When successful jewellery designer Isla Ashton unexpectedly inherits her eccentric Aunt Kate’s Caribbean island, she is obligated to return to the place she associates with heartache and regret. To where she grew up and fell in love with her childhood friend, Leo Fernandez. Fully intent on selling the island and finally putting the past behind her, Isla is soon compelled to put together the pieces of what really happened on a fateful night ten-years before. She begins to believe that in going to prison, Leo hadn’t only been shielding her from the same fate. She also starts to suspect that her late Aunt hadn’t been entirely honest in sending her away under the guise of recriminations. Who had they both been protecting and why?
Sun, sea, white beaches … That’s a place where I would like to live. Maybe in the future. You never know. At the time being, I am very grateful to the author for creating an atmosphere that made me feel like I was on the island. My dream came true for a few hours, at least in my head. 🙂
When I closed my eyes I could almost smell the sea, the flowers and the fruit, I could almost hear the waves and the cries of the animals, I could almost feel the sand and the warm water between my toes and it was if I was surrounded by the islanders.
I had the impression I was watching a movie instead of reading a book.
Although the story is taking place in the present, the author takes us back to the past as well and believe me some secrets are about to come out. Not only Isla but Leo as well are in for some shocking revelations but there is not only the past to come to terms with, what to do about the future …?
I was engrossed from the beginning till the end. I loved the world of glitter and glamour but I also liked the more simple lifestyle on the island. I was intrigued by the explanation about the pearls.
It’s my first book by this author and I truely regret that I had not discovered her works before now. I have added her to my favourite’s shelf. 5 stars.
Thank you, Janice Horton and Rachel’s Random Resources.
About the author
Janice Horton, also affectionately known as the backpacking housewife, writes contemporary romantic fiction with a dash of humour and a sense of adventure. Once her three children had grown up, Janice and her backpacking husband sold their empty nest in Scotland UK along with almost everything they owned and set off to travel the world. Since then they have been traveling full-time and have explored over 50 countries, living out of an apartment, a hut, or wherever they happen to find themselves.
Janice works as a writer wherever she is in the world. When not writing bestselling romantic adventure novels, she writes lifestyle and travel features for her website and her work has featured in national and international magazines like ‘Prima’ in the UK and ‘Friday’ in Dubai. She has also been involved in BBC Scotland’s Write Here Write Now project and has been interviewed on many podcasts and radio shows including Loose Women’s Kaye Adams’ prime time BBC Radio Scotland Show.
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