Hello lovely readers, today’s #bookreview is about a book set on an island full of sunshine and secrets. Happy Reading and discovering.
Title – Island in the Sun
Author – Janice Horton
Set on The Caribbean Islands.
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?
Island in the Sun, is Isla and her aunt Kate’s story, how they come to and own the pearl island.
The story follows Isla, first as she grows up on the island and is abruptly sent away to the UK, when she’s a teenager. We also see Kate’s life after she dies and summons Isla to the islands through her last will.
The two ladies have a very full life which is filled with love, heartache, betrayals, but also warm friendships, luxury and endless sunshine on the island. The island is a piece of heaven, a simple, full life and the beautiful endless ocean. I loved Aunty Kate with all her quirks and her friends on the island. Isla and Leo, could have been better together, but there wasn’t much of their love story as much as it was about the island and it’s secrets.
I was transported to and mesmerised by the island, pearls, ocean, hidden treasures, first love and heart break too. The story had nice bones and the flow was good, a perfect read by the pool, beach or wherever you fancy this summer.
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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Reviewed by Bharti