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Marie Bostwick brings Esme to Town.

Please register here to save your seat and meet Marie Bostwick.
We will be serving Esme's favorite cake!

Buy your copy of "Esme Cahill Fails Spectacularly" from Buxton Books and get it signed by the author. Buxton Books will be on hand for book purchases, or pre-order here: Esme Cahill Fails Spectacularly pre-order

We have issued a Wild and Wooly Quilt Challenge, based on Marie's book cover, use your imagination to create a spectacular art quilt. Read the instructions, and purchase the kit below:
Wild and Wooly Quilt Challenge
Your Wild and Wooly Quilt Challenge must be submitted to Wild and Wooly by May 29th, 2023. 
There will be viewers choice gift certificates prizes for 1st ($100) 2nd ($50) and 3rd ($25) place. Plus one special quilt will receive a ribbon from Marie!

As a bonus Kim McPeake has designed a quilt inspired by the book, it incorporates many components of the book and is fabulous! You can purchase the kit here:
Esme's Mystery Quilt Kit


From the author of The Restoration of Celia Fairchild, comes a novel about the meaning of family and the places we call home. If you love

“southern summer” fiction authors like Mary Alice Monroe and Kristy Woodson Harvey you’ll love Esme Cahill Fails Spectacularly – a novel about family, friendship, and finding your true path in life.

Esme Cahill thinks she has failed spectacularly: fired from her New York City publishing job, divorced from her husband, and possessing little more than a broken-down car and a pile of unfinished manuscripts, she drives home to Asheville at the request of her late grandmother, Adele, who had begged her, just before she died, to return to the place she grew up.

There she discovers the once-charming lakeside retreat run by her family is sliding toward financial ruin, so with the help of her grandfather, George; estranged mother, Robyn; and a travelling chef Dawes (maker of the world’s best grilled cheese sandwich) they set to work. In the attic, Esme unearths a trove of museum-worthy art quilts, sewn by Adele. Piecing together the inspiration behind them, Esme discovers a forgotten chapter in her family history and her grandmother’s untold story, that of a gifted artist who never received her due.

This is an always-emotional, sometimes humorous, very human novel of what it means to be family—the ties that bind us together and the unintentional hurts that can rend us apart. And, along the way, Esme learns that failure can be the first step toward the life you’re meant to find.

Esme Cahill Fails Spectacularly is available for pre-order and will be released on May 30, 2023.

Marie Bostwick is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of uplifting historical and women’s fiction, including the popular Cobbled Court Quilt and Too Much, Texas series of books.


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