By Dana K. Haffar
Reviewed by Angie Mangino
Rating: 5 stars
Chapter 1 brings readers to the island of Puerto Franco
thirty years ago, capturing attention from its very first sentence.
“The day Leah was swallowed up by the ocean, dusk fell at noon.”
Her mother Cristina is at the market with her younger son,
Sebastian when the tragedy recounted in this chapter struck.
Chapter 2 is set in the present day, when Mar and her
daughter, Lemay visit the island. From
when Mar initially sees the island as they approach it, “Her heart lurched as
she watched her dream materialize before her, pleased that she had made it
All of the elements of this novel work: theme, plot,
setting, dialogue, characterizations, and narration. Readers will travel to Puerto Franco, meet
the people, feel the emotions, and the story will absorb them right until its