Authors on Stage with Mary Simses





On Monday, July 29, author Mary Simses will join us to discuss her new book, "The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe".

     Mary Simses grew up in Darien, Connecticut and started writing stories when she was eight. She always loved to write but was too afraid she could never make a living as a fiction writer so in college she majored in journalism. After working in magazine publishing for a few years, she went back to school to become a lawyer. After graduating from law school and working, she enrolled in an evening fiction writing class at a university in Connecticut. From then on, she was hooked. 



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Ellen Branford is going to fulfill her grandmother's dying wish--to find the hometown boy she once loved, and give him her last letter. Ellen leaves Manhattan and her Kennedy-esque fiance for Beacon, Maine. What should be a one-day trip is quickly complicated when she almost drowns in the chilly bay and is saved by a local carpenter. The rescue turns Ellen into something of a local celebrity, which may or may not help her unravel the past her grandmother labored to keep hidden. As she learns about her grandmother and herself, it becomes clear that a 24-hour visit to Beacon may never be enough. THE IRRESISTIBLE BLUEBERRY BAKESHOP & CAFE is a warm and delicious debut about the power of a simpler life






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