The relationship between Henry Downing and his wife, Christine, was suffering due to her selfish attitude and her reluctance to accept his work responsibilities, which were part of this job as Senior Production Manger. This was exacerbated when Henry told her he was to lead a team of 14 on a business trip to America and Australia, and that it would be for at least two months.
One of the women in the team was Elizabeth, an admin officer who already liked Henry, but her admiration of him increased after two encounters prior to leaving on the trip. While at the sister company in New York, Henry and Elizabeth found there was chemistry between them, both professional and personal.
During the flight to Australia, the privately chartered aircraft encountered an electrical storm and crashed in the sea near a remote island; there were 11 survivors. Elizabeth and Henry became very fond of each other during their time in America.
Henry’s wife meant everything to him; she was his love, his life, despite her treatment of him. With tension and dissention between the survivors, and a growing admiration between certain individuals, could Henry’s love provide him the strength and staying power to remain hopeful of rescue, and faithful to his wife.
Island of Heartache is a short novel of approximately 53,000 words originally released and available under the Pen name Sam Clark
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About the Author
I am an indie author of science fiction and fantasy novels, my current focus being on my Science Fiction series the Guardians, and have been writing for 13 years. I live in Pembrokeshire, Wales which has been my home for the last 16 years. I am married with two children, both have left home, my daughter married with a family of her own living in Pembrokeshire, my son living and working in Cardiff. I also have two beautiful grandchildren. I have served with the Royal Air Force as a dual trade aircraft engineer after completing a 3 year apprenticeship, run my own business for several years until a back injury prevented me from continuing, and then entered the world of finance. I am currently employed as a Local Government Finance Officer. I have been a passionate reader since early childhood, but was introduced to the fantasy genre at the age of 10 when my father gave me some Conan books and the Thongor of Lemuria series by Lin Carter. I did not actually start writing until my mid thirties, after injuring my back and was off work for a while. It was then that I first penned the drafts of the Science Fiction series The Guardians, followed by the fantasy series The Chronicles of Ferantiana. My favourite activities other than writing are walking, reading, researching family history, watching classic British Sitcoms, good dramas and films, and listening to music. W. H. Cann