This is the 5th book in the Murder by the Sea series by Carol Ann Ross.
The crew is vacationing at E.J.'s cottage near New Bern, It's supposed to be a respite from the hell Estelle has been putting them through for the past few years, But bad "juju" is in the air , a new love interest is there also, he's very good looking very charming, and very selfish. .
Thallasophile - lover of the ocean.
That's me. I have a strong affinity for that entity and express those feelings through my writing--my books. They may span many genres but are all connected to the place I call home.
Genres published: historical fiction, literary, murder, essays--they all are set on Topsail Island where I grew up. It is my way of perserving this wonderful place and the people with whom I share my life.
The first book in the Murder by the Sea series is WATERLOGGED. Don Belkin is a former Marine, now a detective with the Surf City Police Dept. He's a conflicted man, to say the least, as he struggles to accept his past and find solace in the small beach town. Bitterness runs deep between the locals who have populated the area for generations and the "new" folks who think they've found paradise. Oh, Topsail Island may be the perfect tourist attraction, but in the summer it's just plain MURDER. (there are 5 more books in the series)
It is Spring. I love Spring. All the pretty little flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing and I think I see more smiles on the faces of strangers.
It is a time of sowing-planting seeds for the future. However, as a writer I find it more of a time for harvesting, gathering all the wonders the season offers. These images will come in handy later...
I wrote about yucca plants, in this excerpt, in the dead of winter. They were crisp, nestled in the dunes-the ocean just beyond them. I could hear their rustle as I wrote.
Seasons come and go for writers.I anticipate a wonder Spring Fever in January..
“Yucca Gloriosa, that’s what they’re called.” Morgan placed the large tubs next to the stanchions of the jeweler’s tent. “They gonna bloom again in late summer.” He touched the white showy bells of the yucca and continued, “Sure are pretty, huh? But you can see they’re getting a bit brown cause they’re flowering time is really done.” He paused and looked back to Lucy, smiled to her and continued, “Be sure to water them once a week and best if you stick ‘em in the ground in a good sunny spot.