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B.J. Huffman

  • The Book Cellar 32 South Section Street Fairhope, AL, 36532 United States (map)


Captain Lucas Callaway had longed for Pemrose Key, where silvery sands beribboned the Gulf of Mexico and mystical bayous harbored mysterious secrets. When Luke finally leaves the nightmares of Vietnam behind, he trades his boots for a pair of deck shoes and hits the ground running, but unexpected events soon slow his pace. His wealthy father aims to dictate his life, and the complexities of romance torment him—Cooper DeLaney captures his heart with her dimpled smile and dancing green eyes, but Lisa Logan seduces him with her intoxicating beauty and slow southern drawl, wrapping him in a web of deceit. When murder and treason shatter the peace of Pemrose Key, Luke vows revenge, but his actions nearly cost him his life. How can he stop the killing and save innocent lives? War and romance have hardened his heart. What will it take for him to realize that love is the balm that can heal wounded hearts and souls? Pemrose Key is filled with murder, mystery and romance and within these pages, startling truths are revealed about unique, colorful, southern characters. The sights, sounds and tastes of this little seaside village in the Florida panhandle come vividly to life, and may leave you longing to visit Pemrose Key.


McAuley Huffman grew up in Alabama in close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, swimming in the ocean, playing on sand dunes and fishing and crabbing from weathered piers with her siblings while watching beautiful sunsets on the water. As a child, her imagination was fueled by the many books she devoured, which led to writing short stories and keeping a journal of her life and the exploits of family and friends. After attending a small university in a small Alabama town, she satisfied her wanderlust by traveling the world as a flight attendant for a major U.S. Airline. Everyone she met had a story. Lives and stories intermingled with her imagination and storybook characters were born; fictional tales were spun. Pemrose Key is a fictional work inspired by the majesty of the Gulf along the Alabama-Florida panhandle and the colorful, southern characters who inhabit these shores. Pemrose Key is McAuley Huffman’s first novel. Watch for her second novel, Forever, My Love, to debut soon. McAuley resides in Birmingham, Alabama, and spends her time traveling to the coast and penning new works of fiction.