I’ve been noticing Lorraine Carey om Twitter and Facebook for some time. I finally caught up with her and some of her books. (I am also posting an interview with Lorraine on ChristophFischerBooks.com tomorrow)
“Jonathan’s Locket” by Lorraine Carey is a beautiful cross between historical fiction and fantasy, connecting the story of an orphan in 1794 and another boy, 200 years later.
The location of Grand Cayman inspires stories of early explorers, shipping adventures, pirates and treasures but Carey brings a little more substance to the story by showing the hardship for a little boy who just wants to know who his mother is, and stows himself away in one of the ships to find out.
While Jonathan’s story is heart wrenching, Brandon brings fun and the sense of adventure into the novel; he and the ‘mystical sea turtle’. A great ghost story with two wonderful teenage characters from different centuries this is a lovely story, seemingly aimed at a younger audience but very appealing to this rather matured reader.
Orphaned Jonathan Palmer is a fifteen year old stowaway aboard the doomed ship The Convert which was part of the fleet that crashed into the reef on Grand Cayman in 1794. This famous shipwreck was known as the Wreck of the Ten Sails. Jonathan was not lucky enough to survive the wreck along with eight other seamen. Problem was, no one ever knew he was even on board.
Two centuries later strange sightings have been reported of ghost ships, screams and eerie lights off the east end of Grand Cayman. Brandon Wallace, a troubled teen seems to acquire a strange affliction and begins to have bizarre encounters from the sea where he befriends a mystical sea turtle who holds the secrets to the mysterious sightings as he plunges into the world of the paranormal . Here he is compelled to embark on a dangerous journey, risking his life to uncover the dark secret of Jonathan’s death. This task proves to be even more dangerous when one of Brandon’s closest friends has other plans for him.
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Here is an interview with the lovely Lorraine
My website www.lorrainecarey.com Blog is also on my site.
Buy Links for her other Books.
Mysteries of the Red Coyote Inn:
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Out of the Ashes, A Dean Banks Adventure:
The Last Vestal Virgin:
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