Island of Heartache

Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
Henry and Elizabeth were part of a team going on 2 month a business trip to New York and Australia. Henry’s marriage was troubled, and Elizabeth was single. Chemistry developed between them, both professional and personal, but Henry suppressed his desire for her because of his love for his wife. This was exacerbated when stranded on a remote island with 9 other survivors. More
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Words: 53,680
Language: British English
ISBN: 9781311275356
About W. H. Cann

I am an indie author of science fiction and fantasy novels, my current focus being on my Science Fiction series the Guardians, and have been writing for 13 years. I live in Pembrokeshire, Wales which has been my home for the last 16 years. I am married with two children, both have left home, my daughter married with a family of her own living in Pembrokeshire, my son living and working in Cardiff. I also have two beautiful grandchildren.

I have served with the Royal Air Force as a dual trade aircraft engineer after completing a 3 year apprenticeship, run my own business for several years until a back injury prevented me from continuing, and then entered the world of finance. I am currently employed as a Local Government Finance Officer.

I have been a passionate reader since early childhood, but was introduced to the fantasy genre at the age of 10 when my father gave me some Conan books and the Thongor of Lemuria series by Lin Carter. I did not actually start writing until my mid thirties, after injuring my back and was off work for a while. It was then that I first penned the drafts of the Science Fiction series The Guardians, followed by the fantasy series The Chronicles of Ferantiana.

My favourite activities other than writing are walking, reading, researching family history, watching classic British Sitcoms, good dramas and films, and listening to music.

W. H. Cann

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Review by: Bev Spicer on Jan. 06, 2015 :
I was attracted to this book primarily by the style of writing, which I found to be elegant and rather reserved. I was drawn into the relationship between Henry and his rather unlikeable wife and his undeniable attraction to Elizabeth, whom he knew vaguely from his place of work. When the plot took a dramatic turn, I was riveted, wanting to know what would happen to the people on the plane.
Island of Heartache is a book about relationships but also about difficult moral dilemmas. I enjoyed following the characters as they chose their own courses of action, and was satisfied by the ending. (Don't want to give it away by saying too much!) Recommended.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Reginald Bunsworth on Nov. 16, 2014 :
First off, this is not what i was expecting. It's an idea we have all seen several times but what really makes this book stand out is the writing; the way Sam Clark focuses more on the emotions and reactions of the characters, in particular the tension that builds between the characters and none more so than Henry and Christine, and Elizabeth. Thankfully, he doesn't put too much detail into the descriptions of the island, etc, just enough to paint a picture in your mind before you're drawn into the story. This is very much about how different people cope with disaster and despair; some better than others, and it really does show the nature of humanity. I won't go into the plotline too much (don't want to spoil it for you) but i must say, i found it very hard to stop reading. An excellent debut here.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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