Today’s Book of the Day is a Womens Fiction novel by Linda Abbott and it’s 50% off for a limited time. Ten Days In Paradise has a 4.3 star rating and is on sale for only $1.99 – save $2!
“What a delightful read! Linda Abbott did such an excellent job of character development that I felt like I fully understood each personality.” Susan – Amazon Reviewer
Ten Days In Paradise
by Linda Abbott
Rating: 4.3 Stars
Genre: Womens Fiction
Price: $1.99 save $2
Vacationing on beautiful Sanibel Island off Florida’s Gulf Coast, Ellen Bennett has never felt so guilty—or more alive.
This wasn’t the way things were supposed to turn out. The 45-year-old successful career woman, wife and mother traveled to the island paradise for solitude and a much-needed break from her family. But a chance encounter with a fellow traveler sparks a powerful attraction, forcing Ellen to make a decision that could change her life forever.
Against an idyllic backdrop of white sand beaches, azure waters and lush palms, Ellen struggles to subdue a firestorm of emotions. David, the father of three young children, confronts the fault lines in his own marriage that lead to a stunning revelation.
Their relationship unfolds as David’s family gathers on Sanibel to celebrate their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. Tensions are running high. David’s mother is worried about her husband’s strange behavior and inexplicable memory lapses. His sisters, Julia, an over-achieving corporate exec, and Maggie, a hard-partying renegade who just announced she’s gay and leaving her husband, haven’t spoken for months.
On the island, a small congregation battles to save a beloved seaside chapel to make room for a lavish oceanfront mansion. Ellen takes up the cause when she meets 76-year-old Liz Taylor, a vivacious widow with a sparkling wit and a secret passion of her own.
A compelling and heartfelt novel, Ten Days in Paradise masterfully explores the inner landscapes of marriage and family relationships.
Here’s what the reviewers have to say:
Linda Abbott was able to bring me right to Sanibel Island with her vivid descriptions of its beautiful scenery and landscape. She created a variety of well-developed characters dealing with modern-day issues. I’m really looking forward to Linda Abbott’s next novel!
Linda Abbott has a gift of involving the reader into the world of her “cast of characters”. She invites you into their lives – so much so that you find yourself thinking about them long after you’ve put the book down.
Abbott fulfills her promises to the reader that the book will leave a lasting impression. It rings true, from the children to the in-laws, to the chance lovers and the appearance of a wise woman of seventy years. Ellen must take risks to move on with life. What she decides to risk and why will keep you thinking about her once the last word has been read.
A great read! The story really draws you in and makes you care about the characters. It’s light enough for a beach read, but still tackles substantial issues. The reader comes away with a sense of redemption and triumph.
Beautifully written. It kept me on the edge of my seat and couldn’t put down the book. The ending threw me for a loop. I expected it to go one way, but it took a turn out of left field and I was in awe. I highly recommend this book to others.
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About The Author
Linda Abbott’s love for Sanibel Island shines through her debut novel, Ten Days In Paradise. Though she worked for many years as a professional writer–first as an award-winning journalist and then in public relations–Linda is a late bloomer to fiction. She found the muse while vacationing on Sanibel, where she wrote the opening chapters of her novel. Linda’s writing career took another turn last year when she founded Never Forget Legacies and Tributes to write life story books for individuals and families. She feels blessed to have two new careers and can’t wait to get started on her next novel. A Chicago native, she lives in Middleton, Wisconsin with her husband.
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