SPRING HOUSE by Mary Ellen Taylor – SPOTLIGHT & Giveaway



The lives of two women, generations apart, converge  in Mary Ellen Taylor’s new novel, SPRING HOUSE (MontlakeRomance).

Pregnant and grieving the death of her fiancé, historian Megan Buchanan is forging ahead on her dream project when she’s hired to restore the landmark hunting lodge her great-great-grandfather built on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

However, it’s Spring House, the lodge’s caretaker’s cottage, that most intrigues her as a newly discovered cache of old letters pulls her into the life of a young woman pursuing her own dream a century ago. Each page she unfolds sweeps Megan deeper into an enthralling world and its secrets, where she can, for awhile, forget what she herself is hiding.



A southerner by birth, Mary Ellen Taylor’s love of her home state, Virginia, and its past is evident in her contemporary women’s fiction, from her first The Union Street Bakery, set in Alexandria, to her latest, Spring House, which takes place on the state’s Eastern Shore. In Spring Cottage and prior novels, Mary Ellen’s protagonists search for their place in the world. They explore issues of family, home and belonging, and their stories entwine with those of the locales in which they unfold, encompassing mysteries past and present.

Richmond born, Mary Ellen has lived there most of her life. She grew up in a family that appreciates stories of all kinds, from a well-told anecdote to a good yarn or a tall tale. Perhaps it was inevitable that she would embrace her storytelling heritage, walk away from her marketing job and challenge herself to become a published author.

Her two passions —writing and baking—merged for the first time in The Union Street Bakery. Since then, she’s shared favorite recipes, connected to her books Sweet ExpectationsAt the Corner of King StreetThe View from Prince StreetWinter Cottage and Spring House.

Mary Ellen is also known nationally as New York Times and USA Today bestselling suspense novelist Mary Burton. Together, they have published thirty-eight novels, with Mary Burton’s latest, I See You, debuting October 2019.

When not traveling or holed up writing, Mary Ellen spends time with her husband enjoying their empty nest and spoiling their miniature dachshunds, Buddy, Bella and Tiki.


Thanks to Montlake Romance we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us what you love best about spring, especially now that it’s gone and we’re into summer. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only please.



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52 thoughts on “SPRING HOUSE by Mary Ellen Taylor – SPOTLIGHT & Giveaway

  1. I love Spring’s milder weather, and the beautiful deep green that erupts in the trees and grass. Everything is reawakening after the dullness of winter.

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  2. I like Spring because of the cooler weather when compared to the hot days of summer. In Spring, gardening and walks are so enjoyable. Thanks for the chance!

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  3. I love Spring because everything comes alive after a long cold winter. Fresh smells of earth permiate the air, birds are singing to its beautiful days. Just love new life Spring brings. Oh and I was also born and raised in Richmond Virginia 😊

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  4. Living in a Mid-Atlantic state,Spring means the return of sunshine!I’m glad to see the greenery and flowers emerge,dispelling the months of gray.

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  5. I love Spring because of the rain, blooming flowers and the promise of beautiful weather and happiness. Spring always is like a promise to me the anticipation of good things yet to come.

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  6. I love Spring because of the rain, blooming flowers and the promise of beautiful weather, the anticipation of many good things yet to come.

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  7. I love spring especially in Virginia, where I grew up outside of Washington D.C. Not too hot yet, cherry blossoms, and lots of green grass and flowers.

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  8. I love the color of nature, the flowers growing, the new seasonal fruits and new smells and that you can use more comfortable clothes and pastel and striking colors

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  9. I love the flowers coming up, leaves coming out on the trees and the weather being in 60’s or 70’s. I love not having to wear a winter coat and that it starts stay lighter later. Thanks for this amazing giveaway.


  10. I love Spring because I like seeing the earth waking up from a long winter’s nap. There’s more sun and the flowers start peeking up from the ground and coming alive again.


  11. I love spring because it means I have all of summer to look forward to! I love the birds returning, being able to have the windows open again, the smell of rain and being able to hang my wash out on the line.


  12. I love spring because it is a fresh clean slate with flowers waking up trees with buds, birds singing.


  13. I like the promise of longer days and warm weather! Also being able to be outdoors more and plant my garden


  14. Love spring flowers and greening grass. Temperatures are usually in a comfortable range. Trees leading. All things Spring.


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