Monday, 9 April 2007

Frasier Island by Susan Page Davis

Lieutenant George Hudson loves his solitary life on the remote Frasier Island relishing his role protecting his country while sheltering his own hurts from the scrutiny of others.

Ensign Rachel Whitney's dream of working with the enigmatic Lieutenant on Frasier Island finally comes true but the cold welcome she receives quickly dissipates her enthusiasm and she battles to prove her value on the three person team, charged with surveillance, a monotonous and individual task.

An unexpected attack on the island causes George to rethink his own cold war against the attractive and capable ensign, finally sharing with her the true secret of the island and the peril America faces if it is exposed. As the danger increases Rachel and George find it harder to hide their true emotions but protocol prohibits them from speaking out!

When I first realised this novel was about a remote island inhabited by three people I wondered how interesting the story could be! But Susan Page Davis quickly put my fears to rest creating a fascinating setting, providing detailed descriptions of the island itself and the rather monotonous job of camera, sonar and radar surveillance, making it an absorbing read. Frasier Island will appeal to suspense and romance lovers alike with Susan balancing the two perfectly. The suspense is gripping starting slowly to enable good back story detail then picking up the pace in line with the increased tension arising from Rachel and George's attraction and their efforts to disguise their feelings. The main characters are strong yet the insecurities which drive their behaviour provide necessary realism to their personalities often missing from romantic suspense. Rachel is driven to succeed but has a sensitive side revealed by her pursuit of art which she indulges during her free time wandering the island. George has an aloof and commanding presence but the soul of a hero, committed to protecting his country and doing what is right. I can't say more but the ending is a delight!

Frasier Island is reminiscent of Dee Henderson's Uncommon Heroes series but Susan has a voice all her own and I will look forward to reading her next release, Finding Marie.

11 comments:

So Many Books... said...

I'm looking forward to reading this book. It looks really good.

Cherie said...

Sounds really good!

Cherie Japp

Jen said...

Sounds good Rel. Can you put it in my TBR pile please.

Rel said...

Jen (SMB) and Cherie - I think you will enjoy it :)

In your TBR, Sis ;-)

Jenny said...

Looks good to me, too! ;)

Like the new pic on your profile, Rel! *grin*

Leanne said...

Two of my favourites: suspense and romance!

Cee Cee said...

Love your picture! :)

This is another book I just can't wait to read!

So Many Books... said...

Love your new pic!

Deena said...

Hey Rel!
Thanks for the encouragement, and the warm welcome to CFBA...I'm such a newbie over there:-)

You've sold me on this one...the Dee Henderson comment sealed the deal...but I've already read and reviewed your recommendation on W. Dale Cramer:-) He's my gotta read it bud!

Rel said...

Hey girls ~ I love hearing from you all :) Thanks for taking the time to post.

Anonymous said...

This book sounds great - I look forward to reading it! Please add it to my TBR list too. Leola

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