Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Barbary Point - Alan Nayes

Synopsis - When Kelly English flies back to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to close out her father's estate, the last thing on her mind is falling in love. Again. Kelly is twenty-eight and engaged to an older man who is quite wealthy. She's happy, and only desires to make the trip back brief, sell her deceased father's place, and return to her stable life in Los Angeles. However, while taking care of business in Oshkosh, Kelly meets a fishing guide, launching her on an emotional journey she never could have predicted or foreseen. Barbary Point is Kelly's story of what happened that one magical week in May on the shores of Lake Winnebago when the ducklings hatch and the walleye run.  (Taken from Goodreads)

Review - I won this e-book from LibraryThing Members Giveaways.  Dr Alan Nayes as his title suggests trained in medicine.  He has written two unpublished biomedical thrillers.

Barbary Point is a lovely story of discovery and love.  I liked the characterisations, storyline and very descriptive setting.  I even enjoyed the fishing and boating details on the lake even though I have no interest in fishing at all.  There was a subtle hint earlier in the story that Kelly's love affair was to be just that - an affair and memory.  Although the reader could not tell how it would all pan out, it did make later events a little predictable.  A short story, I read it in less than a day, but still a very good read.  4*

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