Author: Catherine Dorsette
The author’s depiction of Montserrat and its people is exceptional. I love books that make you want to visit the destination especially when it is a Caribbean destination.
Kyla and Spence are young lovers torn apart by the worst circumstance, a horrible natural disaster. Too many years go by but their love is still strong and it helps them to rekindle the fire quickly.
I struggled with Spence as he placed everyone who was in his life before on a perpetual “back burner” to make Kyla his once again. I liked Kyla’s spunk and her Christian resolve to face her past and make a future for herself that she would be proud of. These two characters personalities flowed from past to present and set the pace for a well laid out story.
I loved the supporting characters and the surprise ending.
I secretly adore crazy, colorful villains who wreck havoc mercilessly but I accept that forgiveness is in keeping with the Christian genre. I promise not to re-write anything in my head to bring certain people doom.
As a bonus, I went in search for Montserrat’s food explanations – ‘goat water’ confused me deeply until I found the recipe online.
I wish the author all the best and look forward to reading more from her.
This review was completed through Caribbean Books Foundation review programme contact marsha(a)caribbeanbook.org