So you're ready to make the move to that gorgeous little spot you've been visiting... Or, perhaps city life is for you, but you want to find the perfect second home. Either way, you're looking for a HAVEN, a place to restore your soul, enact your dreams, create a more resonant sense of home.
Make Your Reading a Haven Whether you've already moved, are thinking about it seriously, or are just dreaming, the best place to begin this soul-nurturing process is setting aside a little time for reading. And if you really want to get to know a little town, the best way is to make a series of visits. Several authors have done some of this soul-research for you by creating series about fictitious towns in such depth and detail, you'll find out a lot about the experience. After all, don't we have to imagine things before we create them? Start with a visit to Milford-Haven, a California coastal town half-way between San Francisco and Los Angeles, with author Mara Purl, whose series begins with What the Heart Knows: A Milford-Haven Novel, Book One.
Continue with a visit to Cedar Cove with author Debbie Macomber, whose series begins with 16 Lighthouse Road (Cedar Cove, Book 1). You'll love her multi-generational story set in the Pacific Northwest.