This week only, book 4 of the Southern Hearts Series is on sale for only 99 cents!!
This romantic comedy was my favorite story to write, and it's set in Mobile, Alabama, and Fort Morgan.
I've written about the Alabama beaches-
but I thought I'd share a little about Mobile.
The city is an active port, situated where the Mobile River meets Mobile Bay, and is connected to much of the country via the Tennessee Tombigbee waterway, which is heavily traveled by tugs pushing barges loaded with cargo to and from the port to inland ports up north.
Kids love touring the USS Alabama. Our son's Cub Scout group made a trip down to spend the night on the battle ship.
A word of warning about the port, cover your head when the sea gulls fly over. I had the unfortunate misfortune of being bombed once and have harbored a bit of ill will toward the creatures ever since. The experience comes out in the novel with a character, of course.
Another fun thing, you may not know is that Mardi Gras was observed for the first time in the New World in the 1700s in Mobile. You can tour the Mobile Carnival Museum to learn the history of the celebration.
You may also enjoy touring the historic homes. Each spring they have a two-day pilgrimage, often with Azalea Trail Maids, dressed in extravagant antebellum-style attire there to greet you.
There are beautiful flowers in the area. Growing up, my family enjoyed stopping in to tour Bellingrath Gardens.
There are plenty of places to fish and boat and relax with the Mobile Bay and the Dog River nearby, and lots of seafood restaurants to enjoy.
If that's not enough, you can drive down to Dauphin Island and/or take the ferry over to Fort Morgan for the beach :)
I hope you enjoy the story! I'd love to hear your thoughts on Blown Together! Reviews are always appreciated, as well, if you liked the novel!
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Under the Southern Sun
Janet W. Ferguson