The Best Reads for Your Emerald Isle Vacation
Everyone needs a few good reads to tuck into their beach bag this season. What better way to relax on the beach or in your Emerald Isle rental than with a book that's actually set in Emerald Isle? If you're like me, you love reading books about the places you visit or vacation—while you're actually there. The scenery comes to life and it motivates you to further explore the setting, scenes and landmarks found within the book.
If you're looking for two of the best books to read whether you live or vacation in Emerald Isle, North Carolina—then look no further! We've got them. Both of these books are by local Emerald Isle resident and author, Tom Gill. Start with The Bridge and then follow it up with the newest release and sequel, Return to Emerald Isle. Come along on the coming-of-age journey of main character Kirby Smith as she first experiences Emerald Isle as a teenager and then returns to it seventeen years later to find comfort, peace and answers to some of life's toughest questions.
Gill's stories take you to places on Emerald Isle and beyond, including the Crystal Coast, New Bern and Wilmington, so you'll gain local insight into the area and start to feel right at home as you follow Kirby's adventures and misadventures along the way.
Get a glimpse inside each of the stories below, then go ahead and get a copy of each to add to your beach bag.
Return to Emerald Isle
Book Signings with Author Tom Gill
You can stop by Caribsea in Emerald Isle on Friday, April 14, 2017 from 2-4p.m. to meet the author, get your copy of his latest work (and get it signed!) and discuss his latest projects. He is also doing an additional book signing on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Barnes and Noble in Jacksonville, NC from 1-5p.m.
Where to Get Your Copy
You can find The Bridge and Return to Emerald Isle locally at Emerald Isle Books, Dee Gee's Gift and Books, Atlantic Beach Book Mart, and at other Crystal Coast retailers. The books are also available on Amazon both in print and digital formats, on Create Space, or you can contact the author directly. Don't forget to look up his books on Goodreads, too, where you can add the books to your reading list, read reviews and share your thoughts.
Do you have The Bridge and Return to Emerald Isle on your beach reading list?