|About the Book|
Historical Fiction: sensual, intended for 17-plus readersDrums begins in 1825 Sydneytown when the heroine, Amelia Yorke, returns from her work as a teacher and cant find her mother. We soon know the reason for this and its impact on AmeliasMoreHistorical Fiction: sensual, intended for 17-plus readersDrums begins in 1825 Sydneytown when the heroine, Amelia Yorke, returns from her work as a teacher and cant find her mother. We soon know the reason for this and its impact on Amelias decision to become the new wife of a recently-widowed missionary, appointed to Polynesia by the London Missionary Society.Within months shes deep in the southern seas and beginning to consider the wisdom of her decision. She and a man named Guy Richmond are standing together on the deck and witness the slaughter of a man paddling desperately across a spectacular tropical lagoon. He is overtaken by pursuers. Soon aquamarine water is stained by blood.And the lives of Amelia and Guy are changed forever.The Southern Seas Series tells the stories of people who find themselves - for all sorts of reasons - on remote coral islands in the 1800s. They include daughters and sons, adventurers, seafarers, missionaries, traders, teachers, botanists, artists, beachcombers.In Who is he? an artist is attracted by Polynesias vibrant light but hadnt expected to bring a wife along with him.Unexpected Hero is about a man and a woman who have been acquainted forever but only really meet when he sails to her aid.Drums is the story of a destitute teacher who witnesses the slaughter of a man she has never met yet agreed to marry, while a man thanks God for his wifes betrayal.The Mistake will be published soon. It tells the story of a seafarer who blithely believes he is destined to live happily ever after with the vivacious daughter of a missionary - until she makes a mistake he is unable to forgive.