The Compass Cove Series

Hearts meant to love will always find each other.

About the Compass Cove Series

Set on the north shore of Long Island, New York, the hamlet of Compass Cove is like many of the small towns that dot the hilly coast from the New York City line, all the way out to the rural North Fork. Having grown up in one of those towns, I wanted readers to be able to enjoy the closeness, and the security I knew growing up on Long Island. It’s a unique place, that’s often weighed down with stereotypes, but that’s not the place I know.

Compass Cove is a combination of some of my favorites villages that were settled right on the bays and harbors of Long Island Sound over three hundred years ago. Rich in history, and plenty of local lore, each town has a distinct personality, and finding the right mix for Compass Cove was the challenge. As you read about my characters and the place they call home, I hope you can imagine yourself having lunch at Rinaldi’s Café, enjoying a beer at the Dock’s End, or taking in a football game at Jennings College. It’s a very special place and I’m so happy I get to share it with you.

Series Extras

The Best Italian Chicken Soup

Italian Christmas Cookies

Reader Questions about the Compass Cove Series

What was your inspiration for the town of Compass Cove?

What makes the Specialty Burger from Rinaldi’s Cafe so special?

The word compasssmith…is it for real?

How far would Compass Cove be from NYC?

Do you have a favorite spot in Compass Cove?