Island in the Sun written by Janice Horton, publisher Thornhill Print, is available NOW in ebook format. The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.
To buy link: https://amzn.to/2IkHNLx
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?
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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Janice Horton’s latest novel: Island in the Sun.
Island in the Sun is my first introduction to the work of Janice Horton. Janice is affectionately known as the backpacking housewife after selling up her home and setting off on a momentous journey around the world. Through her travel experiences Janice has written an idyllic romance/family saga set on a remote Caribbean island.
Island in the Sun is a captivating story of two halves about the lives of two women in two timeframes who found solace in a beautiful island were life paused a little for people to enjoy a more simpler way of life.
The story starts off in the present day to when Isla receives the very sad news of the death of her Aunt Kate. Aunt Kate lived on the quiet island in the Caribbean, known as Isla de las Perlas. Isla has been handed a package that holds the clues to the past of her Aunt’s life and it also brings back many memories of Isla’s childhood when she herself lived on the island.
Returning back to the island for the funeral is filled with many mixed emotions for Isla as she left her Aunt and the island very abruptly 10 years ago. Isla was not only angry with her Aunt she was also heartbroken with leaving the home she knew best and her boyfriend Leo.
The mystery of Isla’s sudden departure from the island and of her Aunt’s colourful past is slowly revealed as the story travels back and forth in time. Startling discoveries are made and we witness glitz, glamour and excitement to a new adventure on a tropical island. However, not all is blissful on this beautiful island and the author Janice Horton has treated us to quite an adventure. You can feel a sense of place with the lush surroundings but also the temper of the sudden change in weathers that the tropics often experiences.
A family saga/contemporary romance with a difference were the bright lights led to stunning sunset vistas and a place were the fantasy and mystery of long-forgotten treasures are still spoken about.
About 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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