And my final post today is another blog tour for Island in the Sun by Janice Horton 🙂
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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This had me hooked! Isla has been estranged from her Aunt Kate for 10 years and is contacted by a lawyer to say that her Aunt had died and she had left her whole estate to her…..including a Caribbean Island. Although she doesn’t want to return to the place that had been her home, she has no choice. So she gets on a plane with the sole focus of doing what she needs to do, selling the island and returning home.
When she arrives she’s greeted by old friends and people that were family, and realises that her ‘ex’ is there – the boy who had broken her heart at the age of 16. But there is so much that Kate doesn’t know and that she needs to find out so she has closure. Luckily her Aunt leaves her journals to her, and as she curls up one night she uncovers a multitude of secrets. (Talk about twists!)
But she’s still determined to sell the island…..but will she go through with it? Will she really risk the Island, home to so many people she cares about, to potentially become a holiday resort? Will she ever sort things out with Leo? And will she get the closure she needs to move on with her life?
I absolutely loved the characters, although Isla was so frustrating! I can’t count the number of times in my head I was shouting ‘Don’t sell the Island’ at her! I loved Leo – no matter what Isla’s opinion of him was, and Grace, Aunt Kate and Minister John were all fabulous, important characters.
Horton does a fantastic job of describing the Island so I really felt like I was there. I just wish I could inherit a small Caribbean Island!! It sounds so lush and beautiful!
I really enjoyed Horton’s writing style. The book was easy to read and really sucked you in. This is a fantastic book, full of mystery, love, friendship, glamour and forgiveness. Highly recommended by me!
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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Thanks to Rachel for inviting me on to the tour – make sure you check out the other bloggers. Many thanks to the author and publishers for providing me with a copy of the book in return for an honest review. All views are my own and are unbiased.
Have a lovely Saturday all