HOME WITH MY SISTERS has just been released.
“Carter’s latest will reach readers’ hearts with its genuine conversations, authentic situations and strong tension. Within a solidly developed plot, Carter expresses the complex relationships between sisters that can be wrought with emotions — both positive and negative. Hope, Faith and Joy are vivid and distinctively individual in character and their interactions authentic. This is an engaging read.”– RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
Also, the mass paperback of Our First Christmas has been released!
And Murder at an Irish Wedding is coming in February of 2017
Summer is almost over, but with Fall comes Home With My Sisters. Coming September 27th, 2016
First I’m grateful to anyone willing to read a Christmas story in August– and this thoughtful and positive review made all the hard work worth it!
Faith, Hope, and Joy.
As children, the Garland sisters seemed to fit together as seamlessly as their names. Banding together helped them survive their free-spirited parents, who moved from place to place and whim to whim, until their father took off for good. But as the girls grew up, they became virtual strangers.
This Christmas, they intend to spend the holidays in their usual way: far apart. But when an ailing paternal grandmother summons the girls to her lavish estate in Leavenworth Washington, Hope, always the peacemaker, convinces her reluctant sisters to make the trip. Amidst family secrets, a handsome next door neighbor, and a stunning winter backdrop, Mary Carter brings rare insight to the deep and complicated nature of sisterhood—a bond that endures far beyond childhood, and can always bring us home again.
Available now to established book bloggers and reviewers through Net Galley. Contact me for details. Release date of 9/27/16. Starting August 3rd to 30th available as a giveaway on goodreads.
Out Now — Mass paperback for SUMMER DAYS. Slip into your beach bag or into stranger’s beach bags!
That summer feeling: sun-filled days, warm nights, and the sweet expectation that comes with finding–or rediscovering–love…
June 28th — Re-release SUNNYSIDE BLUES
In this funny, surprising, and heartfelt novel, Mary Carter explores the unlikely connection between a rootless young woman and a troubled boy–and the life-changing adventure that ensues. . .
September 27th, 2016 New Release — HOME WITH MY SISTERS
Against a stunning winter backdrop, Mary Carter brings rare insight to the deep and complicated nature of sisterhood—a bond that endures far beyond childhood, and can always bring us home again.
BEA Library Journal Day of Dialog Panel
JOIN ME AND OTHER GREAT AUTHORS FOR A PANEL DISCUSSION AND BOOK SIGNING
May 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Big Authors Panel III
Sonali Dev, A Change of Heart (Kensington Publishing Corp.)
Gayle Forman, Leave Me (Algonquin Books, Workman)
Mary Carter/Carlene O’Connor, Home with My Sisters, Murder in an Irish Village (Kensington Publishing Corp.)
Susan Elizabeth Phillips , First Star I See Tonight (Chicago Stars) (Morrow, HarperCollins)
Jill Shalvis, The Trouble with Mistletoe: A Heartbreaker Bay Novel (Avon, HarperCollins)
Moderator: ROBIN BRADFORD, Collection Development Librarian, Timberland Regional Library