Written by Janice Horton
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?
Appealing and Engaging!
A lovely, light romance with a bit of a mystery and several story lines which kept my attention throughout.
Isla Ashton has created a whole new life for herself since being banished from Pearl Island around 10 years ago. With news of the death of her Aunt Kate who resides there, Isla is astonished to discover that she is the beneficiary of her will and needs to return to the haven she thought she’d never see again, and the inhabitants – some of whom she still doesn’t want to be re-acquainted with.
Appealing and engaging, this is a story set in a stunning location involving a love story or two along with a mystery which unfolds throughout the book. As I turned the pages, the past was revealed along with the present and I was completely engrossed in this magical and satisfying read. This is the first novel I have come across by this author; I found it to be well-written, beautifully descriptive and set in a stunning location. Island life is rather mesmerising; I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t want to visit this idyll. I shall certainly be happy to read more by Janice Horton, and have no hesitation in recommending this 5* read.
My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for both my copy and the invitation to participate in this Blog Tour. Of course, the opinions expressed here are entirely my own.
- Format: ebook
- Size: 365 pages
- Publisher: Self-Published
- Publication Date: 4 January 2019
- Publisher: http://smarturl.it/IslandInTheSun
Meet 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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