Author writes love letter to Gull Lake, will sign books June 25 in Nisswa

Kayak adventure leads to book

Gull lake Memories by Local author writes love letter to Gull Lake. Submitted Photo

Nichole Delafield-Bromm, author of "Gull Lake Memories," will host a book signing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 25, at Turtle Town Books & Gifts on Main Street in Nisswa.

As Delafield-Bromme celebrated her father’s 80th birthday party, she was reflective. In the process of planning another trip to the Boundary Waters, she decided she would rather kayak around Gull Lake. Getting out the maps and with support from her cousin, Michelle, they decided they would visit seven classic resorts, asking consistent questions about each. Rather than pitching a tent and hiding from bears, they would sleep on soft beds and eat at restaurants.

Thus, "Gull Lake Memories: A Kayaking Adventure" was born. Delafield-Bromme and Michelle shared memories of summers on Sylvan Lake, where they had a family cabin. But they wanted to explore nearby Gull Lake, with its many resorts and restaurants they had frequented over the years.

Approaching each resort from the lake, they recorded their first impressions, distinct amenities and resort history, just to name a few. Delafield-Bromme also writes about the food and describes a perfect day at the resort.

She shares her memories over the years on Sylvan: “Time spent together playing games on the porch; early morning skiing on a smooth lake ... roasting marshmallows and laughing by the fire.”


"Gull Lake Memories" is both a travel book and a memoir. It includes photographs of the lake, the resorts and people having fun. It includes paintings of landmarks around the area.

Delafield-Bromme summers on Sylvan Lake but lives in Florida with her husband and youngest son. She is a fashion designer, artist and teacher.

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