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Sherryl Woods brings Colonial Beach to life

Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 9:58 am

On November 14, the Cooper Branch of Central Rappahannock Regional Library in Colonial Beach will host a meet and greet with towns people who inspired characters in Sherryl Woods’ book, “A Small Town Love Story: Colonial Beach, Virginia.”

One of New York Times’ best-selling authors, Woods has grasped the hearts of many across the world through several novels such as “Chesapeake Shores,” which in August of last year became a hit television show on Hallmark Channel.

Woods said of her new book, “(It is) basically a love story for Colonial Beach, touching on memories of the town’s history through my eyes and those of many well-known community members.”

Woods visited the small town in summers and has used her love of the watersde town as a basis for many of her fictional novels, many of which are on the bestsellers list.

Woods’ characters are inspired by residents who played key roles in the community and is set during a time when her own family frequently visited Colonial Beach.

Although Woods will not be able to attend she said, “This will be a great opportunity for residents to meet the great storytellers I interviewed for the book.”

The book includes true stories from her memories in Colonial Beach and actual events that took place such as the Oyster Wars. These are wrapped in with tales from merchants, pastors, librarians and military personal from nearby Dahlgren.

Read more of this story in the October 25 issue of the Westmoreland News.