About Havener Sisters.
China, Persia, and India Havener are triplets raised on the seas aboard their father's ship, the Empress. Upon his death, the sisters take up residence in a large house along the shore in Castine, Maine. After eight years of life as land-lubbers, the sisters are suddenly faced with a change in economic circumstances that propels them into new adventures some welcome, and some not. In this, her third installment of the story that began with the best-selling novel, Pink Chimneys, Hamlin returns to the characters, setting and historical time of her beloved tale to explore the various fates of the Havener sisters, and the challenges they face. Well-researched and engaging, the Havener Sisters will transport the reader back to the customs and country of an earlier time at the dawn of the Industrial Age in Maine.

About Abbott's Reach.
Set in nineteenth century Maine, Abbott's Reach is the story of a headstrong and emotional young woman setting sail on her honeymoon voyage with her sea captain husband. Their travels around Cape Horn to Hawaii and back home again, are rife with excitement, romance, adventure and family strife. This gripping novel is the sequel to the author's now-classic Pink Chimneys, set around a notorious Bangor brothel.


About the Author:

Ardeana Hamlin grew up in Bingham, Maine, in the 1950s and 1960s, in the days of the river drives, the veneer mill, and the woods operations. She has always loved writing; Hamlin wrote her first fiction at age 12 and her first poetry at age 16. Over the years, she’s worked a variety of different jobs, including family planning specialist, waitress, babysitter, recreation coordinator, copyeditor, newspaper columnist, and seamstress. Now a newspaper journalist for the Bangor Daily News (where she has worked for over half a decade), Hamlin is the author of three novels, Pink Chimneys, A Dream of Paris, and Abbott’s Reach. Her hobbies include knitting, creating fiber art pieces, and gardening. She has lived for forty years in the same neighborhood in Hampden, Maine.


Author Ardeana Hamlin will be signing her books, Havener Sisters and Abbott's Reach at the 2016 Beyond the Sea Book Festival at Lincolnville Beach, on Saturday, July 30th, 11:15-1:15.