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Dangerous Waters: Contemporary Romantic Mystery (The Guernsey Novels Book 1) by [Allen, Anne]
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4.3 out of 5 stars 112 customer reviews
Book 1 of 5 in The Guernsey Novels (5 Book Series)

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The island of Guernsey is so vividly evoked, one feels as if one is walking its byways. An atmospheric and tantalising read. --Elizabeth Bailey, author of The Gilded Shroud

I've never been to Guernsey but I'm determined to go now that I've read this book. It's a book you can settle into and really enjoy, but it's a lot more than chick-lit. There's an intriguing mystery, a finish which had me reading into the early hours of the morning and an insight into what I think of as the back-end of the publishing industry the bit that the reader never sees or even knows exists. It's delivered with a light touch but gives the book real depth. I was impressed. **** --Bookbag.co.uk --Bookbag.co.uk

About the Author

Anne Allen lives by the sea in Devon and has three children and two grandchildren. A restless soul, she has moved around and spent many years in Guernsey after falling in love with the island. By profession a psychotherapist, Anne has drawn on her experience to write this book. She is currently writing Finding Mother, another book set predominantly in Guernsey.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 755 KB
  • Print Length: 319 pages
  • Publisher: Sarnia Press; 2 edition (30 Oct. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GCD1KFS
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 112 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #35,484 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A return to Guernsey to deal with her grandmother's inheritance, panic attacks, a strange coldness in her grandmother's house, an attack on her life, letters from the past are the threads that combine to make Allen's story intriguing. At the same time, her need to make life decisions about her future are realistically presented, probably because of allen's psychotherapy background. Add some romance with a twist and you have the right combinations for a book you just need to keep reading.
I am looking forward to reading Book 2 in the series.
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Not really my sort of read but ok whilst waiting to read other stuff. Easy to read but forgettable.
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By Aurora TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 9 Aug. 2014
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The star of this novel is Guernsey itself. The author giftwraps it in delightful descriptions and presents it to be considered at leisure. The story itself is many layered and spans different genres, but is essentially a romance with a mystery thrown in for good measure. I thought I had spotted the villain of the piece very early on and in a sense I had, but that was not the whole story, the clues to the whys, hows and whos are there in plain sight, you just need eyes and clear sight to see them.

Despite its predictability I found this to be a delightful story, which gradually drew me in and worked its charm on me. It left me wanting to know more about Guernsey, and all the places which were described with such affection and warmth.
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By jaffareadstoo TOP 500 REVIEWER on 18 Sept. 2013
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Jeanne le Page has returned to the island of Guernsey to manage her inheritance, which is a cottage left to her by her grandmother, and which evokes memories of Jeanne's childhood, and the time before she lost her parents in a tragic accident at sea. Jeanne's life is in transition, with a disastrous personal relationship behind her, she realises that she has some important life decisions to make, and Guernsey seems like the ideal place for her to take stock of her life. During an examination of her grandmother's personal effects, Jeanne comes across a series of letters, which plunges the story into the heart of the German occupation of the island during the Second World War. The evidence suggests that the cottage and its previous inhabitants have been harbouring long buried secrets.

What then follows is a cleverly constructed mystery which intertwines both past and present, and as Jeanne uncovers the truth about the past, she also realises that exposing this mystery will also place her in extreme danger. Jeanne is a likeable and strong-minded heroine, and yet she has hidden vulnerabilities which are conveyed in a realistic way. It is obvious from the beautiful descriptions of Guernsey that the author knows and loves the island; the imagery evoked is really quite stunning, and with the glorious descriptions, Guernsey really springs into life.

Overall, this is a good read; the mystery draws you in from the beginning and the intertwining of the past and present is nicely done. There is some poignancy to the story which is sensitively explored, and the addition of a lovely romance adds a good contrast. I enjoyed it, and will certainly look out for more books by this talented author.
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This delightful story reflects the island life it depicts; atmospheric, gently paced and full of mystery and romance. The characters are crafted realistically and easy to visualise. This is not an action packed read but the laid back writing style draws the reader into island society and culture. The cast of secondary characters give the story its depth and variety and bring the island community to life for me.
Contemporary favourites cookery and gardening widen the scope of this novel and prevent it from becoming too self absorbed and dark. The descriptions of the cosmopolitan restaurants, food and the cottage garden are vibrant and knowledgeable; as is the insight into the publishing industry.
Jeanne the vulnerable but talented heroine of 'Dangerous Waters' is a writer who returns to her childhood home many years after a traumatic incident drove her back to the mainland. Her chosen career has a dramatic boost when she discovers her grandmother's hidden secrets and much treasured ancestral recipes. Coupled with reconnecting with friends from her school days and deciding what to do with her legacy, Jeanne's day to day life is an absorbing read. Jeanne's poignant flashbacks reveal her traumatic past. Mystery and dangerous undercurrents threaten Jeanne's emotional recovery until she isn't sure who she can trust.
'Dangerous Waters' is definitely worth reading and I look forward to the rest of the Guernsey Novels.
I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.
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Jeanne's return to her home Island of Guernsey forces her to face the fear of a specific stretch of waterway. The experience aboard a ferry, unpleasant in itself, bodes ill for sense of peace from nightmares that have plagued her since childhood. Meanwhile, a cottage, bequeathed to her by her grandmother, instils strength and perseverance in starting a new life after a relationship break-up. But as heart-rending flashbacks occur with ever-increasing frequency, a man seemingly intent on developing a deep relationship with her becomes a tad too possessive. Sense of danger soon prevails and while Jeanne unravels a mystery of interest to her in the vein of curiosity, a mystery from her past comes full circle to threaten her life. Can she survive, and can love win the day? Dangerous Waters is a poignant story of tragic losses and meaningful love found within a place that is dear to her heart. A delightful if sad read to touch the heart of a reader, but it does have an HEA.
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