Storm - The Author's Cut (Haida Gwaii, #1)

Storm - The Author's Cut (Haida Gwaii, #1)

by Vanessa Grant
     
 

This book contains mature content.

Haida Gwaii #1

She has become what others wanted – can he help her find herself?

Broadcaster Laurie Mather wants desperately to be aboard Luke Lucas’s seaplane when he flies out on a search-and-rescue mission off the treacherous coast of northern British

Overview

This book contains mature content.

Haida Gwaii #1

She has become what others wanted – can he help her find herself?

Broadcaster Laurie Mather wants desperately to be aboard Luke Lucas’s seaplane when he flies out on a search-and-rescue mission off the treacherous coast of northern British Columbia – for professional reasons, but also for deeply rooted personal reasons.

But when Laurie pressures Luke into accepting her presence, she has no idea that she is Luke’s private fantasy, a warm living voice he listens to on lonely flights – but one he has no desire to turn into reality.

Once Laurie succeeds in talking her way aboard Luke’s plane, her well-ordered life will be changed forever.

AUTHOR'S NOTE:

Storm is my second novel, the story of Luke and Laurie falling in love on the magical islands of Haida Gwaii in British Columbia. Luke and Laurie have always had a special place in my heart, and the storm that drew them together symbolized many coastal adventures I've shared with my husband.

When I wrote Storm, I set the story on the Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia, islands originally named after the wife of the British King George III without regard to the fact that the indigenous First Nations had already named their islands. In 2009 the province of British Columbia signed a historic reconciliation agreement with the Haida Nation, and the islands were renamed Haida Gwaii. Because the romance in Storm is so much a part of the heritage of Haida Gwaii, I wanted to bring the story forward into the 21st Century.

In bringing the islands forward to the present day, I've taken artistic license with regard to logging on Lyell Island. A few years after the book was originally published, a national park was established and the Gwaii Trust was given the task of managing the forests. Because logging itself is not central to the story, I've taken the artistic license of leaving the logging camp on Lyell Island

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016261553
Publisher:
Muse Creations Inc
Publication date:
04/12/2012
Series:
Haida Gwaii , #1
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
968,765
File size:
385 KB

Meet the Author

Meet Vanessa Grant

"Writing fiction is a perfect life choice for someone who can’t make up her mind what she wants to do when she grows up!" ... Vanessa Grant

There are so many choices and I want to do them all. In real life I’ve taken a lot of roads: I’ve studied psychology, volunteered as a peer counselor for a family life organization, worked as an accountant and a software developer, and taught accounting and fraud investigation at a university. Best of all, I've told stories about life, love, and secrets. My heroes and heroines have lived many of the lives I’m fascinated by.

I live with my wonderful husband and our aging-but-energetic Australian Shepherd on Vancouver Island … and every so often we indulge in wanderlust and leave the island to go exploring.

I love discussing storytelling, books, and the creative process, so don’t hesitate to Tweet me  @Vanessa_Grant or post a comment on my Facebook page at Facebook.com/vanessagrantauthor

Check out my blog, and my free online database of 60,000 Character Names for Writers on my Web site at VanessaGrant.com.

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