Mara Purl’s Novels & Stories

Mara Purl

Mara Purl, book two…

Where the Heart Lives

Miranda Jones  has run away from home. The privileged daughter of wealthy parents, she’s struck a blow for freedom by listening to her heart, a choice her sister, parents and artist’s rep neither approve nor understand. Now that she’s heard what her heart whispered, she finds herself where her heart led.

But as she settles in this new place on the physical map, how can she keep her spot on the professional map? How can she re-map the course of her emotional life? Will the heart prove a better navigator than the head?

California’s Central Coast  is  growing exponentially.Now, in the mid-1990s, tourism is up, but so are environmental regulations.  Housing is on the rise, but so are water restrictions. Gambling is restricted, but the Chumash tribe lobbies for gaming. The stock market is booming, the upwardly mobile are pouring out of Los Angeles in search of a fresh start, or a weekend getaway. In these affluent, pre-911 days, it’s a time of infinite possibilities.

  • Winner:  International Book Award – Fiction: Women’s Lit
  • Finalist:  USA Book News, Best Book Award – Fiction: Romance
  • Finalist:  Indie Excellence Award – Romance
  • Winner:  CIPA EVVY Award – Fiction

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