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Bestselling author returns to Sisters

Bestselling author Marie Bostwick will sign her latest novel, "Esme Cahill Fails Spectacularly," at Paulina Springs Books on Saturday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bostwick continues her tradition of signing books during Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.

Bostwick is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of uplifting historical and women's fiction. Drawing on her lifelong love of quilting and her unshakable belief in the power of sisterhood, Marie's popular Cobbled Court Quilt series has been embraced by quilters and non-sewers alike. Her standalone books have also found a passionate following among lovers of women's fiction. Marie's novel "The Second Sister" was adapted into the 2018 Hallmark Hall of Fame feature film "Christmas Everlasting," starring Patti LaBelle. Marie's novel "Hope on the Inside" was published in March 2019 and chosen as a Reader's Digest "Select Editions" book.

Marie lives in Washington state with her husband and a beautiful but moderately spoiled Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

"Esme Cahill Fails Spectacularly" is 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.

Paulina Springs Books is located at 252 W. Hood Ave. For more information call 541-549-0866 or visit


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