MJ’s second novel is a romantic comedy set on the Yorkshire coast. It was published by HarperImpulse on 30 June 2017.

Read the first chapter on my blog


‘One of my top books of 2017… side-splittingly hilarious’ The Writing Garnet

’The day I turned 28, I bought a lighthouse and met the love of my life’

Bobbie Hannigan’s life in a cottage by the sea with her dog and her twin sister is perfectly fine … until she decides the logical thing is to buy a lighthouse and open a music venue with Ross Mason, the first boy she ever kissed.

Bobbie tries to be professional with Ross, but the happily-ever-after they’re working toward is too good to resist. That is until someone from his past crawls back to cause trouble. Can Bobbie look past the secrets Ross has been keeping from her? Or will the boy, the lighthouse and the dream all slip away?

Escape to the Yorkshire coast this summer with this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from Mary Jayne Baker!


“So you do anything nice for our birthday then?” Jess asked.

Bought a lighthouse.

“Not really, just took Monty Dog out…”

Bought a lighthouse.

“…popped round Mum’s for a cuppa, picked up our presents from her…”

Bought a lighthouse bought a lighthouse bought a lighthouse.

I groaned. “Jessie, I need to tell you something.”

“Oh God. What this time?”

I let my head sink on to my folded arms. “Mmmf mmf mmfmmf,” I muffled through a mouthful of sleeve.


I lifted my head and fortified myself with another swallow of wine. “Bought a lighthouse.”

“Oh. Right,” she said, looking puzzled. “Bit of tat for Mum’s mantelpiece?”

“No, love, not an ornament. An actual lighthouse. Charlie Mason’s lighthouse. He was selling it for a quid.”

Meet Me at the Lighthouse is available to order now at the links below.
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