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Farmhouse on the Edge of Town

Stories from a B&B in the Mountains of Western Maine

240 pages
Islandport Press
In the late 1990s, Lew-Ellyn Hughes worked as a nurse in Bangor, but her heart was in the mountains of Western Maine. A former military brat who spent childhood summers at a family camp on Moosehead Lake, she longed to see wilderness out her window each day, not concrete buildings and city streets. Her dream came true in 2001 when she bought an 1890s farmhouse in Stratton and, despite her lack of experience, opened a five-room bed and breakfast to help pay the mortgage. Farmhouse on the Edge of Town is a collection of essays and newspaper articles written by Hughes while she learned to run an inn, opened a bakery, and fell in love with a small town and its people.
Author Bio
Lew-Ellyn Hughes is an author and award-winning newspaper columnist. She lives in Greenville. She also wrote the book, Maine Stories.