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Local author Mary DeMuth sets latest novel in Rockwall

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Mary DeMuth of Rockwall, Texas writes both non-fiction and fiction and is celebrating her latest fictional title, The Muir House, with a Book Launch Party at the Fontenot Home in Heath, TX.

The Muir House releases this July from Zondervan and features some of the author's favorite themes: coping with trauma and the struggle of healing, but this is the first time she sets her writing in her own town. The main character of The Muir House comes back to Rockwall to face her past and is set in the Reese House, a historical home on Highway 205.

Mary's Book Launch Party on June 26, 2011 is open to the public from 1-4 p.m. at the Fontenot Home at 245 Blue Heron Lane in Heath. Contact Leslie Wilson of AHA Marketing for more details: 214.505.5336.

Amazon Product Description:

'You'll find home one day. Sure as sweet tea on a hot afternoon.' Words from Willa Muir's sketchy childhood haunt her dreams and color her days with longing, regret, and fear. What do the words mean? Willa is far from sure. When Hale Landon places a ring on her finger, Willa panics, feeling she can't possibly say yes when so much in her past is a mystery. Bent on sorting out her history, Willa returns to Rockwall, Texas, to the Muir House Bed and Breakfast, a former funeral home. But the old place holds her empty memory close to itself. Willa's mother utters unintelligible clues from her deathbed, and the caretaker of the house keeps coveted answers carefully protected. Throw in an old flame, and Willa careens farther away from ever knowing the truth. Set in a growing suburb of Texas, The Muir House explores trauma, healing, love new and old, and the life-changing choices people make to keep their reputations intact.

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