Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Visit to Awenasa

I was recently blessed with a week on Edisto Island, South Carolina. The secluded, family oriented island was the inspiration for the island of Awenasa. The most amazing part of the trip was actually convincing my husband to drive around for an hour and let me take a few pictures of some of the places you might remember from the book. Hope you enjoy a taste of my favorite island!

If you look closely behind the tree you'll see the island's Police Department attached to the Fire Department. Yea, it’s small. There’s not much crime in Edisto.

The road to Jon's private island. No wonder Shannon got lost. I would be looking up at all the trees the whole time.

The jetty from Shannon and Jon's fight on the beach.

The marsh on the highway. Can you smell the salty sea air?

The church where...well, you'll have to read to find out what happens here.

Okay, so this wasn't in the book, but I love this tree. Every year as we travel down the highway leading to Edisto we look for it. Yes, those are beach toys decorating a tree in the marsh with an American flag above.


  1. What a gorgeous spot, Ann! The trees are amazing. No wonder it inspired you.

  2. Thanks Jennie. One of these days I'll have a house there. Even if it's a shack I'll be happy with the trees.