Today’s Book of the Day is a Memoir by Susan Joyce and it’s 83% off for a limited time. Good Morning Diego Garcia: A Journey of Discovery has a 4.9 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $5!
“Susan Joyce is believable. I nearly became seasick reading through the storms.” Rosalie – Amazon Reviewer
Good Morning Diego Garcia: A Journey of Discovery
by Susan Joyce
Rating: 4.9 Stars
Genre: Memoirs and Biographies
Price: $0.99 save $5
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, and lost everything. Now you’re basically biding time.
A letter arrives from friends you knew in Cyprus. They’re 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 — it will be 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 crew mate. What could possibly go wrong?
Here’s what the reviewers have to say:
I very much enjoyed this. Great follow up to her The Lullabye Illusion. Susan Joyce can really pull you into exciting times in her life. Well worth reading.
I was tempted to buy this book as I liked the title and I knew it was a memoir, but I was not expecting to read such a good book – it blew me away. I ignored the piles of dishes, I switched off the TV and I read in bed until I couldn’t keep my eyes open.
Well – if I thought the author’s adventures in her first book “The Lullaby Illusion” were gripping, then this book confirms that Susan Joyce has had some incredible experiences in her life. If you would like some understated James Bond mixed with extreme Lonely Planet adventures combined with a Chef’s Guide to Asian Cooking, then this wonderful memoir is well worth a read.
As with her first book “The Lullaby Illusion: A Journey of Awakening” the author has utilized her lyrical writing style to bring the reader into her story. She has painted wonderful word pictures of life in Sri Lanka; the people, the animals, the colors, the aromas, the general richness of life that she observed while waiting to sail across the Indian Ocean to the Seychelles. Such is her writing, that the reader cannot help but feel transported to the island, becoming an invisible participant in the author’s life at that time.
An added bonus, if you’re a food lover, is Susan Joyce’s mouth watering descriptions of the exotic food they enjoyed while on land! I satisfied my curiosity for Diego Garcia in an enjoyable round about way. A must read, very well written travelogue. Highly recommended!
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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
Her second memoir, about transitting the Indian Ocean in monsoon season, is enttiled “Good Morning Diego Garcia” and will be published in February 2016.
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