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Marybeth Mayhew Whalen

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A pseudonym used by Marybeth Whalen

Marybeth Mayhew Whalen is the author of The Things We Wish Were True and five previous novels. She speaks to women's groups around the US. She is the co-founder of the popular women's fiction site, She Reads Marybeth and her husband Curt have been married for 24 years and are the parents of six children, ranging from young adult to elementary age. The family lives in North Carolina. Marybeth spends most of her time in the grocery store but occasionally escapes long enough to scribble some words. She is always at work on her next novel.

Genres: Mystery, Literary Fiction
New and upcoming books
October 2024

Every Moment Since
   The Things We Wish Were True (2016)
   When We Were Worthy (2017)
   Only Ever Her (2019)
   This Secret Thing (2020)
   Every Moment Since (2024)
Marybeth Mayhew Whalen recommends
What the Mountains Remember (2024)
Joy Callaway
"Callaway is back with another insightful rendering of a place and time in history, bringing her trademark attention to detail, warmth, and heart to a story centered around one of the nation's most beautiful and fabled hotels, the Grove Park Inn in Asheville NC. Readers will root for Belle as she uncovers more than she expected, and discovers herself along the way."
The Magic of Found Objects (2021)
Maddie Dawson
"Maddie Dawson has a unique talent for telling a story that goes deep yet maintains a certain lightness throughout, at once giving readers an authentic human experience while making them still feel good about being human. The Magic of Found Objects is a warm, engaging novel that utterly charmed me. Don’t miss it."
Millicent Glenn's Last Wish (2020)
Tori Whitaker
"Readers, meet Millicent Glenn, a tough, savvy lady who has survived many challenges in her ninety-one years. But now she’s facing her biggest one yet…I rooted for Millicent and found the tenderness and complexity of the mother-daughter relationship so lovingly woven through this emotional and gripping story."

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