Tuesday, December 30, 2014

REVIEW + GIVEAWAY: The Winter Sea by Di Morressy

The Winter SeaAuthor: Di Morressy
Publication: December 30, 2014
By: St. Martin's Griffin 
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3 Stars

Escaping an unhappy marriage and an unsatisfactory job, Cassie Holloway moves to the little Australian coastal town of Whitby Point. There she meets the Aquino family, whose fishing business was founded by their ancestor, Giuseppe, an Italian immigrant, some ninety years before. 

Life for Cassie on the south west coast is sweet as she sets up a successful restaurant and falls in love with Giuseppe's great grandson Michael. But when the family patriarch dies, a devastating family secret is revealed which threatens to destroy her dreams. Cassie's future happiness now rests with her quest for the truth.



* I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review *

The cover is what initially caught my interest and this was my first Di Morrissey book.

Set against the backdrop of the Australian coast, THE WINTER SEA is part historical fiction, part modern romance with a dash of mystery and twist of fate.

It's fast-paced with intriguing characters like Cassie and Michael who have to navigate their way through family, love and the knowledge that their stories are more intertwined than either of them could ever imagine. It's a whirlwind for sure, and in the end, they'll both have to decide whether they're going to let it draw them closer or rip them apart.

Not necessarily the book for me, but Di Morrissey fans will not be disappointed.



~ About the Author ~

Di Morrissey (born 18 March 1948 in Wingham, New South Wales) is one of Australia's most popular female novelists. She grew up in the remote surrounds of Pittwater, north of Sydney, Australia.

Growing up she counted famous Australian actor Chips Rafferty as a close mentor and friend who helped provide for her and her mother after the death of her father as a child, sending them overseas to California to live with family.

In her later years, Di went on to become a journalist on London's Fleet Street, and worked for CBS in Honolulu, where she lived with her husband who was in the foreign service, and even had a small role in the series Hawaii Five-0, a guest role in season three, episode seven, 1970 starring as 'Alicia Anderson'.

After moving back to Australia, Di published her first book 'Heart of the Dreaming' which instantly became a bestseller. Since then Di has published another 17 bestsellers, her latest being 'The Silent Country'.


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~ Giveaway ~ 

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