The Wind Weeps

The Wind Weeps

by Anneli Purchase

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BN ID: 2940033000586
Publisher: Anneli Purchase
Publication date: 01/18/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 365 KB

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).

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DianeRappAuthor More than 1 year ago
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?