Sunday, April 22, 2007

Hilton Head Setting!

Nyssaneala at Book Haven needs our help suggesting books for her vacation to Savannah, GA and Hilton Head Island. I came up with a few ideas for Hilton Head and also suggested Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Any others? Please leave a comment.

Full of Grace by Dorothea Benton Frank
NoveList writes, "For Big Al and Connie, their move from New Jersey to Hilton Head, South Carolina, has been fraught with complications, especially for their daughter Grace, a thirty-two-year-old single, Catholic woman struggling for independence."

Mint Julep Murder by Carolyn G. Hart
NoevList writes, "A husband and wife team of bookworm-sleuths, Annie and Max Darling, investigate a murder at a book festival on Hilton Head."

Vicky Hunnings's
Low Country Mysteries
The Bride Wore Blood (2002)
Death on a Cellular Level (2003)
Turn of Fortune (2005)
Haven by John R. Maxim
NoveList writes, "Seeking to rebuild her life and forget her past identity as the Mossad's most ruthless assassin, Elizabeth Stride settles on the island of Hilton Head, where the disappearance of a teenager forces Elizabeth to team up with an ex-lover."

Kathryn R. Wall's
Bay Tanner Mysteries
In For a Penny (2002)
And Not a Penny More (2002)
Perdition House (2003)
Judas Island (2004)
Resurrection Road (2005)
Bishop's Reach (2006)
Sanctuary Hill (May 1, 2007)


Lisa said...

I know, I suggested her last time, but surely there is an Anne Rivers Siddons book set there. I know she has quite a few on the South Carolina coast.

I loved Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

Tiffany Norris said...

These are some of my favorites. They're not set on Hilton Head, but maybe they're close enough?

Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
Mama Day by Gloria Naylor
The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd

maggie moran said...

Thanks gals! She will be reading Kidd (set on Egret Island) as her challenge.

True, Siddons has to have something in or around Savannah. I'll see if I can come up with a quote and list of books from her.

Mark Dunn is a Memphian and I could kick myself for not reading his books. He's gone off to the big city to try and make his name as a playwright.

My list of challenege books keeps growing. ;)

Anonymous said...

We've been going to Hilton Head every summer for the past 21 years (can't believe it's been that long!). I'll have to check out some of these books.

maggie moran said...

Hey Lynne, I'm a St. Simmons girl myself. Nothing like that papermill smell early in the morning. ;D

Anonymous said...

When she is in Savannah make sure she checks out The Pirate House!

I LOVED Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. When I was there many years ago we took the tour of the places in the book. It was A LOT of fun.

Also Flannery O'Conner was born in Savannah. She is always a great choice.

Gone with the Wind is a good choice for Savannah in general.

Another one that is coming to mind, I think because there is a reference to Gone with the Wind in it is The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Though that is based in Louisiana.

maggie moran said...

Well,thank you Megan! I'm sure she will enjoy the Pirate House. :)