by J H Wallace


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In the repressive religious environment of Lanzarote in the early 1700s, Milagro, young, beautiful and naïve, is the target of every man who sees her, including her wealthy stepfather. But when she lets herself be seduced by the handsome outland fisherman, Felipe, she learns how cruel life can be. Fleeing her mother's oppressive home to bear Felipe's child, she bravely endures a life of hardship and exile. Then this life, too, is torn apart. Volcanic eruptions ravage Lanzarote, destroying families, livestock, homes and the land itself. Driven by fear, need and her own volatile nature, desperate to protect her young son, Milagro is caught in a vortex as destructive as the scorching streams of lava that have ravaged the island.
This intense story of the dark underside of human nature confronted with the devastating effect of natural disaster paints a compelling picture that is very relevant in today's world.

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ISBN-13: 9781783013739
Publication date: 04/14/2014
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

J.H. Wallace briefly explored the academic life, studying music at Oxford University for a year before decamping to the Mediterranean in search of adventure. Soon based in Antibes, she became a cordon bleu cook on luxury yachts along the Med, adept at catering to wealthy and demanding charterers in the confined space of a yacht's galley.
In the early 1980s she met her husband Dennis, and together they crewed yachts for another 20 years, before celebrating retirement with a six-year circumnavigation of the globe in their sailing yacht Aurora of Polruan. They finally settled on the Aegean coast of Turkey, by which time they had crossed the Atlantic four times and the Pacific once, visiting over 60 different countries.
A gifted musician, in later years she indulged her passion for singing, and delighted audiences of friends with her renderings of arias from Italian opera. She also wrote a number of travel articles which were published in yachting magazines, and several works of fiction. Lanzarote is her first novel.

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