The Autumn In The Desert Series
Book 1: Renaissance
“I didn’t want to put the book down!”… “Refreshing!”… “Looking forward to more from this author”
It’s never too late to reinvent yourself.
Tucked away in the desert is Palm Lakes Senior Community, a gated retirement village full of secrets and second chances. Every day the residents in Palm Lakes wake up with the opportunity to create a new ending to their life stories.
Follow Helen, Owen, Tanya, Jean, and a host of others as they navigate their extraordinarily everyday circumstances. From the loss of a domineering spouse to countless skeletons falling out of the closet, these neighbors face a daily choice: give up before they start or face their later-in-life challenges with unmatchable courage. Their tales will leave you feeling curious, comforted, and changed for good…
Renaissance is women’s fiction (boomer fiction) about contemporary lives lived well. If you like characters with gravitas, innovative points of view, and heartbreak mixed in with happiness, then you’ll love Maggie McPhee’s Autumn In the Desert series.
Buy Renaissance to embrace your second chance today!
Book 2: Second Chances
There’s always a second chance at Palm Lakes Senior Community. The residents at the idyllic retirement community may be seniors, but they grapple with the same challenges in life and love as their younger counterparts.
Tanya is fresh out of rehab and ready to navigate her relationship with Owen. Helen and Alexander discover that a desire to be happy doesn’t always lead to wedded bliss. And a new resident tries her luck at love with the younger landscaper. Old friends return, new friends move in, and the past can’t help but catch up with everyone.
Some lives end, while others begin for the first time. And everyone learns–once again–that as long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late.
Second Chances is women’s fiction about thoughtful people in their autumn years. If you like enjoyable characters, refreshing new stories, and rich wisdom that comes from a life lived well, then you’ll love the standalone second book in Maggie McPhee’s Autumn in the Desert series.
Buy Second Chances to revel in the agelessness of life today!
Book 3: Never Too Late
When it comes to matters of the heart, age is nothing but a number…
The residents of Palm Lakes Senior Community have never felt more alive. Between newfound love, unexpected blessings, and a chance to make a difference in the world, the lives of these seniors are filled with opportunity…
Eric struggles to keep his PTSD and his feelings for Lydia at bay. Outside forces seem destined to keep Ethan and Mary Beth apart as they battle their inner demons. Ray and Alan must face a stranger from the past who might just be a blessing in disguise…
As their golden years sparkle on, the residents learn that it’s never too late to transform someone’s life—and their own—for the better…
Never Too Late is the third standalone novel in a series about the profound potential of an aging community of seniors. If you like authentic characters, bittersweet drama, and a heavy helping of heart, then you’ll love Maggie McPhee’s latest literary installment.
Buy Never Too Late to read gracefully today!
Book 4: At Last
At Palm Lakes Senior Community, the residents may be retired, but they haven’t given up on living life to the fullest. Unexpected healing, new beginnings and the promise of love can be even more rewarding when they arrive in the autumn of life.
Olivia moves into the assisted living complex and struggles to resolve a sinister mystery that has engulfed her friend Sophie, who lives in the nursing wing. Samantha bonds with her eccentric mother Maddie while juggling a new job, a faltering marriage, an attraction to her boss and all the responsibilities of easing her mother through the move to assisted living and a diagnosis of cancer. New resident Marilyn attempts to adjust to divorced life after fleeing across country, only to be stalked by her abusive ex, while her neighbor Steven quietly nurtures hopes of romance.
Opportunities for change arrive with dawn each day. Time grinds on, but the residents of Palm Lakes make every day count. Anything is possible, and these seniors demonstrate that the wisdom of years can yield unexpectedly sweet fruit.
At Last is the fourth standalone novel in the Autumn In The Desert series. If you believe that life doesn’t end at retirement, you’ll love Maggie McPhee’s latest novel about a gated community in the Arizona desert.