Melissa and her younger brother, Brian, move to Munsonville after the death of their father. Steve, a local maintenance man, takes to their family and becomes involved in their lives. From building new bookshelves for Melissa or doing schoolwork with Brian, he becomes a positive force in their daily routines.
One of his favorite things is "manning" the kitchen with Brian, whipping out the family meals. The first book in the BryonySeries mentions food from two time periods, 1975 and the 1890's.
The author, Denise M. Baran-Unland, along with members on the BryonySeries team created a cookbook with recipes straight from "Bryony."
As Steve mentors the Marchellis children, Big Brothers, Big Sisters mentors other children. ALL PROCEEDS from the BryonySeries cookbook, "Memories in the Kitchen: Bites and Nibbles from Bryony,"'will be donated to BIG BROTHERS, BIG SISTERS of WILL and GRUNDY COUNTY!