Set in the most exquisite place in north Queensland, the author writes with such painstaking detail of the community life that's hard but rewarding in remote bushland areas of Australia. Most of the characters are true to live survivors and prefer little interference from city folk but tolerating tourists. The pace of the story unfortunately mirrors the setting in the bush it's slow at times and romance is merely brushed on when it comes to Emma and Jeremy, whose connection is tainted by Emma's very judgemental attitude, after they ended badly 6 years previously. There is quite a bit of excitement in the topics as all is not what it seems and this comes to a head 3/4's way through the book. The draw of this series is the very unique Australian bush which is one of the oldest rainforests in the world.
Once again Annie has written a winner. Daintree is a visual feast that places you squarely in the middle of the location. Read it in one sitting. Daintree has a feisty heroine and a gorgeous hero enmeshed in mystery, romance and a thrilling, pacy story. Congratulations Annie.
This is the second book in the Porter sisters series and I loved it. Emma is a gorgeous girl and the Daintree setting just came to life. I've lived in that part of the world and it felt like I was back there. But the highlight of the story was the romance. Jeremy and Emma have history and neither of them were expecting the old feelings to resurface. But oh boy, they did! Sparks were flying and with lives in danger things heated up quickly. I also enjoyed the suspense and read late into the night to see who the bad guy really was. No spoilers, you'll just have to read it to see how it turns out. I loved it! I purchased a hard copy of this book and it was the first time in ages I've read a book that wasn't on my kindle. It made the book even more enjoyable. I'm really looking forward to book 3, Dru's story.
4.5 Stars This is book 2 in The Porter Sisters series and it features Emma Porter and Jeremy Langford. I would have liked a few things cleared up at the end for these two long-lost lovers. What happens when Jeremy's parents find out about Emma? What does Jeremy do about the letter? The story line was great but it left me with a few unanswered questions. Even so, it was still a fabulous read.
I always enjoy reading stories by this author because she describes the flora and fauna so perfectly. Although I've never been to Australia, her books play like a movie in my head. I can picture the majestic beauty of it all. When I say that books take me to another place, this book is exactly what I mean by that. The preservation efforts by the people of Dalrymple are inspiring. I love how Annie Seaton can write a romance, have a whole amazing backstory and nothing from either gets lost in the telling of it all. BRILLIANT! I can't wait for Dru's story!