The Sea Grape Tree, a Review
Mostly, as your probably know, I mainly read mysteries. My time is limited, so I stick to what I know I'll enjoy.
However, when I have a book arrives in the mail, I'm compelled to read it--or at least begin reading to see if I'll like it.
The Sea Grape Tree is not a mystery, though there is some mystery in it, plus an exciting kidnapping and rescue. I won't tell you any more about that because it might spoil the plot.
The book is not a romance, though there are a couple of romantic threads that are important to the story.
As the cover says, The Sea Grape Tree is a novel--but so much more.
Set in Largos Bay, Jamaica the entire story is rich with depictions of the sumptuous beauty contrasted by the poverty of and the struggle to make a living of most of the inhabitants of this particular part of the island.
The story centers on the possibility of the rebuilding of a hotel destroyed by a ferocious storm, the investor, a visiting female artist with a hidden past, a popular but run-down bar, those who frequent the bar, the bartender and his family,
The characters are wonderful, the author, Gillian Royes, is an artist with words.
I loved the story and everything about it.