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The Union Street Bakery Mass Market Paperback – Jan. 6 2015

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Praise for The Union Street Bakery

“A wonderful story about sisters, family, and the things that matter most. I loved this beautifully written journey of self-discovery.”—Wendy Wax

“You will not be able to put this book down until you turn the very last page...I can't wait to read more by Ms. Taylor.”—Fresh Fiction

“Taylor serves up a great mix of vivid setting, history, drama and everyday life...Here’s hoping she writes more like it.”—
The Herald-Sun (NC)

“This first women's fiction novel...will speak to you with the beauty of the writing as well as the story.”—

About the Author

Mary Ellen Taylor is a contemporary women's fiction author who spends her spare time baking, practicing yoga and visiting historical sites. She is the author of the Union Street Bakery series and the Alexandria series.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Berkley; Reissue edition (Jan. 6 2015)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Mass Market Paperback ‏ : ‎ 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0425277313
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0425277317
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 158 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 10.49 x 2.03 x 17.15 cm
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A southerner by birth, Mary Ellen Taylor’s love of her home state, Virginia, and its past is evident in her contemporary women's fiction, from her first The Union Street Bakery, set in Alexandria, to her latest, Spring House, which takes place on the state’s Eastern Shore. In Spring Cottage and prior novels, Mary Ellen’s protagonists search for their place in the world. They explore issues of family, home and belonging, and their stories entwine with those of the locales in which they unfold, encompassing mysteries past and present.

Richmond born, Mary Ellen has lived there most of her life. She grew up in a family that appreciates stories of all kinds, from a well-told anecdote to a good yarn or a tall tale. Perhaps it was inevitable that she would embrace her storytelling heritage, walk away from her marketing job and challenge herself to become a published author.

"I realized early on the tremendous power stories have to inspire laughter, love, sorrow and even fear. It didn't matter if they were found in the pages of a book, spoken in hushed tones around a campfire, or shared at an old-fashioned family reunion. Stories create connections, and I knew that was what I wanted to do," says Mary Ellen.

Alongside writing, cooking and baking are important creative outlets for Mary Ellen, who's been known to name recipes in honor of her characters. Just a few years ago, she earned her Baking and Pastry Arts Certificate at the University of Richmond's Culinary Arts Program. "In some ways, I liken baking to my efforts as a writer. You need to learn the basic tools of the trade before you can push the limits and create a distinctive sweet dessert or savory novel.”

Her two passions —writing and baking—merged for the first time in The Union Street Bakery. Since then, she's shared favorite recipes, connected to her books Sweet Expectations, At the Corner of King Street, The View from Prince Street, Winter Cottage and Spring House.

Mary Ellen is also known nationally as New York Times and USA Today bestselling suspense novelist Mary Burton. Together, they have published thirty-eight novels, with Mary Burton’s latest, I See You, debuting October 2019.

When not traveling or holed up writing, Mary Ellen spends time with her husband enjoying their empty nest and spoiling their miniature dachshunds, Buddy, Bella and Tiki.

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