Books to Read on Vacation by Local Destin and 30A Authors
If you’re trying to decide what book to read on vacation why not choose a book written by a local author or a novel based on our local area!? The Destin/Miramar Beach/30A area has attracted and inspired many creative individuals. With our white sandy beaches, abundance of sunshine, and southern charm the Gulf Coast fosters a hub of inspiration. One of the best ways to relax on the beach is to read a book. Relax and read on the beach with one of these books by local Destin and 30A authors.
Goodnight 30A by Grace Skertich
This children’s book could become your unofficial guide to 30A! This creative book puts together all the fun things to do in 30A! Written by lawyer-turned-children’s-book-author Grace Skertich and illustrated by the well-known artist David Lynch, this book is full of bright, colorful works of art that capture the whimsical atmosphere of 30A. Readers will recognize depictions of famous local areas, restaurants, and activities along 30A paired with playful dialog in Goodnight 30A.
Grayton Beach Affair by Jim Harvey
To get a taste of Walton County history pick up this classic novel of love and war based on true events. Grayton Beach Affair was authored by Jim Harvey who grew up in the local area and takes up residence in Santa Rosa Beach for parts of the year. The novel shows what Grayton Beach was like during the 1940s and follows a covert WWII mission.
The Time Between by Karen White
Karen White is a part-time resident of Watercolor and a New York Times Bestselling Author. One of her most recent books is titled The Time Between. This story about the bond of family. The plot traces the story of two sisters who escape from Hungary in 1944 to the U.S. South.
Forget Me Not by Vicki Hinze
This thrilling mystery novel by local author Vicki Hinze is set right in the Florida Panhandle! This story is about a test in faith, love, and hope. The main character in the story loses her memory, but knows something significant has happened to her and the mystery must be solved. The author Vicki Hinze has written over 30 books and is a resident of the Gulf Coast.
The Thread of Love by Francois-Marie Benard
Treat your sensitive side with books of poetry by Francois-Marie Benard. Benard has traveled to many places and lived around the world. He lived in Madagascar until he was 16. Now, Benard resides in Santa Rosa Beach, having stepped away from a once lucrative acting career, where he continues to write and create works of art. His poetry is philosophical and inspiring.
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