Title: The View from Prince Street by Mary Ellen Taylor
Genre: Contemporary, Women’s Fiction
Length: 341 pages
The author of The Union Street Bakery and At the Corner of King Street returns to Alexandria, Virginia, with a heartfelt tale of reconnection.
Rae McDonald was fifteen when a car accident took her sister’s life and threw her own into reckless turmoil. When she got pregnant a year later, she found a loving couple to adopt the child. Since then, she’s buried her grief and guilt under a heart of stone.
Lisa Smyth survived the fateful crash, but never told the truth about what happened. And when a family obligation draws her back to Alexandria, the weight of Lisa’s guilt grows heavier by the day.
As both women confront a past refusing to be forgotten, long-buried artifacts are discovered by the Shire Architectural Salvage Company that point to a shared history between families. Now, Rae and Lisa must finally ask themselves if denying the past is worth sacrificing the future.
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“Taylor’s complex tale spans three families over two centuries and includes a dose of ancient magic, but the story remains grounded in fascinating history and emotional turmoil that is intense yet subtle. An intelligent, heartwarming exploration of the powers of forgiveness, compassion, and new beginnings.”—Kirkus Reviews
“The second book in Taylor’s Alexandria series completes the story started in the first novel, and everything wraps up beautifully. Continuing characters from the Union Street Bakery series provide richer depth to the narrative. Themes of family, letting go of the past, and owning up to mistakes breathe life and emotion into the tale.”—RT Book Reviews
Mary Ellen Taylor is the author of novels including Sweet Expectations and The Union Street Bakery. She lives in Virginia where she spends her spare time baking, practicing yoga, and visiting historical sites.
I am giving away ONE PRINT copy of The View from Prince Street. Contest open to US mailing addresses ONLY (no PO Boxes please). To enter today’s contest, please fill the form below by 5 PM mountain time Monday January 11th:
The winner will be selected using random.org and one PRINT copy of The View from Prince Street will be mailed directly from the publisher.
***The book in this giveaway has been provided by Berkley.***