New Release: THE WIDOWS’ GALLERY by Marilyn Baron

Today, I’m turning over my blog to a good friend, Marilyn Baron and her good news.
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Hi, everyone.

TheWidows_Gallery_w9270_750Last week, my new novel, The Widows’ Gallery, was released by The Wild Rose Press. The Widows’ Gallery is a Lobster Cove Series book that opens on a cruise ship, makes a stop in Florence, Italy, and is primarily set in Lobster Cove, Maine.

What is Lobster Cove?

Lobster Cove is a fictional small town on the coast of Maine, near Bar Harbor. It is quaint and quirky with a colorful history, a friendly population of charming residents, and a vibrant tourist business. It is home to research scientists and small shop owners, grumpy cops and sassy chefs. Back in the day, it was a bustling fishing town and home to many immigrants, from both the state cabins and the lowest decks.

Lobster Cove authors can write across all of the publisher’s lines, from historicals to contemporary, romance, mainstream, and paranormal, with heat levels from sweet to erotic or anything in between, as long as submissions take place in Lobster Cove and also meet the guidelines for the individual line, including heat level and tone. The Widows’ Gallery is a women’s fiction that features four romances, and my second book, Someday My Prints Will Come, is a fantasy novella that will be released soon.

Hook a Book: A Lobster Cove Facebook Party

We’re having a Lobster Cove Facebook party on Wednesday, February 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., where readers can find out all about the Lobster Cove books and “meet” the authors. At the end of the party we will give away a basket of Lobster Cove print books and a Kindle Fire. We hope you’ll stop by and “Hook a Book” at the Lobster Cove Party. Enjoy a party at the beach—a fire, friends and a good time. Come party with the authors of Lobster Cove at


Childless heiress Abigail Adams Longley and three other widows on a Mediterranean cruise bond over a Renaissance masterpiece in Florence, Italy, and find love, friendship and joy in their joint venture to open an art gallery at the Longley mansion in Lobster Cove, Maine.

Since the death of her husband, Abigail has been lonely and drifting in a house that’s too big and a town that’s too small. When she literally runs into sexy widower and whale-watching excursion captain Tack Garrity on the dock, she’s entranced by his adorable five-year-old daughter.

But will Tack, who has harbored a secret crush on Abigail for almost two decades, be able to capture her heart? A secret pact her husband made with Tack could either tear them apart or bring them closer together and change their lives forever.


Abigail Adams Longley looked around at the three women flanking her in Hall 10/14 of the Uffizi Gallery. They were all staring at The Birth of Venus like wide-eyed art students. Admittedly, the painting was as compelling as when the Medici family originally commissioned the tempera on canvas in the fifteenth century. But for Abigail, seeing the painting again wasn’t cathartic. It was beautiful, but that wasn’t the feeling she was going for. Peace. Why couldn’t she get some goddamned peace in this life?

Abigail glanced at the square-cut, four-carat diamond on her finger, gazed at the sparkle of the ring she hadn’t removed since the day Louis had proposed. And now, a whole year after his death, she still hadn’t taken it off. Conventional wisdom dictated that you weren’t supposed to make any major life decisions until a year after a spouse’s death. Well, it had been a year already, and she hadn’t wanted to make even one decision—major or minor—about where to live, where to go, or what to do. Whoever said money can’t buy happiness had devised another dead-on axiom. She had all the money in the world—in fact Louis had left her a big chunk of the globe. He’d left her set for life, monetarily. But she would have traded every cent for the chance to be with him again. Louis was gone, and the sooner she faced the fact that she was alone on this planet, the better off she’d be.

Buy Links:

Amazon (Kindle Edition or Paperback)

Barnes & Noble Nook

The Wild Rose Press

About the Author:

IMG_1172 (2)Marilyn Baron is a corporate public relations consultant in Atlanta. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America and Georgia Romance Writers (GRW), recipient of the GRW 2009 Chapter Service Award and winner or finalist of writing awards in single title, suspense romance, novel with strong romantic elements and paranormal romance.

Marilyn writes in a variety of genres, including: Humorous coming-of-middle age women’s fiction (The Widows’ Gallery, Stones, and Significant Others); a psychic suspense series (Sixth Sense, Homecoming Homicides and the soon to be released Killer Cruise); and historical romantic thrillers (Under the Moon Gate and the prequel, Destiny: A Bermuda Love Story) for The Wild Rose Press; and humorous paranormal short stories for TWB Press (A Choir of Angels, Follow an Angel, The Stand-In Bridegroom, Dead Mix and The Files Death Forgot). She also wrote three books with her sister Sharon, a Florida artist, including a musical about Alzheimer’s called Memory Lane.

Marilyn is a member of the Roswell Reads Steering Committee and belongs to two book clubs. A native of Miami, Florida, Marilyn now lives in Roswell, Georgia, with her husband and they have two daughters. She graduated from The University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism [Public Relations sequence] and a minor in Creative Writing.

When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, going to movies, eating Italian food and traveling. She often sets her stories in places she’s visited, including Bermuda, Australia and Italy, where she spent six months studying in Florence during her senior year in college.

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24 Responses to New Release: THE WIDOWS’ GALLERY by Marilyn Baron

  1. Hey, Marilyn! The book sounds great. Love the cover. Very pretty!


  2. Sandra Elzie says:

    Hi Marilyn, Love the concept of your newest release. I’ve got it on my Kindle…just need a bit more time to read it. 🙂 Keep writing, we love the good reads!

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  3. marilynbaron says:

    Carol and Sandy, thank you. I am so happy to be on Carol’s blog today. Thanks for hosting me.



  4. This sounds delightful. Can’t wait to read!

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  5. Sounds like a great read, Marilyn!

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  6. Sia Huff says:

    Congratulations, Marilyn. Lobster Cove sounds quaint. The Widows’ Galley sounds entertaining.

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  7. I love stories set in small towns! Sounds great!


  8. Love it! And I signed up for the Facebook party, too!


  9. Carol, Thank you for having me on your blog. I really enjoyed it.


  10. Since I love Maine and lobster–I think this is the next book I will be reading! Thanks for a fun blog and compelling excerpt.


    • Susan,
      Thanks so much for commenting. I love lobster, too especially fried lobster tail, and the one time I visited Maine for a wedding I fell in love with it and it’s someplace I’d like to live. I think you’ll like the book. It’s a combination of women’s fiction and romance (actually it has four romances) and it’s humorous, too.

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  11. susancarlisle1 says:

    I love Italy and Maine. The book cover is great and the story sound wonderful.


    • marilynbaron says:

      I love Italy too and what I’ve seen of Maine. Thank you for commenting and I’m glad you like the cover.


  12. Eli Pacheco says:

    If it’s Carol-approved, it must be good! Very promising after this post. Sorry I missed the Facebook event!


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