Blue Water White Sand (Paperback)
Silk Hope Press, 9780692851555, 334pp.
Publication Date: April 8, 2017
List Price: 15.00*
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When Debra Bishop's ex-husband, a treasure hunter, dies mysteriously, she and longtime friend Sandy Perkins reunite in Key West for an unexpected adventure. Debra's daughter Melody insists they join her for his memorial service and reading of the will where they encounter two more former wives, a devious stepson, and the mischief left behind by the man they once knew. With a little humor and a dash of danger, the three women end up on a search for a jade goddess and hidden treasure. While the two baby boomers explore intertwined memories, they must come to terms with choices they made and loves they lost along the way. All three women reveal surprising secrets in the confrontations with their pasts and each other. From Honduras to Florida, Hawaii, California, and North Carolina, this story moves through lush descriptions of nature, both on land and underwater. Blue Water White Sand explores the mutability of time, how the past is present with us now, and how memory plays a part in who we are.
About the Author
Born in Louisville, Georgia, Joy Hewett earned an MA in creative writing at UNC-Wilmington. She taught English and literature in community colleges in Hawaii and North Carolina. As a freelance writer, she focused on the environment and women, including a column "Today's Woman" for the Wilmington Star News and nature articles in Tidewater magazine and other publications. She now lives with her critters in Chatham County, North Carolina, and draws inspiration from the Haw River that flows nearby.