Waldo County writer Jennifer Wixson will sign copies of her new release “Peas, Beans & Corn” Saturday, July 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Beyond the Sea, Route 1 at Lincolnville Beach.

The romance of a bygone era infuses this second book  in The Sovereign Series when Maine Army Guardsman Bruce Gilpin returns to Sovereign with the secret dream of restarting the town’s old sweet corn canning factory. He is encouraged in his mission by the passionate young organic foodie Amber Johnson, who reawakens his youthful heart. The course of their true love becomes muddied, however.

Maine once boasted a sweet corn canning industry that was second to none in the nation. At one point, there were nearly 150 corn shops in dozens of small Maine towns including Belfast, Unity, Brooks, Liberty, Penobscot, Winterport and Freedom.

Wixson, a Maine farmer, writer and itinerant Quaker minister, lives in Troy where she and her husband raise Scottish Highland cattle. For more information on her books, visit TheSovereignSeries.com; check out the author’s Facebook page; or follow her on Twitter. For more information on the book event, email Info@BeyondTheSeaMaine.com  or call 789-5555.

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