Yup, save the date for out favorite time of year —Christmas in Edgartown, Dec. 12–15, 2019. There will be tons of great shopping, great eats, and great times for all—and of course, the hugely popular annual Christmas Parade on Sat., Dec. 14! I’ll be there, on the porch at Edgartown Books once again (10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. or thereabouts!), signing copies of A VINEYARD CHRISTMAS (of course!) and A VINEYARD SUMMER, the first two books in my series that takes place in Edgartown and on Chappy. So join me on the porch! I will be happy to accept hot chocolate . . . last year a nice woman gave me the hand warmers from her gloves (it was FREEZING!). In any event, it will be great fun—and for convenience from Cape Cod, the high speed, Hy Line Ferry will once again make her way from Hyannis right into Edgartown during the weekend. Check out their schedule!
Who doesn’t want A Vineyard Summer??? The sky is a perfect, cloudless blue; the surf is rolling enough for kayaking and kite-surfing, but gentle enough for swimming and wading; the nights are filled with gourmet food and clambakes on the beach and fun wherever you look. Ahhh…Martha’s Vineyard in the summer: there simply is NO PLACE LIKE IT!!!!!
All of which is why the 2nd book in my new series of Vineyard novels starts the week of July 4th when the action truly begins.
But WAIT!!! Did someone say JULY 4th??? What does JAWS have to do with it? Or why does that lovely Vineyard WEDDING turn into a crime scene? And, good grief, what happens in that lovely Edgartown GARDEN???
Christmas in Edgartown was a blast! Many thanks to Edgartown Books and Edgartown Meat & Fish Market for my wonderfully successful book signings of #AVineyardChristmas, with special thanks to a woman named Fiona who stopped by the porch of the bookstore after the parade and gave me the hand warmers from her gloves! (Next year, I’ll be sure to have my own.) The pic here is of the always exciting, enthusiastic, and entertaining Christmas Parade…which was oddly similar to the one in the first scene of A Vineyard Christmas! www.jeanstone.com
This year, I decided to showcase some home-grown island favorites that make great #ChristmasGifts and #StockingStuffers for family and friends (or self)! (No, I’m not getting paid, though I wouldn’t turn down a a couple of these beauties in MY stocking.) Linnsational Chocolates are available in many varieties, homemade on the Vineyard in Patti Linn’s up island kitchen. (That’s her in the pic from last year’s Fair.) This multi-talented woman has captured numerous ribbons at the Ag Fair for years, and will have her sinfully delicious array of chocolates (yes, even truffles like the ones here!) at the Arts & Crafts Festival during #ChristmasinEdgartown…the very same fair that appears in the first scene of my book, #AVINEYARDCHRISTMAS. If you’re on the island Sat., Dec. 8, you MUST check out the Fair from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.!