The Brighter the Light, Mary Ellen Taylor
Release Date for The Brighter the Light!

Release Date for The Brighter the Light!

Read it on 7-1-22! From the bestselling author of Honeysuckle Season comes an evocative dual-timeline novel detailing one woman’s journey to discover the hidden stories of her family’s seaside resort.When a shipwreck surfaces, old secrets are sure to follow. Or so...

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From the bestselling author of Honeysuckle Season

From the bestselling author of Honeysuckle Season

...comes a sweeping saga that interweaves the past and present in an epic tapestry of love, war, and loss. As a hospice nurse, Zara Mitchell has already seen more death than most people will experience in a lifetime. So when her older sister asks her to help care for...

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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.

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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 Union Street Bakery, Sweet Expectations, At the Corner of King Street, The View from Prince Street, Winter Cottage , Spring House, and Honeysuckle Season. She brings her new home on the Outer Banks of North Carolina to life in her latest novel The Brighter The Light.

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 interweave setting, history and mysteries that span past and present.

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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...

As American as Old Town Apple Pie

As American as Old Town Apple Pie

Yes, it's time for me to go into high gear with my baking and other prep for Thanksgiving Day! The holiday always makes me competitive with my favorite frenemy---me! I love to bake and cook, but like so many of us, despite years of success, I go right ahead and worry...

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