Aboard a sailboat 300 miles at sea, festering suspicions over an illicit love affair lead to heated words, accusations, a shoving match, and a bad fall that leaves the husband unconscious, seemingly lifeless. Mistakenly believing he’s dead, the adulterous couple, Lauren and Blake, makes a grisly and desperate decision to get rid of the body overboard and keep sailing. But the husband, Tim, is rescued hours later by a fishing vessel, barely alive and comatose. The enormity of their deed closes in on them, tormenting them, hounding them from one Caribbean island hideaway to the next. Their affair turns into a harrowing ordeal. Until, in the end, they turn on each other. And in a deadly dance of betrayal, the evil comes full circle.
Follow baby from day to night- around town and home again- and discover opposites aplenty!
Baby shares an eventful day with her parents and big brother. Follow along as they visit buildings (big and small) and meet new people (some short, some tall). Up, down. Smile, frown. Opposites abound! This simple rhyming story is perfect for little learners discovering the world.
Please join us for a Sip and Sign with local celebrated author DonnaLee Overly-
Thursday, Oct. 28th at 5p.m. Wine will be served, no reservations required.
Caregivers are described as angels on earth.
Gabby King…her fairytale romance collapses when she becomes her husband’s caregiver after his horrific accident. Escaping her painful reality for one night, she seeks comfort in the arms of a former lover…an emotional mistake. Tangled in shame, what can she do to lessen her guilt?
More About Donna:
DonnaLee worked as a critical care nurse for 20 years before pursuing a degree in studio art from the University of Texas, Austin in 2005. Her passion lies in finding ways to mix her art with words. Her contemporary fiction novels, The KNOT Series I and The KNOT Series II give a voice to difficult issues that are often hushed. When she is not painting or playing tennis, she’s busy writing.
Visit the author at her website, www.DonnaLeeOverly.com.
Secret Jacksonville: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure is dedicated to telling the stories behind forgotten, mysterious and just plain interesting spots across Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Fernandina Beach and the surrounding communities. Here you’ll find out where you can see a long forgotten Florida waterfall with connections to Jacksonville’s founder, and learn why there’s a tombstone in the middle of a neighborhood sidewalk. You’ll hear the stories behind local delicacies like Jacksonville-style garlic crabs, datil peppers, Mayport shrimp and camel rider sandwiches. And of course, you’ll learn what exactly is up with that orange roadside dinosaur everyone’s always talking about.
Jacksonville writer Bill Delaney has a deep passion for his hometown and a keen interest in underrepresented stories. From folklore to history and everything in between, join him to explore a side of the Bold City you can only find by leaving the well-trodden path.
Ellen and the Three Predictions , details the life of eighteen-year-old Ellen Jones and the predictions of Old Luella, a seer in the small town of Marshall, Alabama whose predictions Ellen reads after her mother's unexpected death. The predictions seem far-fetched to young Ellen but throughout this book, the reader will learn far before Ellen, just how significant her role in the lives of those she loves will be.
Through the political and social changes of the early 1960s, Ellen, a budding journalist, comes to terms with her role in the world as she encounters each of Old Luella's predictions. These encounters take her through the social taboos of Callendar Plantation, Alabama - to the promise of love and a career in Miami - and finally, to a daring rescue in Castro's Cuba.
Ellen's Notebook is carefully prepared as she becomes more passionate about the career and responsibility of journalism. Introducing readers to life in the early 1960's mirroring much of today's complex social climate
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Please join us Nov. 9th at The Fernandina Beach Library for a Sip and Sign with NYT Bestselling Author Karen White!
Return to the house on Tradd Street for one last time as the bestselling series featuring psychic medium Melanie Trenholm comes to a hauntingly spectacular finale!
After the devastating events of the past few months, the last thing Melanie Trenholm wants is to think about the future. Why, when her husband, Jack, has asked for a separation—a separation that might have been her fault? Nevertheless, with twin toddlers, a stepdaughter leaving for college soon, a real estate career to resume and a historic home that is still being restored, Melanie doesn’t have much time to wonder where it all went wrong—but that doesn’t stop her from trying to win him back.
About Karen White
Karen White is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 29 books, including the Tradd Street series, The Last Night in London, Dreams of Falling, The Night the Lights Went Out, Flight Patterns, The Sound of Glass, and A Long Time Gone. She is the coauthor of All the Ways We Said Goodbye, The Glass Ocean and The Forgotten Room with New York Times bestselling authors Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig. She grew up in London but now lives with her husband near Atlanta, Georgia.
DATE: Nov. 12th
LOCATION: Downstairs at The Book Loft
Celebrity chef, artist, and author Jacques Pépin will return to Amelia Island for a book signing on Nov. 12th 11AM at The Book Loft.
The Pépin’s first came to Amelia for an extended stay in 2012 for the international Pétanque Amelia Island Open. With 28 cookbooks and several famous cooking shows, Jacques is celebrated internationally for his culinary success. Later he would become know for his remarkable paintings that would capture the attention of artists and admirers from all around.
Considering COVID-19 and its impact on the food and beverage industry, Jacques encourages those who can give to donate to The Jacques Pépin Foundation. The JPF supports community kitchens that offer free life skills and culinary training to adults with high barriers to employment, including previous incarceration, homelessness, substance abuse issues, low skill and education attainment and lack of work history.
Join the JPF family as a member to support our educational programs and grants for your neighbors in need. As a member, you will gain access to unparalleled content, including our Webby Award finalist video recipe book, featuring recipes and video instruction from the most renowned chefs. Become a donor today at https://jp.foundation/
Please join us at The Book Loft for an evening of book talk with Michael Almond to celebrate his new novel The Tannery. Wine will be served, no reservations required.
July 5, 1900, Wilkes County, North Carolina: The beautiful young daughter of tannery owner Jakob Schumann is found dead on the north bank of the Yadkin River, brutally beaten, a skinning knife in her chest.
Who killed Rachel Schumann? And why? Ambitious Wilkes prosecutor Vincent Taliaferro has arrested Virgil Wade, a mixed-race boy, and is convinced the case is open and shut. But local lawyer Ben Waterman is not so sure. Ben's investigation uncovers evidence that undermines the prosecutor's case and points in an entirely different direction. But can I prove it? Can he convince an all-White, all-male jury of Virgil's innocence?
The Tannery transports readers to the turbulent world of the post-Reconstruction South. Reflecting issues prominent in today's headlines, themes of Black voter suppression and intimidation, the violence and depravity of vigilante "justice," and the rise of Jim Crow drive the narrative to its dramatic and surprising conclusion.
Please join us at The Book Loft Nov. 16th for author talk with Lezlee Peterzell-Bellanich and her new release Saved by a Stranger a book dedicated to her husband and his journey as a transplant patient.
After battling a rare autoimmune disorder called Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) for eighteen years which led to cirrhosis, author Lezlee Peterzell-Bellanich’s husband, Capt. Rob, finally received his life-saving liver transplant on September 10, 2020, at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. Today, he looks and feels like a healthy man with a new engine inside of him.
Saved by a Stranger is an honest, down-to-earth informative book inspiring hope, perseverance and triumph for those who are facing the need for a new organ. Through great storytelling, the author helps patients feel empowered as they face the challenges of the unknown.
Please join us at The Book Loft for an evening of book talk with E. Louise Jaques to celebrate her new novel Her Tuscan Sister. Wine will be served, no reservations required.
In Her Tuscan Sister, the sudden death of her brother Jim, and the subsequent discovery of a half-sister living in Tuscany, up end Catherine (Cat) Emerson's tranquil life. Since Cat refuses to fly-even in a post-pandemic world- her Tuscan sister Luna Bianchi and Nico, Luna's soon-to-be adopted son, travel to Amelia Island, Florida to join Cat. On the flight, Luna and Nico meet Sam Lawrence who's a dead-ringer for Cat's high school boyfriend. A romance blossoms between Cat and Sam.
Stop by to pick up a copy of the new Great Homes and Churches Architectural Treasure of Amelia Island. Dickie will be signing her books Dec. 29th from 1-3p.m. Join us!
The Book Loft's new book group, "What's Next?" is a book club dedicated to sharing your current read to other book lovers from all around!
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