Wish Upon a Shell (Lighthouse Point Book 1)
Sometimes the right person enters your life at exactly the wrong time...
For the first time in her life, struggling bakery owner Julie Farmington has something that is all hers.
Shes not interested in any entanglements or anything that takes her mind off her goalincluding the handsome stranger who is only in town for a month.
Forced to take time off work, Reed Newman makes a spur-of-the-moment decision and books a trip to Belle Island, Florida. A surprising choice that goes against everything in the rigid, well-planned life he fills with constant activity to keep from dealing with his pain and guilt.
As he struggles to make peace with his pastand learn to relaxhe finds himself falling for the charming owner of The Sweet Shoppe. But Julie tells herself she isnt interested in a man who is just going to leave when he returns home. Shes not interested in adding yet one more name to the list of people who have walked out of her life.
Shes not interested. Really.
But emotions heat up. Reed's past and Julie's present collide and history threatens to repeat itself.
And neither one saw it coming...
Get this heartwarming first book in the Lighthouse Point series. Three friendsTally, Susan, and Juliesupport each other through triumphs and failures, love and loss. Fall in love with Belle Island and the friendlyor not so friendlytownsfolk on this small southern island.
Read the entire Lighthouse Point series:
Wish Upon a Shell - Book One
Wedding on the Beach - Book Two
Love at the Lighthouse - Book Three
Cottage Near the Point - Book Four
Return to the Island - Book Five
Bungalow by the Bay - Book Six
Try the Comfort Crossing Series - Camille from Lighthouse Point is off causing trouble in this series too
The Shop on Main
The Memory Box
The Christmas Cottage
The Christmas Scarf
The Magnolia Cafe
The Unexpected Wedding
Or try the Sweet River series - youll find familiar characters from Comfort Crossing and Lighthouse Point
A Dream to Believe in
A Memory to Cherish
A Song to Remember
Florida's Living Beaches: A Guide for the Curious Beachcomber
The first edition of Florida's Living Beaches (2007) was widely praised. Now, the second edition of this supremely comprehensive guide has even more to satisfy the curious beachcomber, including expanded content and additional accounts with more than 1800 full-color photographs, maps, and illustrations.
It heralds the living things and metaphorical life along the state's 700 miles of sandy beaches. The expanded second edition now identifies and explains over 1400 curiosities, with lavishly illustrated accounts organized into Beach Features, Beach Animals, Beach Plants, Beach Minerals, and Hand of Man.
How to Read a Florida Gulf Coast Beach: A Guide to Shadow Dunes, Ghost Forests, and Other Telltale Clues from an Ever-Changing Coast (Southern Gateways Guides)
Come explore the geology of Florida's Gulf Coast beaches, from a bird's-eye view down to a crab's-eye view. You'll journey from Panhandle sugar-sand beaches to southwestern shell beaches, taking a fresh look at the ever-changing landscape. With Tonya Clayton as your guide, you'll learn how to recognize the stories and read the clues of these dynamic shores, reshaped daily by winds, waves, and sometimes bulldozers or dump trucks.
This dynamic tour begins with a broad description of Florida's Gulf Coast, roaming from popular Perdido Key in the northwest to remote Cape Sable in the south. You'll first fly over large-scale coastal features such as the barrier islands, learning to spot signs of the many processes that shape the shores. In subsequent chapters you'll visit dunes and beaches to check out sand ripples, tracings, and other markings that show the handiwork of beach breezes, ocean waves, animal life, and even raindrops and air bubbles. You'll also encounter signs of human shaping, including massive boulder structures and sand megatransfers. With a conversational style and more than a hundred illustrations, How to Read a Florida Gulf Coast Beach makes coastal science accessible, carrying vacationers and Florida natives alike on a lively, informative tour of local beach features.
Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press
Moon Florida Gulf Coast (Travel Guide)
Whether you're kayaking through mangroves, bodysurfing with manta rays, or sunbathing with a piña colada in hand, soak up the Sunshine State with Moon Florida Gulf Coast. Inside you'll find:
- Flexible, strategic itineraries from a weeklong family vacation to a 10-day road trip covering all 700 miles of the Florida Gulf Coast, designed for beach-goers, wildlife enthusiasts, water sports lovers, and more
- The best spots for outdoor adventures like kayaking, hiking, biking, bird-watching, and fishing and the best beaches for swimming, sunsets, and seclusion
- Top activities and unique experiences: Discover the vibrant performing arts scene in Sarasota or stroll through quaint riverfront towns and secluded island enclaves. Unwind on shell-scattered beaches, collect fresh scallops in spring-fed waters, explore winding mazes of mangroves, or spot gators in the swampy Everglades. Ride the coasters at Busch Gardens, browse art galleries in Naples, or check out a local swamp buggy race. Sail through the canals of Tampa, kick back at a beachfront oyster bar, and sip a local brew as the sun sets over the ocean
- Expert advice from Florida native Jason Ferguson on where to stay, where to eat, and how to get around by car, bus, or boat
- Photos and detailed maps throughout
- Background information on the Gulf Coast's landscape, wildlife, history, and culture
- Handy tips for international visitors, families with kids, LGBTQ travelers, and travelers with disabilities
For more of the Sunshine State, try Moon Florida Keys. Hitting the road? Check out Moon South Florida & the Keys Road Trip.
- Avalon Travel Publishing
Shells of Floridas Gulf Coast: Folding Guide (Foldingguides)
Cedar Key to Marco Island
Apparent Wind (The Forgotten Coast Florida Suspense Series Book 7)
Missed the earlier books in the series? Now's a great time to catch up! Special Kindle Countdown Deals on the first nine books, Sep 4-11, to celebrate the release of the 10th book, Overboard.
In Apalachicola, FL, what goes in the river doesn't always stay there.
When some locals find a dead woman in the jaws of a gator, it's fairly upsetting. When Lt. Maggie Redmond finds lifelong friend Axel Blackwell in the dead woman's hotel room, it's a little more upsetting than that.
Axel becomes the chief suspect in his ex-wife's murder, but Maggie is convinced that he would never harm the beautiful but tragic Marisol Corzo.
As Axel deals with his loss, and the potential loss of his freedom, Maggie works to unravel the evidence, evidence that suggests Marisol brought about her own demise. Drug dealers from down south seek to expand their commerce to the sleepy, coastal town of Apalachicola, FL, and it seems that the dead woman is the one who led them there.
As Maggie tries to understand who Marisol really was, she also comes to terms with who she really is, and with her true connection to town crime lord Bennett Boudreaux.
Told with the dry humor, rich coastal atmosphere, and character-driven suspense for which the series is known, Apparent Wind is the 7th book in the Forgotten Coast Florida Suspense series. Although the series is best enjoyed read in order, Apparent Wind can be read as a standalone novel.
What readers are saying about the Forgotten Coast Florida Suspense Series
Not only does McKenna not disappoint, she exceeds already high expectations with this exciting, well-written sequel. The characters are multi-layered, their actions believable. And as McKenna showed in Low Tide, she can wallop you when you least expect it.
If only Dawn McKenna could write as fast as we can read.
Very few people write southerners well. This author is right there among the very best.
The forgotten Coast series has gotten like a great TV series you can't wait for the next one to come out so you can see where its leading.
Not just absorbing and full of surprises, but impossible to predict. McKenna has an amazingly fertile imagination.
I discovered this series quite by accident. I love her in-depth characterizations, vivid imagery, and witty dialogue, all reminiscent of James Lee Burke. It's rare to find this quality of writing on Kindle Unlimited.
The Forgotten Coast series has lyrical writing that is descriptive without going overboard (no pun intended) and a truly thrilling story line with well developed characters.
Riptide (The Forgotten Coast Florida Suspense Series Book 2)
Missed the first book of the bestselling Forgotten Coast Florida series? Now's the time to grab it! Low Tide is specially priced at 99 cents through January 13th!
Once again, sinister things are afoot in Apalachicola, FL, and one of them is an actual foot.
When a local fisherman finds a severed limb in his net, it sets off a chain of events that no one can anticipate.
Lt. Maggie Redmond soon discovers that the foot belongs to the friend of another recently dead guy, Gregory Boudreaux, the man she never told anyone about. Gregorys death was thought to be a suicide. That seems less likely, now that his best friend Sports foot has shown up out of the blue, as it were.
When it starts looking like town villain Bennett Boudreaux might be responsible for eliminating Sport, things begin to get a little weird. Especially since Maggies started to take a liking to Bennett. Shes also taken a real liking to her boss, Sheriff Wyatt Hamilton, but both her relationship to Bennett and her secret connection to the dead men threaten hers and Wyatts relationship.
Is Bennett protecting or avenging Maggie for some reason, or does he have something altogether different on his mind?
Excerpt from review of Low Tide, Book One in the Forgotten Coast Florida Series:Ms. McKenna is able to introduce you to a character and make them so lifelike and real, that you're certain she's telling you about someone she knows very well. As for twists and turns, yeah, you'd better buckle up. Florida writers need to watch out, or better still read Dawn McKenna's books. She's the real deal. Wayne Stinnett, bestselling author of the Jesse McDermitt series
About the Forgotten Coast Florida Series:
The first four books of the series, Low Tide, Riptide, What Washes Up, and Landfall, lay the foundation for the entire series. There are subplots resolved in each book, but there is also an overarching plot that is not resolved until Landfall, so they should be read in sequence.
Subsequent books in the series will be both longer and stand alone novels that can be read in any sequence.
Low Tide (The Forgotten Coast Florida Suspense Series Book 1)
Now is a great time to cozy up with the book that began this bestselling series.
"You'd better buckle up."
Ms. McKenna is able to introduce you to a character and make them so lifelike and real, that you're certain she's telling you about someone she knows very well. I see nothing but success for this author, she's definitely found her corner with the Forgotten Coast series.
Florida writers need to watch out, or better still read Dawn McKenna's books. She's the real deal.......Wayne Stinnett, author of the bestselling Jesse McDermitt Caribbean Adventure series
In Apalachicola, Florida, sinister things are afoot, as sinister things tend to be.
Lt. Maggie Redmond is called to a crime scene on St. George Island, where she is met with the body of Gregory Boudreaux. The medical examiner calls it a suicide, but no one knows that Maggie has a horrible connection to the dead man.
When Gregorys uncle, Bennett Boudreaux, the richest and scariest man in town, takes a sudden interest in Maggie, people start to wonder, Maggie included. Maggie knows he may suspect her of killing his nephew, but she finds herself slowly drawn to the man.
As Maggie fights to help a young girl escape the clutches of a volatile drug dealer whod love to see Maggie dead, she also struggles to hide her dark link to a dead man, and her burgeoning relationship with her boss, Sheriff Wyatt Hamilton.
Unfortunately, secrets have a way of revealing themselves at low tide.
Where to start?
First off, I received an advance copy from the author and read it in a day. Unusual for me, to say the least. I read Dawn McKenna's earlier work, See You, and was amazed and simply couldn't believe it was her first book. Then she goes and jumps genre on me.
A good thing in this case, at least for me, as I love a good mystery/thriller. And this book is one I'd highly recommend to my own readers and will in fact be doing just that. Ms. McKenna is able to introduce you to a character and make them so lifelike and real, that you're certain she's telling you about someone she knows very well.
As for twists and turns, yeah, you'd better buckle up. I understand there will be several more in this series coming in rapid fire succession, so read fast. I see nothing but success for this author, she's definitely found her corner with the Forgotten Coast series.
About the Forgotten Coast Florida Series:
The first four books of the series, Low Tide, Riptide, What Washes Up, and Landfall, lay the foundation for the entire series. There are subplots resolved in each book, but there is also an overarching plot that is not resolved until Landfall, so they should be read in sequence. Later books can be read in any order.
"I'd love to come up with even more reasons to read this book, but everyone before me has been so eloquent with their comments I can't think of anything original. All I can say is Ms. McKenna hopefully has a long and prosperous writing career ahead of her - and one I look forward to keeping up with."
...and Riptide (The Forgotten Coast Florida Suspense series, Book 2
"Riptide fulfills the promise of its predecessor, Low Tide, and firmly establishes this author as a force to be reckoned with in the literary world and the mystery/suspense genre."
"I read this book in one sitting. I couldn't wait to get to it after reading the first in the series, and it definitely did not disappoint! Even better than Low Tide, this novel had so much depth and heart, mixed seamlessly with the heart-stopping suspense scenes. I'm absolutely hooked on this series, and I can't wait until book 3."
Fallen Too Far: A Rosemary Beach Novel (The Rosemary Beach Series Book 1)
The New York Times bestselling novel that launched the beloved world of Rosemary Beach and introduced the world to Rush and Blaire.
The wealthy son of a rocker. A tough farm girl from Alabama. Two step-siblings from different worlds. One summer in Rosemary Beach.
The last thing Blaire Wynn wants is to move in with her fathers new family in Rosemary Beach, Florida. She has no choice. Blaires mother has passed away after a long illness, leaving behind a mountain of medical debts and no way for Blaire to keep their small Alabama farmhouse.
Driving into the wealthy resort town in a pickup truck with a pistol under her seat, Blaire knows she'll never fit in. Shes even more disappointed to discover that her father has left for Paris, leaving her with her new stepbrother, Rush Finlay. The cynical, condescending, and unapologetic son of an infamous rock star, Rush is as spoiled as he is gorgeousand he immediately gets under Blaires skin.
But as the summer goes by, Blaire begins to see a side of Rush she never expected, and the chemistry between them becomes impossible to ignore. Unknown to her, Rush has a secret that could destroy Blaires entire world. Will she find out what hes hiding before she falls too far?
Birds of Florida's Gulf Coast: Folding Guide (Foldingguides)
FoldingGuides offer instant access to just what you need to know. Indestructible lamination water and beachproof. 62 bird species, both common and exotic, commonly seen in Florida Gulf Coast, from the Alabama border all the way down to the Everglades City. Includes shorebirds, wading birds, beach species, gulls and terns, ducks, and birds of prey. Species selection and captions by local experts. Illustrations by Ernest C. Simmons.
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