Sterling Gate Books

Fiji: A Novel

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ISBN: 9780473194710
Publisher: Sterling Gate Books
Publication Date: 2011-09-15
Number of pages: 290
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Fiji is a spellbinding novel of adventure, cultural misunderstandings, religious conflict and sexual tension set in one of the most exotic and isolated places on earth.

As the pharaohs of ancient Egypt build their mighty pyramids, and Chinese civilization evolves under the Shang Dynasty, adventurous seafarers from South East Asia begin to settle the far-flung islands of the South Pacific. The exotic archipelago of Fiji is one of the last island groups to be discovered and will remain hidden from the outside world for many centuries to come.

By the mid-1800's, Fiji has become a melting pot of cannibals, warring native tribes, sailors, traders, prostitutes, escaped convicts and all manner of foreign undesirables. It's in this hostile environment an innocent young Englishwoman and a worldly American adventurer find themselves.

Susannah Drake, a missionary, questions her calling to spread God's Word as she's torn between her spiritual and sexual selves. As her forbidden desires intensify, she turns to the scriptures and prayer to quash the sinful thoughts - without success.

Nathan Johnson arrives to trade muskets to the Fijians and immediately finds himself at odds with Susannah. She despises him for introducing the white man's weapons to the very people she is trying to convert and he pities her for her naivety. Despite their differences, there's an undeniable chemistry between them.

When their lives are suddenly endangered by marauding cannibals, Susannah and Nathan are forced to rely on each other for their very survival.

Written by father-and-son writing team Lance & James Morcan (authors of The Orphan Trilogy), Fiji is an historical adventure-romance published by Sterling Gate Books. A feature film adaptation of Fiji is currently being developed.

Reviews for Fiji:
★★★★★ "Fun Adventure in Foreign Locales" -Jason Letts (author of 'The Inevitable Trilogy')
★★★★★ "The extensive research is evident and the plot electrifying" -MyShelf.com
★★★★★ "Exciting story from beginning to end" -Lynelle Clark (author of 'A Pirate's Wife')
★★★★ "A wonderfully entrancing read" -Joan McGrath (historical author)
★★★★★ "Awesome book!" -A Bit Of Everything Reviews
★★★★★ "History, sex, romance and some great adventures to boot"
-BRAB Online Book Club
★★★★ "You'll enjoy the voyage this book takes you on" -Have You Heard Book Review
★★★★★ "A fabulous novel, beautiful for its blunt rawness, exotic scenery, and fascinating storyline"
-Historical Novel Review
★★★★★ "A well-written, totally absorbing novel" -J.B. DiNizo (author of Comings and Goings)
★★★★★ "The book is packed with adventure" -Karine Brégeon (author of 'Francette and the Mystery of the Deaf Soldier')
★★★★ "A fantastic combination of romance and action"
-The Kindle Book Review UK
★★★★★ "A perfect plot, flawless writing and a consistent storyline with no kinks or glitches throughout" -Review Buzz
★★★★★ "The richly woven world of Fiji sometimes comes across as a human Jurassic Park"
-Greg Kuhn (author & quantum physicist)
★★★★★ "A journey not only of adventure, but of heart, and most definitely of soul"
-WelcomeHomeSoldier Reviews
★★★★ "Reminiscent of the great South Pacific tales of Jack London and James Michener"
-John R. Lindermuth (historical novelist) Rambles Reviews

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