Ellen Branford is going to fulfill her grandmother's dying wish--to find the hometown boy she once loved, and give him her last letter. Ellen leaves Manhattan and her Kennedy-esque fiance for Beacon, Maine. What should be a one-day trip is quickly complicated when she almost drowns in the chilly bay and is saved by a local carpenter. The rescue turns Ellen into something of a local celebrity, which may or may not help her unravel the past her grandmother labored to keep hidden. As she learns about her grandmother and herself, it becomes clear that a 24-hour visit to Beacon may never be enough. The Irresistible Blueberry BAKESHOP & CAFE is a warm and delicious debut about the power of a simpler life.
About the Author... Mary Simses grew up in Connecticut and spent much of her life in the Northeast, where she attended college and law school. As a child she loved to write stories, design covers for them, and staple them into books. Later, careers in journalism and law took priority and creative writing slipped away, until she enrolled in an evening fiction writing class at a local university and was hooked again. Her short stories have appeared in a number of literary journals. Mary now lives in South Florida with her husband/law partner and their daughter. Praise for the book... "If you liked The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, or the Nicholas Sparks novels, you will devour The Irresistible Blueberry BAKESHOP & CAFE. Mary Simses can write evocative detail that puts you right in the scene, with dialogue that always rings true."—James Patterson "Delightful.... Simses has crafted a wholesome love story, infused with the pull-and-tug of romance and elements of mystery and enhanced by humble, low-key themes and conflicts."—Shelf Awareness for Readers This event is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend this event, you may reserve a signed copy of The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe by calling The Hickory Stick Bookshop at (860)-868-0525. For further information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the store!
Location: Street: 2 Green Hill Road City: Washington Depot, Province: Connecticut Postal Code: 06794 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)