The life you want might not be the life you need…
This line introduces my first women’s fiction novel THE UNION STREET BAKERY, a February 2013 Berkley Trade release. These few words perfectly sum up the lesson facing my heroine Daisy McCrae who has not only broken up with her boyfriend, lost a great job, but has been reduced to living in the attic above her parents’ failing bakery. Making matters worse, Daisy is an adult adoptee with unresolved feelings surrounding her adoption that have her questioning if she’s a “real” McCrae.
THE UNION STREET BAKERY was truly a labor of love. I’m an adoptive parent and have been very active in the adoption community for many years. I’ve glimpsed many of the heartfelt emotions that adoptees can struggle with and as a writer I spent many years struggling to find the right character who could express some very complex emotions. And then out of nowhere the character Daisy McCrae appeared and before I knew it the story was off and running.
I hope you enjoy THE UNION STREET BAKERY as much as I enjoyed writing it. And be sure to visit my contest page. I’m giving away an autographed copy of THE UNION STREET BAKERY.
Mary Ellen Taylor
Praise for THE UNION STREET BAKERY
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.”—BookReviewsRUs.com