The story of an old house on Barnegat Bay in New Jersey and the lives and loves of the family that lives in it for generations.
Island Heights, Toms River and the shores of Barnegat Bay in New Jersey are featured in Bay House, a novel of one family, its children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and the lovely old home where they dwell for generations. In the years prior to the American Civil War, New Jersey boatbuilder Richard Tully builds a home along Barnegat Bay on land left to him by a favorite aunt. That home witnesses the lives and loves of the Tully family members down throughout the years to present time. But now it is the end of the twentieth century and the old house is crumbling. Will this special homestead fall to the wreckers' ball or can the demolition be stopped by a Tully great-grandchild who already has had more than her share of sorrow? Is she able to save both her family homesteadd as well as herself?
"Barnegat Bay, 1832
The two little boys out in the old boat in the middle of Barnegat Bay had been fishing for hours. Then, the one with dark curly hair leaned over on the starboard side of the boat and began reaching down into the water.
"Richard, hey, what are you doing? You're going to capsize us and all the fish we've caught."