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Holiday Reads, A Virtual Author Event

with Mary Kay Andrews, Susan Mallery, and Viola Shipman

2022-11-14 19:00:00 2022-11-14 20:00:00 America/New_York Holiday Reads, A Virtual Author Event Join us on Zoom for a conversation with authors Mary Kay Andrews, Susan Mallery, and Viola Shipman. Virtual -

Monday, November 14
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-11-14 19:00:00 2022-11-14 20:00:00 America/New_York Holiday Reads, A Virtual Author Event Join us on Zoom for a conversation with authors Mary Kay Andrews, Susan Mallery, and Viola Shipman. Virtual -

Join us on Zoom for a conversation with authors Mary Kay Andrews, Susan Mallery, and Viola Shipman.

This event will be broadcast live on Zoom. Registration and an email address are required to receive the link to participate. 

Order your copies of the authors' books from Mac’s Backs – Books on Coventry: 

The Santa Suit, by Mary Kay Andrews: macsbacks.com/book/9781250858450

Home Sweet Christmas, by Susan Mallery: macsbacks.com/book/9781335449986

A Wish for Winter, by Viola Shipman: macsbacks.com/book/9781525804892


About the authors:

Mary Kay Andrews is The New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House Cookbook and more than twenty novels, including The WeekendersLadies' NightSpring FeverSummer RentalThe Fixer Upper, Deep Dish, Blue Christmas, Savannah Breeze, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies, and Savannah Blues. A former journalist for The Atlanta Journal Constitution, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

In The Santa Suit, newly-divorced Ivy Perkins buys an old farmhouse sight unseen—but Ivy didn't bargain on just how much labor. The previous family left so much furniture and so much junk, that it's a full-time job sorting through all of it. At the top of a closet, Ivy finds an old Santa suit—beautifully made and decades old. In the pocket of a suit she finds a note written in a childish hand: it's from a little girl who has one Christmas wish, and that is for her father to return home from the war. This discovery sets Ivy off on a mission. Who wrote the note? Did the man ever come home? What mysteries did the Rose family hold?

Susan Mallery is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of novels about the relationships that define women's lives—family, friendship, romance. Library Journal says, “Mallery is the master of blending emotionally believable characters in realistic situations," and readers seem to agree—40 million copies of her books have sold worldwide. Her warm, humorous stories make the world a happier place to live. Susan grew up in California and now lives in Seattle with her husband. She's passionate about animal welfare, especially that of the ragdoll cat and adorable poodle who think of her as mom.

In Home Sweet Christmas, until Camryn Neff can return to her “real” life in Chicago, she’s in Wishing Tree to care for her twin sisters. She’s not looking for forever love, not here. But handsome hotelier Jake Crane is a temptation she can’t resist, so she suggests they pair up for the season. No golden rings, no broken hearts. 

New in town, River Best is charmed by Wishing Tree’s homespun traditions and warmhearted people. When she’s crowned Snow Queen, she’s honored but wary. Dylan Tucker, her king, seems like the stuff of sugarplum dreams, but she can’t shake the feeling that he’s hiding something big. 

Wade Rouse is a popular award-winning memoirist and internationally bestselling author of twelve books, which have been translated into twenty languages and selected as Today show Must-Reads, Indie Next Picks and Michigan Notable Books. Rouse writes fiction under his grandma’s name, Viola Shipman, to honor the woman whose heirlooms inspire his writing. He lives in Michigan and California, and hosts Wine & Words with Wade, A Literary Happy Hour, every Thursday.

In A Wish for Winter, despite losing her parents in a tragic accident just before her fourteenth Christmas, Susan Norcross has had it better than most, with loving grandparents to raise her and a gang of quirky, devoted friends to support her. Now a successful bookstore owner and beloved member of her small Michigan lakeside community, Susan is facing down forty—the same age as her mother when she died—and she can’t help but see everything she hasn’t achieved, including finding a love match of her own. So it seems cosmically unfair that the man she makes an instant connection with at an annual Santa Run is lost in the crowd before she can get his name.

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Mon, May 13, 11:00am - 11:30am
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