LIGHTHOUSES and STORIES

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Lighthouses have always held a tremendous fascination for me. Mystery and beauty surround the age-old structures.

Is it any wonder my next novel includes a lighthouse? LOVING LEXI is due for release Summer of 2015.

LOVING LEXI is set on the Texas coast, present time. Lexi Warner, a reporter, is persuaded to interview Tyler Hawkes, a former sports announcer whose wife’s boating death appears more than accidental to some. After his disappearance, Lexi must embrace her values while tracking down Tyler, and the story of the year.

There is a beautiful lighthouse in St. Augustine, Florida. It’s the oldest surviving brick structure in St. Augustine. http://www.exploresouthernhistory.com/staugustinelighthouse.html

Tybee Island Lighthouse, in Tybee Island Georgia, is one of seven surviving colonial era lighthouse towers. It was modified in the mid 1800s.  http://tybeeisland.com/site/tybee-lighthouse/

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, in North Carolina, built of brick it is the tallest of its kind in North America. http://www.outerbanks.com/cape-hatteras-lighthouse.html

Point Sur. It’s reported that Point Sur in California is haunted by at least 18 spirits and maybe more. It’s believed to be one of the ten most haunted lighthouses. If you don’t believe in ghosts, enjoy your tour if you have a chance to visit! http://lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=88

Yaquina Head in Oregon, at ninety-three feet, is Oregon’s tallest lighthouse. http://theoregoncoast.info/Lighthouse/YaquinaHead.html

Portland, Maine boasts of six lighthouses within twenty miles of the city. It’s said that the most memorable light house is the Portland Head Light. I can certainly believe it’s true. http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=546

Aransas Pass (Lydia Ann) Lighthouse, in Texas has a lot of history, as do all lighthouses. I find the history behind this particular lighthouse one of the most interesting. http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=158

I hope I’ve stimulated your interest in lighthouses. They are quite captivating once you get into a little research.

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About Carol

Carol falls in love with every character she writes in her books. She loves basing them on the good and the bad personalities that make up life. That's what makes them real. Carol feels as though she’s in a movie when visualizing characters and she jumps right onto the page with them. Often the theme of her books is forgiveness. Whether planned or not, forgiveness sneaks its way into her stories. That's okay, because Carol believes forgiving others is essential. She favors a great story, with slices of twists that cause her to reflect on the problems life throws at us and how we react. Carol believes in happy endings. Humor is a big part of her stories and daily routine, and yes, she laughs a lot! Travel is one of her favorite things to do. She dabbles in art, always has popcorn and hot chocolate on hand. Carol is a small-town girl at heart and her stories are peppered with a dose of humor, based on Southern roots. She currently resides in Georgia with her husband and family.
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14 Responses to LIGHTHOUSES and STORIES

  1. Hi Carol! I love lighthouses too! I have a beautiful coffee table book filled with lighthouses from around the world. Up here in Canada, we have a plethora of historical lighthouses including this one in Nova Scotia: https://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/ns2.htm Your book sounds lovely and good luck with the release this Summer. 🙂

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    • Carol says:

      Hi, Mrs N. Thank so much for the link. There are some beautiful lighthouses in Canada. I especially like Grandique Point Light, Isle Madame. It reminds me of a tiny church! So pretty. Thanks for the good wishes on Loving Lexi. It’s coming together nicely. 🙂

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  2. susanrhughes says:

    In August, I’m taking my family to see the famous Peggy’s Cove lighthouse in Nova Scotia.
    http://www.peggyscove.ca/
    It’s pictured on the cover of my novel, Healing Anna’s Heart.
    It’s unfortunate that some historical lighthouses are now decaying because there is no funding to preserve them.

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  3. Mona Risk says:

    I never saw a lighthouse. Thanks for the post, Carol. I will put it on the list of things to visit next.

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  4. leighmorgan1 says:

    There is a beautiful lighthouse in Door County Wisconsin. We see it when we bike in Peninsula State Park. So amazing when you see them in person. Great post, Carol.

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    • Carol says:

      I looked up lighthouse near Peninsula State Park. Found Tower Lighthouse. Gorgeous. There are so many beautiful photos listed it’s hard to decide which is a favorite! Thanks.:)

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  5. Joan Reeves says:

    Still catching up on my blog reading. I love lighthouses too! Can’t wait to read Loving Lexi.

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