Books by Karen Harvey


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Give the Gift of History

St. Augustine is now 450 years old. Did you know St. Augustine is 42 years older than Jamestown, Virginia, and 55 years older than the Plymouth, Massachusetts, colony? Choose a history-packed book to give as a gift as the city continues to develop and grow.

All online purchases will receive a personalized autograph by the Author!


Recent Release:

Serenity Cross Poster ($20.00)

Cross and Heron

A stunning depiction of The Great Cross in St. Augustine, Florida, is now available in a 22” x 28” poster. The photo, taken by author/photographer, Karen Harvey, appears on the cover of the pictorial history St. Augustine Enters the Twenty-First Century by Harvey.

Erected in 1965 for the 400th anniversary of America’s First City, the cross represents the saying of the first Catholic mass in the New World. The 1565 landing of founder Pedro Menendez de Aviles took place at what is now the Mission Nombre de Dios grounds at the foot of the majestic symbol. At 208 feet tall, it is the soaring symbol of Christianity and marks the founding of the first permanent European settlement in the continental United States.