Lake Meade

My first published novel Lake Meade will introduce you to Maggie Granger, a single mother who reinvented her family's failing farm into a thriving Bed & Breakfast.

Maggie has been so busy running her business and taking care of her son and elderly grandfather, she's never made much time for romance; which has happily kept her out of the small town gossip.

Then Jack, her first love, arrives back in town and sparks fly. But just as Maggie and Jack are rediscovering their feelings for each other, the bones of Maggie's old boyfriend - who everyone in town had thought moved away - rise from the depths of the drought-ridden lake. Maggie's secrets begin to rise to the surface as well... and gossip is the least of her worries.

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Carol Ann's Corner

Carol Ann's Corner
Tips from our favorite shop keeper

Real or Reproduction

As you are hunting around for treasure at yard sales and flea markets, you will come across things that make you wonder if they are original or reproductions. It can be hard to tell.

These are a couple tip offs.

One, does it look a little worn? It should if its really antique or vintage. Even the best kept china got moved around in the cabinet, the doll's vinyl body and hair faded a bit, or the lunch box got a little rust around the hinges. If it looks shiny and new, chances are it is.

Two, are there a lot of them? If you are in a shop or flea market stall and there are ten of the items you've been looking for and haven't been able to find...they have probably been manufactured. Unless you are at a reputable dealer who specializes in that item, then you may have hit the jackpot for your particular collectible.

A good way to gauge if it is a reputable dealer is they will be happy to answer your questions about if the item is authentic or not, and how you can tell. A dealer with a passion and knowledge about that item, will enjoy explaining that all to you. A disreputable dealer, not so much.

Carol Ann Miller
Proprietor, Miller's Fine Antiques

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