Andrea leaves big-city boredom in Ontario to search for love and a new life on B.C.’s rugged coast. The love of two men and a woman leads her into the world of commercial fishing. But soon, her adventure becomes a nightmare. The beauty of her surroundings is at odds with the terror that she lives every day. Trapped in an isolated cabin on the coast, she will need to test her newly acquired wilderness skills if she ever hopes to escape. Be sure to follow up with the sequel, Reckoning Tide.
The Wind Weeps is a pure Canadian tale of love, betrayal, and triumph, told with gusto, humour, and bold insight.
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About the Author
Anneli Purchase lives on Vancouver Island where she works as an author and a freelance copy-editor. Her articles on coastal life have appeared in Canadian and UK magazines. She has published five novels (The Wind Weeps and its sequel Reckoning Tide, Orion's Gift, Julia's Violinist, and Marlie).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Smart and hard working, Andrea decides to ditch city life in Ontario and moves to a fishing village in British Columbia. She has $800 in her pocket but she’s eager to learn. She immediately finds a roommate, Monique, and a job on the docks greeting new arrivals and shuffling incoming boats into slips. She’s not afraid to get herself dirty with distasteful jobs and takes an extra job cleaning the bottom of a fishing boat. Andrea learns from trial and lots of errors but she manages to make friends and pay the rent. When romance rears its head Andrea acquires three potential lovers, two men and a woman. She’s rash and inexperienced, ignoring rumors about the vile temper of the man she agrees to marry, and makes the biggest mistake of her life. Learning from your mistakes is not always a good thing. Andrea’s new husband sweeps her away to live in a remote fishing village. He quickly turns into a controlling hothead, willing to smack his woman if she doesn’t do what he wants. Victims of domestic abuse don’t believe their “sweet and romantic” man can turn into a monster until it’s too late. They think he’ll change or they can keep him happy. The abuser promises it will never happen again but it always does. By the time she realizes her drastic mistake, Andrea’s husband controls her life and her freedom. She desperately searches for a way to escape while trying to keep her husband from getting angry—an impossible task. The author is a talented writer who describes the wild beauty of the Pacific Northwest and helps us appreciate the difficult life of commercial fishermen and their lonely wives. It’s a grueling and dangerous task to make a living during the short fishing season. The characters become real and we care about Andrea and the people who love her. We even acquire insight into the mental health issues of her husband, while shouting at Andrea to run like hell! Andrea walks on eggshells to keep the peace but enlists help from another fisherman, the man she should have married (if only she had taken time to make the right decision). As tension and danger increase, readers are kept on the edge of their seats until the very last page. Will Andrea’s courage and determination be enough to survive? Can she find safety in the arms of her true love?