Mary Ellen Shea Clifford is the author of 12 books for teens to share with their mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and friends.
The Saginaw Series includes five short stories: Webber House, Bertie's Bakery Heaven Scent, Andersen Pool, Daniel's Den and Martha Street Market.
The Holiday Series includes four short stories: 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