Wixson’s ‘Maggie’ at Beyond the Sea

Nov 06, 2017
Jen Wixson

Lincolnville — Beyond the Sea, Route 1 at Lincolnville Beach, will host local author Jennifer Wixson for a book signing of her new release, “Maggie’s Dilemma,” Saturday, Nov. 11, from noon to 2 p.m.

Troy farmer and author Wixson has penned five feel-good novels (and a companion cookbook in the works) about life in the country. The Sovereign Series books are set in the mythical small town of Sovereign, Maine (pop. 1,048) and feature a quirky cast of characters who weave in and out of the novels like old friends dropping in for a cup of tea.

Maggie, minister of the town’s little white church, narrates the first three books; the fourth is her daughter Nellie's story. In the fifth and final book, “Maggie's Dilemma,” Maggie finds peace and happiness at last. Each book is a standalone novel, although reading the series in order deepens the reader’s relationship with the characters, who soon feel like best friends.

Fans of Wixson's work have compared her tales to such classics as Lucy Maud Montgomery’s “Anne of Green Gables” and Jan Karon's Mitford series. By offering a peek into this small world of kindness and goodness, the series serves as reminder that, no matter how dark the world appears at times, love is still sovereign.

Wixson, an itinerant Quaker minister in addition to being a farmer and writer, and her husband raise Scottish Highland cattle. For more information on her novels, visit thesovereignseries.com of Wixson’s Facebook author page. For more information about the Beyond the Sea event, call Nanette Gionfriddo at 789-5555 or visit beyondtheseamaine.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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