Welcome to the Rhode Island Authors Showcase! Each day in November, this blog will feature a different Rhode Island author. Read the post and leave a comment and you are eligible to win this day’s giveaway!
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Elizabeth Devlin grew up sailing the waters of Narragansett Bay and never forgot it. After a doctorate from Oxford and years serving in U.S. embassies around the world, she returned to Rhode Island to teach at the Naval War College in Newport. She left that job to build a house with a view of the water so she could fulfill her lifelong ambition to write stories focused on what fires her passion. Home Waters is her sixth book, but the first she’s “let out into the world.”
Can you have fun while doing good? Enjoy a compelling story set on Narragansett Bay and 25% of all royalties go to Save the Bay, a member-supported nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and improving Narragansett Bay and all the waters that flow into it.
Here’s the premise: On windswept Narragansett Bay, an oceanographer and his personal nemesis—linked by two little girls—battle ecological disaster and their own demons.
World-famous oceanographer Becket Fallon plunged himself into work after his son’s death. But just when he discovers toxic algae threatens Narragansett Bay—and the entire East Coast—his sharp tongue costs him his research funding. And, as he struggles to find a solution, the three-year-old grandchildren he’s felt duty-bound to avoid show up on his doorstep … in the arms of their attractive step-aunt Lainey Carmichael.
When he refuses to take in the orphaned twins, Lainey makes him an irresistible offer: Let them stay for the summer, and she’ll secure fresh sponsors. Stunned when she succeeds, he loses himself in the environmental battle. He’s terrified he’ll only repeat past mistakes if he lets his new houseguests wriggle their way into his life and heart.
Can Becket save the ocean he loves … and the family he never felt he deserved? He has a deep hole in his heart … can his fight to protect the ocean fill it?
“When I first got the idea for this book,” Devlin says, “I enlisted the help of oceanographers at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography to brainstorm ideas for a realistic threat to the bay. While Becket’s struggle for personal redemption is the heart of Home Waters, his story would not make sense without the Black Tide threat.”
Elizabeth is offering a physical copy of Home Waters or a $10 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner. Just answer this question in the comments section: What charitable organization is near and dear to your heart?
Join us on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the CROWNE PLAZA in Warwick for the 9th Annual Rhode Island Authors Expo!