FREEPORT —Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop will host a book signing with Maine author Barbara Kent Lawrence from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday as part of the annual Sparkle Celebration.

Lawrence is the author of “Islands of Time,” published in 2013, and the newly released sequel, “The Other Island: Ben’s Story.”

Set on Mount Desert and Little Cranberry Islands, “Islands of Time” is the story of forbidden love in 1958 between a summer girl named Becky — who tells the story — and a local boy and son of a Down East Maine fisherman named Ben.

After a long cab ride in 2013 with a former ground-fisherman who had recently lost his boat, home, and livelihood, Lawrence began thinking about what changes in the fisheries might have meant to Ben and his family.

She wrote Ben’s side of the same story, and through him, learned as much as she could about the fisheries in the Gulf of Maine.

Copies of “Islands of Time” and “The Other Island: Ben’s Story” will be available for signing and purchase.