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Book highlights beauty, remoteness of B.C. coast

Anneli Purchase will sign books (Orion’s Gift and The Wind Weeps) on Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. at Laughing Oyster Books and on Dec. 1 at the Blue Heron Books at 2.

Readers are captivated by The Wind Weeps, set on the West Coast. It is the story of Andrea, a pretty young woman swept off her feet by a handsome commercial fisherman. Before she realizes she has made a mistake, she is out of reach of help, and finds herself in grave danger.

This book highlights not only the beauty, but also the remoteness of the B.C. coast. Andrea’s predicament adds suspense and drama.

Purchase’s next book has a lighter theme without losing the page-turning tension factor.

In Orion’s Gift, a romantic suspense story, the coastal setting is farther south. Sylvia, a California girl, receives news that causes her to leave her philandering husband and her fancy home, near San Diego.

At the same time, Kevin, an Alberta hardware store owner divorces his bullying wife and leaves everything behind to run away to Baja. When Kevin and Sylvia meet and fall in love, two things stand in the way of their happiness.

One — the secrets they keep from each other. Two — their vindictive ex-spouses hunting them down. The exotic landscape of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, provides the backdrop for this story of romance and treachery.

Purchase’s articles have been published in Canadian Stories Magazine and The Canadian Fly Fisher, now called The New Fly Fisher E-zine. She is in the process of publishing her third novel, Julia’s Violinist, which should come out early next year.

The Wind Weeps and Orion’s Gift are available locally at Laughing Oyster in Courtenay and at Blue Heron in Comox. They are available in paperback or e-book format at amazon.com and smashwords.com.

To find out more about the author, visit www.anneli-purchase.com.

— Anneli Purchase

 

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