By Helen Lacey
Next month my latest book for Harlequin Special Edition, Date With Destiny, hits the shelves in the US and Australia/NZ.
I’m ultra excited about this book because I get to take readers back to the small town of Crystal Point. This town is very special to me because it’s where I live.
Of course my home town is not called Crystal Point…but everything else is pretty much exactly as described in my books. It’s a neat little place with about eight hundred people…one small shop, a caravan park and a bowling/country club that serves food only on the weekend.There's a surf club and kiosk that sells a rainbow of ice-creams flavours and a beach. A fabulous, pristine beach with clear water that meets the river-mouth. Since the town sits at the most southern point of The Great Barrier Reef, we see whales, dolphins and turtles. There’s a long walking track which runs parallel with the shoreline and the entire length of the town. The surrounding area is spotted with cattle farms and other farms producing sugar cane, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and the best strawberries in the region. Do I feel lucky? Absolutely.
When my first book came out last year I had many emails from readers asking about the town of Crystal Point so I wanted to share a few photographs of the place that gave me the inspiration, including the foreshore and a picture of my beautiful horses.
So, do you have a special place? Do you live there? Or is it somewhere you like to visit? Are you more a beach person, or do you like the rolling hills of a country landscape?
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