Based on the diaries Susan has kept since she was in her 20s, THE FAIRY TALE GIRL is book one of a two part series. Together the books are an illustrated memoir, charmingly designed in Susan’s style with her whimsical watercolors and personal photographs. It’s an enchanting story of love and loss, mystery and magic that begins in a geranium-colored house in California, and ends up, like any good fairy tale, on the right side of the rabbit hole, in a small cottage in the woods on the New England Island of Martha’s Vineyard.
THE FAIRY TALE GIRL humorously explores Susan’s journey as an artist and as a girl/woman, from the 1950s through the 1980s. In the first book of the series we get a revealing view of Susan’s early life as the oldest of eight children and the marriage she imagined would be forever; it’s filled with inspiration, romance and discovery, and a leap into the unknown.
Journey back to the olden days with Susan, to the land of happily-ever-after, where men were men and girls just wanted to have fun. Bring a hankie, we think you might need it.
Meet the Author
SUSAN BRANCH is the American author of the 13 HEART OF THE HOME lifestyle books, with over four million in print, all of them homemade, hand-written, and watercolored ~ books about the home arts of cooking, gardening, homemaking, family, best friends, entertaining and the little things that make life sweet.
Born and raised in Southern California, Susan followed her heart to the island of Martha’s Vineyard in her 30s, “unable to live any longer without four seasons and picket fences as everyday architecture.” She shares her 1849 home with her two kitties, Jack and Girl, and Joe Hall, the person Susan calls “the man of her dreams.” She writes a newsletter called “WILLARD,” named for her grandfather, and all about home, the seasons, cooking, kitties, decorating, creativity and the little things that make life sweet.