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.
Sometimes you can just smell the aroma.
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The Inn At Heron's Bay
The swirls of steam rise from my coffee as I walk out onto the deck, my feet crunching the sand that had blown up from the beach. I nestle into one of the deeply padded chairs. The aroma of sea air mixed with the fresh pine scent of the maritime forest, damp with the morning dew, captures my attention and centers my thoughts. I love the sea. I could wrap myself in its arms. It is what lulls me to sleep at night; washing away the cares of the day. It is the symphony that greets me each morning. This is the moment, when the first thread of sun stitches its color onto the fabric of the day and plays with the waves.