Beautiful, dependent, and insecure, Sylvia makes a sudden decision to leave her seemingly perfect California home. Kind, strong, capable Kevin walks away from his Alberta hardware store and fifteen years of unhappy marriage. When these two meet in Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, they fill each other’s needs from day one, yet each has a secret they keep from the other.
Before they can learn complete mutual trust, Kevin and Sylvia realize their spouses are not willing to let them go quite so easily.
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Linn B. Halton:
If you have never been to Baja, in Mexico then take a trip there courtesy of Orion's Gift. The setting for this book gives the reader a real sense of `being there'. I've visited Ms Purchase's website and seen some of the wonderful photographs she has posted to set the scene for this novel.
What was interested is that the basis of the story is about marital abuse/bullying and it reflects the fact that this happens to men as well as women. There are some heart-rending moments when you want to shake your head in disbelief almost, as you sense the two main characters succumbing to what they begin to feel is the inevitable. Almost accepting that their `lot' in life is to live with the difficult situations they find themselves in.
It's hard not to give spoilers here, but a lovely combination with a believable plot and a beautiful setting...
Orion's Gift had me hooked from the first paragraph. No doubt about it, Ms. Purchase is a first class writer and with her words she sweeps you up and takes you
on an amazing ride. This is a great read and I finished it in two days....couldn't put it down! If you're looking for adventure, romance,drama,all rolled into one, this is the book for you!
Purchase has done it again. Brought us another riveting love story laced with danger and intrigue. This time the setting is the wilds of the Baja Peninsula. The author creates a vivid picture for us of the terrain and climate with its own danger from bad roads, cows on the highway, the desert itself, and bandidos.
Sylvia, running from her husband and a life threatening letter, finds peace and solace fleeting in the campgrounds of the Baja. First a drunk man tries to molest her. Then she loses her passport and wallet. Then she finds Kevin. He too is on the run. The two fall in love/lust or perhaps it's the other way round.
As their relationship grows greater dangers emerge. First from the secrets they keep from each other and then from their spouses who are in hot pursuit.
Purchase knows how to paint a glorious picture of the setting and hold us spell-bound by the action. A great read
Genuine feel in the Mexican setting - Purchase knows Mexico and those aspects of the story are authentic. Characters are likable and easy to relate to. The portrayal of the antagonists is strong too. The story keeps you intrigued. You want to know what will happen and you want things to work out for the main characters. Will read more of this author's work.