Mary Ellen Taylor

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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 debuts July 9th and takes place on the state’s Eastern Shore.
In Spring House and her prior novels, Mary Ellen’s protagonists search for their place in the world. They explore issues of family, home and belonging. Their stories entwine with those of the places 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 embraced stories of all kinds, from a well-told anecdote to a good yarn or a tall tale. Perhaps it was
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Winter Cottage

4.12 avg rating — 20,852 ratings — published 2018 — 8 editions
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“But bad habits aren’t so easily banished. They bide their time and wait for frustration, doubt, and then temptation to do their bidding.”
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“In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. —Albert Camus”
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“It had been easier to be angry than acknowledge the pain she’d felt over losing her mother and family.”
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