Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Ghosts of Aquinnah blog tour - The Top Ten Things I Love About Martha's Vineyard

I'm happy to host the awesomely talented Julie Flanders today. I've been lucky to have read THE GHOSTS OF AQUINNAH already and I loved it! I'll be posting my review for it tomorrow. Here Julie is to share with you a great top ten list.

Thanks for having me here at your blog, Christine! I am here to share my favorite things about the island of Martha's Vineyard, which is the setting for my novel The Ghosts of Aquinnah. I can never resist a Top Ten List!

The Top Ten Things I Love about Martha’s Vineyard

10. Riding the ferry from the mainland to the island

Source: Wikimedia Commons

9. West Tisbury, the town where my family’s cottage is located

8. Lobster rolls from Nancy's restaurant in Oak Bluffs

7. The fishing village of Menemsha

6. Chilmark Chocolates (homemade on the premises and absolutely fantastic)

5. The Gay Head Lighthouse


4. Sea gulls

Source: Wikimedia Commons

3. The harbor of Vineyard Haven

 2. South Beach

1. Aquinnah (how could I choose anything else for number one?)

About The Ghosts of Aquinnah:


A brilliant flash of light transcends through time.

Another freezes a cloaked figure within a frame of salty mist as waves crash against a rocky shore. Her harrowing expression shadows the beacon to a pinprick.

By the next blaze, she is gone. Only the lighthouse remains.

Hannah’s eyes blink in step with each heartbeat. Images of her deceased parents and Martha’s Vineyard explode like firecrackers inside her mind.

She shakes her head.

For weeks this eerie woman dressed in nineteenth century garb has been haunting my webcam, but tonight she stared into my soul.

Why? ...

Who is she? ...

Casting aside months of research on historic lighthouses, Hannah drives to the coast and boards a ferry.

What is the strange connection she has to this mysterious woman suspended in time?

Hannah finds out.

But, it’s not at all what she expects ...

Hannah unravels a century old murder.

Buy The Ghosts of Aquinnah at:

Author Bio:

Julie Flanders is a novelist and freelance writer in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has a life-long love affair with the ocean and has spent more summer vacations than she can count on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. When not writing, Julie can be found reading, cheering on her favorite sports teams, and watching too much television. She is an animal lover and shares her home with her dog and cat.

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  1. I can't wait to read this one. I lived in Boston for six years and never went to Martha's Vineyard. Shame on me.

  2. It makes me want to visit Martha's Vineyard - wishes!
    I've just read Casey's character study/questionnaire which was unusual, and as interesting as the blurb.
    I hope Julie does well.

  3. Thank you again for hosting me, Christine! And thanks so much for the review, I'm so grateful.

    @Decadent, thanks!

    @TB, oh, I didn't know you lived in Boston! I've visited a few times and always enjoyed it there.

    @Fanny, if you ever do get to the Vineyard I think you'll love it. Thanks!

    @Alex, it really is, one of my favorite places in the world. :)

  4. You're welcome, Julie! Love this top ten list. Makes me want to go traveling out east. :) Thanks to everyone for stopping by.

  5. Wow, I really gotta get out to the east coast soon. I've never been to that part of the country before. Good stuff.

  6. I've never been to Martha's Vineyard, but I do love small New England coastal towns quite a lot.

    Best of luck to you with your novel, Julie. It sounds like a great read!

  7. Martha's Vineyards is on my visit list. I know I will love it there...add in the ferry and the gulls and the lighthouse and I am overly eager!

  8. I've never been to Martha's Vineyards. Now that I know there's a good chocolate store, I absolutely must get there!

  9. What a great place, and I thought your pics were wonderful! Even since "Finding Nemo" I'll never be able to look at seagulls the same way, Mine! Mine! MINE! Mine! lol

  10. It's so great to see Julie all over the web lately. I hope to visit Martha's Vineyard someday.

  11. I have never been! but, we do have a ferry here and it is always a fun treat to ride!! *waves to Christine*

  12. Great list, Julie! Martha's Vineyard seems like such a lovely place...

  13. Hi Christine and Julie - great fun facts .. and I can quite see why you want to go home all the time .. looks such a lovely place ..

    Good luck and cheers Hilary

  14. @LG, if you end up going to the east coast be sure to stop by and visit me on the way. :)

    @MJ, I love New England too. Thanks!

    @Elizabeth, oh, I hope you make it!

    @Sherry, the chocolate is the absolute best. :D

    @Lexa, LOL, I forgot about that! I think seagulls are a riot, love them. Thank you!

    @Susan, thanks so much!

    @Tammy, I have to take Dramamine but then I'm good to go and love the ferry. :)

    @Heather, it really is, thanks.

    @Hilary, it is, thanks so much and cheers to you as well.


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