E–book/E–pub (A Silent Ocean Away Colette's Dominion) by DeVa Gantt
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seuel is no where to be foundis no where to be found A Ocean AwayBy DeVa GanttAlthough is an historical omance it is not a bodice ipper Set in Richmond Virginia in 1837 it is a charming intriguing family saga with endearing characters Heroine Charmaine Ryan is immediately likable and admired for her strength and perseverance Some characters are not so endearing howeverEighteen year old Charmaine escapes from her life of poverty and fear when she is hired as a companion by a kind prosperous Richmond couple who love and nurture her Eventually they all travel to the tropical island of Les Charmantes where Charmaine takes the Post Of Governess To The of governess to the children of wealthy landowners Frederic and Colette DuvoisinThe children are delightful Charmaine uickly befriends Colette Duvoisin who is lonely and much younger than her husband Colette earns the eader s sympathy and admiration as her personal emotional pain and secrets are Duty to Protect revealed There are countless other secrets in the Duvoisin family however and theeader is allowed an occasional peek or clue as the story unfoldsVery little is discovered about Frederic Duvoisin We are given glimpses of a misunderstood man who is at once angry vengeful tender vulnerable and enigmatic Mysteries abound in this book and the The Surprise Triplets (Safe Harbor Medical reader may well like and dislike the same characters There is no shortage of plotters and schemers and along with Charmaine theeader will need to discern which can and cannot be trustedThis book is the first part of a trilogy I was impressed by the listing of the cast of characters and their Kates Vow relationships and by the interview with authors Debra and Valerie Gantt In the interview section the sisters allude to symbolism in the book which serve as hints to the sources of the secrets The historical details are accurate and it s a livelyead that flows wellA Silent Ocean Away is a mixture of adventure mystery omance and suspense My grade APaperback 416 pages Publisher Avon A October 14 2008 Language English ISBN 10 00. Charmaine Ryan knows only poverty and pain growing up In the wake of a horrifying tragedy she seeks a new life and fate leads her into the private world of the wealthy Duvoisin clan At first it seems as if nothing terrible could touch this seemingly charmed family But an ill wind blows through the halls and chambers of the Duvoisins' sprawling island etreat carrying betrayal deceit and ominous peril. And vanishes with perplexing twists and turns And the authors insights at the back of the book lead
*to a chapter *a chapter Colette s Legacy that at least convinces me there Snowed in with the Cowboy really will be More than just aomance this is a complicated absorbing tale marred only by its incompleteness I d certainly The Brides Second Thought recommend it as long as you don t mind waiting in aoiling ocean as the waves turn to storm till the next book comes out 35Charmaine Ryan takes employment as a governess to the three youngest children of Frederic Duvoisin on his private Island in the West Indies Charmaine bonds uickly with the children as well as their mother Collette
Frederic S Second And Much Younger Wife The Innocent Charmaines second and much younger wife The innocent Charmaine something entirely different for Frederic s illegitimate son Paul who has uite a eputation as a ladies man but does he truly care for her or is she just another conuest Of course the Duvoisin family has plenty of deep dark secrets what was the cause of the argument between Frederic and his legitimate son John that lead to Fredric s stroke What is the cause of the enmity between the two elder sons Why does John seem hell bent on stymieing the goods shipments to the Island Is there something sinister at work behind Collette s weakening health Inuiring minds
want to know but I am not telling ead it for yourself Despite a bit ofto know but I am not telling The Bridal Swap (Smoky Mountain Matches, read it for yourself Despite a bit ofocky start that might be improved with some serious editing I understand that the book was originally self published Charmaine s story was compelling enough to keep me turning the pages wanting to know what was going to happen next This is the first in a trilogy the next in the series is Decision and Destiny Colette s Legacy which I just started The last book Forever Waiting Colette s Appeal is due out in November 09 These books might be a bit too slow paced for some This Perfect Stranger readers as the authors cover a great deal of the day to day activities of the family along with Charmaine s interaction with the children but I enjoyed it a great deal especially the Island setting 355 starsounded up to. L as in his bed; and exiled son John who At Any Cost reenters the family fold stoking the turmoil as he unveils truths best kept hidden Ultimately Charmaine chooses to stand with Colette against formidable enemies but has she made theight decisionA sweeping True Colors remarkable blend of adventureomance intrigue and suspense A Silent Ocean Away heralds the arrival of a glorious new voice on the historical fiction scene.