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REMINDER: Mary Alice Monroe Signing Today, Friday May 25th

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Today is the day!!

Mary Alice Monroe will be joining us  today, Friday, May 25th from 5 pm to 7 pm at Silver Coast Winery, and she will read and sign copies of her newest book Beach House Reunion

Admission is $7.50 and includes a glass of wine. Silver Coast Winery is located at 6680 Barbeque Rd NW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC.

Can’t wait to see you there!

About Beach House Reunion:

Whisking you back to the shores of her bestselling Beach House series, Mary Alice Monroe weaves together a tale of the struggles and triumphs of the historic Rutledge family of Charleston, South Carolina. Beautifully wrought and rich with keen insight, this is an illuminating tale of new beginnings, resilience, and one family’s enduring love.

Cara Rutledge returns to her Southern home on the idyllic Isle of Palms. Everything is comfortingly the same, yet each detail is rife with painful memories. Only through reconnecting with family, friends, and the rhythms of the Lowcountry can Cara release the hold of the past and open herself to the possibility of a new love, career, and hope for the future.

Meanwhile, her niece Linnea, a recent college graduate who doesn’t know where her life will take her, leaves her historic home in Charleston, with all its entitlement and expectations, and heads to her aunt’s beach house. On the island, she is part of the free, natural ocean lifestyle she loves, rejoining the turtle team, learning to surf, and falling in love. Remembering the lessons of her beloved grandmother, Lovie, the original “turtle lady,” Linnea rediscovers a meaningful purpose to her life and finds the courage she needs to break from tradition.

In this heartwarming novel, three generations of the Rutledge family gather together to find the strength, love, and commitment to break destructive family patterns and to forge new bonds that will endure long beyond one summer reunion.

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This Friday: May 25th Mary Alice Monroe Signing at Silver Coast Winery

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Don’t miss this great event!!

Mary Alice Monroe will be joining us Friday, May 25th from 5 pm to 7 pm at Silver Coast Winery, and she will read and sign copies of her newest book Beach House Reunion

Admission is $7.50 and includes a glass of wine. Silver Coast Winery is located at 6680 Barbeque Rd NW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC.

About Beach House Reunion:

Whisking you back to the shores of her bestselling Beach House series, Mary Alice Monroe weaves together a tale of the struggles and triumphs of the historic Rutledge family of Charleston, South Carolina. Beautifully wrought and rich with keen insight, this is an illuminating tale of new beginnings, resilience, and one family’s enduring love.

Cara Rutledge returns to her Southern home on the idyllic Isle of Palms. Everything is comfortingly the same, yet each detail is rife with painful memories. Only through reconnecting with family, friends, and the rhythms of the Lowcountry can Cara release the hold of the past and open herself to the possibility of a new love, career, and hope for the future.

Meanwhile, her niece Linnea, a recent college graduate who doesn’t know where her life will take her, leaves her historic home in Charleston, with all its entitlement and expectations, and heads to her aunt’s beach house. On the island, she is part of the free, natural ocean lifestyle she loves, rejoining the turtle team, learning to surf, and falling in love. Remembering the lessons of her beloved grandmother, Lovie, the original “turtle lady,” Linnea rediscovers a meaningful purpose to her life and finds the courage she needs to break from tradition.

In this heartwarming novel, three generations of the Rutledge family gather together to find the strength, love, and commitment to break destructive family patterns and to forge new bonds that will endure long beyond one summer reunion.

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This Friday: May 18th Donna Everhart Signing at Silver Coast Winery

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Don’t miss this great event!!

Donna Everheart will be joining us Friday, May 18th from 5 pm to 7 pm at Silver Coast Winery, and she will read and sign copies of her newest book The Road to Bittersweet

Admission is $7.50 and includes a glass of wine. Silver Coast Winery is located at 6680 Barbeque Rd NW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469.

About The Road to Bittersweet:

Set in the Carolinas in the 1940s, The Road to Bittersweet is a beautifully written, evocative account of a young woman reckoning not just with the unforgiving landscape, but with the rocky emotional terrain that leads from innocence to wisdom.

For fourteen-year-old Wallis Ann Stamper and her family, life in the Appalachian Mountains is simple and satisfying, though not for the tenderhearted. While her older sister, Laci—a mute, musically gifted savant—is constantly watched over and protected, Wallis Ann is as practical and sturdy as her name. When the Tuckasegee River bursts its banks, forcing them to flee in the middle of the night, those qualities save her life. But though her family is eventually reunited, the tragedy opens Wallis Ann’s eyes to a world beyond the creek that’s borne their name for generations.

Carrying what’s left of their possessions, the Stampers begin another perilous journey from their ruined home to the hill country of South Carolina. Wallis Ann’s blossoming friendship with Clayton, a high diving performer for a traveling show, sparks a new opportunity, and the family joins as a singing group. But Clayton’s attention to Laci drives a wedge between the two sisters. As jealousy and betrayal threaten to accomplish what hardship never could—divide the family for good—Wallis Ann makes a decision that will transform them all in unforeseeable ways . . .

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Ann B. Ross Book Signing Cancelled

We are so sorry to announce that the Ann B. Ross Book signing scheduled for April 8th from 4pm-6pm has been canceled. Ann will be unable to attend due to an illness.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, we hope to see you at the next event!

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Summer Author Signings Calendar Posted!

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Our Event Calendar with our of our Summer author signings and readings is up on our website! Visit our site to see when your favorite authors are coming for 2018!

We’ve got some great authors lined up for you including Mary Alice Monroe, Karen White, Donna Everheart, Loretta Chase, Ann B. Ross, and Susan Boyer. Most will be held at Silver Coast Winery, but one will be at the Bookstore, so make sure to read the details of each event!

It’s going to be a fantastic season and we hope to see you there!

Click Here to see the Full Schedule

 

 

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Author A.J. Tata & Pelican bookstore host signing at Ironclad Brewery

AJ Tata Direct Fire Book signing

Wednesday, January 31st, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., A.J. Tata will be giving a talk and signing his new book “Direct Fire” at Ironclad Brewery in downtown Wilmington. Pelican Bookstore will be handling the sales. We’d love to see you there!

Ironclad Brewery
115 N. 2nd Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-769-0290

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PHOTOS: Mary Alice Monroe at Silver Coast Winery

What a fantastic event last night with Mary Alice Monroe! We had a packed house!
 
So much fun! Thank you to everyone who came and thanks to Mary Alice for another great talk and another amazing book!
Here are some photos from last night:

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REMINDER: Mary Alice Monroe Signing Tomorrow, Friday, June 23rd

Pelican Bookstore Signing Mary Alice Monroe
 

Mary Alice Monroe will be joining us Friday, June 23rd from 5 pm to 7 pm at Silver Coast Winery, and she will read and sign copies of her newest book Beach House for Rent.

Admission is $7.50 and includes a glass of wine. Silver Coast Winery is located at 6680 Barbeque Rd NW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469. (Map below)

About Beach House for Rent:

Two women. One summer. One very special house.

Two women from different generations are bound together by a beloved beach house. Cara Rutledge, 50, rents her quaint beach house on Isle of Palms to Heather Wyatt, 26, for the summer. Heather’s anxiety keeps her indoors with her caged canaries until the shorebirds–and a man who rescues them–lure her out to the beach. As the summer progresses and Heather’s heart opens to the rhythms of the island, Cara’s life reels with sudden tragedy. When their worlds shift like the sand under their feet these two very different women come together to discover their common bonds and unique strengths. So at summer’s end they, like the migrating shorebirds that come to the island every summer, too, can take flight.

Mary-Alice-Monroe-Author-Photo-271x300About Mary Alice Monroe:

New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe found her true calling in environmental fiction when she moved to coastal South Carolina. Already a successful author, she was captivated by the beauty and fragility of her new home. Her experiences living in the midst of a habitat that was quickly changing gave her a strong and important focus for her novels.

Mary Alice Monroe writes richly textured books that delve into the complexities of interpersonal relationships and the parallels between the land and life. Monroe’s novels are published worldwide. With the same heart of conservation, Monroe has written two children’s picture books as well.

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REMINDER: Lisa Wingate Signing Friday, June 9th

Pelican Bookstore Signing Lisa Wingate

Lisa Wingate will be joining us Friday, June 9th from 5 pm to 7 pm at Silver Coast Winery, and she will read and sign copies of her newest book Before We Were Yours.

Admission is $7.50 and includes a glass of wine. Silver Coast Winery is located at 6680 Barbeque Rd NW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469. (Map below)

About Before We Were Yours:

This masterful, harrowing and ultimately redemptive novel uncovers and brilliantly fictionalizes a devastating slice of little-known American history… and tells a story of a family torn apart by a shocking betrayal.

Memphis, Tennessee, 1936. Docked aboard the family’s shantyboat, the Arcadia, the five Foss children find their lives changed forever when their parents leave them alone one stormy night. Rill Foss, just twelve years old, must shepherd her four younger siblings as they are wrenched from their boat on the Mississippi and thrown into the care of The Tennessee Children’s Home Society, a notorious system of orphanages ultimately deemed responsible for the kidnapping and selling thousands of children in illegal adoptions.

South Carolina, Present Day. Born into a world of wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all. A loving daughter to her father, a U.S. Senator, with her own ambitious career as an assistant D.A. and a handsome fiancé waiting for her in Baltimore, she has lived an admittedly charmed life. But when Avery returns to Aiken to help her father weather a health crisis and a political attack, a chance encounter with May Crandall, an elderly woman she’s never met before, leaves Avery deeply shaken. Avery’s decision to learn more about May’s life will take her on a journey through her family’s long-hidden history, illuminating what’s at the very center of Avery’s story and buried deep within her own heart.­

Based on first hand accounts of the true stories behind the Tennessee Children’s Home Society and the infamously cruel Georgia Tann, who ran the orphanage largely unchecked thanks to friends with deep pockets and far-reaching political power, Wingate has created an incredibly riveting, heart-wrenching read.

Lisa WingateAbout Lisa Wingate:

Lisa Wingate is a former journalist, inspirational speaker, and bestselling author of more than twenty novels. Her work has won or been nominated for many awards, including the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, the Oklahoma Book Award, the Utah Library Award, The Carol Award, the Christy Award, and the RT Booklovers Reviewer’s Choice Award.

The group Americans for More Civility, a kindness watchdog organization, selected Lisa along with six others as recipients of the National Civics Award, which celebrates public figures who work to promote greater kindness and civility in American life. Booklist summed up her work by saying, “Lisa Wingate is, quite simply, a master storyteller.”

 

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Pelican Bookstore Presents: Lisa Wingate “Before We Were Yours” Signing June 9th

Pelican Bookstore Signing Lisa Wingate

Lisa Wingate will be joining us Friday, June 9th from 5 pm to 7 pm at Silver Coast Winery, and she will read and sign copies of her newest book Before We Were Yours.

Admission is $7.50 and includes a glass of wine. Silver Coast Winery is located at 6680 Barbeque Rd NW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469. (Map below)

About Before We Were Yours:

This masterful, harrowing and ultimately redemptive novel uncovers and brilliantly fictionalizes a devastating slice of little-known American history… and tells a story of a family torn apart by a shocking betrayal.

Memphis, Tennessee, 1936. Docked aboard the family’s shantyboat, the Arcadia, the five Foss children find their lives changed forever when their parents leave them alone one stormy night. Rill Foss, just twelve years old, must shepherd her four younger siblings as they are wrenched from their boat on the Mississippi and thrown into the care of The Tennessee Children’s Home Society, a notorious system of orphanages ultimately deemed responsible for the kidnapping and selling thousands of children in illegal adoptions.

South Carolina, Present Day. Born into a world of wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all. A loving daughter to her father, a U.S. Senator, with her own ambitious career as an assistant D.A. and a handsome fiancé waiting for her in Baltimore, she has lived an admittedly charmed life. But when Avery returns to Aiken to help her father weather a health crisis and a political attack, a chance encounter with May Crandall, an elderly woman she’s never met before, leaves Avery deeply shaken. Avery’s decision to learn more about May’s life will take her on a journey through her family’s long-hidden history, illuminating what’s at the very center of Avery’s story and buried deep within her own heart.­

Based on first hand accounts of the true stories behind the Tennessee Children’s Home Society and the infamously cruel Georgia Tann, who ran the orphanage largely unchecked thanks to friends with deep pockets and far-reaching political power, Wingate has created an incredibly riveting, heart-wrenching read.

Lisa WingateAbout Lisa Wingate:

Lisa Wingate is a former journalist, inspirational speaker, and bestselling author of more than twenty novels. Her work has won or been nominated for many awards, including the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, the Oklahoma Book Award, the Utah Library Award, The Carol Award, the Christy Award, and the RT Booklovers Reviewer’s Choice Award.

The group Americans for More Civility, a kindness watchdog organization, selected Lisa along with six others as recipients of the National Civics Award, which celebrates public figures who work to promote greater kindness and civility in American life. Booklist summed up her work by saying, “Lisa Wingate is, quite simply, a master storyteller.”

 

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