The Guernsey Retreat

08/06/2018 2 By tinaadmin
Guernsey Retreat
Published: 2014-08-08
The latest page-turner offering mystery and romance from the Award-Winning Author of Dangerous Waters Two violent deaths. Separated by time, but with a fatal connection... A man loses his father. A young woman loses her mother. Both in tragic circumstances that lead, when they meet, to surprising revelations from the past. Louisa needs to find the father she has never known, to warn him of possible danger - for them both. Her search takes her from England to Guernsey. Malcolm's journey is more tortuous: conceived in Guernsey, he travels to Canada as a baby with his bereaved mother. Many years later he arrives in India, and from here he is led back to Guernsey to open a health centre at La Folie. This was his father's home, where Malcolm was conceived, but never lived and where his father was killed at the start of the Second World War. At the heart of the two deaths lie stolen jewels. Valuable enough to kill for. Twice. Finding her father brings Louisa more than she bargains for, and her life is transformed, while Malcolm learns that life is, after all, for sharing...

The Globeflower Agency kindly invited me to take part in this blog tour, when I read what this book is about and where it is set, I was happy to accept. By about half way through I was on Google, looking into a trip to Guernsey and could we take Harvey!

The characters in the book crave a quieter pace of life. I think it is something a number of us do now; to escape from the ever-growing perception that we have to be constantly on the go. That actually we can stop and enjoy the here and now. This ties in perfectly with my own thoughts and of course the values and mission of my blog.

When I first heard that there were two stories intertwined, I was a  little worried I would get confused! However they are very closely connected so this didn't happen at all. The book is beautifully written, both in setting the scene and describing and getting to know the characters. You'll want to visit Guernsey and stay at the health centre at La Folie.

There is intrigue, mystery, friendship and romance

It was lovely seeing the relationships evolve and I am looking forward to reading more about them in the other books in the series. The mysteries are solved and much more besides, in this page turner. I finished the book in five days and am now ready to visit Guernsey!

You can purchase the book, through the Amazon link, and then keep reading for exciting news of a competition.

Purchase on: Amazon

Would you like to visit gorgeous Guernsey? Well, here is your chance to win a two-night trip to this beautiful island, courtesy of Anne Allen, author of the riveting book series, The Guernsey Novels.

Enter The Guernsey Novels Prize Draw

Read more details about the prize draw, including the Terms and Conditions on Anne Allen's Website

The Guernsey Novels

Anne Allen's fascinating book series, The Guernsey Novels, comprises six standalone novels. All the stories in her novel series, take place predominantly on the island of Guernsey and are linked by characters popping up from one book to another.

The Guernsey Novels are available from all leading bookstores:


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