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Island of a Thousand Springs

Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
Series: Carribean Islands Saga, Book 1
Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Summary

London, 1732: Nora Reed, the daughter of a merchant, falls hopelessly in love with her father's clerk, Simon. Despite their differing social class, the star-crossed lovers dream of a future on a tropical island - until tragedy strikes, and Nora must face a life without her soulmate. Hopeless, Nora enters a marriage of convenience with Elias Fortnam, a widower and sugar planter in Jamaica. Even without Simon, she is determined to somehow fulfill their tropical fantasy. But life in the Caribbean doesn't turn out as Nora had dreamt. Nora is deeply shocked by the way plantation owners treat the slaves and decides to shake things up on her own sugar cane plantation - for the better. Surprisingly, her adult stepson Doug supports her in this endeavor when he arrives from Europe. However, his return also puts things into a state of turmoil - especially Nora's feelings. Just as Nora seems to be settling into her role as lady of the house, one harrowing event rips everything from her but her life...

A gripping tale of love and hate, trust and betrayal, and a thrilling destiny set against the pristine beaches and swaying palmtrees of the tropics.

For fans of Kathleen Grissom,THE KITCHEN HOUSE, Alex Haley, ROOTS: THE SAGA OF AN AMERICAN FAMILY, and Sue Monk Kidd, THE INVENTION OF WINGS.
©2014 Bastei Lübbe (Lübbe Audio) (P)2014 Bastei Lübbe (Lübbe Audio)

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My favourite to date of Sarah Lark books

This historical fiction book is excellent. read to me brilliantly and the end section by Sarah to explain how she created the book very useful.
I believe everyone should read this book, it provides an insight into life on the plantations and how very cruel white people where to black people all down to the colour of ones skin. A truly good read.