If your idea of the perfect vacation is relaxing by Eden Condominiums’ gorgeous blue poolside and getting lost in a good book, then we have the perfect list of literature for you. These enticing reads offer the perfect addition to your Eden vacation:
The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea by Jack E. Davis
Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for History, The Gulf tells the story of the Gulf of Mexico and its environmental and economic relevance to our nation’s history and future. Dive into the Earth’s 10th-largest body of water and one of its most diverse and productive marine ecosystems and how much it has changed over the years. Davis—a University of Florida professor of environmental history and Gulf Coast native—writes about how the Gulf was crucial to the development of the United States during its beginnings and offers the reader vivid insights into this beautiful coastal region.
The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami
In years past, the Estevanico International Festival was celebrated in the Pensacola and Perdido Key areas to highlight the bravery and determination of the first African explorer of North America. One of the finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2015, The Moor’s Account tells a fascinating tale of adventure and danger from the viewpoint of Estevanico, a Moroccan explorer from the city of Azemmour. This fictional memoir of Estevanico travelling with Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca details the events and discoveries as he lands in the New World and discovers the American West and Mexico in the early 1500s.
We Will Get There by Lori O’Gara
If you’re searching for a novel that takes place in Perdido Key filled with romance and intrigue, look no further. We Will Get There follows the predicament of Krystal Sabine, torn between her dark past and her affection for William, a Tennessee cowboy who must cope with his own secrets and beliefs. We Will get There details Krystal’s battle to save her beloved home and William coming to terms with his feelings for her. Will Krystal be able to survive it all and have a happy ending?
In the Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown by Nathaniel Philbrick
Relive the Battle of the Chesapeake through Nathaniel Philbrick’s In the Hurricane’s Eye, the final installment of his critically acclaimed American Revolution series. Philbrick covers one of the most important battles of the Revolution and a definitive turning point in the battle for American liberty and writes of another important battle that occurred in that same time period, the Siege of Pensacola. Shortly after the Battle of the Chesapeake, Spanish Louisiana governor and military leader Bernardo de Gálvez led an assault on the coast of Pensacola against the British forces. The events of this historic battle led to the Spanish control of both Pensacola and Perdido key for the next 40 years, changing the fabric and future of the area.
There's so much to do on and around our 16-miles-long island paradise, there's no way you can experience it all in just one stay. To help you make the most of your Eden vacation, we've picked a few of our favorite experiences that we hope will become precious memories for you too. If you have a question, or don't see what you're looking for, please let us know. We want to make sure that each memory of your Eden vacation is truly magical.