Welcome to the home of Books Plus, a privately owned and operated bookstore, card & gift shop, located at the intersection of 8th Street and T.J. Courson in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Enjoy our site and we hope you'll drop in to browse at the store as well. We are looking forward to meeting you!


Books Plus final day was Friday August 12, 2016.

So many of you were so kind and brought flowers, wine, cards and lots of HUGS and KISSES!

The tears flowed from young and old alike,

I will miss seeing your children and grandchildren grow up as I have in  the past but I will not be a stranger to the Island as I will continue to write the history through my "Amelia's Secrets" novels and come back to book sign and participate in the Book Festival, etc. so watch for my e-mails and  etc.

Love and God Bless


You can still ORDER MY BOOKS through my website:




I THANK YOU for ALL YOUR support and business.

It has been a pleasure serving you, but the time has come to retire,

It is with


to announce that after 27 years that


has been in business we are now




We're at the intersection of T.J. Courson and 8th Street in the Nassau Jeweler building

across from the Compass Bank

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  Maggie Carter- de Vries              Amelia Island's

                                                Golden Years,

                                                        Silver Tears (New)

Remember to get your copy -

Amelia Island's Golden Years, Silver Tears

The long awaited second book in the Amelia Secret's trilogy has arrived!


The Story takes up where "Amelia's Secrets" left off; after the murder trial held in Jacksonville, Florida where the accused, great-great-grandson of President Thomas Jefferson, T. J. Eppes murderer of one of his best friends and father of six children walks out of the courtroom a free man.

He returns to Amelia Island there to carry on life as usual with his beautiful young bride Katie, expecting their first child, only to find life for her to be a daily trial by a jury of her peers; an impossible situation in the end.

Our protagonist John Whitner describes in detail not only their lives culminating in the great hurricane of 1898, which nearly devistates the island but through the lives of the Carnegies of Cumberland Island, Mrs. Leddy owner and operator of the Florida House Hotel and her only child Grace from age eight through her progression to adulthood, marriage, babies and widowhood at the young age of twenty one.

John, himself reveals his journey though all this, his relationship with Pauline; its ups and downs, a new woman in his life (or women) as well as his passion for photography in the many places he visits, Jekyll Island, Charleston S.C. during the earthquake and Chicago's World's Fair of 1893.

Amelia Island's Golden Years, Silver Tears
by Maggie Carter- de Vries




Amelia's Secrets

First Book of a Trilogy

About a murder that took place an Amelia Island involving the great, great grand son of

Thomas Jefferson.

Amelia's Secrets
by Maggie Carter- de Vries




Ghosts of Amelia

and Other Tales

Ghosts of Amelia

and Other Tales

by Maggie Carter- de Vries




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