I’ve spent the past three days holed up in the Tower. Not that tower! But the Tower at our property on Bald Head Island! When my husband and I decided to build our dream house at the beach four years ago, we had fancied something on the beach. But that soon changed when we considered all the maintenance (and hurricanes!) that goes along with ocean front property. So instead we bought a large lot just behind the dune line on the golf course.
The property is filled with very old Live Oaks and other large, beautiful trees. And many of you who know me from our Selma restoration know how I hate cutting down trees. So instead of cutting trees into pieces to accommodate our house, we cut our house into pieces to accommodate the trees! We built the house as three separate buildings that sit between the trees. Thus the reason I have so many writing spots here, because of the many differing views. The Tower sits on a third floor all by itself on the Northwest corner of the main building. From the Tower, I can hear the ocean not more than a few hundred yards away. Had we cut a tree or two (NEVER!), I could see the ocean from this perch. But the view of the lagoon that borders the fifteenth fairway is enough. The sight of water reflecting the crystal blue sky with the sound of the pounding waves beyond my view is truly all I need to finish this last revision. It is here where I started this novel. And it will be here where I finish it!
Sharon Virts is a successful entrepreneur and historical fiction author. Her passion for storytelling is encapsulated in her novel Masque of Honor. It is one of the best historical fiction books chronicling the drama, life, loves and struggles of two families of the Virginia aristocracy following the War of 1812. Sharon Virts has captured Virginia history in this American historical fiction novel based on the true story of two cousins in the early 19th century. Set in Loudoun County Virginia and the District of Columbia it is both historical fiction romance and historical fiction drama.