I enjoy that there are mysteries to be solved, just a touch of romance, and history blended together.
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Please write more quickly. I am addicted..- Amazon verified review
Rebecca Patrick-Howard weaves an intriguing story. Her description of the sights you would see there and the flashbacks of a time gone by paint a vivid picture.- Amazon verified review
She certainly knows how to entertain a reader!- reviewer Pearl Allen, Amazon
From the Author
After vacationing on both Jekyll and St. Simon's Islands, I knew I had to return. The Spanish moss, beautiful beaches, sense of community, and amazing history are not generally things one can find all in the same place. I spent around a year forming a story in my head and writing a rough draft. Then, in the summer of 2015, we rented a house down there close to the beach and I spent a month learning more about the islands, exploring them, and listening to all the stories.
I tried to capture as much of the "feel" of the islands as I could. While the Jekyll Island Club Hotel is real, and really does have its own ghosts and stories of haunted places, the story about the fire is all in my imagination. In fact, the fire is loosely based on the tragedy of the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Northern Kentucky. The two cottages I created are also fictional, although Hollybourne Cottage IS a reportedly haunted house and I've based Ivy House on it.
Some of the ghost stories I included in the book ARE actually real ghost stories from the islands. The candle on the grave, for instance, is one my son and I heard while we were on a ghost tour of St. Simon's. Mary the Wanderer is also a real ghost who haunts both islands. And the pirates, Native Americans, and slave stories are also all true (in many cases, they are sadly true).
The island is very rich with history and folklore. I tried to capture as much of that as I could. I would highly recommend everyone take a trip to Jekyll, at least once. It's a magical place.