Dear Reader,

I am so excited to say that my next Union Street novel had an official title and a release date. AT THE CORNER OF KING street transports readers back to Old Town Alexandria to the Shire Salvage Yard located just down the street from the Union Street Bakery.

AT THE CORNER OF KING STREET is Addie Morgan’s story. She grew up in a home full of loss and disappointment and determined to make a new life for herself leaves Alexandria behind. But an unexpected call changes everything. Her mentally ill sister has given birth to a girl and Addie is once again called to put her anger aside and save her sister. When Addie returns she realizes her old life still has a hold on her. Her love for her infant niece grows as does her connect to her sister’s ex-husband Zeb. Addie is soon faced with a choice: her picture perfect new life or the old imperfect one that still has a hold on her heart.

This book was great fun to write. Not only did I enjoy getting to know Addie but I also loved revisiting with Daisy, Margaret and Rachel, my favorite characters from THE UNION STREET BAKERY and SWEET EXPECTATIONS.

Be sure to visit my contest page and sign up for a chance to win a copy of THE UNION STREET BAKERY or SWEET EXPECTATIONS!


Mary Ellen Taylor


When Daisy McCrae’s already semi-scrambled life abruptly turns even more upside down, it leads to deeper soul-searching , exploration of family ties, and a quest for the ultimate meaning of her purpose and direction . . . with Daisy’s narration alternating with her sister Rachel’s, the story unfurls at a slow yet steady pace, nicely layering characters, subplots, and backstory. “–Booklist

Absorbing characters, a hint of mystery and touching self-discovery elevate this novel above many others in the genre.”—RT Book Reviews


A wonderful story about sisters, family, and the things that matter most. I loved this beautifully written journey of self-discovery.”—Wendy Wax, author of OCEAN BEACH

Taylor serves up a great mix of vivid setting, history, drama and everyday life in THE UNION STREET BAKERY. Here’s hoping she writes more like it.”—Herald-Sun, Durham, NC

Ms. Taylor has managed to create more than an escape or entertaining account for the reader. Rather, she beckons the reader to walk alongside her and listen to the beautiful tale she shares with her strong voice. I look forward to hearing her next story.”—Feathered Quill Books

An enjoyable read.”—Five Minutes for Books

It was a quick read, complete with amazing recipes that I cannot wait to try, and characters that were easy to like.”—A Patchwork of Books

What a great book. I was sneaking in every moment possible to read through this book. Let’s just say a lot of housework was left undone. It was worth it. This is a book to read and recommend to others.”—