so he can give her some of Don’s things and also visit his grave. Maggie and Alex immediately feel attracted to each other, but Maggie is not yet ready for a relationship so soon after her husband's death.

The plot in Maggie’s Bed and Breakfast was well planned and executed. Eva D. Beaty has a gift with words, and this story was written brilliantly. The storyline ran smoothly and was interesting. Real-life issues like love, friendship, the death of loved ones, and family drama were handled with care. The tale had me intrigued, and I followed Maggie’s story as if it were my own. The unexpected plot twists are extraordinary, and the suspense builds to an enthralling climax. The characters were well-developed and there was a bond between them that one does not readily encounter. They were relatable and could be any of my friends. I loved all the twists, especially at the end.