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SPRING HOUSE DEBUTS JULY 9TH!

    The lives of two women, generations apart, converge in this novel of love, mystery, memories, and secrets. Ready to return to Cape Hudson?  It's one of my favorite places in my home state so I'm always ready to go, even when I get there by sitting down...

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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 her recent Winter Cottage and her latest, Spring House, both set on her beloved Eastern Shore of Viriginia. Earlier she celebrated Alexandria and its storied history in her books The Union Street Bakery, Sweet ExpectationsAt the Corner of King Street, and 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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