The owner of the Hudson Valley wedding venue is also an acclaimed author


Author Betsy Scott offers hope and reconciliation with Journey to Safe Harbor

Journey to Safe Harbor by Elizabeth Jacks Scott

Journey to Safe Harbor, the memoir of Betsy Scott, available on Amazon

Hudson Valley's Best Wedding Venue The Hill

Historic Hudson Valley Wedding Venue The Hill

Betsy Scott writes a personal story of three generations of tragedy and healing

HUDSON, NY, USA, July 10, 2022 / — Writers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and Elizabeth Jacks Scott is no exception. Known as Betsy to family, friends and clients, Scott enjoyed a fulfilling life as an educator, therapist, social worker, ordained minister and wedding venue owner in the Hudson Valley. , as well as wife and mother. She now adds the author to her long list of accomplishments with “Journey to Safe Harbor.”

Scott’s memoir begins with the legacy of a former sailmaker in Tenants Harbor, Maine. The building contains the memories of six generations and Scott weaves a personal story that encompasses three of them. Beginning with her family’s trauma in Tenants Harbor, she recounts a deeply personal look at an enduring legacy that unfolded in India as well as Chicago’s Southside.

The author’s story covers his family’s good intentions that led to unintended and even tragic consequences. His story is one of putting service, duty and “aiming to do good in the world” at the heart of family love. And while “Journey to Safe Harbor” presents the tragedy and resulting fragmentation of Scott’s family, it is also a story of healing, reconciliation and hope.

These days, Scott, along with her husband Al, is busy owning The Hill, an estate built in 1801 and one of upstate New York’s most distinguished wedding venues. Popular with New York couples planning a Hudson Valley wedding, The Hill has been featured in Martha Stewart ( The historic Palladian barn, which can accommodate up to 300 people, caters to couples looking for a wedding weekend of rustic elegance.

Scott is also the author of another memoir, “Widowhood: A Doorway to Calling and Conversion.” She and her husband divide their time between the Hudson Valley, New York and the Maine coast. Between them, their family includes four children and eight grandchildren. “Journey to Safe Harbor” and “Widowhood” are both available on Amazon.

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