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13/01/2019

#BlogTour: Island of Secrets by Diane Demetre @DianeDemetre @LuminosityPub @rararesources #IslandofSecrets


Published by Luminosity Publishing on 14th October 2018. My thanks to the author and the publisher for the review copy and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for inviting me on to the blog tour. 


A captivating story of love, mystery and hope

Two love stories separated in time. Two women following their dreams. In a paradise littered with painful secrets, will love turn the tide?

1973. Cecilia “CiCi” Freemont has a restless soul and the voice of an angel. Leaving her privileged upbringing behind, she chases her dreams to the sandy beaches of an unspoiled Hawaiian paradise, Harbor Island. But life takes an unexpected turn when she falls for the island’s young heir-apparent and her newfound adventure becomes too much to bear…

2017. Investigative journalist Tina Templeton has dedicated herself to the pursuit of truth. But when she inherits Harbor Island, her career plans take a confusing twist. Managing the sprawling island estate is tough business even with the help of aging cabaret singer, CiCi Freemont. Especially when a massive ecological disaster threatens to destroy her beautiful beaches—and the responding coast guard captain steals her heart.

As the investigation into the disaster reveals a 40-year-old mystery that could change their lives forever, will Tina find love among the secrets, or will CiCi’s painful past dash her dreams on the rocks?

Island of Secrets is an epic love story. If you like generations-spanning drama, characters with hidden pasts, heart-warming romance and intrigue, then you’ll love Diane Demetre’s powerful romantic mystery in paradise.

My Thoughts:

Island of Secrets is a gorgeous love story of epic proportions that spans more than forty years. It is touched with mystery and this served well across the passage of time and the bringing together of characters and strands of the story. 

The author has really created a beautiful idyll in Harbor Island. It was delightfully imagined and it was brought to life by the brush strokes of this authors deft writing. I long to visit such a place now. 

Island of Secrets is a story of love in its many guises. The love of families, the love of friends, first loves, last loves, forever loves. The one that drew me in the most was the love of Harbor Island, the ability to fall so completely in love with a place you would do anything to protect it and never want to leave. 

This book touches on some interesting environmental issues and as the passage of time moved on so did the issues that arose. 

I adored the fact that this novel had so many wonderful characters and strong women. I loved the feminism that shone through and when it came down to it, it was the women that got things done. I enjoyed reading about these characters very much. I think my favourite was CiCi Freemont. She was a real tonic, her lust for life and unwavering ability to follow her dreams was admirable. She was passionate, kind and caring. 

Island of Secrets was a little of slice of island life that brought me as a reader more than I imagined and I thoroughly enjoyed being castaway between the pages of this one. 

About the Author:

Diane began her career as a school teacher before moving into the entertainment industry as a choreographer, director, event manager, dancer and actress, working in television and live theatre, and managing multi-million dollar productions. 
            Following her onstage career, she spent many years as a stress & life skills therapist, keynote speaker and presenter, appearing on national radio and television.
            When she launched into a writing career, Diane’s debut erotic romance series, the Dance of Love was voted Luminosity Publishing Readers’ Choice Best Books and Best Covers for 2015 and 2016. 
            Her romantic suspense, Retribution won the Romance Writers of Australia Emerald Pro Award 2017 for Best Unpublished Manuscript. Diane loves to write genre-busting stories with a twist. Her works are packed with emotional punch and feature empowered heroines who live life to the fullest, much like the author herself.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

WEBSITE                   www.dianedemetre.com

BLOG                         https://dianedemetre.com/blogposts/

FACEBOOK                https://www.facebook.com/dianedemetreauthor

TWITTER                   https://twitter.com/DianeDemetre

AMAZON                     https://www.amazon.com/Diane-demetre/e/B015P878H4/

Please do have a look at some of the other stops on the blog tour.

Should you wish to purchase your own copy of the book, you can get it on one of the following links:
Publisher Luminosity Publishing Llp
Ebook ISBN 978-1-9993066-0-1
Paperback ISBN  978-1-9993066-1-8
386 pages
     
Ebook
Paperback https://www.amazon.com/dp/1999306619         


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