I absolutely loved this book! Part of the reason is probably that I'm in the same age group as the ladies in the story, who travel to an island in Figi, to possibly start a new life and adventure on a topical island near a cocoa plantation. I figured when selecting this book to read and review, that it could either turn out to be very good or very predictable and cliched. It wasn't predictable at all. The characters weren't perfect people and each came to the island with her own baggage. The books pace moves a little faster than the laid back pace of the island's inhabitants, just fast enough to keep me interested. I would say it's definitely a woman's novel.
I don't want to give away too much of the plot by explaining it. I would rather tell you to "Just read it!"
I would not have guessed that the novel was translated from the author's native Norwegian to English by her daughter who did a flawless job. I only discovered this in the acknowledgments at the end of the story. Great job, Marie Otsby! And thank you for writing this wonderful book, Anne Otsby. It kept me entertained for many hours.
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: BLACK SWAN (15 February 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1784162795
- ISBN-13: 978-1784162795
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.1 x 19.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 240 g
- Customer Reviews: 50 customer ratings