Historical fiction: a psychological tale of bitter regret and ultimate redemption, intended for 17+ readers and to be read in one short sitting.
1857, Little Chormsby in the South of England.
Peregrine’s wedding night is a nightmare. He discovers how very foolish he was to rely on others to find him the perfect helpmeet to accompany him across the world. Those others will not have to live with her. Sleep with her. He will.
As years pass his worst fears are realised. His marriage is bleak. Although passion surrounds him in Polynesia there is none in his marriage. No joy. No companionship. He is sustained by his work alone.
Until fate intervenes.
The Southern Seas Series tells the stories of people who find themselves - for all sorts of reasons - on remote coral islands in the 1800's. They include men and women, daughters and sons, adventurers, seafarers, missionaries, traders, teachers, botanists, artists, beachcombers.
In "Who is He?" an artist is attracted by Polynesia's vibrant light - but hadn't expected to bring a wife along with him.
"A perfect wife for Peregrine Winthrop" tells the story of a young man who rues the consequences of leaving it to others to find him the perfect wife.
"Unexpected Hero" is about a man and a woman who have been acquainted forever but really only meet when he sails to her aid.
"Drums" is the story of a destitute teacher who witnesses the slaughter of a man she has never met yet agreed to marry, while beside her a man thanks God for his wife's betrayal.
"The Mistake" is coming soon. It tells the story of a seafarer who blithely believes he is destined to live happily ever after with vivacious Susannah - until she makes a mistake he is unable to forgive.
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Published January 16, 2014
by Gwendoline Ewins.
History, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense.