Wow, my fellow Moonlight & Mystery authors have mentioned so many great books. (Note to self—switch my blogging date earlier so they leave me with something to blog about!) I’ll admit to having a bit of a time figuring out which of my favorite books to discuss. When this theme was first brought up, I figured I’d write about Nancy Drew or The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, but they’ve already been covered. So I’m going to focus on the book that inspired my love of a particular trope.
Sometimes you fall in love with the setting of a story and can’t let it go. That’s what happened with a series of stories set in the fictional town of Havenport, Rhode Island.
The town was developed for an anthology of stories I was collaborating on with three other writing—Ruth A. Casie, Lita Harris, and Nicole S. Patrick. We wanted an event to serve as a connection for our stories and decided on the closing of a bookstore in a fictional New England seaside town. All our characters would at some point go through the bookstore. This was intended to be the last in our series of Timeless Tales but instead, we fell in love with the town we created and launched the Havenport series.