Doing what many of us wish we had done, Janice took off with her husband to rent on a small island, Utila, in the Caribbean. There, her husband became a qualified diver and while he was off diving, Janice put pen to paper and came up with this great read.
Castaway in the Caribbean
Vacationing on the beautiful Caribbean island of Antigua, Janey Sinclair is persuaded by her magazine editor boss to do a quick island hop in order to supervise an impromptu photo-shoot for the front cover. With no flights immediately available, Janey is directed to the harbour. Captain Travis Mathews hates tourists, although he’s not above making a bit of money off a prissy and sharp tongued young British girl when she’s desperate to get to the neighbouring island of Tortola. After striking a deal, they set off together in Travis’s weather-beaten old boat. When the vessel comes to a sudden full stop in the sea, the mismatched pair end up as castaways on an uninhabited island. In this fast moving romantic adventure about a vacation that turns into a tropical nightmare there’s more fun than you’ll find in any travel brochure.
A message from the author: I was incredibly fortunate to spend most of last summer in the Caribbean, writing and researching this novel. I found it challenging only in the respect of being continually distracted from the manuscript by the tropical sunshine, the white sand beaches, the warm aquamarine sea, rum cocktails, and the fabulous social scene on offer. Many of these distractions are well documented on my website, blog and Facebook page, if you are interested in reading the details and seeing the photos!
“Adventure, danger, romance and a backdrop to die for are all thrown in the mix to create a read that’s just perfect for whiling away a lazy summer afternoon.” BestChickLit.com
“The pace of the plot was great. I loved the settings, they really did come alive for me. The waterfall and the cave scenes took my breath away.” Jera’s Jamboree Book Blog
My review of Castaway in the Caribbean
If you’re looking for a holiday read then search no more. This book has everything you need for the perfect read—sun, sea and …well…pure escapism.
Janice’s characters leap from the pages and it is not long before you will be booing Janey’s boyfriend, Mark and squeeing in delight at the new man in her life—obnoxious but definitely appealing—as she and Travis are thrown together and must learn that sometimes life and people do not turn out as you expect.
This is one of those books you don’t want to put down. Expect twists and turns en route. It is not as predictable a read as you might suspect.
Janice is an excellent author who captures the very essence of the Caribbean in this book, transporting you to the perfect white beaches and makes you wish you could linger.
Grab a cold cocktail, your sunglasses and sit back and enjoy. Top rate entertainment.