Meet the book characters

Abigail The Olde Fishing Village at Blue Heron Cove by Abigail Sands

Grandma Abigail is the matriarch and co-owner of the fictional Blue Heron Cove Island and The Olde Fishing Village along with her husband Pap Wayne. When you step into the pages of the story you will find Abigail welcoming visitors and encouraging friends, old and new, at her Blue Heron Gift Shoppe. Follow along as she and her friends socialize and encourage one another over refreshments at the Seafarer Cafe’, Dock to Galley Diner or the Crab Shack Restaurant. Keep alert, you might see Abigail and her gal friends trotting along any of the boardwalks or lounging on one of the beaches on the island of Blue Heron Cove. Any of the spunky women could be just beyond the next row of cattails or pampas grass. Pause awhile and let Abigail introduce you to her gracious group of friends and neighbors.

Ruth 1:16b Where you go, I will go. Where you stay, I will stay. NIV

Pap Wayne The Olde Fishing Village at Blue Heron Cove by Abigail Sands
Pap Wayne, age 70+, is the patriarch and co-owner of the fictional Blue Heron Cove Island and The Olde Fishing Village, with his wife of many years, Abigail. Early of a morning, you can eavesdrop on Pap Wayne and his old buddies at the Seafarer Cafe’; they won’t mind a bit. You’ll have to listen carefully if you want to comprehend their lingo, however. Later, stop by his hang out, The Wood Shed. Make certain to read what he has posted under The Wood Shed sign. Sit down on the old wooden bench, rest your feet on a chunk of wood and stay awhile. Within a few minutes you can expect a story to come forth like a lazy river moving at an unhurried pace. Don’t be in a hurry or you might miss out on a hidden treasure.

Celia The Olde Fishing Village at Blue Heron Cove by Abigail Sands
Celia visits The Olde Fishing Village to escape a deep, emotional wound which has controlled her life and relationships for more than twenty years. Will the loving, kind women of the village be able to penetrate the shell of isolation which Celia uses to protect herself? Is it too late to turn her life around in her mid forties? Is there hope? Walk the oyster shell paths and wooden walkways with Celia as she explores the island and her inner self. Jeremiah 29:13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. NIV

Joy The Olde Fishing Village at Blue Heron Cove by Abigail Sands
Meet the leader of Beacon Chapel, Chaplain Joy. Abigail’s dearest friend and longtime confidante. With more than 60 years of relationship with Jesus and of studying the Word, springs of Living Water flow from Chaplain Joy’s dynamic sermons and teachings. The petite, silver haired grandmother may grasp your hands warmly and look deeply into your eyes, if so, be prepared to hear a Word directly from the heart of God for you today. You may be enveloped in a grandmotherly hug. If so, allow your Abba Father to minister His love for you through His faithful servant, Chaplain Joy. Proverbs 16:31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. NIV

A virtuous woman is worth more than rubies.

Philippians 1:3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you. KJV

Annie The Olde Fishing Village at Blue Heron Cove by Abigail Sands
Loving, kind, cheerful, hardworking – meet Annie. The vibrant optimist can be counted on to give a word of encouragement and a helping hand. Annie always has a sparkling smile as she uses her gift of hospitality to serve clients at The Mooring House Inn which she co-owns and co-operates with her sister, Kate. Her green thumb coaxes a bounty, which is served at the local restaurants, from her huge vegetable garden. A mature Christian woman, Annie speaks from her personal relationship with Jesus and a personal knowledge of the heart of God when she counsels and encourages women whom the Lord sends across her path. You’re welcome to join the tiny spitfire on her morning jaunt along the pathways of the island, but beware, if you’re not physically fit, you may be viewing the back of her bouncing, strawberry blond curls from a distance. Her sneakers get a thorough workout from this energetic grandma. Titus 1:1 Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ for the faith of God’s elect and the knowledge of the truth that leads to Godliness…NIV

Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God…NIV

Kate The Olde Fishing Village at Blue Heron Cove by Abigail Sands
Strong, friendly, hard working and very generous – meet Kate, co-owner of the fictional Mooring House Inn with her sister Annie. The lush ferns, flowerbeds and lawn are thanks to Kate’s green thumb. Kate doesn’t talk about her faith like her sister and some of the other ladies of the community, but don’t be deceived, her faith and relationship with the Lord are just as deep. In the mornings you may see Kate filling her many humming bird feeders and maintaining the beauty of the inn, however, throughout the afternoon you might see her carrying food to her neighbors or giving someone a helping hand in any number of ways. As capable on deck as she is on land, you may even catch sight of Kate boating with her husband, Ben. Kate quietly lives out her faith by pouring out her love through serving neighbors and visitors alike, with an extremely kind, loving and generous heart. Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times and a brother is born for adversity. NIV

Philippians 1:3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you. KJV

Ben The Olde Fishing Village at Blue Heron Cove by Abigail Sands
Buddy of Pap Wayne and Cal. Husband of Kate. Retired business executive.

Cal The Olde Fishing Village at Blue Heron Cove by Abigail Sands
Buddy of pap Wayne and Ben. Husband of Sarah. Commercial fisherman.

Joanie Longing for My Heart’s Desire by Abigail Sands      

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Pre-teen Joanie yearns all year long to visit their seaside cottage with her family. Something deep within her simply isn’t content when she’s away from the coastal waters. Why can’t the family move to the location of the cottage? A once per year visit just simply isn’t enough. Why was she born in the mountains instead of near the coast? Meet her canine companion, Abby, and join them on their escapades.
Learn the secret about ‘My Heart’s Desire’.
Psalm 40:7 Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you have planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare. NIV

Abby Longing for My Heart’s Desire by Abigail Sands
Silver Buff Cocker Spaniel also sometimes known as Little Miss (The Adventures of Pharaoh the Service Dog by Abigail C. Spaniel).

Little Miss
If you would like to know more about the place of her birth, visit:
Perhaps you’ll decide to make one of her cousins or great nieces and nephews a member of your family!



Beacon Chapel is the hub of the community here in the fictional fishing village. Visitors are welcome to join residents for a weekday bible study and Sunday services led by Chaplain Joy. Discover a personal relationship with Jesus, get to know your Abba Father, be filled and led by the Holy Spirit.

Hebrews 10:25 Forsake not the assembling together as is the manner of some; but exhort one another, and so much more as you see the day drawing near.


18 thoughts on “Meet the book characters

  1. I enjoyed reading about your characters. Did I miss Sarah somewhere in there. I reread, but am easy to miss things.
    You make me want to be there to visit and/or just sit with them… and as you said, ” eavesdrop on Pap Wayne and his old buddies at the Seafarer Cafe’; they won’t mind a bit. [I’ll] have to listen carefully… to comprehend their lingo, however.” And I would make sure to see what Pap has ” posted under The Wood Shed sign.” I would so want to “Sit down on the old wooden bench, rest [my] feet on a chunk of wood and stay awhile.” Waiting for that “story to come forth like a lazy river moving at an unhurried pace.” You’re right. I wouldn’t want to leave. 😉 And yet I’ve never been there.
    How beautiful you write! ❤ I agree that you have "One Lovely Blog!" God loves you!

    • Thank you so much!! As you discovered, I don’t have all of the characters listed on the Meet the Characters page as the ‘collection’ of characters in ‘The Olde Fishing Village’ story keeps growing. I’m praying that I’ll be able to capture all of the story in print over the next few months. Getting it out of my imagination and into print is at times agonizing but also a labor of love. Thank you so much for visiting my site! Blessings!

  2. wow, the list of characters of Blue Heron Cove is a great and an amazing movement that just happened to me. I am loving it so much as if I really want to pack up and go to live at this imaginative island and make it real. Sometimes in life we meet people who brings to us a view of how life is in the imaginative world. And the views is like a window that when you open it every morning, you catch a glimpse of all the pastures of life, the trees, the grasses, the animals, the farmers, the children playing, and your story have captured my heart and I wish I was living this life right now. It brought me back many days when I was growing up on the islands, everything were beautiful, real, with no technologies. I remember mother washing the clothes in the river and I played on the river bank with other kids and these pastures have disappeared. And your story brought back those days as if I want to cry. there is a lot to life that we have either forgotten about it or we have let it slipped away without thinking that one day we may need it, but it won’t be around. Village life is full of health, purity, understanding and we powerfully believed in the most high. But all this seems to have vanished. And I appreciate it so much how you brought this back to us only at “Blue Heron Cove.” Thank you so much for that and I am glad I met you and I want to continue my journey following you. That is why I wrote “RECALLING THE PASSAGE OF TIME”

    May your evening be peaceful and your weekend be a blessed one. Take care of everyone at the Cove! Sweet evening to you!

    • Thank you! The story and life of/in Blue Heron Cove is a combination of my childhood memories at our relative’s cabin by the Bay and later our family cottage by the water elsewhere as well our life decades ago in a fishing village. Like your memories, mine were of sweet times. To me, those places were heaven on earth. Unfortunately those places changed for ‘progress’. You might enjoy my little ebook nouvella ‘Longing for My Heart’s Desire’ by Abigail Sands on Amazon. It’s all about vacations at the one family cottage. There’s a little ‘secret’ at the end of the story. I had sincerely hoped that these books would touch someone else’s heart. The current book is full length and a little over halfway complete. Like you, my heart aches for the formerly beautiful, unspoiled locales. I look forward to reading your post ‘Recalling the Passage of Time.’ I’m glad we’ve met too through our blogs. I am so glad that you’ve enjoyed what I’ve shared so far. God bless you! Have a blessed weekend!

  3. Your book reminds me of a place I lived many years. It also was replete with great characters, charming settings and many memories. I also know these are all fine, but with Christ in our hearts first, they take on another dimension when you know He made all things. They are more special, which is how your book sounds! Can’t wait to read it.

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