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’s roots are sown in the South. Her writings are Southern, small town based and include romantic comedies, contemporary romance, and romantic suspense. She believes in falling in love, family values, and happy endings. When time allows, she dabbles in art, and always has popcorn, pickles, and hot chocolate on hand. While a dose of humor sprinkles throughout her stories, they may or not, be based on real life characters. Some are convinced they are, but only she knows for certain, and she won’t gossip. Carol currently resides in Georgia with her husband and family. A multi-published eBook author since 2011, Carol's won numerous awards, and previously published in poetry, short stories and novels. Novels available in ebook: (A Short Story) A MATTER of TASTE, PERFECT MATCH, A SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS (also available in print), CHRISTMAS at the GRANGER INN, CHRISTMAS at APPLE LAKE, THE CHRISTMAS STOCKING. Coming December 2019: A Smoky Mountain Christmas Wedding Coming December 2020: A Smoky Mountain Christmas Baby Where to find Carol DeVaney online: http://www.caroldevaney.weebly.com http://www.caroldevaney.blogspot.com http://www.facebook.com/carol.devaney http://twitter.com./caroldevaney
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14 Responses to LIGHTHOUSES and STORIES

  1. MRS N, the Author says:

    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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    • MRS N, the Author says:

      HI Susan, I love Peggy’s Cove. I went there with my husband for our first wedding anniversary. How lovely it’s on your book cover. I agree, it’s sad. PM doesn’t see the value to preserving landmarks. It’s a shame.

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    • Carol says:

      Healing Anna’s Heart is a gorgeous cover, Susan. The lighthouse is a nice touch! Peggy’s Cove lighthouse is beautiful situated on the rocky shore. I love the village! Love to spend the summer writing there.

      Liked by 1 person

    • leighmorgan1 says:

      Peggy’s Cove was one of my parents’ favorite places. Still have the Christmas ornament they brought back from the post office shop. Have a wonderful time, Susan!

      Liked by 2 people

  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.:)

      Like

  5. Joan Reeves says:

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

    Liked by 1 person

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