The Bay of Shadows

The Bay of Shadows

by Samantha Wood

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How far would you go for love?

In a rambling house in a small Australian beach town, Elena Jameson is recovering from her recent divorce. To her delight, she is given the opportunity to foster a little boy, Daniel, whose mother is dead and whose violent father is in rehab. As Elena and Daniel explore the beautiful bay and wild bushland, they form a profound bond that will change their lives forever.

Then Daniel’s father discovers his whereabouts and begins a campaign of terror – not to get his son back, but to prevent Elena giving Daniel a new life.

As the violence escalates, Elena finds that she’s willing to do whatever it takes to protect Daniel from the brutality of his past and an uncertain future. Sometimes the only way to get what you want is to pay the price in blood.

A gothic tale of love and loss, bravery and hope.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940153896724
Publisher: Samantha Wood
Publication date: 12/04/2016
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,006,591
File size: 751 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Samantha Wood is the author of the memoir, Culua: My Other Life in Mexico, which was published in 2003. The Bay of Shadows, her first novel, was published in December 2016 and was inspired by the beach town where she grew up. Her follow-up novel, Under Ten Thousand stars, a love story set in wine country, was released in May 2019. Initially trained as a journalist, she began her writing career with a travel piece for the Qantas In-Flight magazine. From then on, she travelled extensively between Mexico and Australia before writing the memoir, Culua: My Other Life in Mexico, a love letter to her mother's country. She went on to write The Bay of Shadows, a novel about the unconventional bonds of love, and Under Ten Thousand Stars, another tale of love against the odds. She is currently writing her third novel, The Song of Clouds, set on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. She lives in a coastal town outside of Melbourne, Australia.

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The Bay of Shadows 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the story though I was a little concerned that it might end badly. I could hardly put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enough angst to make a grown person get ulcers, enough scary to send that person under the covers to hide and enough love to satisfy a person's sweet tooth. Very satisfying indeed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters so much!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. Had me in tears at one point, anxious , and frightened at others. Nicely done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I laughed, cried and cheered. The writer truly understands a mother's love
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good. A lot of drama. Story about Elana and Daniel her foster child. She fought to keep him from a father that was to get him after being in jail but going through steps to get out. A very nasty man that hurt Daniel and his mother. Elana and Daniel were very close and she would not let him be torn away from her. Side characters added to the story, her ex-husband and his friend, and a man she meets and they get together.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it immensely ! Great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first review left me puzzled? This book was so engrossing I dont even remember one f-word. This is this author's first novel, i will certainly look for her next one. So sorry, though, to learn that Australia's Child Welfare System is as broken as ours. CB
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some f-bombs, otherwise a good book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read!