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Bethel's Byrd's Books Zooms in on discussion with bestselling author Mary Simses, on July 29

“Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.” —Unknown

Mary Simses grew up in Darien, Connecticut and began writing short stories as a child. Now the author of The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe and The Rules of Love and Grammar adds what the bookstore's owner Alice Hutchinson calls "the perfect summer read" to her string of delicious bestselling novels. On Wednesday, July 29th, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Bethel's Byrd's Books will Zoom in on a discussion with the author of The Wedding Thief, Mary's new novel about two sisters in love with the same man -- one engaged to him and the other about to sabotage the wedding.  

Called "funny, soulful, and as sweet as buttercream," The Wedding Thief may be just the literary tonic needed during these less than picture-perfect times. After all, it's a story of never getting along and facing the challenges of relationships, answering The Wedding Thief's core question: Will Sara realize what a bridesmaid-zilla she's become in time to fix the damage before Mariel's big day? To register, receive the Zoom link, and purchase your copy of The Wedding Thief, as well as Mary Sinses' other books, go to https://conta.cc/2Wk9RVk 

Currently living in South Florida, Mary Simses spent most of her life in New England, where she worked in magazine publishing, and, later, as a corporate attorney writing short stories "on the side." Her first novel, The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café was adapted as The Irresistible Blueberry Farm for the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel. The author enjoys photography, old jazz standards, and escaping to Connecticut in the summer.

Byrd's Books is now open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, for quick touch-free purchasing and pick-up of bagged prepaid books. Located at 178 Greenwood Avenue, adjacent to The Toy Room and the nearby landmarked Opera House, across the street from the Bethel Public Library, Byrd's Books allows three people, or one family group, to shop at a time. Appointments may be made by phone to shop in the children's section.  If you would like curbside or doorway delivery, please call the shop when you arrive. To answer questions and get suggestions on books to read, call (203) 730 BYRD (2973) or visit ByrdsBooks.com for the latest titles and to add your name to the mailing list. 

Byrd’s Books is a general bookstore that carries only new titles, with a special focus on Connecticut authors, poets, publishers, and illustrators. As a proud member of the American Booksellers Association and its division, Indiebound, Byrd’s Books participates in the larger community of bookselling nationwide, especially encouraging and promoting a vibrant network of independent bookstores.  Byrd's Books features additional sections that include bestsellers, children's books, poetry, mystery, science and nature, and classics, as well as greeting cards, gifts, puzzles, and a large selection of discounted titles.

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