Tag Archives: Shadows on the Coast of Maine

Writing What I Know … My Home's History

Lea Wait, here. Stories of the past speak to me. Historical novels have always been among my favorites, and I write books set in nineteenth century Maine for ages eight and up in addition to my two mystery series, many … Continue reading

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Cold Days

Lea Wait, here. If you’re reading this blog, you My Home,Showing House, Ell & Barn (1938 Photo)   probably know I live on the coast of Maine. You may not know I live in a house built in 1774. It … Continue reading

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Celebrating National Adoption Month

Lea Wait, here, writing about a subject many of you know is close to my heart. November, the month when many of us gather with our families to celebrate the joys of eating too much turkey, stuffing and varied traditional vegetable … Continue reading

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Mr. Rockefeller’s Roads — by Lea Wait

It all started, I was told by a Mainer with 5 generations of Bar Harbor carpenters in her genes, with a stubborn, pregnant, woman.  Never mind that her father-in-law was the founder of Standard Oil. Never mind that she could have … Continue reading

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Marie Antoinette, Maine & Me

Lea Wait When I was about 10 years old my parents and grandparents pooled their funds and bought a home built in 1774 that they’d fallen in love with.  They began the restoration work that has brought our home back to life …  … Continue reading

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