- Tapa blanda: 312 páginas
- Editor: TROUBADOR PUB LTD (1 de abril de 2012)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1780882300
- ISBN-13: 978-1780882307
- Valoración media de los clientes: Sé el primero en opinar sobre este producto
Dangerous Waters - Mystery, Loss and Love on the Island of Guernsey (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 1 abr 2012
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"The island of Guernsey is so vividly evoked, one feels as if one is walking its byways. An atmospheric and tantalising read" -- Elizabeth Bailey The Gilded Shroud 'Anne's characters are well formed and likeable (or unlikeable as the case may be)... The two types of story intertwine without the awkwardness sometimes found in this genre. A pleasant diversion" -- Chris Wible The Shepherd's Image 'I've never been to Guernsey but I'm determined to go now that I've read this book. It's a book you can settle into and really enjoy, but it's a lot more than chick-lit. There's an intriguing mystery, a finish which had me reading into the early hours of the morning and an insight into what I think of as the back-end of the publishing industry - the bit that the reader never sees or even knows exists. It's delivered with a light touch but gives the book real depth. I was impressed. ****' -- Bookbag.co.uk
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Tragedy seems to follows Jeanne Le Page around ...Can she really go through it again and survive? Jeanne Le Page is lucky to be alive ...15 years ago she was almost killed in a boating accident which brought heart-breaking family tragedy. Now 31, Jeanne is returning reluctantly to the Island of Guernsey following the death of her beloved Grandmother. Struggling for breath as the ferry nears the Island, Jeanne feels a dark foreboding overwhelm her as hazy memories of that terrible day resurface. Only back on the Island to sell her inheritance - her Grandmother's old cottage - she has no intention of sticking around to pick up her old life. But the cottage holds a secret, dating back to World War II, and Jeanne becomes drawn into discovering more. Then, shortly after her arrival, a chance meeting with an old teenage crush leads her to thoughts of love. Jeanne is forced to face her demons, reliving the tragedy as her lost memory returns. The truth is finally revealed, endangering Jeanne's life for a second time...Dangerous Waters is a heart-warming contemporary romance that captures the reader's imagination, written in a style compared to that of Maeve Binchy.Ver Descripción del producto
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Some readers may find the plot elements to be cliche', but having lived on a small island myself, I thought the author's presentation of the character relationships were believable enough. Small towns are like small islands where everyone knows everyone else's business. As an author myself, I could see why Ms. Allen would indulge in having Jeanne be a writer by trade. However, when Jeanne lands her first gig with a renowned publisher that included a hefty royalty advance I ended up skimming through those plot elements looking forward to finding out what happened to Jeanne's parents and how Allen was going to tie up the loose ends (I already had a good notion as to to the "who done it," but not the motive).
If you like a story with a bit of mystery and a bit of romance set in a lovely location, then you'll enjoy this one.
I hope there are more books coming from this author about this part of the world!
The pace was extremely slow and there was a fair bit of unnecessary details like eating, showering, cleaning, packing etc. The main points of the story got lost in the details of everyday life. I picked the villains in the story very early on.
I really do think the author lost the pace for a mystery in this one as for me it only had a few areas of quiet suspense. I did look up the island of Guernsey after I finished, as there was enough history in the plot for me to be interested in that.
The thirty-something Jeanne is a protagonist for whom we develop an instant liking. We watch as she remains in Guernsey and oversees cottage renovations, expands her circle of friends, and becomes romantically involved. We cheer her along as she tries to regain her memory of the night her parents died. We hold our collective breaths as she stumbles upon secrets--one of which threatens her very life!
Author Anne Allen lived on the island of Guernsey for twelve years. Her first-hand knowledge of the picturesque area and its historic background had me rushing to add it to my list of places to visit. An interesting final touch was the addition of traditional recipes at the back of the book.
The easy flow and pace of Dangerous Waters make it a perfect summer read for fans of light mystery and romance. Looking forward to the next book!