Amanda Gale, author
On a blustery Maine winter’s morning, facing a monumental decision, Nick seeks solace by visiting his father’s grave, expecting to find the snow-covered cemetery deserted like every other day. Instead, he meets an old man who tells him the tale of Lavinia and Theodore, a passionate, peculiar romance between a shy young seamstress and her star-obsessed husband. After Theodore was lost at sea in 1857, Lavinia insisted he returned to her in ghostly form, and she lived out her days as if nothing had changed. The townspeople thought she was mad with grief, and they embraced her as the eccentric town widow. But when strange things began happening, things that couldn’t be explained, those closest to her wondered if she was telling the truth after all. The encounter with this mysterious stranger leaves Nick questioning the wisdom of the decision he’s about to make. Though Lavinia is long gone, can her story help guide him in his own life? Sweet Lavvy is a soulful story of the sea, the stars, and the solstice. Quiet and romantic, and full of wandering ghosts, it’s about holding each other dear and love that never dies.