Daisy McCrae’s life is in tatters. She’s lost her job, broken up with her boyfriend, and has been reduced to living in the attic above her family’s store, the Union Street Bakery, while learning the business. Unfortunately, the bakery is in serious hardship. Making things worse is the constant feeling of not being a “real” McCrae since she was adopted as a child and has a less-than-perfect relationship with her two sisters.
Then a long-standing elderly customer passes away, and for some reason bequeaths Daisy a journal dating back to the 1850s, written by a slave girl named Susie. As she reads, Daisy learns more about her family—and her own heritage—than she ever dreamed. Haunted by dreams of the young Susie, who beckons Daisy to “find her,” she is compelled to look further into the past of the town and her family.
What she finds are the answers she has longed for her entire life, and a chance to begin again with the courage and desire she thought she lost for good.
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Thanks! What a nice interview. Sounds like a good story!
Dorothy Teel says
This book sounds great to me..May you have a wonderful day.
Jeanne M says
All I had to do was see the title of Mary’s book to know that I wanted to read it because I grew up on Union Street in Schenectady, NY and while our “home” wasn’t over a bakery it was over not only a doctor’s office but also a Real Estate office as well!
I can’t wait to find out more about journal dating back to the 1850s that Daisy found. In our attic I found some old letters sent my a husband on his journey to the goal field in California back to his wife in New York that kept promising to “send money home soon”. I can remember not wanting to stop reading about his time on entering “Indian” country as he left western New York to when he was a Sherrif in the “western badlands”. I’ve always wondered if his poor wife ever did receive any money and if he ever made it to California because the letter ended.
I’m really looking forward to reading more about what Daisy find out with her letters and how it will change how she feels about herself and those around her.
Kim Pinch says
Thanks for the interview, this book sounds like one I will really enjoy. I look forward to hearing about the new Mary Ellen Taylor book coming out later this year also. Hope you enjoy writing a new genre.
Lisa Vazquezanzua says
Thank you so much for a chance at winning in your awesome giveaway!!
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