Crystal Cove

Author: Lisa Kleypas
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781250025920
Size: 17.94 MB
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ONE WOMAN WHO HAS BEEN CURSED NEVER TO FIND LOVE . . . ONE MAN WITHOUT A SOUL WHO WANTS HER MORE THAN LIFE ITSELF . . . THEY MEET IN A SMALL ISLAND TOWN IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, WHERE MAGIC IS IN THE AIR AND FATE IS A FORCE TOO POWERFUL TO DEFY. . . . In New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas's Crystal Cove, Justine Hoffman has made a comfortable life for herself on the island of Friday Harbor. She is the proprietor of a successful boutique hotel, and she has the safe, predictable life she has always wanted. Growing up with her flighty, nomadic mother, Marigold, has instilled in her a deep longing for stability. But in spite of everything Justine has achieved, there is still something missing. Love. And after years of waiting and dreaming, she is willing to do whatever it takes to change her destiny. What Justine soon discovers is that someone cast a spell on her when she was born, with the result that she will never find her soul mate. Determined to change her fate, Justine finds a way to break the enchantment, never dreaming of the dangerous complications that will follow. And when Justine meets the mysterious Jason Black, she accidentally unleashes a storm of desire and danger that threaten everything she holds dear . . . because Jason has secrets of his own, and he wants more from her than fate will ever allow.

Crystal Cove Cottages

Author: Karen E. Steen
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811847681
Size: 10.56 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Tucked between the housing developments and golf courses of the Orange County coast lies a small settlement of rustic beach cottages seemingly frozen in time. Crystal Cove Cottages is the first history of this uniquely preserved beach spot that has lured travellers and campers since the 1920s. Deemed by the National Register of Historic Places to be "the last intact example of California beach vernacular architecture," it is now a registered state park whose cottages are newly available for public overnight visits. From silent-film location to rum-runners' hideout, scenic setting for a vibrant landscape painting community to 1950s luau-party headquarters, Crystal Cove has all the while remained a bohemian yet family-friendly village. Ten sidebars on notable individual cottages highlight the Cove's distinct and often amusing architectural evolution. Crystal Cove Cottages captures the nostalgic ambiance of seaside Americana.

Pocketmouse At Crystal Cove

Author: Marian Parks
ISBN: 1943172005
Size: 11.33 MB
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Pocketmouse is a friendly and rambunctious rodent, who loves his California beach home at Crystal Cove State Park. He spends his days happily romping among lemonade berry and buckwheat shrub, until one day when he realizes that he's the only pocket mouse living on the beach. He then embarks on a quest to find out why there are no other pocket mice. Determinedly, he seeks answers and strays beyond his normal foraging grounds, where he encounters the dreaded and frightful, fang-toothed feral cat, and then later, narrowly escapes drowning in a rising tide pool. Pocketmouse's journey ends well. He reunites with a park ranger, who reveals the secret of his past, and she also shares her affection and respect for the persevering pocket mouse.The story is told in rhyme, and is inspired by the endangered Pacific pocket mouse, a rodent endemic to Southern California and protected under the Federal Endangered Species Act.