Chapter Thirty-Two – Whitsunday Dawn

y648 (1).jpgWhitsunday Dawn
by Annie Seaton

Blurb

When Olivia Sheridan arrives in the Whitsundays as spokesperson for big mining company Sheridan Corp, it should be a straightforward presentation to the town about their proposed project. But when a handsome local fisherman shows her what ecological impact the proposal will have, Olivia is forced to question her father’s motives for the project.
Struggling with newly divided loyalties, Olivia is thrown further into turmoil when she is mistaken for a woman who disappeared more than sixty years before. When it becomes clear that Captain Jay is also keeping secrets, Olivia realises that there is more to these sunshine–soaked islands than she ever expected.

Seeking to uncover the truth, Olivia is drawn into a dangerous game where powerful businessmen will stop at nothing to ensure their plan goes ahead, even if that means eliminating her…

Against the epic Far North Queensland landscape, this is the story of two women, separated by history, drawn to Whitsunday Island where their futures will be changed forever.


Book Details

RRP: $29.99 AUD
ISBN: 9781489257802
ISBN-10: 1489257802
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number of Pages: 384
Published: 23rd July 2018
Publisher: Harlequin
Genres: Romance, Romantic Suspense, Historical
Available in: Paperback and eBook


My Review

Another fantastic book by Annie Seaton. Set in the beautiful Whitsundays and far North Queensland. I felt like I was there while reading this book.

This book is written in dual time narrative, WWII to present day. I enjoyed the way that Annie has written this book, as historical novels are usually not something I read a lot but I was so drawn into the story and I thoroughly enjoyed it all. She has created such a unique story about our Great Barrier Reef.

Olivia Sheridan works for her father, at a big mining company Sheridan Corp. She sent to the Whitsunday Islands to give a presentation about a mining proposal. This trip makes Olivia really look at her life and decide what she wants of her future. Olivia meets and an old lady, who everyone calls ‘Auntie Tat’, she has dementia and she thinks that Olivia is her long-lost sister Lilian. She tells the stories of her family and the war and this is where we learn about the story of Lily.

The historical narrative is set during WWII and with the invasion of the Japanese into Northern Australia. This is where we met Lily and her family. Lily’s story was heartbreaking and emotional roller-coaster and it was also a reminder of all the sacrifices made during war. I really felt for Lily and Jack and all that they both went through.

I would say my favourite characters in the book were Olivia and Flynn, their tug of war relationship and their antics had me laughing.

The romantic suspense was flowing through out both narratives and this story had me hooked. When an author can get someone, who does not read historical to enjoy it immensely then they have written a book worth recommending to others.

All I can say it you are in for a fantastic story line that is set in one of the most beautiful settings in the world, the Whitsundays!!! Pack your bags as you are off on an adventure of a lifetime.

I would absolutely without any hesitation recommend this book.

5 Cup

See you in the next chapter

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