Amelia's Secrets
The Golden Era of Amelia Island brings not only carpetbaggers but also
beauty in the form of Katie Eppes; bride of the towns dashing young
conductor of the Florida Peninsular Railroad, Thomas Jefferson's
great-great grand son, T. J. Eppes.

Not one to conform to the strict rules of society Katie soon sets the town on
it's heels as she goes about unchaperoned while T. J. is out of town on
business attending parties, dances and drives which lead to a most dire
end. This historical non-fiction is the first in a trilogy by author Maggie Carter
de Vries with the second in the sequel to be published in the summer of
2010.
$24.95 (Hardcover)
$18.50 (Paperback)
Amelia's Secrets
by Maggie Carter-de Vries

$14.95 (Paperback)
Ghosts Of Amelia & Other Tales
by Maggie Carter-de Vries
Residents and visitors alike are charmed by the beauty and serene
attractions of our little island of Amelia. The wide sandy beaches, white
capped waves rolling and lapping upon the shores lure us to swim, surf,
hunt sea shells and sharks teeth, build sand castles and lather on suntan
lotion as we bronze away the lazy days of summer at the beach or stroll
historic Centre Street, while licking feverishly at ice creams melting and
dripping down our hands onto the sidewalks.
While least known among this tranquility drift the restless spirits of those
once walked on these streets, lived in these beautiful old homes in an era of
refined gentility, and died too soon or in ways unnatural. Whether you are a
believer or not, it my intention to pass these stories on to you as told to me,
not as a historical exercise but as one does in passing on legends.
Therefore, sit back, relax and enjoy maybe you too will become a believer in
the end
.  
107 Centre Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Amelia's Secrets
The Golden Era of Amelia Island brings not only carpetbaggers but also
beauty in the form of Katie Eppes; bride of the towns dashing young
conductor of the Florida Peninsular Railroad, Thomas Jefferson's
great-great grand son, T. J. Eppes.

Not one to conform to the strict rules of society Katie soon sets the town on
it's heels as she goes about unchaperoned while T. J. is out of town on
business attending parties, dances and drives which lead to a most dire
end. This historical non-fiction is the first in a trilogy by author Maggie Carter
de Vries with the second in the sequel to be published in the summer of
2010.
$24.95 (Hardcover)
$18.50 (Paperback)
Amelia's Secrets
by Maggie Carter-de Vries

$14.95 (Paperback)
Ghosts Of Amelia & Other Tales
by Maggie Carter-de Vries
Residents and visitors alike are charmed by the beauty and serene
attractions of our little island of Amelia. The wide sandy beaches, white
capped waves rolling and lapping upon the shores lure us to swim, surf,
hunt sea shells and sharks teeth, build sand castles and lather on suntan
lotion as we bronze away the lazy days of summer at the beach or stroll
historic Centre Street, while licking feverishly at ice creams melting and
dripping down our hands onto the sidewalks.
While least known among this tranquility drift the restless spirits of those
once walked on these streets, lived in these beautiful old homes in an era of
refined gentility, and died too soon or in ways unnatural. Whether you are a
believer or not, it my intention to pass these stories on to you as told to me,
not as a historical exercise but as one does in passing on legends.
Therefore, sit back, relax and enjoy maybe you too will become a believer in
the end
.  
107 Centre Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Amelia's Secrets
The Golden Era of Amelia Island brings not only carpetbaggers but also
beauty in the form of Katie Eppes; bride of the towns dashing young
conductor of the Florida Peninsular Railroad, Thomas Jefferson's
great-great grand son, T. J. Eppes.

Not one to conform to the strict rules of society Katie soon sets the town on
it's heels as she goes about unchaperoned while T. J. is out of town on
business attending parties, dances and drives which lead to a most dire
end. This historical non-fiction is the first in a trilogy by author Maggie Carter
de Vries with the second in the sequel to be published in the summer of
2010.
$24.95 (Hardcover)
$18.50 (Paperback)
Amelia's Secrets
by Maggie Carter-de Vries

$14.95 (Paperback)
Ghosts Of Amelia & Other Tales
by Maggie Carter-de Vries
Residents and visitors alike are charmed by the beauty and serene
attractions of our little island of Amelia. The wide sandy beaches, white
capped waves rolling and lapping upon the shores lure us to swim, surf,
hunt sea shells and sharks teeth, build sand castles and lather on suntan
lotion as we bronze away the lazy days of summer at the beach or stroll
historic Centre Street, while licking feverishly at ice creams melting and
dripping down our hands onto the sidewalks.
While least known among this tranquility drift the restless spirits of those
once walked on these streets, lived in these beautiful old homes in an era of
refined gentility, and died too soon or in ways unnatural. Whether you are a
believer or not, it my intention to pass these stories on to you as told to me,
not as a historical exercise but as one does in passing on legends.
Therefore, sit back, relax and enjoy maybe you too will become a believer in
the end
.  
Amelia's Secrets
The Golden Era of Amelia Island brings not only carpetbaggers
but also beauty in the form of Katie Eppes; bride of the towns
dashing young conductor of the Florida Peninsular Railroad,
Thomas Jefferson's great-great grand son, T. J. Eppes.

Not one to conform to the strict rules of society Katie soon sets
the town on it's heels as she goes about unchaperoned while T.
J. is out of town on business attending parties, dances and drives
which lead to a most dire end. This historical non-fiction is the first
in a trilogy by author Maggie Carter- de Vries. The second book
in the trilogy will be titled "Amelia Island's Golden Years, Silver
Tears".
$19.95 (Paperback)
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Amelia's Secrets
by Maggie Carter-de Vries

$16.00 (Paperback)
Ghosts Of Amelia & Other Tales
by Maggie Carter-de Vries
Residents and visitors alike are charmed by the beauty and
serene attractions of our little island of Amelia. The wide sandy
beaches, white capped waves rolling and lapping upon the shores
lure us to swim, surf, hunt sea shells and sharks teeth, build sand
castles and lather on suntan lotion as we bronze away the lazy
days of summer at the beach or stroll historic Centre Street, while
licking feverishly at ice creams melting and dripping down our
hands onto the sidewalks.
While least known among this tranquility drift the restless spirits of
those once walked on these streets, lived in these beautiful old
homes in an era of refined gentility, and died too soon or in ways
unnatural. Whether you are a believer or not, it my intention to
pass these stories on to you as told to me, not as a historical
exercise but as one does in passing on legends.
Therefore, sit back, relax and enjoy maybe you too will become a
believer in the end
.  
Amelia Island's Golden Years,
Silver Tears
By Maggie Carter- de Vries
The Story takes up where "Amelia's Secrets" left off; after the
murder trial held in Jacksonville, Florida where the accused,
great-great-grandson of President Thomas Jefferson, T. J. Eppes
murderer of one of his best friends and father of six children walks
out of the courtroom a free man.

He returns to Amelia Island there to carry on life as usual with his
beautiful young bride Katie, expecting their first child, only to find
life for her to be a daily trial by a jury of her peers; an impossible
situation in the end.

Our protagonist John Whitner describes in detail not only their
lives culminating in the great hurricane of 1898, which nearly
devistates the island but through the lives of the Carnegies of
Cumberland Island, Mrs. Leddy owner and operator of the Florida
House Hotel and her only child Grace from age eight through her
progression to adulthood, marriage, babies and widowhood at the
young age of twenty one.

John, himself reveals his journey though all this, his relationship
with Pauline; its ups and downs, a new woman in his life (or
women) as well as his passion for photography in the many places
he visits, Jekyll Island, Charleston S.C. during the earthquake and
Chicago's World's Fair of 1893.
$19.95 (Paperback)
$19.95 (Paperback)