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Megan Buchanan, pregnant and alone, is swept into a past filled with secrets when she finds the letters of Diane Hedrick, who embarked on her dream adventure a century ago. How and why Diane is connected to the Cape Hudson lodge built by Megan’s great-great-grandfather may be the biggest secret of them all.

Meet Mary Ellen

A southerner by birth, Mary Ellen Taylor’s love of her home state, Virginia, is evident in her contemporary women’s fiction, including her recent Winter Cottage and her latest, Spring House, both set on her beloved Eastern Shore of Viriginia. Earlier she celebrated Alexandria and its storied history in her books The Union Street Bakery, Sweet ExpectationsAt the Corner of King Street, and The View from Prince Street. 

As do so many people, her protagonists search for their place in the world, exploring issues of family, home, love and belonging. Inevitably, Mary Ellen’s stories entwine with those of the places in which they’re set, and the mysteries at their core span past and present.

Recipes from my books & my kitchen

Winter Cottage Apple Pie

Winter Cottage Apple Pie

I love apple pie in all it's variations!  This one uses Granny Smith apples.I like it so much I gave it to Megan in Winter Cottage.  It's love at first bite for Lucy and, possibly, the start of a new friendship--if Lucy stays, of course, which is anybody's guess......

Lucy’s Chocolate Cake

Lucy’s Chocolate Cake

I'm a huge fan of chocolate. Which makes me a lot like many of the people I know, including several major authors. Sometimes I wonder if my books would get written if not for the chocolate breaks I take along the way. I'm not the only fan of Lucy's version of...

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Recipes from my books & my kitchen

Lucy’s Chocolate Cake

Lucy’s Chocolate Cake

I'm a huge fan of chocolate. Which makes me a lot like many of the people I know, including several major authors. Sometimes I wonder if my books would get written if not for the chocolate breaks I take along the way. I'm not the only fan of Lucy's version of...

Jenna’s Maple Cookies

Jenna’s Maple Cookies

Jenna's recipe box was found behind a wall during renovations in the Union Street Bakery. Her name was in the box, and it turns out she worked at the bakery in the 1940s. Her take on maple cookies is among the many recipes that live on live on, long past her death....

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