I’m so pleased that my new Linda’s Book Bag feature Staying in with… is proving popular and today, I’m delighted to welcome back Maggie Christensen to stay in with me and tell us about her book, Champagne for Breakfast as I think that’s a habit I could get used to! Previously on the blog Maggie kindly agreed to be interviewed to celebrate her novel The Good Sister and you can read that interview here.
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Staying in with Maggie Christensen
Welcome back to Linda’s Book Bag, Maggie. Thank you for agreeing to stay in with me. Tell me, which of your books have you brought along to share and why have you chosen it?
The book I’m bringing along is Champagne for Breakfast and, of course, I’ll be bringing along a bottle of champagne with it.
I’ve chosen this book to take all those in the Northern Hemisphere to a sunny place for the New Year. The book is set in Noosa on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, close to where I live. And the champagne is to go with the title.
Thanks Maggie. I’d loved to be transported to a sunny place – I much prefer the summer to the winter.
What can we expect from an evening in with Champagne for Breakfast?
You can expect to be whirled away to Queensland’s sunshine with a heartwarming story. This book will make you believe in second chances no matter how old you get and help you realise that just because you may be over 50, it doesn’t mean there isn’t any romance or fizzle left.
As someone well over 50 I have to say I agree with you completely Maggie!
What else have you brought along and why?
I’ve brought a very good bottle of champagne!
That sounds like an excellent addition. Like Rosa in Champagne for Breakfast I celebrated my 50th birthday with champagne. The trouble was, I don’t drink much and hadn’t had alcohol for several months. After over a bottle and a half to myself I couldn’t walk straight to make my way back to our hotel room!
Thanks so much for staying in with me Maggie.
Champagne for Breakfast
Rosa Taylor is celebrating her fiftieth birthday with champagne. By the river. On her own.
After finishing her six-year long affair with her boss, Rosa is desperate to avoid him in the workplace and determined to forge a new life for herself.
Harry Kennedy has sailed away from a messy Sydney divorce and is resolute in kick-starting a new life on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
Thrown together at work, Rosa and Harry discover a secret. One that their employer is desperate to keep hidden. To reveal it they must work together, but first they must learn to trust not only each other but their own rising attraction.
Are these two damaged people willing to risk their hard won independence for the promise of love again?
Champagne for Breakfast is available for purchase here.
About Maggie Christensen
After a career in education, Maggie Christensen began writing contemporary women’s fiction portraying mature women facing life-changing situations. Her travels inspire her writing, be it her frequent visits to family in Oregon, USA or her home on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast. Maggie writes of mature heroines coming to terms with changes in their lives and the heroes worthy of them.
From her native Glasgow, Scotland, Maggie was lured by the call ‘Come and teach in the sun’ to Australia, where she worked as a primary school teacher, university lecturer and in educational management. Now living with her husband of thirty years on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, she loves walking on the deserted beach in the early mornings and having coffee by the river on weekends. Her days are spent surrounded by books, either reading or writing them – her idea of heaven!
She continues her love of books as a volunteer with her local library where she selects and delivers books to the housebound.
A member of Queensland Writer’s Centre, RWA, ALLi, and a local critique group, Maggie enjoys meeting her readers at book signings and library talks.