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 Expectations, At the Corner of King Street, The View from Prince Street, Winter 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.