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This book will tell otherwise. It is the true story of a woman who learned aboaut courage, fortitude and patience as she continually faced extraordinary and often dangerous situations in a place that had no doctor, no police nor other emergency personnel. Her everyday experiences in an isolated surrounding provide excitement and give a fresh and thought-provoking view of unusual events that were part of her life on this tiny, unprotected island in the Caribbean.
From an armed robbery, drug traders and illegal immigrants, to medical mishaps and disasters at sea, Kate learned in those short five years that she and her husband, Peter, would be forced to step forward to protect the island and its people. In their jobs, they would need to cope--or quit.
The story you have woven is compellingly detailed.
I especially enjoyed all the wonderful descriptions of island life that evoked the flora and fauna of the Bahamas that I remember from my childhood in Nassau.
I could barely put the book down at night because I just knew something exciting awaited on the next page and then, oh, just one more.
arrived as promised &on time, and helps clear the romance from the concept of island-living and self-dependence.Published 7 days ago by Pepper iguana
Tedious, poorly written, and somewhat racist. Had I paid for this, I would have demanded a refund.Published 2 months ago by Juliet
Really enjoyed this book which transported me back to my years growing up in the Bahamas. The author was completely honest and wrote with a descriptive style that accurately... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ed Dolezal
This has not yet been delivered....even though it was coming from England it should have been here by now. Read morePublished 14 months ago by amy core
Very nice read of ups and downs of living on a small island. While experiencing life in an idyllic setting, the pitfalls were a price to pay. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Sparky
Thoroughly enjoyed this story. Read it last year. K.A. Albury provides a great insight into "life on a rock" in real terms, with great side stories while keeping the flow of the... Read morePublished on November 13, 2011 by Soapstop
This book is more like a journal about life as a manager on a small island in the Bahamas. It is quite sentimental and not very objective with many repeats. Read morePublished on August 5, 2011 by Marie Y
Great book for anyone who has ever had aspirations to live and work on a remote island. Liked this book even better than Carnival by Herman Wouk. This is absolutely a great read!Published on March 22, 2011 by Mike
Having known Kate Albury for many, many years, I found this book fascinating. What an adventure and how brave of her and her husband Peter to take on such a challenge. Read morePublished on January 23, 2011 by rhk95130