Adrift on St. John

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No one knows better than resort manager Pen Hoffstra that the idea of a tropical paradise is an illusion. So when a young woman named Hannah Sheridan disappears off the island of St. John, she is not surprised that all is not what it seems to be. Pointing out Hannah's resemblance to the Amina Slave Princess from the 1733 slave revolt on St. John--whose ghost is rumored to haunt the island--the local community quickly latches on to the belief that her spirit is behind the ...
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No one knows better than resort manager Pen Hoffstra that the idea of a tropical paradise is an illusion. So when a young woman named Hannah Sheridan disappears off the island of St. John, she is not surprised that all is not what it seems to be. Pointing out Hannah's resemblance to the Amina Slave Princess from the 1733 slave revolt on St. John--whose ghost is rumored to haunt the island--the local community quickly latches on to the belief that her spirit is behind the sinking and the disappearance...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425246658
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/6/2012
  • Series: Mystery in the Islands Series , #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 482,365
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Posted March 6, 2012

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    Four years ago Penelope Hoffstra got an offer she couldn’t

    Four years ago Penelope Hoffstra got an offer she couldn’t refuse, a struggling borderline unethical lawyer she finds herself in the Miami airport when a strange man approaches her and offers her a new life. She never looked back. She found herself the manager of a prime resort on the Virgin Island of St. John, her ineptness however has followed her to her new career as well as she skims life on her island. But there’s change coming and it isn’t good as the natives get restless nearing the anniversary of a terrible event from 1733 and puts into motion an inevitable string of events that will again bring Pen change. But will this change set her free or will it leave her “Adrift on St. John”.
    Bestselling author Rebecca M. Hale (The Curios and Cats series) begins a new series set in the beautiful US Virgin Islands, the first one on St. John where she takes me through a myriad of events that lead me to more questions than answers as she gives me snippets of the lives of her characters that will lead me to the answers if only I’m careful enough to catch all the clues. She adds in a lot of local history to make the read quite interesting and that also adds to the mysteries between the pages. She introduces me to real characters of characters that seem on the surface more caricature than real until she decides to peel the layers and let me look inside. Her dialogue is a mix of English and Island jive that really fits the read and adds more local color to the novel.
    Fans of cozy mysteries will like this although it’s not really cozy enough for a cozy and there’s no murder just mayhem. Fans of Hank Phillip Ryan’s Charlotte McNalley novels will also like this.
    Thank you Ms. Hale for an interesting trip to the Islands and I look forward to my next.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2012

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    I found it difficult to get into the story. Didn't really hold my interest as I couldn't ever finish the book.

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