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Cindy Burkart Maynard is passionate about history, and the natural world, a passion that
adds rich detail and context to her historical fiction novels. Her characters come to life on
the page as they portray what it was like to live in another time and place. She weaves
compelling, dramatic stories based on strong characters facing daunting challenges. She
has co-authored two nonfiction works about the Colorado Plateau and the Desert
Southwest and contributed articles to Images and Colorado Life Magazines. She has been a
Volunteer Naturalist for Boulder County for more than twenty years, and served a Docent
at the Sonora Arizona Desert Museum in Tucson, AZ.
Colorado Authors League Award Winner for Western literature
Women Writing the West Award Finalist
WILLA Literary Award finalist for soft cover fiction.
Readers’ Favorite Five Star Author
Winner of the Marie M. Irvine award for Literary Excellence

Professional Affiliations:
Historical Novel Society of North America
Lighthouse Writers
Women’s Fiction Writers Association
Colorado Authors League
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
Authors Guild


Motivated by the memory of her mother dying in her arms, Esperanza resolves that she will one day walk the halls of the Scola Medica at Salerno and train to become a healer. Fate brought Amika, a talented herbalist, into her life and helped Esperanza take her first steps toward gaining the knowledge that would fulfill her dream. Unfortunately, a tragic accident forced Esperanza to flee Amika's home. Her journey toward finding the path to success is littered with stumbling blocks, some more difficult to avoid than she expected.



Advance Praise for "Esperanza's Way"


"Esperanza struggles to achieve her dreams despite the setbacks she encounters. Set in Europe during the Middle Ages, the plot conforms to the historical accuracy of the era. A varied cast of well-developed characters move the drama along at a brisk pace. The subplots of romance, acceptance, and the gradual passing of the torch between generations are balanced and individually interesting, especially considering how fluidly Maynard weaves all of them into one storyline. Esperanza's Way provides immersive entertainment with a high degree of realism brought to life courtesy of Maynard's engaging style of storytelling." - Reader's Favorite Review

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