Welcome to Winter Cottage!
Winter Cottage is my new novel, debuting September 25th. While it’s been a bit of a wait as I focused elsewhere, I’m loving being back, digging deep into women’s lives, relationships, aspirations and strengths. Lucy Kincaid is the catalyst for Winter Cottage as her search for home takes her to her late mother’s small, coastal hometown, where secrets, love and mystery await. It’s not only Lucy’s story, however. She’s one of three generations of women, all linked , whose lives and loves entwine with the history of the house, her mother’s secret past and an unmarked grave.
Please join me on Virginia’s beautiful Eastern Shore this fall. It’s one of my favorite getaways in my home state. Until then, I hope you’ll enjoy this excerpt and keep in touch on social media.
Spring is one of my favorite seasons and one I enjoy it pretty much wherever I am—whether here in my hometown of Richmond, in Alexandria while I lived there or when visiting the that city on one of my “coincidentally scheduled for April” research trips to Old Town.
I invite you to celebrate the arrival of spring with me with a giveaway. The winner will receive a copy of my latest Alexandria novel, THE VIEW FROM PRINCE STREET. I hope you’ll enter and enjoy the book, which Kirkus Reviews calls a “complex tale . . . grounded in fascinating history and emotional turmoil that is intense yet subtle. An intelligent, heartwarming exploration of the powers of forgiveness, compassion, and new beginnings.”
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Did you miss Mary Ellen’s first Alexandria novel? Or do you have a friend who needs to catch up? Enter now and be welcomed to the city’s past and present, stroll around Old Town, meet the family behind the Shire Architectural Salvage Company and catch up with The Union Street Bakery‘s McCrae Family. This St. Valentine’s Day giveaway ends midnight on Monday, February 15th.
“Readers will be totally mesmerized by this beautifully written book, AT THE CORNER OF KING STREET by brilliant writer Mary Ellen Taylor.” Single Titles
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As promised, here’s the recipe for “Margaret’s Favorite Brownies with Raspberry Sauce” shared earlier this week on WTVT-TV’s Virginia this Morning. It was great fun talking with host Cheryl Miller about THE VIEW FROM PRINCE STREET but possibly even more fun mixing it up in the kitchen with her.
Anyway, here’s the segment. If you try the recipe, please let me know how it turns out and if you like it.
What fun today! I was invited over to WTVT-TV’s Virginia this Morning to talk about my new Alexandria novel, THE VIEW FROM PRINCE STREET, where I spent time with host Cheryl Miller (always a pleasure!) and had a chance to say hello to folks like Torri Strickland, the show’s producer, and others I’ve gotten to know during my visits.
Anyway, here’ the interview. I hope you enjoy hearing more about the goings on in Old Town, including the latest on Witch Bottles, who is actually related to whom, and how pondering the past can open up the future.
Tomorrow, I’ll share the second segment in which Cheryl and I make Margaret McCrae’s often requested, aptly named “Margaret’s Favorite Brownies with Raspberry Sauce.” And I’ll include the recipe, of course!