Lea Wait
Lea Wait is an American author of historical fiction and mystery novels for adults and children. She writes the Antique Print Mysteries and the Mainely Needlepoint Mysteries series. Lea grew up reading historical fiction, as well as attending antique auctions with her grandmother, so she’s always lived in the past in one way or another. While on the Maine coast, she dreamt of becoming a marine biologist, until she got interested in politics and wanted to become a politician. Regardless of whatever else she did, Lea always wanted to be a writer. She majored in drama and English at Chatham College in Pittsburgh and did her graduate work in American Civilization at New York University. In 1998, Lea decided to leave the corporate world behind in order to run an antique print business and write on a full-time basis, while living in Maine.

Lea Wait made her debut as a published author in 2001 with the children’s historical novel Stopping to Home. Below is a list of Lea Wait’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Antique Print Mysteries Books


Shadows At the Fair(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadows On the Coast of Maine(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadows On the Ivy(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadows At the Spring Show(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadows of a Down East Summer(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadows on a Cape Cod Wedding(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadows on a Maine Christmas(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Seaward Born Books


Seaward Born(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Charleston Hurricane of 1804(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Seaward Born Books


The Charleston Hurricane of 1804(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seaward Born(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mainely Needlepoint Mysteries Books


Twisted Threads(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Threads of Evidence(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thread and Gone(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dangling by a Thread(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Stopping to Home(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wintering Well(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Finest Kind(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Uncertain Glory(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Writing Children's Books(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: The non-fiction book Writing Children’s Books was written with Lesley Bolton.

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Lea Wait Synopsis: In Stopping to Home by Lea Wait, 11-year-old Abigail doesn’t know how she’ll pull it off, but after the loss of both of her parents separately, she will have to build a new life for herself and her little brother, Seth. But carving a future out of the harsh realities of life in Wiscasset, a 19th-century Maine seaport, proves difficult, and Abigail fears that there will always be more questions than answers. How long will they be able to stay and work for the young Widow Chase? Will Seth be able to let go of the past? As the months roll by like waves on the sea, Abigail searches tirelessly for a solution and for an answer to the question she holds most dear: Will they ever find a place to call home again?


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