Windswept - A classic romantic suspense set in the Caribbean [NOOK Book]

Overview

When her fiancé is delayed in London, Emily Harrington sets off on their long-awaited vacation to the exclusive Caribbean resort of Island Bluffs on her own. Fearing boredom, she is pleasantly surprised to discover that this romantic resort is filled with fascinating people: Roger Stirhew, a foremost travel writer, whose pernicious wit and words prove deadly; his disillusioned wife Jessica; Marietta St. John, an ageing society columnist; Nora, her devoted companion; Jon Peterson, an eager young restaurateur ...
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Windswept - A classic romantic suspense set in the Caribbean

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Overview

When her fiancé is delayed in London, Emily Harrington sets off on their long-awaited vacation to the exclusive Caribbean resort of Island Bluffs on her own. Fearing boredom, she is pleasantly surprised to discover that this romantic resort is filled with fascinating people: Roger Stirhew, a foremost travel writer, whose pernicious wit and words prove deadly; his disillusioned wife Jessica; Marietta St. John, an ageing society columnist; Nora, her devoted companion; Jon Peterson, an eager young restaurateur engaged to the lovely Sarah Maitland; and Annie and Martin Maitland, owners of Island Bluffs Hotel. whose lives are intertwined with those of their guests.

Emily soon finds herself witness to the secrets of her fellow vacationers and, as the days unfold, new relationships offer friendship and diversion. But, when Roger Stirhew is found dead on the ocean beach with a bullet through his heart, diversion soon turns deadly.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
06/01/2014
A romantic getaway to Aruba turns into anything but for Emily Harrington and her fellow guests at a posh resort. Emily discovers a corpse near her beachside cottage; the victim is Roger Stirhew, a travel critic whose vitriolic prose and in-person antics make him the most hated man on the island. The local authorities correctly assume someone within the resort community killed Roger. Emily's somewhat blithe attitude toward her own safety (she may have seen the killer in the distance) has her straying into danger more than once, culminating in a dramatic finale. VERDICT Ryan's old-fashioned escapist read, while set at a leisurely pace, packs enough oomph to hold a reader's rapt attention. Her appealing resort patter is perfect for the contemporary closed-room drama. Pairs nicely with Carolyn Hart titles.
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“The story uses its island setting effectively, and Emily proves to be a captivating heroine”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780105109
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/1/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 905 KB

Meet the Author

Patricia Ryan Ph.D. is a former educator who served as a teacher and director of a school for children with special needs for over twenty years. Now retired, she has been writing essays, memoirs and fiction for the past ten years. Her work has appeared in publications such as National Geographic Traveler, Parents, Eire-Ireland and Brevity. She and her husband live in Westchester County, NY, and are the parents of three sons.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2014

    I'm shocked to see this book for sale under the name of a belove

    I'm shocked to see this book for sale under the name of a beloved, best-selling, award-winning author of romance, romantic suspense, and mystery novels. The real Patricia Ryan has been writing wonderful books for twenty years. Her name, for the purposes of the genres she writes in, is trademarked through long use and reader recognition. It doesn't matter if the author if Windswept was born with the same name. If she writes the same genre of books that the original Patricia Ryan writes, it is illegal for her to use the same name on her books. She must change it somehow or be in violation of trademark law. The publisher should have known this and told her to alter her name before publication.

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  • Posted May 13, 2014

    Bad, bad mistake on the publishers allowing someone to write rom

    Bad, bad mistake on the publishers allowing someone to write romance under Patricia Ryan. A simple google search would have provided more than enough evidence that another Patricia Ryan has been writing and winning awards for over twenty years. It's the same as if I started writing horror stories under the name Stephen King. It's more than likely an unfortunate mistake on the publishers part, but it's illegal nonetheless.

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