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Mary Simses


Mary Simses

Mary Simses grew up in Darien, Connecticut, and began writing short stories as a child. She spent most of her life in New England, where she worked in magazine publishing, and, later, as a corporate attorney writing short stories “on the side.” Mary is the author of THE IRRESISTIBLE BLUEBERRY BAKESHOP & CAFÉ, adapted as The Irresistible Blueberry Farm for the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel; THE RULES OF LOVE & GRAMMAR; and her latest novel, THE WEDDING THIEF. Mary enjoys photography, old jazz standards, and escaping to Connecticut in the summer. She lives in South Florida.

Books by Mary Simses

by Mary Simses - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Sara is a Type-A, career-focused event planner, and her younger sister Mariel is the opposite: bohemian, semi-employed and recently engaged. When Sara's mother lures her back to Connecticut under false pretenses, she is perturbed to discover that Mariel is eager to reconcile their relationship. The two sisters haven't spoken since the night Sara realized something was going on between Mariel and Sara's boyfriend, Carter Pryce. And now Mariel is about to marry Carter, who Sara still loves. When Mariel asks Sara to stand in for a bridesmaid who has to cancel at the last minute, Sara realizes it's the perfect cover to unravel the nuptials and win Carter back. Will Sara realize what a bridesmaid-zilla she's become in time to fix the damage before Mariel's big day?

by Mary Simses - Fiction

Ellen Branford, a high-powered Manhattan attorney, 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 for Beacon, Maine on what should be a one-day trip. However, after she almost drowns in the chilly bay and is saved by a local carpenter, she becomes something of a local celebrity. As she learns about her grandmother and herself, a 24-hour visit to Beacon may never be enough.