ISLAND WOMAN combines the best parts of adventure, romance, mystery, sci-fi, and history in this rollicking adventure. Abbie Spence, a recent college graduate, finds herself stranded back in time as part of an eccentric Englishman's nefarious plan. On this amazing journey, Abbie encounters Indians, Spaniards, and pirates on her travels along the west coast of New Spain in search of a way home. More
ISLAND WOMAN, according to a recent reader, is an "awesome book" and author Richard Sessions has "a nice style of writing." The story is written from the point-of-view of a modern young, intellectual woman, Abbie Spence, who is put back in time to the early 1700's at various places on New Spain's west coast. The book combines the best parts of adventure, romance, mystery, sci-fi, and history. One reviewer described Island Woman as a rollicking journey that is both fun and serious.
Abbie Spence, a recent graduate of Reed College, befriends an eccentric Englishman, Gordon Bitterroot at his Hollywood, California bookshop and soon finds herself stranded back in time against her will. Intrigue mounts as Bitterroot's plan for altering the history of the New World is revealed--a plan in which Abbie is destined to play a star role. On a California offshore island Abbie encounters Chumash Indians and then Spaniards on patrol against pirates seeking the magnificent Manila galleon. Abbie is carried by events to Acapulco, Panama and to idyllic Juan Fernandez Island, west of Chile, where the bitter test of wills between Abbie and the old Londoner is almost as intense as the passionate love she finds there. Suspenseful and sensual, ISLAND WOMAN takes the reader on amazing journey through history and time