Mary Ellis is one of the most noteworthy authors of America, who has written some of the very successful books in her writing career. Most of the novels written by her are based on the romance, Christian, and suspense genres. Many of those novels have gone on to win a number of prestigious awards and recognition over the course of her writing career. Author Ellis is well known for developing the plots of her novels, mostly around the Amish community. As many as 12 books written by her have gone on to win awards in various categories. Besides the Amish community settings, some other novels written by author Ellis are set in a few historical places during the time of the Civil War and seem to have an element of romance in them. Overall, she has written some 7 to 8 novels series, each comprising of not more than 3 to 4 books. The latest book written by author Ellis is titled as ‘Midnight on the Mississippi’, which is a part of the mystery novel series, ‘Secrets of the South ‘ and is described as having taken place in New Orleans. Author Ellis was born in Cleveland, The United States. Before going on to take up writing as a full time career, she used to teach in a school.
After some years in teaching, author Ellis left and went on to become a sales representative for the Hershey Chocolate. This job allowed her to have several amazing and sweet fringe advantages. However, she left this too after feeling the urge to write stories on her own. Apart from writing interesting, romantic, suspenseful, and mysterious novels, author Ellis loves to travel to different places a lot. She also enjoys doing gardening, swimming, bicycling, as well as a few other eventful things in her life. As of today, author Ellis lives in Ohio along with her husband, a pet cat and a pet dog. Whenever she is not busy writing novels, she can be seen interacting with her fans on the social network. Author Ellis likes it very much resolve the issues of her patient readers as well as inform them about the recent happenings in her writing career. The fans and readers usually interact with her on her personal website or through her official Facebook page on the social network. Whenever author Ellis decides to write the plot of a historical romance novel, she visits a particular place of historical importance and stays in a nearby luxury hotel. Many a times, she gains a lot of inspiration from the historical landmarks in writing the subplots of her novels. These days, author Ellis is busy giving the finishing touches to her recent mystery novel. With each and every published novel, Mary Ellis asks her readers to sign up for her newsletter, which she sends two times every year. On several occasions, author Ellis distributes a few free copies of her latest releases so as to celebrate her achievement. Author Ellis always hopes that her novels fill her readers with fun filled summers and lovely springs. She often likes to take some time off from her writing and spends them by walking in the sunshine. Ellis also liked to relax in the shade along with a glass full of lemonade or sweet tea.
One of the most successful novel series written by author Mary Ellis is titled as ‘Wayne County’. This series consists of just two books which were published in the year 2011. The first book was titled as ‘Abigail’s New Hope’ and was released by the Harvest House publication in the year 2011. The plot shows Abigail Graber is the main lead, who works as a midwife in the Amish county. She loves to bring the babies into their beautiful world. But one of the deliveries goes wrong and Abigail is forced to deal with some hard choices. With her best efforts, she saves the child, but the mother dies. The case goes into the hands of a heartless judge who rules Abigail to serve a term in the county jail for making the mistakes during the delivery. Before going to prison, she asks her sister Catherine to take care of her children, while her husband Daniel works on the farms. Catherine meets the reclusive cousin of Daniel named Isaiah in his house, who was deaf. The whole Amish community thought Isaiah to be a simple person. But, Catherine discovers that he has an unexpected gift, while trying to teach him how to communicate. During the time of her stay in the Amish community, Catherine takes care of all the needy people and in return, she gets the much required love. On the other hand, Isaiah finds the existence of God with the support of Catherine and other people of the Amish community. Overall, the book appears to be a story of maintaining faith, overcoming grief, and finding hope in the most difficult situations.
The second book in the Wayne County series written by author Mary Ellis was published under the title ‘A Marriage for Meghan’. This book is set in Shreve, Ohio, United States, and revolves around the central character named Meghan, residing in the Amish county. At the beginning of the book, Meghan is depicted as a 19 year old, bright, eager, and dedicated girl. She wants to prove her bishop father that she is ready to teach in the district of the Old Order. But, just as she begins to gain assurance and confidence, Meghan faces challenges to her authority and patience from a troubled student and a male suitor respectively. Soon, it appears that a series of crimes threaten the Amish county, causing love and life tensions to Meghan. She begins to get attracted towards the handsome agent from the FBI, called as Thomas Mast. He is sent to the Amish community in order to investigate the string of crimes that have taken place recently. As Meghan begins to feel that she is the cause of the disturbance of the serene county, Thomas Mast tries to make her believe that it is not true. With the passage of time, both of them begin to feel the true love for each other behind their mixed feelings. In the end, the novel proved to be a timeless description of personal quests for love, hope, and faith.Book Series In Order » Authors » Mary Ellis