Libby McKenzie is adrift in the wake of her father’s death, a failed marriage, and multiple miscarriages. When asked to photograph a greenhouse at the historic Woodmont estate, Libby meets the owner Elaine Grant. Beneath the vines of the old greenhouse lie generations of secrets, and it’s up to Libby to tend to the fruits born of long-buried seeds.

New Alexandria Novel Covers

New Alexandria Novel Covers

I’m thrilled to announce that I have released AT THE CORNER OF KING STREET and THE VIEW FROM PRINCE STREET.  Each novel can now be found in the Amazon Kindle store for $3.99 each.  In these two full length novels you’ll meet Addie, Rae and Lisa whose families have...

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Honeysuckle Season Debuts 9/1/20!

Honeysuckle Season Debuts 9/1/20!

The lives of two women, generations apart, converge in this novel of love, mystery, and memories. Join me on a journey to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, an iconic part of America that is one of my favorite places.  I’m always ready to experience these stunning...

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Megan Buchanan, pregnant and alone, is swept into a past filled with secrets when she finds the letters of Diane Hedrick, who embarked on her dream adventure a century ago. How and why Diane is connected to the Cape Hudson lodge built by Megan’s great-great-grandfather may be the biggest secret of them all.

Meet Mary Ellen

A southerner by birth, Mary Ellen Taylor’s love of her home state, Virginia, is evident in her contemporary women’s fiction, including Winter Cottage , Spring House and her latest Honeysuckle Season. All three are set in her beloved Virginia. Earlier she celebrated Alexandria and its storied history in her books The Union Street Bakery, Sweet Expectations, , At the Corner of King Street, The View from Prince Street.

As do so many people, her protagonists search for their place in the world, exploring issues of family, home, love and belonging. Inevitably, Mary Ellen’s stories entwine with those of the places in which they’re set, and the mysteries at their core span past and present.

Recipes from my books & my kitchen

Megan’s Easy Buttermilk Pie

Megan’s Easy Buttermilk Pie

Pies of all kinds are Megan's specialty and a favorite among the Spring House restoration team.  First priority? It has to be delicious. Second? It has to be easy and quick to make.  There's not a whole lot of prep time to go around between a new baby on the way, the...

Mike’s Chocolate Espresso Cake

Mike’s Chocolate Espresso Cake

Mike, Rachel's husband, renowned for his skill and his place at the center of the Union Street Bakery, created this recipe, which became one of his own favorites. 2 cups of All Purpose Flour 1 cup of Cocoa Powder 1-1/2 teaspoons of baking soda 1/2 teaspoon of salt...

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Recipes from my books & my kitchen

Megan’s Easy Buttermilk Pie

Megan’s Easy Buttermilk Pie

Pies of all kinds are Megan's specialty and a favorite among the Spring House restoration team.  First priority? It has to be delicious. Second? It has to be easy and quick to make.  There's not a whole lot of prep time to go around between a new baby on the way, the...

Mike’s Chocolate Espresso Cake

Mike’s Chocolate Espresso Cake

Mike, Rachel's husband, renowned for his skill and his place at the center of the Union Street Bakery, created this recipe, which became one of his own favorites. 2 cups of All Purpose Flour 1 cup of Cocoa Powder 1-1/2 teaspoons of baking soda 1/2 teaspoon of salt...

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