Monday, February 24, 2014

Meet Mercer Addison

My first impression of Mercer Addison was fun and warm. She is quick with quips and exudes friendliness. She is another member of Windtree Press and has a new release this month.

Quote by author George Eliott : “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
A late bloomer in the publishing world, Mercer Addison, took on this quote as her motto, not only for inspiration that she could write interesting stories, but that age doesn’t matter when you really desire something. Mercer (real name, Nancy Lytle) has lived in the Pacific Northwest, and the state of Oregon all her life. She resides in the Portland area with her husband Ty and their little dog Gracie.
After releasing Even Nectar is Poison, a historical suspense, Mercer has since released the book of her heart, Five O’clock Whistle a work of fiction yet inspired by southern ancestors.

I haven't had a chance to read this new release but knowing Mercer and having heard great things about the book from her critique partners, I have it on my ereader.

Even Nectar is Poison by Mercer Addison

Historical set in 1912

Forced to flee Ireland on a ruse created by his nefarious brother, Donald McShane lands in Manhattan. After he is cleared of wrong doing back home, Donald sends for his wife, and his two young children, a son, and a daughter. They are sailing to him on the Titanic. When the ship sinks it opens up a steamer trunk full of mysteries, and one of those mysteries is what Donald discovers when he goes to Halifax to claim his wife’s body. Is Donald’s family dead or alive? Olivia Marsh, a suffragette returning home on the Titanic saves a little girl during the sinking when she is tossed over the Titanic’s railing. Once back home in Manhattan, Olivia is caught up in trying to figure out if the silent child was thrown overboard to save her or kill her and she concludes it’s the latter. This is a drama of family betrayal, high society snobbery, forced child labor, gangs of orphan boys, suffragettes, but most of all, it is about love.

Available at Windtree Press

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