After Carrie Sinclair's husband betrays her, she flees halfway around the world to hole up in remote Fiji. But what was supposed to be two weeks of solace quickly changes when Carrie falls off a boat and is left behind. Caught in a current and pulled farther out to see, she fights to stay alive in the unrelenting ocean. Finally, exhausted and nearly done in, she makes it to an uninhabited island but soon realizes there is no escape, from it, or her broken marriage.
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About the Author
Sharon Mikeworth was born and raised in South Carolina, where she still lives with her husband and children. After graduating from college, she worked as a computer programmer, instructor, and tutor. She began writing her first novel, Rose Wood, while visiting an authentic Southern plantation. She now divides her time between her family and her writing.
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A Patch Of Blue based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Reviewed by Jane Finch for Readers' Favorite A Patch of Blue by Sharon Mikeworth tells the story of Carrie who makes an impulsive decision to take a holiday to Fiji after she finds out about her husband’s infidelity. Feeling very sorry for herself, Carrie mopes around the hotel for a while until she decides to see a bit of the country and takes a boat trip that changes her life forever. After falling overboard, she reaches an uninhabited island and there follows a gruelling two years where she struggles to survive. Alone and starving, but never giving up hope of being reunited with her sons, Carrie uses the time alone to realise the people and things that are important to her. Even as she fights for her very survival, the thought of her sons gives her the strength to overcome everything that nature can throw at her. The author, Sharon Mikeworth, has created an amazing adventure that has both credence and reality as the reader experiences all of Carrie’s emotions and turmoil as she comes to terms with her husband’s betrayal. Her struggles to survive on the remote and uninhabited island had me sitting on the edge of my seat in anticipation. The descriptions are stunning and draw the reader into the world of Carrie while she determinedly makes a life for herself as she waits for rescue. What had initially been intended as a brief sojourn turns into a two-year battle of survival and eventually enables Carrie to realise that, apart from her sons, the things and people she thought were important to her are no longer what she wants. This is fast-paced and exciting and I was totally absorbed in the story.