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New England by Heart

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Land of the Pilgrims, the spark of the American Revolution, rocky soil and Yankee ingenuity. New Englanders are tough in many ways, intellectual and liberal, private and frugal, suspicious of newcomers. Many who visit declare us to be cold. While  it’s true that we are slow to warm to new people and tend toward stubbornness, there is great generosity in our hearts. We value family and friends (and they tend to stick close by), hard work, and have a ‘live and let live’ philosophy. And we’re nothing if not adaptable. That what comes of living in an unforgiving land where half the year is spent in winter.

The beauty of New England is incomparable – sandy beaches and rocky shores, lakes and mountains, colonial era towns that are so quaint they hurt, fall colors that will make you weep, and winter wonderlands that call you out from your cozy home. There is history everywhere you turn, legends and ghost stories, born from the pens of some of literature’s greatest writers. And you can hardly throw a rock without hitting a college.

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Welcome to my New England website. I’m Joyce Anne, writer and explorer of local places, history and lore.

My mission is to bring New England to life for all my readers – natives, newcomers and travelers alike – to make the places you experience so much more than its sights and sounds, enriched by a deeper understanding and knowing.

Most of all, I want to inspire you to hit the road and explore New England’s special nooks and crannies. My hope is that this site will guide you in your own journeys.

I’m adding new places as I explore – check back often!

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