Viola Shipman Event

Join us at the Crooked Tree Arts Theater on Tuesday, November 15th at 6:00 pm with author Viola Shipman celebrating the release of his new book "A Wish for Winter," which is not only set in Petoskey but also set in a bookstore inspired by McLean & Eakin! Hear all about how it came to be! He will also discuss his other two new books from this year "Magic Season" and "The Edge of Summer".

Please RSVP by emailing or calling us with your name, email adress and the number of people in your party. 

Email: books@mcleanandeakin.com
Phone: 231.347.1180
We're looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Preorder your copy of Viola Shipman's A Wish for Winter, available 11.15. Signed bookplates will be available while supplies last.

About A Wish for Winter:

Despite losing her parents in a tragic accident just before her fourteenth Christmas, Susan Norcross has had it better than most, with loving grandparents to raise her and a gang of quirky, devoted friends to support her. Now a successful bookstore owner in a tight-knit Michigan lakeside community, Susan is facing down forty--the same age as her mother when she died--and she can't help but see everything she hasn't achieved, including finding a love match of her own. To add to the pressure, everyone in her small town believes it's Susan's destiny to meet and marry a man dressed as Santa, just like her mother and grandmother before her. So it seems cosmically unfair that the man she makes an instant connection with at an annual Santa Run is lost in the crowd before she can get his name.

What follows is Susan and her friends' hilarious and heartwarming search for the mystery Santa--covering twelve months of social media snafus, authors behaving badly and dating fails--as well as a poignant look at family, friendship and what defines a well-lived and well-loved life.

"Viola Shipman has written a captivating story for anyone whose memories run deep... This book keeps faith and hope alive " --New York Timesbestselling author Sherryl Woods

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
461 E Mitchell St
Petsokey, MI 49770
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$17.99
ISBN: 9781525804847
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Published: Graydon House - November 15th, 2022

"I love this book--funny, perfect and wonderfully good. A not-to-be-missed delight." --New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery


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$28.99
ISBN: 9781525804892
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Published: Graydon House - November 15th, 2022

"I love this book--funny, perfect and wonderfully good. A not-to-be-missed delight." --New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery


The Edge of Summer By Viola Shipman Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781525811425
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Published: Graydon House - July 12th, 2022

Bestselling author Viola Shipman delights with this captivating summertime escape set along the sparkling shores of Lake Michigan, where a woman searches for clues to her secretive mother's past


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Magic Season: A Son's Story By Wade Rouse Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781335475176
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Published: Hanover Square Press - May 3rd, 2022

"Honest, authentic, heartbreaking and healing. I devoured it in one day."--Jenny Lawson, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Wade Rouse, bestselling author under the pen name Viola Shipman, finds solace with his dying father through their shared love of baseball in this poignant, illuminating memoir of family and forgiveness.


The Heirloom Garden By Viola Shipman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781525804618
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Published: Graydon House - April 28th, 2020

From the USA Today bestselling author of The Summer Cottage

In her inimitable style, Viola Shipman explores the unlikely relationship between two very different women brought together by the pain of war, but bonded by hope, purpose...and flowers.


The Clover Girls By Viola Shipman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781525896002
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Published: Graydon House - May 18th, 2021

From the USA Today bestselling author of The Summer Cottage

"Like a true friendship, The Clover Girls is a novel you will forever savor and treasure." --Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author


The Summer Cottage By Viola Shipman Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781525834233
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Published: Graydon House - April 23rd, 2019

A USA Today Bestseller

"Every now and then a new voice in fiction arrives to completely charm, entertain and remind us what matters. Viola Shipman is that voice and The Summer Cottage is that absolutely irresistible and necessary novel." -- New York Times Bestselling Author Dorothea Benton Frank


The Recipe Box: A Novel (The Heirloom Novels) By Viola Shipman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250149992
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Published: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin - October 29th, 2019

"Filled with cherished memories and treasured recipes, The Recipe Box is a touching tribute to the women and food that unite us and connect our past to the present." —Richard Paul Evans, #1 New York Times bestselling author


The Hope Chest: A Novel (The Heirloom Novels) By Viola Shipman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250820969
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - April 13th, 2021

“A graceful, moving, emotionally impactful read.” —Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in The Rain

"Saugatuck, MI, springs to life in this nostalgic, gentle story of lifelong love along with the emotional support and care that families and friends can provide. " —Library Journal