Let it blow or even snow — “Tuesday Night Love Letters” will warm your heart and tickle your soul. Hot off the press and hand-delivered by Santa’s elves, this latest book by Galveston authors Gini Brown and Leslie Watts, is guaranteed to add a sleigh full of delight to the holiday season.
Featuring more than 60 vignette-style entries spotlighting Galveston’s past and its people and original images by freelance photographer Robert Mihovil plus restored historic photos, this entertaining collection is based on the talks Brown has given for more than 30 years at Galveston’s Summer Beach Band concerts.
Based on what Brown likes to call the island’s more entertaining “non-historical history,” and carrying the subtitle of “More Galveston Fact, Fable and Fabulous Fibs,” this delightful sequel to her earlier work, “Galveston: Lore Legend and Downright Lies,” continues a tradition of looking beyond the surface of island history and exploring the more colorful aspects of her adopted hometown.
“These are the little stories of people and events — the tall tales, the gossip, the ‘didja hears’ as shared by local folk over back-alley fences, between doughnut-shop stools, around cafeteria tables, at church socials and family reunions,” Brown says.
Describing “Tuesday Night Love Letters” a breath of fresh air in today’s fast-paced world, local journalist Cleta Sireno says: ‘This short but well-written and entertaining ‘read’ contains stories of our founding fathers — and mothers — of the 1800s, a thriving seaport, successful ventures and tragedies, heroes of old, young romance, grand mansions and the families that inhabited them, all of which are an integral part of the diversity that has made our island city what it is today.”
As a special holiday bonus available through Dec. 23, Santa’s helpers will personally deliver copies of “Tuesday Night Love Letters” to homes and businesses on Galveston Island for a cash only rate of $25 per copy. For more information or to order your copy, please call 409-744-0657 or 409-789-2691.