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.
An Uncertain Path explores the relationship between Peace, who was abandoned as an infant, and the birth family she finally meets at age 22. If you’re interested in family relationships, you’ll like this one.
A tragic accident links the lives of two young women, unrelated, unknown to one another, causing each to question things she thought were certain, and setting each on a path neither could have imagined.
Peace Morrow, abandoned as an infant, is about to meet the birth family she’s always longed to know. Raised as a Pennsylvania Quaker, she wonders what her Virginia aristocrat family will think of her. What happens when a careless action by one of them takes the family to the brink of disaster?
Rachel Woodard, longing to break out of the safe world she’s always known, takes a drastic step that results in the death of a young man and sets off a chain of events that swirls outward like a pebble dropped in a pool. Can she live a lie to preserve her own life and save everyone she loves from heartbreak? amzn.to/2vhDkz4
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.