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ABOUT MARTHA'S VINEYARD: ISLE OF DREAMS
In the winter of 1982, long before she became the watercolor artist and author we know today, Susan Branch, 34-years-old and heartbroken from the sudden and unexpected end of her marriage in California, "ran away from home" to the Island of Martha's Vineyard hoping to gain perspective.
It was meant to be temporary, a three-month time-out from the daily grind of being broken up and miserable, but within days of her arrival, alone and not quite in her right mind, Susan "accidentally" bought a tiny one-bedroom cottage in the woods ~ which is how she discovered she was moving 3,000 miles away from everyone and everything she had known and loved.
Funny, observant, touching, and addictive (you are not going to want this book to end), based on the diaries she has kept all her life, Susan Branch relates her inspirational tale of lost love and self discovery, her search for roots, purpose, and destiny with laugh-out-loud honesty. A road map for overcoming loss, following your heart, and making dreams come true, charmingly hand-lettered and watercolored in Susan's inimitable style, there are diary excerpts, recipes, and hundreds of photographs.
Printed in the USA, in full color with a ribbon bookmark, Martha's Vineyard, Isle of Dreams is book number two of a continuing story . . . Book one was The Fairy Tale Girl which came out October 2015, and book 3, which was written first, was A Fine Romance, Falling in Love with the English Countryside published in August 2013.
ABOUT SUSAN BRANCH
Susan Branch is the author of thirteen (now fourteen, almost fifteen) books with over four million copies in print ~ all of them hand-written and watercolored, filled with quotes, recipes, tips, stories and personal mementoes. Susan's "Heart of the Home" books celebrate the home arts of cooking, gardening, homemaking, family, best friends, entertaining, and all the things that make life sweet. Susan was born in Southern California, the oldest of eight children (which has been a huge inspiration for her life), and now lives with her husband Joe Hall in an 1849 home on the Massachusetts Island of Martha's Vineyard ~ which she refers to as her "heart magnet." Susan was drawn to New England since childhood and loved it before she ever saw it. She finally moved there in her early 30s, no longer "able to live without four seasons and white picket fences as everyday architecture." One of the most prolific artists working today, Susan has produced close to 3,000 pieces of original art that adorn everything from dish towels and teapots to calendars, books, and wrapping paper. Thousands of ardent fans, "Girlfriends," as she calls them, come in contact with her work every day through her popular blog at www.susanbranch.com.
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