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Publisher's Summary

For Sophie Ducel, her honeymoon in French Polynesia was intended as a celebration of life. For Barry Bleecker, the same trip was meant to mark a new beginning - turning away from his dreary existence in Manhattan finance to seek creative inspiration. But when their small plane is downed in the middle of the South Pacific, the sole survivors of the wreck are left with one common goal: survival. Stranded hundreds of miles from civilization on an island the size of a large city block, the two castaways must reconcile their differences and learn how to draw on one another's strengths. If they don't, they may never make it home.
©2017 Dane Huckelbridge (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC
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5 out of 5 stars
By Cindy Smith on 03-12-18

Amazing story

Barry walked away as a finance banker to finally put his passion for art first. His first step is to visit where Gaugin is buried in the South Pacific. His travel companion on this flight is a French couple on their honeymoon. Flying over the ocean during a storm, the small plane crashes and Sophie and Barry are the only survivors.

The words in this book, paint vivid pictures in your mind. Of course, they struggle trying to survive but then come to depend on and love the strengths of the other. The author does not take the easy way out by showing struggles and then sizzling sex scenes but slowly builds the bond between them and includes trivia/history that adds to the richness of the content. Sophie and Barry form a strong bond of love and respect and I will miss them both. The narrator was perfect!

Other reviewers complain of the abrupt ending but I appreciated that (no spoilers). A truly wonderful book. Now I need to see what else Huckelbridge has written!

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5 out of 5 stars
By J. E. M. Miley on 03-12-18


This book is beautifully written, tender and sad and haunting. It’s one of my top five that I’ve read this year, and I highly recommend it.

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