Friday, 26 September 2014

Book Spotlight: Island of a Thousand Springs by Sarah Lark


A story of love, betrayal and redemption, Island of a Thousand Springs available Oct. 3

International bestselling author Sarah Lark, famed for her captivating historical sagas, releases a new book to U.S. readers October 3. Published by Bastei Entertainment, Island of a Thousand Springs showcases the joy of love and the despair of having that love ripped away, set against the pristinebeaches and swaying palm trees of the tropics.

Lark’s Island of a Thousand Springs follows the story of Nora Reed, the daughter of a merchant in 1730s London, who falls hopelessly in love with her father’s clerk, Simon. Despite their differing social classes, the star-crossed lovers dream of a future for themselves on a tropical island – until tragedy strikes and Nora must face a life without her soul mate.

Hopeless, Nora enters a marriage of convenience with a widower and sugar planter in Jamaica. But life in the Caribbean doesn't turn out as Nora had dreamt. She is shocked by the way plantation owners treat the slaves and decides to shake things up on her own sugar cane plantation for the better. Just as Nora seems to be settling into her role as lady of the house, one harrowing event rips everything from her but her life.

Lark’s series of “landscape novels” made her a bestselling author with sales of 2.7 million in Germany, her native country, as well as Spain and the U.S. Her past works include the popular In the Land of the Long White Cloud Saga novels.

The Historical Novel Society writes, “Sarah Lark reminded me what it was like to get lost, really lost, in a good book.”

Born in Germany’s Ruhr region, Lark studied psychology and wrote her doctorate on daydreams. She has worked as a primary school teacher and as a tour guide, and has written several award-winning books about horses for adults and children. Lark currently lives with four dogs and a cat on her farm in Almería, Spain, where she cares for retired horses, plays guitar and sings in her spare time.

Island of a Thousand Springs by Sarah Lark
Published by Bastei Entertainment on October 3, 2014
ISBN: 9783838753218
Digital Price (available on iBooks and Amazon): $5.99
Pages: 511

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