The Mercer Museum is real and is substantially as portrayed in these stories. The events chronicled in the books are not true - not even close. They are the product of a writer's imagination. I didn't grow up in Bucks County, but this is where I've lived more than half my life and, as a writer, I find the setting so charming that it's impossible not to set a book or two here.
a short story
The life of a disillusioned peace activist takes on new meaning when she takes a day off to visit a small town Folk Festival - all because she can't ignore a creature in distress. If you read Finding Peace and are curious about what happened to Caroline Morrow's miraculous find, the story is continued in Love and Not Destroy.
A baby is found in a basket on the grounds of a small-town museum during their annual Folk Festival. Twenty-two years later, a homeless man is murdered in exactly the same spot. Connection? Or coincidence? Peace Morrow, the foundling, now an adult working at the museum, is haunted by this question and thus begins a quest that explores the nature of family, of loyalty and responsibility. As she tries to reconstruct the victim's history, his story becomes entangled with her own search for family roots, a journey that leads her through the dusty boxes in the museum's basement, to the antique markets in the northern part of the state and, ultimately, to the innermost reaches of her own heart.