About the Book
“It got me thinking about the hundreds of years of Newport Beach history. It made me excited about from where they came. Hail Chinigchinich!” --Tom Johnson, former publisher of the Daily Pilot and Newport Beach Independent “Reading this epic is like riding in a time machine from the first Indians in the area through the Spanish, Mexican and American settlements in the 20th Century. Through a series of short stories, Davis weaves his opus with suspense, conflict, humor, romance, heroes, betrayal, murder and hope. It reads like a TV mini-series because of his vivid, descriptive, often conversational and colorful writing.” --Chris MacDonald, seecalifornia.com “Old-time fans of “Dallas” or “Dynasty” will appreciate how the stories of family betrayal, illegitimacy and murder are played out here in our own community.” -Keith Curry, Former Mayor of Newport Beach, CA “James Michener, move over!” --John Tobin, Western Australia
About the Author
Having grown up and lived his entire life in Newport Beach, Lenard Davis brings his own personal memories and dreams into a story filled with an accurate account of local history which he painstakingly researched for years. Davis, a recently retired history teacher, has begun his new career as a writer and cruise ship lecturer. He has written a book about his wine experiences and currently writes a wine column for the Lido Islander, a local monthly. He has contributed items of local commentary in Newport Beach’s local newspaper the Daily Pilot. Davis has produced a non-fiction book called Lido Isle, an Illustrated History which focuses on the island in Newport Harbor where he grew up. He has recently published a new novel, The Maze is Hell, Sir!