New Release! The Seas of Time by @Dwallacepeach Harbor Pointe Series Book 4 #harborpointeseries #writingcommunity #whattoread

Yay! Tomorrow is the release day for the fourth book of the Harbor Pointe Series. If you haven’t picked up your copy there is still time. I am sharing the blurb and my review here today.


The Harbor Pointe Inn has loomed on California’s cliffs for generations of Hawthornes. For some, it’s been a blessing. For others, a curse. Travel through two centuries of stories to discover the old inn’s secrets.

In 1858, a ship carrying ice from Alaska wrecked off the coast of California, and little does Taliah Keldan realize how that tragedy will impact her life in 1972.

When Tali decides to quit college and become a civil rights activist, her disappointed parents encourage her to think it over. What better spot for contemplation than at her aunt and uncle’s Harbor Pointe Inn, a charming seaside getaway with its own lighthouse? The place is under renovation and empty of guests. All she’ll have to deal with is the construction crew.

But the inn is far from peaceful.

Tali discovers an old Bible hidden in the lighthouse keeper’s cottage. Strange prayers angle down the margins, all but one ruined by the sea. When she deciphers the crude writing, a dark portal gapes open to a pre-civil war night when an escaped slave in a foundering ship prayed to his voodoo God. A winged creature emerges from the watery void, and her stay transforms into a nightmare.

With the aid of the construction foreman, Tali is determined to send the beast back through time, a choice that will risk their lives, test her convictions, and change her future.

My Review

Taliah is very aware of how the shade of her skin affects how she is treated in 1972. She drops out of college so she can join the protests and try to change the world. Her parents, though, ask her to think about it and she ends up caretaking for her uncle and aunt’s inn in a small coastal town for a month. In the old lighthouse keeper’s house where she’s staying, a bible is found. After reading some words aloud, she ends up with an unexpected guest, or hungry gargoyle named Zam. Tali is a strong character with a burning sense of justice in a world where it is limited. I love the relationship she develops with Zam and her determination to send him back. Zam, though, is my favorite. His scary appearance had nothing to do with his gentle personality. When he wasn’t focused on filling his stomach, he was trying to communicate his needs to Tali. With the unpleasant contractor Greg, Tali’s thrust into a world of voodoo, time travel, and slavery. This well-written story had a little of everything that blended perfectly together. An exciting, yet thought-provoking story I can highly recommend.


A long-time reader, best-selling author D. Wallace Peach started writing later in life when years of working in business surrendered to a full-time indulgence in the imaginative world of books. She was instantly hooked.

In addition to fantasy books, Peach’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of the arts in her local community, organizing and publishing annual anthologies of Oregon prose, poetry, and photography.

Peach lives in a log cabin amongst the tall evergreens and emerald moss of Oregon’s rainforest with her husband, two owls, a horde of bats, and the occasional family of coyotes.


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Soul Swallowers, Book I

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Oathbreakers’ Guild, Book II

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Eye of Blind, Book III

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NOTE: There will be no post next week as I will be taking it off to get ready for Thanksgiving. There will be an early Monthly Newsletter at the end of this week. Watch your email for it if subcribed.

For those who celebrate, Happy Thanksgiving!

Embrace your inner child by reading a good story! D. L. Finn

92 thoughts on “New Release! The Seas of Time by @Dwallacepeach Harbor Pointe Series Book 4 #harborpointeseries #writingcommunity #whattoread”

    1. It is very imaginative, Thomas, and hard to put down. Yes, I agree Diana is very accomplished!

    1. Congrats on your new Kindle, Karen. I wore my old one out and recently replaced it too. Sure makes for a pleasant reading experience. Happy reading xo

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Denise’s, Kymber, and for the wonderful comment. Like the other books in the series, it’s a short one and easy to polish off in an hour or so. If you give it a go, I’m eager to hear what you think of it. Hugs, my friend. <3

    1. Thanks so much for picking up the book, Teri. It was great to see it land this morning and I’m thrilled to know that you’ll be reading it when time allows. It’s a quickie. Lol. Have a great day and Happy Reading!

    1. I’m at the same point as Robbie, having read the first two in the series. I’ll be getting to your book soon and plan to read them all. I find Diana’s story of leaving college to pursue civil rights activism intriguing. It seems like a good way to establish the Harbor Pointe setting.

      1. Thanks, Pete 🙂 Although not necessary to read in order, it does add to the reading experience, I think, to do that. I hope you enjoy my take on it and think you will like Diana’s story and where she went with it.

      2. Thanks so much for supporting the entire series, Pete. What a lovely thing to do. One of the fun parts of the project was seeing how each author approached the prompt with their own voice and style. It created some fun variety. I hope you enjoy Tali and her story. Hugs!

    2. Hi Robbie 🙂 It really is a great read, and I know you will enjoy Diana’s take on the series. It is fun rrading them in order. I hope you enjoy mine too. Hugs

    3. I hope you enjoy Denise’s story, Robbie. It’s well worth the time. And when you get to this one, I hope you enjoy the adventure. Thanks for another lovely comment, my friend. Happy Reading. <3

    1. It should be sitting in your inbox, Noelle, and I couldn’t be happier. I hope you get a few thrills as well as a few chuckles from the story. Happy Reading and huge hugs, my friend. <3

      1. Ha. No worries, Joan. I go by a lot of names, including “Sir.” Lol. Thanks so much for swinging by Denise’s and adding to the fun. And thanks again for your wonderful support on your blog too. Hugs.

    1. Very intriguing, Timothy! I’ve never been disappointed in anything Diana has written. Happy reading 🙂

    2. Thanks for the lovely comment, Tim. Denise wrote a flattering review and I’m glad the peek into the story intrigued you. If you pick it up, I hope you enjoy it. Happy Reading, my friend.

    1. Thanks so much for the visit, Debby. This whole series was a fun group project and I enjoyed seeing how each author approached the prompt. And I get to relive the fun with each release. If you give this quick read a try, I hope you enjoy it. Hugs, my friend. <3

    1. Thanks for the wonderful comment and all the lovely support, Lauren. If/when you give this one a go, I hope you enjoy it. All of the books in the series are nice quick reads, and all very different! Have a great day, my friend. <3

  1. Congratulations to Diana on the excellent review! It seems like the various novellas in the series are each very different from the others. Sharing to help spread the word.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Denise’s, Liz. I was so pleased with her review and I’m glad you enjoyed it. Yes, all of the books are quite different, which was part of the fun. I enjoyed seeing how each author approached the prompt with their own voice, style, and genre. And it’s nice that they’re all very quick reads. Have a great day, my friend, and Happy Reading.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing the book and your review, Denise. What a wonderful treat, and lots of comments and interest! Yay. This was a fun project, and fascinating to see where we each took the prompt. And, as you know from experience, it’s fun to see the books rolling out. Have a lovely, restful day, my friend. Huge hugs. <3

    1. I’m thrilled to be able to share your amazing contributions to it, Diana:) It was fun and exciting to see the results of some hard work behind the fun. Xo

    1. Thanks, Jacquie. You’re so kind to visit and leave another wonderful comment. Denise’s review was great and so appreciated. It’s been a fun launch for sure. Happy Reading, my friend. I hope you enjoy getting to know Tali and the rest of the gang. <3 <3 <3

  3. I’ve read every one of Diana’s books and been taken to so many different worlds/characters that stay with me for a long time. Can’t wait to visit this world in the Seas of Time. In my Kindle and waiting for my own sea time to read it. xo

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Denise’s place, Pam, and for the lovely comment. Your got a big smile out of me today, and I’m tickled that you enjoy my books. There’s nothing better for a writer to hear, as you know. I hope you enjoy this quick story. The whole series is a lot of fun. Hugs, my friend. <3 <3

      1. I have no doubt that I’m going to enjoy the story. I’m actually looking forward to the day after Thanksgiving when I can dig in – and I don’t mean turkey. 🤓

    1. Ha ha ha. That happens to me a lot, Sandra. Thank goodness that Amazon lets up know or I’d have duplicates coming out my ears. Thanks for the congrats, my friend, and I really do hope you enjoy the story. Hugs.

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