This is a sensitive and extremely well written book that chronicles the life of Marc Nugent. Marc is gay and is fleeing his abusive partner in NYC. He finds himself in Provincetown with no place to stay and no means of support. He helps an older woman pick up groceries that have fallen into the street and is directed to go to another woman's house where she knows there may be a job and a roof for over his head. The only caveat is that he can't tell who sent him there--or he may not get the job--and it is winter and starting to get cold!
The inhabitants of this house are interesting to say the least and it takes Marc a while to get used to them all. When the woman who owns the house finds out that Marc wants to be a writer she sets him up in the attic where her father used to journal every night. He is allowed to read all the journals--except for the last one--it is lost. There is a mystery to be solved here--and one that has kept 2 woman separated for a lot of years. Can Marc and his friends ferret out the real truth? Will any of them ever really learn to trust again? I suggest you read this book to find out!
About the Book: (from Amazon)
Fleeing New York City and an abusive partner, would-be writer Marc Nugent finds work at HomePort, the Provincetown mansion of Lola Staunton, a fabulously wealthy recluse. Aided by an attractive-but-unattainable artist and an all-to-available cross-dresser, Marc investigates accusations of rape and murder that have estranged Lola from a childhood friend for more than sixty years. Past and present converge when a long-lost journal reveals tales of infidelity, adultery, and passion that mirror the life Marc has recently abandoned. When his ex-lover arrives in search of revenge, Marc must confront his past, his notions of family, and his capacity for love.
Evocative, funny and heartfelt, The HomePort Journals will be to Provincetown what Tales of the City is to San Francisco.
— William J. Mann Author, The Men from the Boys series.
A cockeyed, full-hearted Provincetown fantasia, The Homeport Journals combines history and romance with a dash of wit and a firm belief that in some magical places there is always a second chance—for love and for art.
—Heidi Jon Schmidt Author, The House on Oyster Creek.
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About the Author: (from Amazon)
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A.C. Burch spent his early summers on Cape Cod and since then, the sand has never left his shoes. His first visit to Provincetown sparked a romance with the town that permeates The HomePort Journals. A.C. trained as a classical musician, but his passion for the arts extends to photography, the art scene in Provincetown and Miami, and, of course, the written word. His literary icons run the gamut from Jane Austen to Agatha Christie by way of Walter Mosely and Patrick Dennis. A.C. splits his time between Provincetown and South Beach. The HomePort Journals is his debut novel.
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