One of my favorite places in the world is the area around the San Juan Islands, in northern Washington State. When I started brainstorming for a small town with charm and lots of visitors, the San Juans was absolutely my first choice!
The main character, Claire, was also a surprise when I ‘met’ her. Yes, maybe I was the one who wrote her story, but it was very familiar to me. Claire was suddenly widowed and fairly young, with an empty lifetime stretching ahead of her. When she takes an impulsive vacation, trying to escape the memories in her empty apartment, she discovers a whole new world. Her story was very personal to me, as I was also widowed before the age of 40, and had to learn how to move forward while my heart was still aching. The books are written to have some fun, enjoy great characters and a fun setting, but also to show how someone can come from darkness into new friendship and new love.
…and here are the books in the Brightwater Bay series:
#2 – A TINY DASH OF DEATH