The Road to Paradise Island

The Road to Paradise Island

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by Victoria Holt
     
 

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Annalice Mallory, the sheltered daughter of a family of map makers, discovers the cryptic diary of her long-dead ancestor that includes a map of a mysterious far-of island. Philip, Annalice's brother, sets sail for the island, lured by the promise of incomparable riches to be found. But when he doesn't return, Annalice sets out to find him — and the secrets of… See more details below

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Annalice Mallory, the sheltered daughter of a family of map makers, discovers the cryptic diary of her long-dead ancestor that includes a map of a mysterious far-of island. Philip, Annalice's brother, sets sail for the island, lured by the promise of incomparable riches to be found. But when he doesn't return, Annalice sets out to find him — and the secrets of the diary — in a desperate journey that leads her through the worlds' most exciting outposts . . . and finally to the tropical islands of the South Seas, where she encounters heart-stopping peril, but also the promise of love.

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Victorian heroine Annalice Mallory, discovering the journal of her long-dead relative Ann Alice, sets off a chain of events that will change her life. She feels intense identification with the young girl, who was clearly murdered, but also, as a daughter of a mapmaking family, she is intrigued by the ``paradise island'' discovered by Ann Alice's lover. Using the map found with the journal, Annalice's brother goes off to locate the island. When no word is heard from him, Annalice pursues him to Australia. She finds romance and danger, as the apparently nonexistent island still has power to incite greed and murder. Typical Holt fare for public libraries. Literary Guild dual main selection. Marylaine Block, St. Ambrose Coll. Lib., Davenport, Ia.

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ISBN-13:
9780449452530
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/1993

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