Synopses & Reviews
"Beautifully written . . . Lets readers into the characters' thoughts and feelings as they struggle to understand how the past has led them to their present situations."
"A page-turner that will appeal to every woman who has ever felt lonely and isolated . . ."
--Raleigh News and Observer
"One of the best books I have ever read . . ."
"A compelling debut novel that tells the story of one woman's courage to leave it all behind . . ."
"Skillful plotting keeps pages turning . . ."
When lonely corporate wife Joanna Harrison runs away to Pawleys Island, she has no idea what happens next. But as a new life takes root, thanks to a passionate fisherman and a commitment to save endangered turtles, demands from her old life may force her to return. The Richest Season is a stunning debut that will resonate with any woman who's ever fantasized about leaving home to find herself.
Sometimes you have to leave your life to find youself again. After more than a dozen moves in 25 years of marriage, Joanna has become a corporate wife-an unofficial breed of parent, whose life is devoted to raising her children in a new town as she follows her husband, Paul, up the corporate ladder. But now that the kids are grown, Paul's latest surprise transfer is too much. When the tiny voice inside her head becomes a shout-Leave -Joanna listens: She packs her bags and heads for a place she'd fallen in love with years before, Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Once there, she manages to find a new home with Grace, an elderly widow who has moved to the island to live out her last days. Entwined is Paul Harrison's story, as he loses his wife, his job, everything that has defined him. Gradually he becomes the neighborhood handyman, befriends the lonely wife of another transferee, and realizes all that he has sacrificed in his quest for success.
Set on beautiful Pawley's Island, South Carolina, this novel is about second chances occurring at the most inopportune times in life. In three parallel journeys, three individuals walk away from lives they always thought they wanted, only to rediscover a part of themselves they'd all but forgotten.
In this novel about second chances occurring at the most inopportune times inlife, three individuals walk away from lives they had always thought they hadwanted, only to rediscover a part of themselves they'd all but forgotten.
About the Author
Maryann McFadden runs a successful real estate business but always wanted to write a novel; she did so and self published The Richest Season in 2006, selling 4000 copies. Hyperion's edition came out in June 2008, and received rave reviews. Maryann lives in Hackettstown, NJ.