The Hawaiian word of the day is
One is sand
It is also the poetic name for land.
Oneone is sandy!
|The Halona Blowhole leads to Sandy Beach,|
a popular place to fly kites!
I'm originally from the Boston area, but have resided in Florida for 25 years. Seven years ago we relocated to Cedar Key (the setting for my novels) off the west coast.
|Library of Congress|
Her website features information about Cedar Key, including places featured in her books at this link. Given its proximity to Tampa, I requested to review POSTCARDS FROM CEDAR KEY:
Berkley Whitmore, forty-six and never married, runs Berkley's Chocolates & Gems in Salem, Massachusetts. Also an avid knitter, she owns two alpacas whose wool she turns into yarn. Despite her outward confidence, she doubts her ability to have a meaningful relationship. After her mother passes away Berkley discovers a box of postcards and letters that lead her to Cedar Key. There, Berkley meets Saxton Tate III, a British mystery writer whose laid-back attitude and humour is precisely the balm she needs. With the locals' help, Berkley begins to unravel the secrets of her mother's mysterious past. And gradually she comes to find acceptance, forgiveness, understanding, and resolution - and the love she has spent years searching for.
|The Halona Blowhole is also near the Halona Cove,|
famous for its the infamous kiss in
FROM HERE TO ETERNITY.
I posted my four star review * on Amazon (at this link) and Goodreads (at this link). I am giving away a Hawaiian "sandy" souvenir to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about place names in book titles - has a place name inspired you to read a book?
I will read contemporary fiction and cozy mysteries from Florida and Hawaii!
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, January 12, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, January 13.
Kim in Hawaii
* Let me add that characters from POSTCARDS FROM CEDAR KEY (and the previous books) are avid knitters ... but I am not. The references to spinning yarn did not distract me from this heartfelt story.