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Island of Secrets: A Time Travel, Gothic Romance [Kindle Edition]

Tammie Clarke Gibbs
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A #1 Amazon Kindle Gothic Romance
A Kindle Bestseller in Gothic, Time Travel
and Fantasy for over 18 Consecutive months.

A note from the past- A warning she didn't understand-

An Obsession-
A family cursed to search for a woman who disappeared centuries ago and
a Man determined to break the cycle of madness.


Destiny-
A Second Chance to rediscover a love that was supposed to last Forever....

But, will Love be enough to overcome the evil force that's kept them apart for centuries- or will time repeat when Lila returns to an ISLAND OF SECRETS?

Rumors of ghosts have Shane Alexander wishing he'd never met his former girlfriend and scrambling to find a reporter that he can tempt into staying and dispelling said rumors. All his hard work elevating his family island to resort status simply cannot be ruined by supposed paranormal activity.  When the least qualified reporter, a woman that's not at all his type catches his eye from among the others he impulsively invites her to stay, but when she goes missing he becomes the prime suspect.
 
Lila Fitzpatrick has absolutely no desire to spend even one minute on a haunted island, but her roommate Cassie's skiing accident and the impending deficient in their upcoming rent payment leave her no choice but to pretend she's a reporter and try to land the story.  Her instant attraction to the handsome bachelor who owns the island takes her by surprise. Despite her objections, she's convinced to stay, but when the carriage, she's riding in makes an unexpected turn she lands in the past and smack-dab in the middle of a century's old mystery.  She may find the love of a lifetime if she survives.
 
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Editorial Reviews

Review

The imagery is striking, and the story conceptualization is enticing, carefully
crafted, and filled with deceit, jealousy, and an enduring, unconquerable love.

Laurie P- Coffee Time Romance

Tammie Clarke Gibbs has written a time travel that will touch your heart and leave you wanting more,
right up to the end. You'll be turning the pages, never guessing what's going to
happen next. Ms. Gibbs has proven to be an author to watch for."

Patricia A. Rasey, author of Kiss of Deceit and Eyes of Betrayal.

Yes - it's about time travel, yes - it's a mystery, yes - it's a romance, but amongst all this there are dark and strange happenings mingled in with breathtakingly beautiful moments. You are pulled into the story,
and are able to see and feel all the beauty of the old south i
n the 1700's, and then back you come to present.

Paranormal Romance Guild

From the Author

ISLAND OF SECRETS was my debut novel and has received such a wonderful response.
For more than eighteen consecutive months wonderful readers have kept it on three of Amazon's Bestsellers lists. 

ISLAND OF SECRETS is not a conventional novel, it crosses a couple of sub-genres and gives readers a first-hand look into the life of some of the characters that are "left behind" when one of the main characters "time travels". 

If you enjoy different I think you'll enjoy meeting Lila and Shane.
 
Tammie

Product Details

  • File Size: 592 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Publisher: PrimmRose Press; Second Edition edition (November 24, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004DNWQ98
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,606 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good old fashioned southern mystery with a twist April 17, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Shane Alexander, against his better judgment, allowed his ex-girlfriend to spend her honeymoon on his exclusive island retreat and she repaid the favor by running to tabloids with tales of ghosts and supernatural happenings. Now he has to try to salvage both his and Leigh Island's reputation by allowing one reporter, who he will hand pick, to spend a week on his island and write a story about it. Cassie Edwards is a reporter with Coastal Signal and is supposed to go on the junket with other reporters to the island so Mr. Alexander can decide which reporter will stay, but at the last minute she hurts her ankle and can't attend. In desperation she asks her roommate, Lila Fitzpatrick to go in her stead. Lila, under pressure agrees, and before she knows it, finds herself on a small boat heading toward Leigh Island. Little do Shane and Lila realize that what starts out as, what they both hope is a plan to move their lives forward, will change the course of both their lives. Will they be able to bridge the gap between time and solve the centuries old mystery of Leigh Island?

Island of Secrets is a hard book to categorize. Yes - it's about time travel, yes - it's a mystery, yes - it's a romance, but amongst all this there are dark and strange happenings mingled in with breathtakingly beautiful moments. You are pulled into the story, and are able to see and feel all the beauty of the old south in the 1700's, and then back you come to present. The transitions from present day to past flow well enough, though there are a few places where it could have been refined. The mystery is kept going throughout the book, and just when you think you may have solved it, another riddle is thrown your way.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, amazing, amazing book! January 1, 2011
By AMANDA
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Rarely do I have the time to read for pleasure; however, I came across this title and decided to download it on my kindle app on my phone, thinking that I would read it when I could find the time. I found a few spare minutes over Christmas break and decided to start on this book. Much to my surprise, I could not put it down. I read the entire book, from cover to cover, in one day! This book was that good. In fact, this book was excellent. I love the imagery used in the description of the characters and scenes. I felt like I was actually watching the events unfold. I will definitely make the time to read it again. I hope there will be more from this author very soon.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating! December 8, 2011
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This book captivated me from the first paragraph! I am a very busy person with little time to read pleasure books, most of my readings are leadership and business books, John Maxwell, Grant Cardone, etc... I wanted to read something for pleasure, the title caught my eye, then the body of the book, OH MY WORDS! The use of imagery, the choice of words and the flow of the story was so perfect! I actually felt I was there with the characters, I slept in that mansion, I heard the waves, I saw it all! INCREDIBLE body structure, suspense was fantastic, thank goodness not your standard "ho hum" formula writing where you know the rest of the story after the first few chapters. Highly recommend. Tasteful, no bad language, skillfully and artistically composed!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New copy editor needed? March 17, 2012
By Suze
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I really enjoyed the content of this book. However, it was difficult to wade through the many, many punctuation errors (sometimes one or two on every page), as well as frequent mispelled words. There were even occasions where a sentence important to the storyline seemed to be missing. I hope that in the future this talented author will employ a different copy editor.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read November 6, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
At the beginning I was really into this book, it kept me intrigued and couldn't wait to know what was coming next, but then I did get a little frustrated going back and forth to the past and present. So it took me a little longer to read. Bear in mind this is only my opinion and I can't fault the storyline, I just got bored of the back and forth.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great New Book!!!!! November 28, 2010
By PIE
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You have to read this book, it held my interest to the end! I never knew what was coming next. I am hoping this author will take some of the main characters and use them for a sequel to her next book. I read ALL the time, and many different kinds of books, this one really held my interest..... If you want to escape for a while go to this Island, get a cup of coffee or tea, and sit back and go away for a time travel adventure. Some time travels can be complicated, not this one!! JUST ENJOY..... PIE
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Paranormal Historical Fiction January 11, 2011
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Take a modern day journalist, toss in some intrigue and stir it up with some paranormal time travel and what you get is Island of Secrets.

This is one of those books that will surprise you at every turn. A woman who is pretending to be someone else on a mysterious island where nothing is as it seems. Everyone has secrets, including the island. Will anyone survive when the secrets are revealed?

You should really read this book....I guarantee you will have an entertaining visit to the Island of Secrets.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Really good plot May 21, 2012
By MB
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The beginning of the book was pretty good but when it got into the time travel in the same house on a parallel field, I'm afraid I got confused trying to keep it all straight. At one point, I put the book down but was determined I would finish it. I had to go slow, maybe it is just me, but I was having a hard time keeping all the parallel people, times, rooms in order. I would think I had it all in order only to be really reading about the other time.

Don't get me wrong, I loved the plot of this story, I could never have thought of something like the author did, it really was quite intriguing and had a lot of thought put into it. What got me is that it was back and forth and I couldn't keep up with the flow of the story so I wasn't really able to enjoy it, just give it the evil eye.

If it were written in a manner to make it read clearer and flow smoother, to me anyway, I would give it a higher mark. It has alot of potential to be way better than it is.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
I wasn't too sure when I started this book but not far into it I couldn't put it down. Great story line and the twists in the plot made it hard to stop reading. Read more
Published 12 days ago by amtaylor
3.0 out of 5 stars MarieElize
It was hard to follow a at times but the last third half was good.
I would read another of hers.
Published 1 month ago by MarieElize
1.0 out of 5 stars THE worst written book I have ever read.
Confusing story line, weak characters, and the action within each chapter were not streamlined. One minute the character is doing one thing and then the next minute doing something... Read more
Published 2 months ago by CelticGirl
3.0 out of 5 stars defenetly not the best Time travel book in store
It was fascinating in first, but after half of book it got quit dull... defenetly not the best of this kinf of books I have read, but I did finish it in only 9 hours so It is... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sintija
1.0 out of 5 stars Too many gaps
I wanted to like this book, but the story was very disjointed. I also found it very irritating that the characters in both time periods had the same names. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Patienceplease
4.0 out of 5 stars good book
I just got into time travel books. Enjoy them very much. Will read more of them. This book keep you on edge.
Phylli
Published 4 months ago by Phyllis McCoin
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay light reading, good for the price.
This is the first for me by this author. It was OK, but it really wasn't worth much more than the 99cents I paid for it. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Happy Reader
4.0 out of 5 stars Could use a fix
Awesome story line, which is why I wanted to read it, but halfway through the book I kept getting confused as to who said what to whom. Then it started skipping a lot. Read more
Published 5 months ago by teufel
4.0 out of 5 stars Great time travel romance.
Great time travel drama and mystery. I would have liked a bit longer or thorough unraveling of Shane s memory. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Christi
2.0 out of 5 stars ok for the cost
This book was ok. I read a ton of books and love time travel. The time travel in this book has choppy transitions and is confusing sometimes. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Tina Miles
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More About the Author

Tammie Clarke Gibbs started her first business just two weeks after graduating from high school. Her eclectic writing style mirrors her entrepreneurial business experience where she's known for wearing at least a dozen different hats. She's worn a red wig and delivered balloons as Raggedy Ann as well as publish a magazine for the Go-Kart Racing Industry where she quickly became familiar methanol fumes and just how hard it is to race with a helmet on. From the dusty tracks of South Georgia to the posh hotels, she's had the pleasure of speaking at Tammie has always enjoyed a challenge and believes the only one with the power to keep you from success is you. She is a licensed Realtor in Georgia and has over twenty years in online and offline marketing.


Author of the Kindle Bestselling Gothic, ISLAND OF SECRETS; Tammie Clarke Gibbs employs a visionary style mixing genres and crossing boundaries.

Ms. Gibbs is a native of South Georgia where she lives with her husband, son and a very spoiled Maltese.

For a complete list of her available fiction and nonfiction books please visit her at her website-
http://www.tammieclarkegibbs.com

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tammie-Clarke-Gibbs/131595096897070
Blog http://authortammieclarkegibbs.blogspot.com/

On Twitter: @tammiegibbs

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