Coast Walk

Coast Walk

by Frederick Regenold


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Katherine Churchill, a gorgeous, talented and wealthy African-American, has it all... except romantic love. Frank Taylor, charming, intelligent, older-and white-skillfully conceals his background and agenda when he meets Katherine. The reader learns what can happen when the lives of two apparent soul mates intersect on the same path, Coast Walk, which leads to their unavoidable destinies. The two main characters learn that the past has an uncanny way of catching up with them and eating away at their psyches, forcing them to make critical, life-altering decisions. Kat and Frank enjoy what appears to be a unique relationship until the day fate taps them on the shoulder.The primary setting is La Jolla, California, one of the most scenic spots in the world, with additional chapters taking place in Honolulu and Acapulco. In the virtually irrepressible attraction between Kat and Frank, passion is the common denominator. Kat considers herself a devout Catholic. She just happens to be highly sexed. Frank's cloaked background has numerous surprises. This book is not for sexually timid readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781479282463
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/26/2011
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

A native of Memphis, Tennessee and a graduate of Duke University and the Pasadena Playhouse, the author was a photographer for four years in the U. S. Navy. He spent 14 years in banking and 22 in the hospitality field. His first two novels, Never and Coast Walk, were published in paperback in 2002; the third, WindanSea, in 2003; and the latest, Tanto, in 2006. Now all are available as ebooks. He lives with his wife and two sons in La Jolla, California, which is the main setting for all of his stories.
A year after graduation from Memphis Tech High, he joined the navy on the day following the start of the Korean War. In "Boot Camp" he was chosen Honorman of his company by fellow recruits, went to Airman School in Memphis, then to the Naval School of Photography in Pensacola, Florida. He served aboard the battleship New Jersey on the staff of Admiral Harold Martin, Commander of the Seventh Fleet, before spending 13 months at North Island Naval Base in San Diego. The last two years in the navy were spent at Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where he received a letter of commendation from the Chief of Naval Operations for his photographic work. He also attended night classes at the University of Hawaii.
After serving in the military, Regenold graduated from Duke University where he was president of the Duke Players, the student theatrical group. He then attended the Pasadena Playhouse where he won the Faculty Scholarship and graduated cum laude.
As a branch manager in banking at Ocean Beach, California, he was president of the Kiwanis Club and won first place in the National Public Speaking Contest for the American Institute of Banking. Later, while working at the Empress Hotel of La Jolla, he was chosen from 30,000 hotel employees in San Diego County as one of the 12 Hosts of the Year.
When he stopped working about 1999, he began working toward a goal he's had since the age of 21: writing a novel.

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Coast Walk 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Katherine Churchill is walking her dog along the cliffs in La Jolla, California when her dog starts barking at a bird on the cliff's edge causing Katherine to fall into the cliff below. Frank Taylor is in the water before and notices her fall into the water. Quickly he makes her way through the water to help the beautiful African-American woman anyway he can. Katherine is caught off guard by the attractive older white man that comes to her rescue, but she is instantly drawn to his phyiscal presence and charming personality. The two start a relationship slowly learning more and more about each other as they go. Katherine falls head over heels in love with Frank. It doesn't matter he's so much older than her and that her father disapproves of the pairing. Katherine is a head strong indepedent woman that does what she wants and she wants Frank in her life now and forever. Frank is drawn to Katherine's intelligence and beauty. He has never met anyone like he before. He wants to get to know her better but not for the same reason as Katherine does. Coast Walk is an excellent, well-written, fast-paced book. It wil hold you from the very first page to the end. You will think you know what's going to happen, but are surprised each and very time. It will also take you on a ride from La Jolla, California, through Honolulu and Acapulco. The scenes in this book are beautifully described by a very talented author. I wouldn't miss out on the chance to add Coast Walk to your book shelf. I don't think you will be disappointed.