Lena Nelson Dooley's new McKenna's Daughters series has begun with the newly released, Maggie's Journey, available from Realms.
A girl who’s been lied to her whole life…
Near her eighteenth birthday, Margaret Lenora Caine finds a chest hidden in the attic containing proof that she was adopted. The daughter of wealthy merchants in Seattle, she feels betrayed both by her real parents and by the ones who raised her.
Maggie desires a place where she belongs. But her mother’s constant criticism and reminders that she doesn’t fit the mold of a young woman of their social standing have already created tension in their home. With the discovery of the family secret, all sense of her identity is lost.
Enjoy meeting Maggie & Charles ~ thanks Lena
Rel: Brief physical description
Lena: Maggie Lenora - Maggie - 18 - petite, red curly hair, green eyes with golden flecks in them, porcelain skin
Charles Stanton - 24 - tall, close-cropped coffee-colored dark hair, that tended to curl. Large brown eyes with dark brows, dark complexion
I’ve attached two photos. I used Nicole Kidman for Maggie.
This photo of Nicole has her curly hair straightened some, but Maggie didn’t straighten hers.
Strengths and weaknesses
Maggie is spoiled by her daddy, but not her mother. She’s strong-willed and impetuous, very creative. She designs dresses, and she’s a very good sketch artist and painter.
Discovery of a family secret affected Maggie in very deep ways.
Charles is intelligent, but somewhat conceited at the beginning of the book. He had some hard lessons to learn
Quirk (if any)
Charles likes to bow to women in jest
Your inspiration for the character
Background to the story
Identical triplet girls were born on one of the last wagon trains on the Oregon Trail. Their mother dies after giving birth to them. Their father is devastated after losing the love of his life. He can’t imagine taking care of one baby by himself, much less three. He carefully chooses two families, for specific reasons, to give one of the babies. The girls grow up without knowing about their sisters. They each discover that they have sisters near their 18th birthday.