Booking Some San Juan Island Books

Time for relaxing with a good book

Time for relaxing with a good book

Something about the beginning of Fall and Winter makes me want to set aside a stack of good books to read when the sun sets early, on that occasional afternoon when the weather doesn’t allow a long hike in the woods, and when I feel the need to escape for a few hours into another world.

This year, I am on a special quest:  novels based in Friday Harbor and San Juan Island.  I am amassing a list to submit to the San Juan Library for inter-library orders, posting a request for suggestions on Facebook, and performing a number of internet searches to uncover the stories.  Please help!

Harrison House Suites Bed and Breakfast offers such wonderful spots to curl up and immerse oneself in an author’s rendition of a Friday Harbor mystery, a San Juan Island romance, an island pioneer’s  memoir , or the Salish Sea as seen through the eyes of a Southern Resident Killer Whale.  Each room has a cozy couch or comfortable bed in which to retire for a few hours of reading.  Stepping outside in the bright crisp fall or winter afternoon only requires the addition of a warm wrap or soft throw; find a sunny spot on the community deck or lay out a blanket on the lush green lawn of the adjacent Tucker House garden area under the willow tree.

Warm and cozy spot for reading

Warm and cozy spot for reading

I have begun my list of books!  Feel free to add your favorites of those set in Friday Harbor and/or San Juan Island.  Reviews will be coming!

Lisa Kleypas romance series – several novels set on San Juan Island.

Romance in Friday Harbor, Lisa Kleypas style

Romance in Friday Harbor, Lisa Kleypas style

A Fine Mess of Things – L. A. Buday

Friday’s Harbor – Diane Hammond

Written by Sue Carnes

Written by Sue Carnes

My Champion – Sue Carnes

  Forward Passes – Jami Davenport

Best Selling Author Laurie R. King writes about San Juan Island

Best Selling Author Laurie R. King writes about San Juan Island

Friday is the name of an Orca

Friday is the name of an Orca

China Rock – Laura Kelly Robb

Author L. A. Buday

Author L. A. Buday

Mystery of Daisy Doe – Charlotte Carter

You May Now Kill the Bride – Deborah Donnelly

Folly – Laurie R. King

The Blood Cries Out – Karl Bjorn Erickson


Looks like I have some work ahead of me, along with many hours of thrills, romance, murder investigation and fact-checking!  Join me?


1 Comment
  1. Thanks so much for including me in your booklist. I actually have several books set in the San Juans and will keep writing more.
    My husband and I come to the San Juans 3-4 times a year and have boated up there also over the years. We love the islands. In fact, we’re on Orcas right now. We brought the entire family up for Thanksgiving.

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