Every year, near the Fourth of July, Emilie Loring left steamy Boston for the cool coastline of Maine. If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know that I go there each year, too. But the pandemic has changed things, and rather than get too sad about cancelling my cottage this year, I … More Yes, We Can Go to Maine!
She was waiting at the Gift Shop for the films she had left to be developed when she became aware of the man standing beside her looking at bracelets. Sharp-eyed, rapier-tongued Ella Crane, the saleswoman, was expatiating on the charm and desirability of an ugly super-expensive silver band. As she went to the window to … More Emilie Loring’s Last Book: To Love and to Honor
As we get to Emilie Loring’s final, complete novel, To Love and to Honor, I wonder. Should I write about the plot, her writing style and language, personal and historical references in the book, what was going on in her life as it neared its end? I’ve started this blog post four times–once each for story, … More I Said to Myself, “I Know This Place.”
Best-selling novelist Emilie Loring signed the contract for a “work to follow Beckoning Trails” with no idea what she might write about next–only that she would. She knew that it wouldn’t take place in Boston or Blue Hill. After the death of her husband a few months before, she needed time away, time in a … More I Hear Adventure Calling
What is it about lighthouses that so captures our imaginations? I have loved them since I was a kid, and I grew up in Arizona. The first lighthouse I saw in person was at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina when I was seven, and I already loved them. That was because my sisters and I had seen … More Thrill to the Romance of Lighthouses
Acadia National Park is on Mount Desert Island, across the bay from the village of Blue Hill. You can see it from atop Blue Hill, and the outline of the “sleeping giant” is easily visible from the outer bay. If you haven’t yet been to our easternmost national park, put it on your bucket list. … More Acadia National Park: A Jewel Down East
“I’m perched on the lookout spying for goodwill ships and treasure islands, and priceless friends, and lovely summer seas with just enough squalls to make me appreciate fair weather.” Uncharted Seas I can well imagine this as a quote from Pemaquid Point’s Lighthouse, standing sentinel for its one-hundred-eighty-first year on the coast of Maine. You’ll … More Inspiring Pemaquid Point, Maine