The House At Lobster Cove

Author: Jane Goodrich
Publisher: Benna Books
ISBN: 9781944038021
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He was Boston's largest taxpayer with little interest in civic affairs. He was listed in the Blue Book but joined no clubs. His magnificent dining room at Kragsyde, his house at Lobster Cove, rarely entertained visitors. If George Nixon Black was mentioned at all, it was almost as rumor. His greenhouses boasted rare plants, his collection of antiques and paintings were extraordinary and his patronage of the arts favored unknown female artists. Each winter he quietly boarded a luxury European-bound steamship with a man eighteen years his junior. Despite a privileged youth marred by violence and uncertainty, contrasted with the danger his lifestyle and secrets placed him in, his ability to obtain happiness and be himself was remarkable. While Black was probably content to slip away unnoticed, Kragsyde was to have no such fate. Garnering much attention when it was first built, and adored by architects and scholars ever since, the famous shingle-style house has made it impossible for Black to fully disappear. In The House at Lobster Cove, you will see behind the doors of Kragsyde, the house that sheltered and shaped him, and continued to tell his story long after both were gone. Using characters, letters and events from history, Jane Goodrich's first novel is part family saga and part love story, as well as an engaging personal journey for the author. Although Kragsyde was demolished in 1929, it was later rebuilt, in every detail, by Goodrich and her husband, doing all the work themselves on an island in Maine. A special feature of this edition is the letterpress printed cover and title page, hand printed on 100% cotton paper at the author's studios at Saturn Press in Maine.

American Country Houses Of The Gilded Age

Author: A. Lewis
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486141217
Size: 49.77 MB
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Reproduces all of Sheldon's fascinating and historically important photographs and plans for a total of 97 buildings (93 houses, 4 casinos) built during the 1880s. Approximately 200 illustrations.

Manchester By The Sea

Author: Stephen Roberts Holt
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738562827
Size: 40.84 MB
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Manchester-by-the-Sea is known today for its historic summer colony, made famous by the rich and illustrious seeking relief from the sweltering city. Its sandy beaches, rocky irregular coastline, and cool breezes provided the perfect habitat for massive summer cottages. Presidents, ambassadors, Brahmans, and robber barons escaped, with a full staff of servants, to an exclusive enclave where they romanticized an idealized past. Prominent artists captured the idyllic environment on canvas, the most famous being Winslow Homer's painting of Singing Beach. Originally farmers, the first colonists learned to build boats, fish, and trade along the coastal waters, becoming clipper ship captains in the late 18th century. Located on Boston's famous North Shore, Manchester-by-the-Sea remains a quiet, isolated place enjoyed by residents and tourists alike.

The Pirate S Legacy

Author: Sarita Leone
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
ISBN: 1509208038
Size: 77.85 MB
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It's the 1970s and all Chloe Monroe wants is a little peace, some love, and a smidge of rock and roll. Instead, she lives with her ailing war hero uncle and three eccentric boarders in a crumbling house in Lobster Cove. She'd love to fix the place up and turn it into a safe haven for abused women, but life keeps throwing curve balls her way. As if a motorcycle accident, a persistent ex hanging around waiting for her to marry him, a dreamy ER doctor hell bent on pursuing her and Uncle Ted's rapidly declining health weren't enough, Chloe's biggest secret, she gave a baby up for adoption five years ago, is about to come to light. When a storm topples an oak tree onto the house, help comes from the most unexpected place.

The Sea Horse Door

Author: Gina Rossi
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
ISBN: 1628309032
Size: 71.42 MB
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Although Lara Fairmont directs passion and focus into her London business, it goes bust with spectacular finality. Despondent, almost bankrupt, she nabs an astonishingly well-paid job as a carer for an elderly grande dame of Lobster Cove. What could be easier? Almost anything, for a start. A heady mix of misunderstanding, folklore, suspicion, and the hand of fate unbalances Lara from the moment she steps into Lucas Dalton’s desolate mansion on the shore. How many unanswered questions can there be? For a start, is her boss, Lucas – deep-sea diver, oil-rig maintenance man, and closet architect – unhinged? Is he way out of control, or merely lost in a dark place? Where’s his wife? Why so little light, and so much shade? Bewitched, Lara falls in love with the beauty of Maine, and the inexplicably irresistible Lucas. But, is he the devoted son, widower, and father he claims to be, or someone entirely different?

Zero Dances

Author: Arthur Sainer
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Size: 49.53 MB
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Arthur Sainer's research, particularly among members of the Mostel family, has been prodigious and the facts of Zero's life are here. But the author does not hesitate to digress when there is a good story to tell.

The Widows Gallery

Author: Marilyn Baron
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
ISBN: 1628307617
Size: 65.38 MB
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Childless heiress Abigail Adams Longley and three other widows bond over a Renaissance masterpiece in Florence, Italy, and find love, friendship and joy in their joint venture to open an art gallery at the Longley mansion in Lobster Cove, Maine. Since the death of her husband, Abigail has been lonely and drifting in a house that’s too big and a town that’s too small. When she literally runs into sexy widower and whale-watching excursion captain Tack Garrity on the dock, she’s entranced by his adorable five-year-old daughter. But will Tack, who has harbored a secret crush on Abigail for almost two decades, be able to capture her heart? A secret pact her husband made with Tack could either tear them apart or bring them closer together and change their lives forever.