Book Of The Day – The Fishers Of Paradise

by Greg on September 11, 2013

Today’s Book of the Day is a Historical Fiction novel by Rachael Preston and it’s 60% off for a limited time. The Fishers Of Paradise has a 4.3 star rating and is on sale for only $1.99 – save $3!

“Full of secrets, lies and deceit, this book is a page turner from start to finish. Moments so tense it had my heart racing, moments that made me smile, and moments so poignant I had tears in my eyes.” Michele H. – Amazon Reviewer

The Fishers Of Paradise
by Rachael Preston
Rating: 4.3 Stars
Genre: Historical Fiction
Price: $1.99 save $3


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As Egypt Fisher learns, there’s a power to be mined in keeping secrets, and lies quickly take on a life of their own.

1930. The boathouse community of Cootes Paradise is under siege. The squatters’ shacks that line the shores of Dundas Marsh stand in the way of an ambitious politician’s “City Beautiful” plans. When a handsome drifter settles there, Egypt Fisher and her mother both fall under his spell. No one expects Egypt’s gambling con-man father to return after a mysterious six-year absence. But he does and he’s furious. Unhinged by jealousy and a harrowing brush with the local mafia at a cockfight, he reveals a family secret that sets Egypt’s world off-kilter and poisons her relationship with her mother. When Egypt tries to turn the situation to her own advantage, her lies set in motion a series of events with devastating consequences.

The Fishers of Paradise is a story about choices and consequences, and a family pushed to the edge. In striving to cope with the emotional fallout from decisions made in the past, as well as all that fate and circumstance level at them, the Fishers discover that hope and love can thrive and families can reinvent themselves.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

There is mystery and drama mixed in with social history. I became immersed in the plot, went to bed late and got up early so I could read undisturbed. No other novel has held my attention so well this summer.


I’ve read Rachael’s other 2 books and enjoyed them both. “The Fishers of Paradise” grabbed me right away and I could scarcely put it down! Great story – and makes you think – about a whole different time period and lifestyles. Really, really enjoyed this tale and just waiting for the next one from Rachael!


This is an amazingly crafted book. The author is a master of description. She also manages the difficult job of shifting points of view, and does it seamlessly. I kept thinking all the way through: “Wow, this woman can WRITE!”


From the opening scene, you will be hooked. Then the fierce plot moves forward. This is a terrific read. Highly recommended. Yes, it is a strong as her two earlier novels. Maybe more powerful. Read this book.


This book was brilliant. I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this book, it wrapped me into this time and place and didn’t let go long after I finished the last page. Rachel Preston is incredible, she should be on best seller lists everywhere.

Get The Fishers Of Paradise here: The Fishers Of Paradise

About The Author

We moved a lot when I was a kid. Always in and around Bradford, Yorkshire, except for when we left the country for British Honduras by way of the United States. We lasted a month. By the time I followed my dad to Canada at sixteen, moving had become a habit. I’ve lived in four countries and forty-five residences. It’s perhaps explains why place and a sense of belonging figure prominently in my work.

I am the author of three novels. My most recent, The Fishers of Paradise, chronicles a community under siege from politicians and moral do-gooders, the devastating consequences of family secrets and what happens when mother and daughter fall for the same man. Before that is The Wind Seller, which follows the arrival of a mysterious schooner in a small fishing village and the exotic female pirate aboard who stirs passions and trouble. My first novel, Tent of Blue, alternates between the dying days of English music halls and Vancouver in 1952 to tell the story of a boy and his mother struggling to escape the ties that bind them.

I have an M.A. in English Literature from Queen’s University and spent 20 years teaching in post-secondary institutions, 11 of those as a creative writing instructor. Then I tired of listening to myself and packed it all in and dragged husband and dog across country to a small island off the B.C. coast. Currently I chop wood, try to grow vegetables in the lee of a mountain and sell my books over the bar at the Lighthouse Pub. And miss teaching.

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


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