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Dorie, Evie, Rett and Helen…. the Madison sisters of Stella Mare, a tiny Maritime village, doing life the best they can, with kids, dogs, boyfriends and husbands, fathers and grandmothers, the full catastrophe. It’s real life, but better.
You can always go home.
Meet the Madison girls – four sisters – who grew up in the tiny Canadian fishing village of Stella Mare. Together with their father James, incorrigible aunt Corinne, the ever-present memory of their mother, Agnes, and a host of dogs, neighbours, friends and supporting characters, they navigate the often-treacherous waters of everyday life.
Humour helps any circumstance, and time, distance, and decent coffee can turn difficulties into learning experiences despite ourselves. In Stella Mare, the coffee is at the Sunshine Diner, and the good humour is always present.
Annie M. Ballard……
Do you wonder about the world you live in? Do you enjoy reading about people like you, who are just doing their best everyday to live their lives, and find some measure of joy? These everyday miracles keep me going both as a writer and as a person. Those and chocolate, of course.
I write about everyday life changes and how those apparently small things can be large in a person’s sense of themselves and the sense of the world. Growing up, growing into relationships, growing into parenthood, growing older… these are common, everyday things that can have a profound impact on how we feel and how we think about ourselves and our place in the world.
I live and write in the Canadian Maritimes, where I also read voraciously, bake excessively, and thrill to the beauty of the out-of-doors. Born in New England, I have a Can-Am perspective that sometimes gets me in a little trouble.
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Emelie and Liam have a happy life with their five-year-old son Ben, until a car accident changes everything, sending Emelie into a spiral of declining mental health. Struggling with a deep desire for another baby, pretending she is fine, Emelie desperately tries to hold things together until her search for a baby makes her do the unthinkable.
Liam is determined to keep things “normal.” He barely notices his own struggle, until he makes a decision that shatters Emelie’s newly reordered world and separates their family.
Out of sync, each must grapple with the meaning of family and their deepest desires.
Can Emelie and Liam find their way back together?
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When quiet Mackenzie Brown lost everyone, her mother, her husband, even the pregnancy she desperately wanted, she mustered the courage of desperation and leapt into the unknown. Her discovery that her biological father probably didn’t even know she existed gave her hope. Maybe she could find him and belong to someone again. She escaped Boston for a house-sitting gig in a tiny fishing village on the Bay of Fundy, following the clues from her mother’s past. The locals welcomed her into Stella Mara, even trying to set her up with the handsome English teacher, though she kept her real mission a secret. Despite her fears, finding Eric, her unsuspecting father, was easy.
But did she really want him as a father? Once she met him, that became a lot less clear. Uncovering this secret could have far-reaching consequences.
The Canadian Maritimes…
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