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October 13, 2014

DANGEROUS WATERS by Anne Allen

4 STARS


DANGEROUS WATERS
The Guernsy Novels
Book One
by
Anne Allen

INTRO
(from Amazon)
** Awarded Silver in the 2012 WishingShelfAwards **
Review
The island of Guernsey is so vividly evoked, one feels as if one is walking its byways. An atmospheric and tantalising read. --Elizabeth Bailey, author of The Gilded Shroud

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 --Bookbag.co.uk
Product Description
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. 

  • File Size: 505 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Sarnia Press; 1 edition (October 30, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GCD1KFS
AUTHOR
Anne Allen lives by the sea in Devon and has three children and two grandchildren. A restless soul, she has moved around and spent many years in Guernsey after falling in love with the island. By profession a psychotherapist, Anne has drawn on her experience to write this book. She is currently writing Finding Mother, another book set predominantly in Guernsey. 

REVIEW
The setting is on the Channel Island of Guernsey.  Closer to France but located off the coasts of England and France.  This book is so heartwarming.  It has tragedy, love, and heartbreak.  You can't help but love the main character, Jeanne LePage who travels to Guernsey after her grandmother dies. Guernsey was Jeanne's birthplace and until sixteen, she had lived her life there.  Then Tragedy struck.  She lost her parents and nearly herself.  She went to live in the U.K. with her Aunt Kate.  Constant night terrors even though she can't remember anything of that day.
Jeanne was named the sole beneficiary of the estate of her grandmother.  She is trying to figure out how to make the house liveable. The author lets us follow Jeanne through her terrible night terrors, her Grandmother, the little house with a mystery behind it and the person she so wants to bring to justice. I would love to read more on the characters and how their lives have expanded.  This was a wonderful book that will warm your heart with a few tears here and there.

I was given a complimentary copy of Dangerous Waters from the author, Anne Allen and The Books Machine for my view of the book. No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 4 STARS.



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