Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Book Spotlight- Shadows on a Morning in Maine by Lea Wait

Happy Wednesday! Lea Wait has been my feature author this week and the next book in her Shadows Antique Print Mystery series Shadows on a Morning in Maine was released on September 7,2016. This is a new series to me and I look forward to jumping into the first book.

File Size: 2589 KB
Print Length: 233 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Perseverance Press (September 7, 2016)
Publication Date: September 7, 2016

Antique print dealer Maggie Summer's making big changes in her life. She's taken a sabbatical from her college teaching job and moved to the coast of Maine to run an antique mall with Will Brewer, her significant other, and is finally hoping to adopt the daughter she's been hoping for. However, the troubled girl referred to her doesn't want any part of the plan, showing affection only for harbor seals, which remind her of her "real mother." Maggie's distraught when someone starts shooting the seals -- and the a young fisherman is murdered. When Will then confesses a secret from his past, she begins to wonder if moving to Maine is the biggest mistake of her life.

Publisher's Weekly: "Wait paints a vivid picture of life in coastal Maine ... (and) tackles the topic of adoption with empathy and nuance."

Barbara Ross (author of the Maine Clambake Mysteries): "Shadows on a Morning in Maine kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end."

Edith Maxwell (author of Delivering the Truth): "Author Wait frames this multi-layer story as expertly as Maggie frames prints - you won't want to stop reading!"

About the Author:

I've been writing mysteries for grownups (the Shadows Antique Print Mystery Series and the Mainely Needlepoint Series) and historical fiction for young people set in 19th century Maine since I left corporate America in 1998 and moved to Maine, a state I've always loved and where I had family ties. SHADOWS ON A MAINE CHRISTMAS, the seventh and latest in the Shadows series, was published in September, 2014, and was honored by Library Journal naming it one of the year's best Christmas reads. Next in the series? SHADOWS ON A MORNING IN MAINE, which can be pre-ordered now, and will ship in September, 2016.

THREADS OF EVIDENCE ("Suspense Magazine" called it "highly recommended") was published in September, 2015, the second in the Mainely Needlepoint series. TWISTED THREADS, the first in that series, debuted in January, 2015. THREAD AND GONE (based on the history of my own home!) was published in January of 2016AND dangling by a thread can now be pre-ordered .. it will ship in late October,2016.

LIVING AND WRITING ON THE COAST OF MAINE is my collection of essays about what it's like to be an author living in Maine. Full of love and humor, it shows how my work and life intersect.

And my latest book for young people, about two teenaged boys who really published their town's newspaper during the first two weeks of the Civil War, is UNCERTAIN GLORY. My earlier historicals for young people are STOPING TO HOME, SEAWARD BORN, WINTERING WELL, and FINEST KIND.

I earned my B.A. at Chatham College (now Chatham University) and have graduate degrees from New York University. I've owned an antique print business, MAH Antiques, since 1976. I adopted my 4 wonderful daughters when I was a single parent. They're grown now, and I have eight perfect grandchildren. (Aren't all grandchildren perfect?) In 2003 I married Bob Thomas, a man I've known and loved since 1968. Bob's an artist, and is immensely supportive of my writing. (He even does all the errands and cooking so I have no excuses to leave my desk!)

My favorite quotation is "Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved." William Jennings Bryan wrote that, but I think it defines my life. For more information about me, check my website,, friend me on Facebook and Goodreads, and read LIVING AND WRITING ON THE COAST OF MAINE and the blog ( I write with 9 other mystery writers from Maine.

And remember -- LIFE is the REAL mystery!

You can find this book and all of Lea Wait's books on Amazon: 

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