Mary Ellen Shea Clifford is the author of series books for teens to share with their mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and friends.
The Saginaw Series includes Webber House, Bertie's Bakery Heaven Scent, Andersen Pool and Daniel's Den. A 5th book, Martha Street Market, is being written right now.
The Holiday Series includes No Christmas for Olivia, Easter Break in Florida, Independence Day and A Very Thankful Thanksgiving.
Novels now available: Four Seasons Friends, A Light Shines Forth, and New Beginnings
The books are filled with mystery, suspense, romance, friendship, loving families and fun.
Review from Amazon
I loved the characters in this book. I felt like I knew and liked them right away. I read it out loud to my daughter and we were intrigued from the first sentence. I like the way the author combined the present day with a more nostalgic, sweet, and innocent time of long ago (I could tell because I'm a native of Saginaw and recognized the long-gone Bertie's Bakery and Webber House). The result is a story for today's kids that shows them a life they can choose to have if they put away the video games!
I also like the integration of spirituality into the book. It's a part of the girls' lives and never seems contrived or off-putting. The life the author presents is inviting in every way, from the beautiful relationships that include friendship, romance and an abiding sense of community to the loving but real families. I highly recommend this book, especially as a read aloud with your daughter or granddaughter!
- Jane N. - Webber House Review