Just Another Day in Paradise
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When Hurricane Martha smashes into the exotic Caribbean island of St. Bertha the normally sleepy holiday paradise of turquoise waters and swaying palm trees turns into something far more sinister and threatening. A hillside gives way burying a shanty village of illegal Haitian immigrants and freeing prisoners from the ancient jail. Once gaceful sailboats are piled three deep in a heap of debris on the shore of the lagoon and martial law is declared. In the midst of this chaos Jimbo, Terry and Victoria set sail from a neighboring island, in Jimbo's self built catamaran, to find their friend Morgane who has disappeared during the hurricane.
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Oct 15, 2009"Just another day in paradise by Julia Bartlett" A really lovely story. The characters hooked you in and you are left wanting to know more. I hope there is a sequel as I would love to know how the B&B Prirates Cove got on and what happens to Victoria when she gets home and how Morganne's life develops. I couldn't put the book down a really excellent read.
Feb 11, 2008"Just Another Day in Paradise by Julia Bartlett" PARADISE REGAINED, David Stacey, Burton Mail, Burton on Trent UK The fear and horror as Hurricane Marsha sweeps through the Caribbean, killing and maiming local people and boat bums alike, smashing homes and devastating all in its path, are grippingly described in Julia Bartlett’s novel, Just Another Day in Paradise. This is her first book though she is an experienced writer in newspapers and magazines. It is to be published on New Year’s Day, 2008, and is likely to be available in bookshops and through the Internet. At the moment her yacht, a Catalina 30 tall rig, is in need of a few months work and for that reason it – and Julia – are in the Rio Dulce, Guatemala. The marina where it is moored is set in a fresh water lagoon surrounded by jungle. In the mornings, Julia tells me. She is woken by howler monkeys, the screeches of parrots and the bubbling of a huge coffee machine which the marina owner keeps going day and night.... More > “He thinks that the key to running a successful marina is a free supply of intravenous caffeine. He could be right,” she says. While waiting for the work on her boat to be completed she is planning to travel overland visiting the Mayan ruins in the mountains. This is partly research for her next book which will be set in Guatemala. That drawing from life in Just Another Day in Paradise makes me think that there is also something of Julia in one of the main characters of the story, Morgane, a tough, adventurous young woman with the sea in her blood. Certainly Julia has the sea in her blood. Her late father gave up a safe job in insurance when he volunteered to serve on a sailing ship on a round-the –world voyage. Somewhere in the Far East the organisers ran out of money so Dennis threw in his own savings to enable the voyage to continue. The ship, on reaching Malta on the return half of the voyage was too battered for the final part of the route back to Britain so Dennis – joined by Julia – manned it on short trips around Malta. In the book Morgane’s dash to beat the threatened hurricane and her ordeal when trapped in a building under a massive mudslide will set the readers’ pulses racing. Throughout its pages we feel that we are in the presence of real people – tough men and women fighting the raging winds and sea, risking their lives to save others, eating and drinking when they can and starving when they can’t; sometimes holding back the tears and sometimes not, making friends and enemies with people all over the world. Enemies? Yes, there are baddies as well as good-hearted, heroic and occasionally silly people in this action packed story. The special camaraderie of the boat people and the way they think and share their troubles and joys provide as much compelling reading as the dangers they face day in and day out. And yes, when the storm dies down, it really does seem like paradise.< Less
Jan 11, 2008"Just Another Day In Paradise by Julia Bartlett" ‘Just Another day in Paradise’ is a romping Caribbean adventure that captures the true frontier quality of life there with all its freedoms and dangers. This is still a world where you can live life without a crash hat, swim with wild dolphins and smoke ganja with locals in the back room of a rum shop and where adventures like these Julia Bartlett describes happen every day. I know; I lived in the Islands for 20 years. This book transported me right back there. I was captivated and a little sad when I came to the last page. Stevie Browne.
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- Julia Bartlett (Standard Copyright License)
- First Edition
- Julia Bartlett
- November 6, 2007
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.9 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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