One Woman's Island by Susan M. Toy

One Woman's Island

bySusan M. Toy

Kobo ebook | October 21, 2016

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Running away from Canada, Mariana hopes to forget a failed marriage and the death of her husband by embarking on a whole new life. She moves lock, stock, and two cats to the small Caribbean island of Bequia. But the move brings more than she could have imagined. New friends ask her to help solve a recent murder in the expat community. And then there’s the problem of her neighbours, a young woman and her children. Seemingly abandoned by family and friends, Mariana believes they need her help! By becoming involved, Mariana is carried along from wanting to simply “live with the locals” to being overwhelmed by their culture, one so vastly different to what she had left behind in Canada that she doesn’t know who among her expat friends she can turn to for advice. So she carries on regardless and discovers that Bequia isn’t exactly the tropical paradise it had promised to be.

One Woman’s Island is the second novel in the Bequia Perspectives series that picks up again a few months in time after the first novel, Island in the Clouds.

Title:One Woman's IslandFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 21, 2016Publisher:IslandCat EditionsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927950090

ISBN - 13:9781927950098


Rated 5 out of 5 by from An enjoyable read! This was a most enjoyable read. The descriptions of the island and the folks who reside there drew me in immediately. Mariana, a Canadian woman who needs a fresh start, returns to the island of Bequia where she had once visited with her now deceased husband. But living somewhere is quite different from vacationing there, as she soon learns. The story is sprinkled with captivating characters that show their true colours soon enough. As an expat Canadian, I found myself nodding my head often as I recognized familiar traits and conversations. This book, with plenty of action and mystery, depicts what can happen when more than one culture becomes a community. As an added bonus, the author has included some great Caribbean recipes. Key Lime Pie, anyone? I only hope there is a sequel as I'd like to see more of the characters and a place I came to care about.
Date published: 2018-02-15