Detours of the Heart is the story of Maggie Cavanaugh who has lived for many years under the thumb of her controlling husband, Blaine. When she receives unexpected news about him, at age 60, Maggie begins, for the first time, to make choices which alter her life. She returns to her hometown in Maine, where she reconnects with old friends and meets some intriguing new ones.
As she settles into her new life in Harbor View, Maggie begins to realize that her marriage was challenging at best and stifling at worst. As she takes control of her life, she begins to direct her own destiny. With the help of her children and her friends, she starts to understand what she really wants in her life. Does Maggie find the happiness she's seeking?
Detours of the Heart is the story of Maggie Cavanaugh's quest to find the life that will bring her the happiness that she so richly deserves.