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Posted: 05/18/2013

Local author and former Mrs. Maryland America, Mary Jane Buettner visits Greetings & Readings for a book signing and photo story on Saturday, May 18 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

A KEY TO LOVEAuthor Mary Jane Buettner's first book is A KEY TO LOVE, a book for which a portion of the author's proceeds will be donated to various charities.

A KEY TO LOVE is a combination fictional story loosely based on the history of St. John Catholic Church (cornerstone dated April 18, 1865) located in Carroll County and a factual chronicle which highlights 70 pages of historical photographs. The text describes what really happened to the Gothic masterpiece; ten Franz Mayer stained glass windows and fourteen European-designed, four-foot-by-six-foot Stations of the Cross created from horsehair and wood paste. These unique tableaus were removed from the church of 1865, taken to a man's barn and protected for 26 years until Father John DoBranski and a caravan of men brought them back to be hung in the new St. John Church in Westminster, Maryland, back where they belonged.

Book club moderators will appreciate two series of included book club questions for adults and young adults. A KEY TO LOVE is an excellent choice for an interesting book club discussion.

The author will present a photo story consisting of a beautiful, stirring, and inspirational slide show set to classical music. The two-minute photo story highlights images from the seventy pages Historical Chronicle section of the book.

Against a vivid backdrop of historical fiction, Mary Jane Buettner weaves a compelling tapestry of both a family's love story that includes religious artifacts, Civil War relics and hidden treasure, and of an antique key which may unlock a dream for the future, encompassing an entire lifetime.

Order A KEY TO LOVE before the author's appearance and request a personalized, autographed edition at no extra charge. At the signing, the book will be available in both hardcover and paperback.

 
 
 
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