Book Review: “Bride Of A Distant Isle” By Sandra Byrd

April 21, 2016 at 1:08 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Sandra Byrd in her new book, “Bride Of A Distant Isle book coverBride Of A Distant Isle” Book Two in the Daughters of Hampshire series published by Howard Books takes us into the life of Annabel Ashton.

From the Back Cover:  Miss Annabel Ashton is a teacher at the Rogers School for Young Ladies in Winchester when she takes a brief visit to her family home, Highcliffe Hall at Milford-on-Sea. She believes her stay will be short but soon learns that she will not be returning to the safety of the school. Instead, she remains at Highcliffe, at the mercy of her cousin, Edward Everedge.

Annabel protests, but as the illegitimate daughter of a woman who died in an insane asylum, she has little say. Edward is running out of money and puts the house up for sale to avoid financial ruin. He insists that Annabel marry, promising her to a sinister, frightening man. But as the house gets packed for sale, it begins to reveal disquieting secrets. Jewelry, artifacts, and portraits mysteriously appear, suggesting that Annabel may be the true heir of Highcliffe.

She has only a few months to prove her legitimacy, perhaps with assistance from the handsome but troubled Maltese Captain Dell’Acqua. But does he have Annabel’s best interests at heart?

And then, a final, most ominous barrier to both her inheritance and her existence appears: a situation neither she nor anyone else could have expected. Will Annabel regain her life and property—and trust her heart—before it’s too late?

Bride Of A Distant Isle” is a historical that is both fascinating and entertaining. All kinds of things are happening to Annabel and she might be the rightful heir to Highcliffe Hall. Her cousin is out to destroy her setting her up to marry a man who is frightening and doesn’t love her. Now it is up to the ship captain to help Annabel escape from all the evil that her cousin had planned for her. Bride Of A Distant Isle” is full of deceit, mistrust and a handful of shady characters. It also has romance. This is  a page-turning Gothic Victorian romance with a good bit of mystery. Start reading this book early as you will not want to go to sleep until you finish. Sandra Byrd did a great job.  You will like this book as well.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Howard Books for this review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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