Return to paradise in this sweeping 19th century romance about true love and survival…
Kidnapped by pirates. Taken to a deserted island.
Not the future Elaine Rochester had in mind. Wife. Mother. Survivor.
But the man who killed her father is back from the dead. And his thirst for treasure has risen tenfold.
From the streets of New York to the heart of the jungle, Henry Rochester must risk life and limb to rescue his beloved wife from the secret island they once called home.
ISLAND SMILE is the second book in the Stranded in Paradise trilogy about two strangers marooned on a deserted tropical island in the year 1899. This trilogy must be read in order.
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Island Smile by Lindsay Marie Miller is the second book in her Stranded in Paradise series and let me just say what a phenomenal follow up. Island Smile picks up right where Jungle Eyes leaves off, with Henry Rochester as he is setting off on an expedition. But a violent storm takes him off course, running him straight into Elaine Carmichael’s castaway island. Having been casted away on this island, there is a part of her that is happy for company but another part that has more despair that they will never be found. Healing his wounds, Elaine teaches Henry how to fend for himself, the feelings that they have for each other begin to grow, but there is something dark and dangerous lurks in the corners. The relationship between Henry and Elaine was beautiful to see unfold, from meeting to marriage, but the element of danger that lurks in the wings of their joining made this another great read by Miller. I highly recommend that this be read in series order, as the story will make more sense that way. Miller has a way about her writing that pulls you in from the first page until the last sentence. If you are looking for a great author to add to your repartee this is one you really need to look at. This series will keep you on your toes, guessing at what will happen next with Henry and Elaine.
Island Smile: An Action Adventure Romance (Stranded in Paradise Book 2) by Lindsay Marie Miller is the second book in her Stranded in Paradise series. I highly suggest that you read the first book before this one as it provides information that you will need to enrich your enjoyment of this book. This author's writing skills are such that she can make you feel as if you are right there with the characters. Her story is easy flowing and engaging. It took me on an emotional roller coaster ride that just kept giving. There are some twists and turns in this book that I didn't see coming. Henry and Elaine find themselves living in New York when they have their first daughter. They are trying to leave the jungle behind them. When Henry's sister Louisa becomes engaged but unfortunately he is not who he says he is. He has is own agenda, getting Elaine. What will happen when Elaine finds herself back on the island with Louisa and her finance? Their story is full of action, revenge, and heroes These are enjoyable characters that keep the story flowing. I felt bad for Henry and Elaine because they really truly did want to leave the jungle behind them. There are quite a few more characters in this installment then the first. They each have their own agenda for what they want. When evil lurks its ugly head, is safety an issue? Elaine knew some thing was off but just didn't know what. Henry has a heart of gold and it really shines through here. I highly recommend this book. Find out what happens to Wes and Elaine in this next installment.
This is book 2 in the Trilogy and begins right where Book 1 ended. Henry and Elaine have escaped the island and are back in New York starting their family. The dangers they left on the island have followed them back to New York though and they are returned to the island against their will. Joining them is Henry's sister Louisa who was duped by Judas the pirate who wants his treasure back. On the island she finds her own romance with a reformed pirate Frederic. Once again the story is a quick read but all the running around the island got repetitive. The island is rather crowded this time. I did not understand why Henry would steal the treasure and then hide it in such an obvious place. The baby also seems to be an afterthought during the story. Apparently the newborn is fine on her own in New York with no family. It is a quick light read. Once again this book ends on a cliffhanger. These stories do need to be read in order.