Last weekend, Waikiki hosted the Heart Walk around Diamond Head. The trail passed the Diamond Head Lighthouse (at this link) - what a marvelous view!
I am a bit partial to lighthouses. That's why I requested to review Mary Carter's THE THINGS I DO FOR YOU:
Bailey Jordan has loved her husband, Brad, since they were ten years old. She’s followed him on every adventure–opening a sweater store in Seattle, a café in Colorado, a surf shop in Santa Monica. Each time, she’s picked up the pieces when things fell apart. But now, it’s her turn. Bailey has a successful real estate career in Manhattan, and she’s eager to start a family–until a car crash leaves Brad in a coma and changes their lives forever.
Awakening after his near-death experience, Brad has a new mission. He buys a lighthouse on the Hudson River, planning to turn it into a B&B. Grateful to have Brad alive, Bailey tries to make his dream her own. The lighthouse is beautiful, but the challenges–renovating, bringing in supplies by boat, navigating the locals and guests–are enormous. And then Bailey discovers a secret in Brad’s past that compels her to question her husband, her marriage, and how far she’ll go to keep them both. . .
Thoughtful and moving, The Things I Do for You exhibits a rare understanding of the joys, compromises, and small rebellions that lie at the heart of every marriage, and of the resilience and surprising power of love.
|Kilauea Lighthouse on Kaua'i|
I posted my review of THE THINGS I DO FOR YOU on Amazon at this link and Goodreads at this link. I am giving away a print copy of THE THINGS I DO FOR YOU to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about lighthouses and other icons from a day gone by - do you have a favorite near you? Or one you've seen on your travels?
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, August 18, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, August 19.
Kim in Hawaii
To learn more about Mary and her books, check out her website at MaryCarterBooks.com.
|The Roman lighthouse in |
the Dover Castle