#NewBook: The Seas of Time by D Wallace Peach @Dwallacepeach #timetravel #comingofage #harborpointeseries @StoryEmpire
Hi everyone! I hope you’re all doing well.
Today, I’m delighted to announce the release of the fourth book in the Harbor Pointe Series: The Destination. I’ve read every novella in the series, and I love them all! You can find the series HERE.
Our ability to reach unity in diversity
will be the beauty and test
of our civilization
Wonderful opening quote, which sets the tone perfectly.
The book opens in 1858, where a great wrong occurs. The next chapter takes the reader into the turmoil of 1972, where racial and gender prejudice remains rife despite the 114 years interval.
A feisty young woman of colour takes a summer break to attempt to find some direction in her life, other than constant protests and a useless history course that seems irrelevant amidst the social upheaval all around. Her aunt and uncle offer her the use of the Harbor Pointe Inn while they go away, and here she meets Greg. Immediately, sparks fly, and not of the romantic kind. One thing leads to another, and the modern fight merges with that of a century prior. Friendships form and attitudes shift.
As with all of D Wallace Peach’s books, the writing is superb with beautiful and evocative phrasing, which pulls in all of the reader’s senses so that one lives the story rather than merely reads it. Below are some lines I adored …
‘The iron hands of oppression bore down on his shoulders, heavier than the black wings of death.’
‘With the lighthouse a short walk away, the place belonged on a calendar, and it often was.’
‘It looked unchanged from a century before—the bluff sheer and dappled with bird crap, gulls wheeling overhead, the swells rising and falling, and the surf polishing billions of pebbles and grains of sand.’
‘“… starving artists are real things.” |“So are starving carpenters.”’ … lols! This shows the wonderful banter between the all-too real characters as well as the humour which weaves throughout this fantastic narrative.
One final line, because I love this mind-bending time-loop stuff … ‘If you hadn’t gone back in time to change his future, you might not exist to go back in time and change his future.’
If you haven’t guessed already from my gushing, I give a solid five stars to The Seas of Time by D Wallace Peach, who is one of my auto-buy authors, and whose back catalogue I seriously need to devour. If I could give this wonderful novella ten stars, I’d do it in a heartbeat. With racial and gender prejudice mixed and melded with the perils of seafaring and gods and demons, along with a strong female main character, you’ll love this read. Go and buy this book!
NOTE ON RATINGS: I consider a 3-star rating a positive review. Picky about which books I give 5 stars to, I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning and which moved me.
5 STARS: IT WAS AMAZING! I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! — Highly Recommended.
4 STARS: I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER — Go read this book.
3 STARS: IT WAS GOOD! — An okay read. Didn’t love it. Didn’t hate it.
2 STARS: I MAY HAVE LIKED A FEW THINGS —Lacking in some areas: writing, characterisation, and/or problematic plot lines.
1 STAR: NOT MY CUP OF TEA —Lots of issues with this book.
Universal Purchase Link for The Seas of Time: https://mybook.to/TheSeasofTimeDWPeach 😊