Book Of The Day – Good Morning Diego Garcia

by Ron on January 31, 2018

Today’s Book of the Day is a Memoir by award-winning author Susan Joyce and it’s 86% off for a limited time. Good Morning Diego Garcia has a 4.8 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $6!

“Susan’s journey has many levels – physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, mystical. Her journey is cogent, compelling, cohesive, and complete.” Syd – Amazon Reviewer


Good Morning Diego Garcia
by Susan Joyce
Rating: 4.8 Stars
Genre: Memoirs and Biographies
Price: $0.99 save $6

 

Award-Winning Author

You’re young, living comfortably in southern California. You’re financially secure, though you don’t know why or how. Your husband simply ignores you when you ask too many questions. He’s hoping for another job overseas, doing something. You’re not sure what, but you suspect it’s not what he says.

You marriage is shaky. You survived a war in Cyprus together, lost everything. Now you’re basically biding time.

A letter arrives from friends in Cyprus, now sailing a new yacht from Taiwan to Europe for a Swedish millionaire. You’re invited to join them in Sri Lanka, as crew. Neither of you knows boats, but you’ll learn — the trip of a lifetime, cruising the Indian Ocean in a pleasure yacht!

And, it turns out, in monsoon season. With no charts. And an emotionally unstable crewmate. What could possibly go wrong?

Good Morning Diego Garcia tells one woman’s harrowing experience of physical and emotional horror in the brutal sea. As the boat falls apart in storm after storm, so does the crew’s sanity. But for the author, the shifting reality opens her to extraordinary perceptions, and makes her more resilient. Stranded on coral at the infamous Diego Garcia military base, they are reluctantly rescued, their boat repaired, and sent on their way to the Seychelles. All the while she keeps a journal, including her dreams.

Their arrival in India came as Prime Minister Indira Ghandi declared “The Emergency” in June 1975, and their return to fly back to the United States a few months later takes them to the radically-changed landscape of India during one of its darkest moments.

Less than two years later, they are in Brussels, and one particularly lucid dream about her husband comes close to being her last.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

Thankfully, due to her incredible imagery and storytelling I was able to easily live vicariously through Ms. Joyce – appreciating the sights, smells, and sounds along the way. Reading this gave me the advantage of time – time to digest twists and turns along her journey and reflect on what I would imagine my responses to have been.

*******

My emotions were so engaged in every step of the journey that I didn’t want to, no I couldn’t put this book down. Every step of this journey is burned into my memory as if I’d lived it myself.

*******

I unreservedly recommend Good Morning Diego Garcia as not only a most enjoyable read, but a challenge to the reader about their own belief systems, finding the conscious light that shines through the darkest of times.

*******

Extremely well-written account about the narrator’s travels to exotic locales, as well as being a story of her emotional and spiritual growth as a person. It is a must read for anyone who loves reading captivating and engrossing travel memoirs, and especially for fans of the author’s first book in the series.

*******

Susan Joyce is a spirited writer with a great penchant for adventure, which she recounts eloquently in these pages. Part 2 to her lovely memoir the Lullaby Illusion, I walked away from this book thinking that the author is both brave and big hearted. Recommended read.

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About The Author

Born in Los Angeles California, Susan Joyce spent most of her childhood in Tucson, Arizona and returned to LA as a young working woman. Inspired as a child by postcards from her globe-trotting great aunt, Susan left the United States at age 20 to see the world.

She planned on being gone for a year, but ended up living her 20s and 30s in Europe and the Middle East. As a Jill of all trades, she worked as a secretary, freelance writer, taught computer classes, wrote songs, and became an accomplished artist while writing her first children’s book, “Peel, the Extraordinary Elephant.”

An award winning author and editor of children’s books, Susan’s first adult book in her memoir series, “The Lullaby Illusion–A Journey of Awakening” is a travelogue of the politics of Europe, the United States, and Israel during a twelve year ‘roller-coaster’ period of her life and an adventure of survival through friends and sheer determination.

The Lullaby Illusion was awarded
• Readers’ Favorite 5-Stars and the 2014 GOLD Medal Winner, Non-Fiction–Travel in the 2014 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards.
• Honorable Mention Prize Winner–2014 Stargazer Literary Prizes

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Susan Joyce and ENT appreciate it.

 

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