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Roanoke Vanishing (The Vanishing Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Auburn Seal
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Avery Lane is driven to discover the fate of the 117 missing colonists of Roanoke. When she encounters a mysterious group called the Descendants, who are determined to keep the colony’s secret hidden, Avery must choose between her obsession for the past and her own survival. Will solving this mystery cost her everything? Is there more to this secret than what is buried at Roanoke? Haunted by visions of the past, she must find answers before the Descendants stop her and forever banish the truth.

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  • File Size: 1714 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1482036142
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Keys Publishing House (October 27, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GAS0RF4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,717 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A history mystery that draws the reader in March 19, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Roanoke Vanishing is a book I don't normally read, but I have always loved the mystery surrounding to what happened to the Roanoke settlers so long ago. History Mystery, as my fifth grade teacher always preached. Plus I love history, so delving into this book was exciting since I usually read romance or erotica and the change was a welcomed one. But don't be mistaken if you think this book will be romance, it's touched on, but largely the book is about the mystery and how Avery unravels the truth or conspiracy surrounding the lost colony of Roanoke.

The basics:

Avery Lane is a die hard grad student and very passionate about lost colony of Roanoke as she prepares to present her theories to her favorite professor, Jonas Allen. Except Jonas doesn't want her investigating further into Roanoke. He's very insistent about it, in fact. But it's not a "nice" insistence, he's harsh and surprises Avery. It's a side of the man she revered that she has never seen before. Then strange things start to happen. Avery is followed by a car going home and someone breaks into her house and paints a strange symbol as a warning. Things aren't right but it doesn't stop Avery from researching her new theories on Roanoke, theories that rebuke Jonas's theories. With help of her best friend Jen, Avery uncovers more and more that someone doesn't want known which is a dangerous thing.

Roanoke Vanishing is told from two perspectives in two different time periods, Avery and Elinor Dare's. Elinor Dare is one of the first settlers in Roanoke and her daughter is the first born on the new settlement, the famous baby Virginia Dare. I had no problem switching between POVs and in different time frames. I likes that Auburn Seal could write both time periods well.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Roanoke Vanishing (The Vanishing Series) June 3, 2014
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In general I really like Historical Fiction that is based off of a specific event or person, rather than ones that are just set in a different time period. I like hearing the different 'theories' on how stuff actually happened, and it makes you really think about the person or event.

So, as you may assume, I thought I would really like this book. It sounded great. I have learned about Roanoke previously, in school and in documentaries, but I am no expert on it. Even still, some of what was presented as previously known facts (to which the main character is trying to disprove) did not sound right to me. Neither did some of the flashbacks. It just seemed like the effort to research in depth was lacking. The generalities seemed okay at most times, but the details were off.

I also found Avery to be an annoying and intolerable character. She paid little to no attention to what was going on around her, and endangered the life of her best friend without even a thought. Then gave barely any thought to her best friend that was fighting for her life, she just went on to the next part of her hunch.

The mystery was pretty interesting, though a lot of the mysteries brought up in the book (Besides the 'what happened to the colony', which did get solved), were not solved. They were left open for the next book, which I have no intention of reading.

So, I found it rather disappointing to say the least.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Awesome premise, good story March 24, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Historical Fiction is not a genre that has ever been at the top of my “to read” list, but when I saw the cover of this book I was immediately drawn to it. Once I realized it was a story based on the Lost Colony of Roanoke my interest was piqued. While I’m certainly no history buff, there are specific parts of history I do find fascinating and this is one of them. The historical facts in this book are impressive. I was glad to see that the author did her research. I enthusiastically dove into this story and swam with earnest to reach the other side of this historical enigma. The author did a marvelous job weaving not only the past and present together, but adding paranormal elements and allowing us to look at this piece of history from a different perspective — a remarkable attribute of Auburn Seal’s writing style. I love how Avery was pulled into this subject because of the enthusiasm for her thesis. What a great segue into this mysterious plot.

While the author had the potential to create a truly magnificent story here, it did fall a bit short for me. Roanoke Vanishing was a good story with interesting historical facts to help the story progress. Unfortunately, the dialogue felt forced at times. I noticed this right from the beginning when Avery, the main character, is talking to her best friend about being dumped by her boyfriend of five years. It didn’t feel like a conversation that two close friends would have about such a devastating topic. It was a bit too polished, or stiff, if you will. I wanted to feel the raw emotion, more true to nature, instead of feeling scripted. Another issue I found is that the story is told in third person narration, but every so often there is a first person narrative thrown in.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poorly written and edited July 10, 2014
By jbetht
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I normally would not review a book that I did not finish, but I am making an exception. I thought the interesting subject matter (the mystery of the disappearance of the Roanoke colonists) would get me through. But the amateurish writing style of explaining every excruciating detail, as well as the poor editing and proofing and missing commas, was just too distracting. I am surprised by all the positive reviews.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars And then I was like "oh yeah", then like "nah maybe not", then like "I...
Very suspenseful. I really enjoyed this historical fiction. I thought that the switching back and forth between characters would ruin the suspense because I would already know... Read more
Published 11 days ago by Cynthia
4.0 out of 5 stars it wasn't bad enough to distract me from what I found to ...
Although there are some editing issues with punctuation and grammar, it wasn't bad enough to distract me from what I found to be an interesting topic that was fictionalized well... Read more
Published 14 days ago by Loves to Read
4.0 out of 5 stars kept me captivated
I was delightfully surprised at this freebie! A wonderful mix of the present and mysterious American history wit a touch of the paranormal thrown in! Read more
Published 19 days ago by D. Cole
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
as a history lover this was a fantastic book. loved all the characters and situations very well written can't wait to read the next.
Published 20 days ago by Debbie. D
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
This book had some many twists and turns. Making you think about our history. Can't wait to read the rest of the series.
Published 21 days ago by Joy Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars great reading
I was captured by this story from the beginning. There is trechery, murder and mystery with a good story of what happened at Roanoke. I wait for the next book in this series.
Published 21 days ago by june hill
3.0 out of 5 stars I am not a professional reviewer just an avid reader and I like...
I promised a review after reading this book so here goes. It was OK to me. I am not a professional reviewer just an avid reader and I like historical fiction. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
This was a good book and I enjoyed reading it. It was different from what I usually read. But still good so if you like this kind of book then go for it. Get it and enjoy reading.
Published 25 days ago by Patricia Burleson
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing
As a native North Carolinian, I have often contemplated what happened to the Lost Colony. This is an intriguing theory.
Published 28 days ago by Sybil M. Goodman
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Historical Fiction
While this novel held my interest as an avid fan of the genre, I felt the story forced in places and hurried. Read more
Published 29 days ago by J. W. Thompson
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Auburn enjoys writing historical fiction, urban fantasy and contemporary short stories, almost always with a paranormal twist giving the dead a prominent role in her writing. When she isn't hanging out in cemeteries or doing genealogy, she enjoys her interaction with fellow authors in her various writing groups. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family.

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