K’Anne Meinen describes life on a ship of that time in effective detail. The beatings, paltry meals, tepid drinking water, hammock sleeping, and the latrine bucket. My goodness, it was a rough experience. Well written and breath taking.
I loved reading this book and dreaded reaching the ending. Imagine my delight finding the sequel was available to read immediately. Happy, Happy; Joy, Joy!!! The use of flashbacks was some of the best I have ever read because of the author ‘s judicious usage. They enhanced the story and were never confusing. I appreciate this author and now will read book 2 in this series.
I received this series as a gift, and I want to let you know that this is one for the ages. The settings are all described with such detail that you can smell the sea spray coming over the ship’s bow. The characters are so rich and well thought out.
I enjoyed this book . This book has adventure Mel was a well developed character. Sorry if a women making her own way. Being kidnapped to work as unpaid leave labor on a cargo ship. Mel a strong intelligent determined. Very good start to series.
This book is full of action and adventure with a backdrop of romantic conflict that makes it hard to put down. I really enjoyed this story and it made me want to find out more about what happens next. I highly recommend this book.
Because I put the first FOUR of this amazing series up on Amazon Kindle Unlimited, I’m able to offer this to new readers who I want to get hooked on my writings! On September 15, 2019 for only ONE day, we are offering this book to those readers! You can read these first four in any order. Give it a try, I’m sure you will love it.
I enjoyed reading how building a sheep station took its toll on Mel and the challenge of Alinta learning a new language and culture. This was similar to Alinta’s story as there were many passages that came from the first book. Mel’s coming into her own in mannerisms, dress, and love was a good read. The stories surround Alinta, Mel, and Carmen. So it’ll be interesting to read the last book in the series.
I received this series as a gift, and I want to let you know. You’re in for a wild ride. The settings are all described with such detail that you can smell the eucalyptus trees. The characters are so rich and well thought out. The story is written in such a way that you are transported. The author is stepping up to the plate and it’s gone, folks. A great read.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a fascinating description of life in the Australian Outback and it continued the story which began with Shanghaied, although you didn’t necessarily have to read the other one first. The main character, Mel, is a strong woman facing difficult situations. It’s a great series so far and I can’t wait to read the next outback book!
I really enjoyed this, even life in the 1940’s wasn’t easy.I really liked the two main character’s and the kids. They complemented each other, the in-laws didn’t like them at all. Overall a well written story and highly enjoyable, I look forward to seeing what K’Anne comes out with next.
What a wonderful story that an old timer like me could totally relate to. The times after World War II were definitely not accepting of two women living together. These two not only lived together but were successfully raising their children. A story worth reading.
I was given the opportunity to read tHis story in exchange for an honest opinion. My opinion? What a beautiful story. There is a real innocence to it. The perfect relationship. I love the “we’ll figure it out as we go’ attitude. These ladies compliment one another perfectly. This would be my kind of relationship. Beautifully written and thank you for allowing me to read it. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a little something to spend a few quiet hours on.
I really enjoyed reading this book. I don’t usually choose historical fiction, but I loved reading about how different life was back in the 40’s for these women and it was fascinating to find out how their relationship developed and how they overcame all of the difficulties they faced while struggling to build a life on their island. I highly recommend this book.
I loved this book. The setting in coastal Maine was wonderful and I truly enjoyed reading about how the main character opened up her own doggie daycare business. I also really enjoyed the romance that developed between the main character and a woman who came into her life. The characters faced some real problems, but all in all it was a feel-good story with some surprising twists. I highly recommend this book!
I was really impressed with this book, it made me laugh, cry and even get angry. A well written story and I’ve got to say I just loved the dogs and cats. The character are well written and I have no problem recommending this book. Looking forward to see what K’Anne comes out with next.
I really enjoyed this book. The story was great but at the same time I wish there was a bit more of the interactions between Charlie and Reagan. I also would have liked to know more of the story between Charlie and her family. There is a lot on the development of the business (which being a dog lover sounds fantastic) and I just wished for more of the backstory for some the characters which could have also led to some deeper exploration between some character dynamics. Overall, the story has growth, love, loss, and dogs (cats and a pig too) and is very enjoyable and easy to read.
The opening of the book has Madison receive exotic flowers from a secret admirer. Discovering who sent her the flowers takes her back into the past when she spent time in Africa as a Nurse. There she first met the smart and enigmatic doctor Deanna Cooper and fell slowly in love with her. The fear of gossip and rejection has her end the relationship before they could figure out if their love could flourish.
Ten years later in a hospital in Los Angeles the two woman meet again, the life they led had changed and matured them. They form a tentative friendship in the sometimes hostile environment of a LA Hospital and old feelings start to raise their head.
The story has wonderfully developed characters that draw you in from the first chapter and have you fall in love with them. Exotic places throughout the the book draw you in and the description and narration make it easy to picture Madison and Deanna in the African countryside as well as working side by side ten years later.
K’Anne Meinel has a great way of showing all the little things that just happen in life and make up the big picture of a young woman maturing into adulthood.
I loved the way Amelia Patricks brings the individual characters to life with their own unique voice and draws you deep into the story.
This was a great story, I really enjoyed it. Great how it explained the beginning of the relationship. I would like to say more, but you need to read the book. No spoil alerts here.
Thank you K’Anne Meinel.
This was an excellent, well written book that I didn’t want to stop listening to and I definitely didn’t want it to end. I will definitely be reading and listening to more books written by K’Anne. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars to the performance was because it seemed like some of the characters accents came and went!! Otherwise, fantastic all the way around!
Even better as an audiobook
I read this book several months ago and really enjoyed it. The narration made it even better. The story is fantastic, and the narrator really captured the characters.
If Wilbur Smith wrote lesbian fiction it would be like this. Easy listening, decent storyline.