The Inn at Heron's Bay is the latest novella from acclaimed author W. M. J. Kreucher.
Heron’s Bay is a small country Inn built from a converted lighthouse that has been in the William’s family for generations. The current owner, Elizabeth Padilla, inherited the family home from her Aunt and decided to turn it into a Bed and Breakfast Inn. That simple decision led to a series of events that changed the family history. The story showcases Topsail, a small town south of the Outer Banks in coastal North Carolina, amidst a poignant story developed around some of the guests that visit the Inn.
The Inn at Heron's Bay is written as a first person narative. More precisely it is written in multiple first person point of view in the style of William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying. Each chapter title announces the point of view of the character. There is even a chapter written from the point of view of a loggerhead sea turtle that populate the beaches.
W. M. J. Kreucher was born and raised on the west side of Detroit.
He has ghost written for Congressmen and Senators and has authored parts of legislation and regulation.
Now he is entering the next phase of his life as a fiction writer. I know what you are thinking: writing for politicians is fiction. At least now he is calling it what it is.
I love this time of morning, before the sun had a chance to wake from its bed in the sea. There are no the hectic calls to deal with, no breakfast rush. This was ‘me’ time. All I could hear was the sound of the waves gently caressing the sand then retreating back to the sea.