No more snow!

Are you done with winter?  I know I am!

There’s not much you can do to escape our Michigan grey days unless you head south but here are some books and movies that will take somewhere warm, at least in spirit!

Ten Thousand Islands by Rand Wayne White takes you into the world of Doc Ford, a marine biologist based on Sanibel Island in Florida.  He’s always some sort of crime and enjoying the clear blue waters of the Gulf.

The Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhyss is a prequel of sorts to Jane Eyre.  Just who was the woman locked up in Rochester’s house in England?  This book will take you to the West Indies to learn more about her.

Voodoo Dreams by Jewell Rhodes Parker takes you to steamy New Orleans to meet the voodoo queen, Marie Laveau.

Deep South by Nevada Barr finds you in the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi, where Park Ranger Anna Pigeon comes across danger in the lush green woods.

How Stella Got Her Grove Back by Terry McMillan is hot and steamy in more ways than one when you read about Stella’s exploits in Jamaica.

If movies are your thing, here’s a few to warm up to….

Fool’s Gold finds treasure hunters in the Caribbean finding more than just treasure.

Soul Surfer tells the tale of a young surfer who overcomes great odds to get back on her board.

From Here To Eternity is the classic love story set among the turmoil of an Army base in Pearl Harbor in 1941.


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