Local EI author Tom Gill signs books at Emerald Isle Books and Toys

Friday, June 23, 2017
1:00 PM
4:00 PM
Emerald Isle Books and Toys, 8700 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594

Curt and Debbie Finch, owners of Emerald Isle Books and Toys, are proud to again host Tom Gill, local author of the newly released novel, Return to Emerald Isle.  This is the sequel to his widely-read novel, The Bridge.  Emerald Isle Books and Toys is located at 8700 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle.  (Emerald Plantation Shopping Center).

Visit Tom from 1 to 4 to get signed copies and discuss his current projects. 

Tom will also be at the Jacksonville Barnes and Noble on June 4 from 1-4.

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Book Summaries

The Bridge

A touching love story, The Bridge reveals how a family tragedy—kept hidden for fifteen years—ends up wreaking havoc when it is finally revealed.  An automobile accident at the Langston Bridge foreshadows events to come when high school sophomore Kirby Smith sets off on an intoxicating summer vacation at her grandparents’ home in gorgeous Emerald Isle, North Carolina.  A budding track star and honor student, Kirby is looking forward to practicing for her driver’s license exam on the barrier island. But even more exciting than that is the boy she noticed at the end of last summer…a boy she’s been dreaming about all year.  Sparks fly when the two young people get together. But when Kirby innocently stumbles on a shocking secret, readers are taken back to another time, revealing heartrending events that have been concealed for years.  A poignant tale of love, loss, and forgiveness, The Bridge speaks to the sacrifices that our military families make in service to the country.

Return To Emerald Isle

Kirby is lost. During every major moment of her life, she always had her husband and high-school sweetheart, Sam, by her side. Ever since they met at the age of fifteen, the two were inseparable. Then, Lieutenant Colonel Sam Fontaine is killed during a test flight. Kirby is destroyed. Sam was her soul mate. How can she live when half of her is gone?  Kirby and her teenage son, Journey, return to their family on Emerald Isle in North Carolina. Kirby must navigate a future without her husband. As the young widow struggles to live without being shackled by grief, Journey begins exploring the island. Both mother and son will find surprising friends and begin the difficult healing process.  While Journey has his own adventures with wildlife on the island, Kirby becomes caught in a love triangle with two handsome men. Is she ready to reopen her heart to love?