Blue Heron Cove is an imaginary island which is a compilation of some of the islands, harbors, waterways and fishing villages which the author has visited or lived near over the past 50 years. It is the setting for her latest book which is still in process. The locations of the books Longing for My Heart’s Desire and The Adventures of Pharaoh the Service Dog are set in the vicinity of Blue Heron Cove. Go to the ‘Meet the Book Characters’ page to be introduced to some of the fictional characters who live in The Olde Fishing Village of Blue Heron Cove.
Coves and inlets can be wonderful places of peace and quiet. Settle on the swing or slip into the gazebo, relax and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation. You may see a blue heron stealthily wading through the shallows seeking dinner; you will see patience in practice. Stay alert, keep watch and you may see a fish surface, a turtle sunning on a log or a snake slithering through the grass. Tiny hummingbirds may stop, on their way to the trumpet vines and oleander bushes, to hover right in front of your face. They may even test your clothing if you happen to be wearing red. Relax and stay awhile.
Here in the Village at the Cove, we’ll be exploring ‘Finding Home’. During her youth, while visiting a relative’s cottage in a fishing village for the first time, the author experienced the sensation of having found ‘home’. Throughout her youth, teens and early adulthood, Abigail lived with an overwhelming emptiness in her soul and the sensation that she needed to return to the fishing village, return ‘home’.
Abigial learned that there is an empty spot in each person which can only be filled by a relationship with God, through Jesus. However, the emptiness in her soul caused by the pull to return to the sea and the fishing villages, remained. Finally, when she was in her mid thirties, the author had the opportunity to move to a quaint fishing village. At some point in the future, we’ll learn more about the jagged path that followed.
Meantime, we’ll explore the subject of ‘Finding Home’. What is it? Where does it originate and why? Abigail has met many people whose home town is near the sea, yet the desire of their hearts is to be in the mountains. Others who live in the mountains yearn for the sea. Walk with Abigail and experience the journey.
Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in a man’s heart but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. NIV