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Secrets of Grace Manor a “Must-Read” Kate Grace Novel by Maryann Ridini Spencer
From the magical shores of present-day Kauai to the stately manors of 19th century Europe the gift of a family heirloom exposes a centuries-old mystery. FREE WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED.

Maryann Ridini Spencer

Welcome to my author website and Simply Delicious Living Magazine. As a novelist, cookbook author, recipe developer, print lifestyle journalist, TV Host, and television and film writer/producer, I have a passion for writing and creating content for books, magazines, newspapers, television, film, video, and radio that inspires, uplifts, entertains and informs.

I first developed a love of storytelling when I was a child, thanks to my English teachers in middle school. I wrote stories from historical fiction to modern-day romances,  mysteries, even futuristic tales. And then I forgot about my writings…until much later. Read More.

Lady in the Window

“Maryann Ridini Spencer lends her talented pen to a sweeping tale that is sure to involve the heart.”

Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times best-selling author

Lady in the Window is an inspiring and inspirational story; a perfect remedy for the stresses we all experience, and as soothing as an ocean sunset. Maryann Ridini Spencer writes beautifully with great insight into the human heart. This is a story that will stay with you for a long time.”

–Nelson DeMille, #1 New York Times best-selling author

The Paradise Table

“Maryann Spencer magically weaves together the breathtaking beauty and spirituality of Kauai, miracles, and the power of faith and love into an intriguing quest for the truth. The Paradise Table is not just another mystery—it is a heartwarming validation of self-trust, friendship, love, and healing.”

—Kathy Strong, award-winning travel author and columnist for USA Today/Gannett Newspapers and founder of PSWishYouWereHereTravel.com

Secrets of Grace Manor

“Maryann Ridini Spencer’s Secrets of Grace Manor takes you on Kate Grace’s continuing mystical journey inside the spiritual Aloha life. Filled with mystery, love, intrigue, hope, and faith, it taps into social and racial issues that still pervade our society. The visual swath of Ms. Spencer’s pen makes you feel like you’re right there with Kate throughout her journey. It’s a magical read!”

—Elliot Slutzky, President of Distribution, Open Road Films, Los Angeles

Simply Delicious Living with Maryann® — Entrees

Over 40 easy-to-make, delicious recipes made with fresh and natural ingredients that will make your taste buds jump for joy!

Award-Winning Movies & TV Series

The Lost Valentine

“The Lost Valentine,” an award-winning, critically acclaimed movie co-produced/written by Maryann Ridini Spencer, was based on the best-selling novel “The Last Valentine” by James Michael Pratt. When it premiered in 2011, “The Lost Valentine” became Hallmark Hall of Fame’s most highly rated movie in four years and won CBS-TV the night with over 15 million viewers tuning in. Receiving critical acclaim, and nominated for many awards, in 2012, the film won a “Faith and Freedom” award for inspiring American values and ideals at the nationally televised, star-studded, 20th Annual Movieguide Awards (February 2012). Read More.

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Recent Articles from Simply Delicious Living® Magazine

Making Decisions From Strength to Live Your Best Life with Author Stone Love Faure

Every day we have to make decisions about our lives — how we want to live, what we’d like to do, how to respond in a confrontation or revelation…the list goes on. Speaker, Counselor, and Author of “Decision Time: How […]


On Writing, ALOHA, and Simply Delicious Living

On Wednesday, July 7, 2021, I had a FUN interview with Trevor Maeder on the KMA Morning Radio Show (960AM/99.1 FM, Shenandoah, Iowa and online) talking about writing, ALOHA, and Simply Delicious Living. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN! Google+


Salad Wrap

During summer (actually, any time of year!), I love to enjoy a cool, crisp salad. One night, looking for something tasty and easy to make without having to turn on the stove, I came up with this “Salad Wrap” that […]


Author Talk: Facebook Live July 15, 2021, 1:00 PM

FACEBOOK LIVE AUTHOR TALK Thursday, July 15, 1:00 pm, https://facebook.com/SantaRosaPress with Authors Robbie Motter, (“It’s All About Showing Up: The Power is in the Asking,” https://amzn.to/3d1tjiA), Maryann Ridini Spencer (“Secrets of Grace Manor,” a Kate Grace Novel,” https://amzn.to/3cGcZSJ ), Barbara […]


Facebook LIVE Author Talk June 17, 2021

Facebook LIVE “Author Talk” Thursday, June 17, 2021, with Authors Robbie Motter (“It’s All About Showing Up: The Power is in the Asking,” https://amzn.to/3d1tjiA), Maryann Ridini Spencer (“Secrets of Grace Manor,” a Kate Grace Novel, https://amzn.to/3cGcZSJ ), Dr. Nephetina Serrano (“The Marriage Corporation,” https://amzn.to/34HgNQa), […]


Guiltless Nachos – Healthy Comfort Food

When you’re looking to enjoy some comfort food, a delicious appetizer, or a healthy snack, try my “Guiltless Nachos,” made with all-natural ingredients. This recipe is so easy. I love to make it in the microwave and serve it ASAP. […]