“Unchained Memories” takes place in Princeton, NJ. The hero and heroine of my novel (Clay and Charlotte) both live and work there; Clay as an ER doctor at Nassau General Hospital and Charlotte as a medical malpractice lawyer at a local law firm. They can walk to work from their respective residences. Clay lives in a condo near Palmer Square, right in the center of town. Charlotte rents a furnished house a few blocks north of the heart of Princeton.
The borough of Princeton is dominated by Princeton University, a beautiful ivy league campus, with many gothic-style buildings.
In Charlotte’s free time, she roams the Princeton University campus with its many residence colleges (dorms). Several photos are on my website. They are (in the order presented) Prospect House Gardens (1,2,3), Nassau Hall (4), McCarter Theater (5), University Chapel (6), Arched walkway between Holder Hall and Hamilton Hall) (7), Alexander Hall (8), Blair Hall (9), Walkway toward Nassau Street (10), Archway at Holder Hall (11), Graduate College (12) Cleveland Tower (13, 14) and Pyne Hall (15). See previous blogs for a little bit of history on some of these venues. View the photos here.
The photo on the cover of the book is the Cleveland Tower at the Graduate College. The bells (67 of them weighing 12,996 pounds) play on Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings. except during exams.
Princeton University has two theaters on campus, McCarter Theater which hosts dance troupes and plays and Richardson Auditorium at Alexander Hall which has bands and ensembles. In one scene from the book, Charlotte and Clay go to Pendleton Theater (based on McCarter Theater) to see “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”.
Princeton University is a beautiful campus in a quaint town. The Main Street is Nassau Street which has upscale shops and a mix of eateries which cater to students as well as patrons from the area. Whether wandering the town or the campus, you won’t be at a loss for interesting destinations.