Young at Airlie Gardens – Book Review

From the Cascade mountain area of the Pacific Northwest to the beaches of Wilmington, NC – we celebrate artists. As Young as We Feel leaves you wanting to read all four of this series, and hope that the author will continue to develop these artistic characters. For those North Carolina art history buffs, try The Bottle Chapel at Airlie Gardens for a taste of home spun art fun.

 

As Young As We Feel

Fiction

By Melody Carlson

Once upon a time in the little town on the Oregon coast, there were four Lindas—all inYoung at you Feel the same first-grade classroom. So they decided to go by their middle names. And form a club. And be friends forever. But that was 47 years and four lives ago. Now a class reunion has brought them all—the New York lawyer, the empty nester, the frustrated artist, and the aging starlet—together again in their old hometown, at a crossroads in their lives. They’re about to explore the invigorating reality that even the most eventful life has second acts…and there’s no statute of limitations on friendship. Enjoy this picturesque novel!

 

The Bottle Chapel at Airlie Gardens

Nonfiction

By Fred Wharton

 

Bottle Chapel 1
The entire structure is made of bottles.

Minnie Evans is synonymous with Wilmington, NC art. The Bottle Chapel at Airlie Gardens is a tribute to Minnie Evans and showcases local artists that created a collaboration of Minnie’s art at Airlie Gardens. Enjoy the bright colors Minnie used in her paintings – her depiction of earth and her creatures. Minnie painted dutifully according to God’s will. After discovering this book, you’ll want to visit the Bottle Chapel at Airlie Gardens – I suggest you go at sunset when light dusts the house just the way Minnie would envision it. Enjoy reading!

 

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