By Peter Nichols

A romantic page-turner propelled via the sixty-year mystery that has formed households, 4 fans, and one seashore hotel community.

Set opposed to dramatic Mediterranean Sea perspectives and plush olive groves, The Rocks opens with a disagreement and a mystery: What used to be the mysterious, catastrophic occasion that drove honeymooners aside so all of sudden and completely in 1948 that they by no means spoke back regardless of dwelling at the related island for sixty extra years? and the way did their historical past form the Romeo and Juliet-like romance in their (unrelated) teenagers a long time later? situated round a favored seashore inn membership and its group, The Rocks is a double love tale that starts off with a secret, then strikes backward in time, period by means of period, to resolve what quite occurred a long time earlier.

Peter Nichols writes with a pervading, soulful knowledge and self-knowing humor, and captures completely this global of glamorous, advanced, misbehaving kinds with all their refined flaws and actual longing. the result's a bittersweet, clever, and romantic novel approximately how strong the perceived fact can be—as a bond, and as a barrier—even if it's probably not the entire tale; and the way one false impression can echo irreparably via many years.

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Jubal let go of her hand and caught her around the waist, lifting her away from the threshold. At once the vampire closed his hand, staring at Jubal's throat. Joie's brother went down hard, choking, coughing, fighting for air. The insects instantly swarmed over him, clogging his throat, attacking his exposed face. Gary made a grab for Joie, but she shook her head and deliberately stepped onto the verandah. "Help Jubal," she ordered. She kept her gaze on the vampire, trying to appear fascinated.

Lightning forked and sizzled. The vampire screamed once, and a putrid smell polluted the night air. Kill her. Kill all of them. Thunder splintered the sky. The earth rolled and bucked and the storm raged, a wild hurricane slamming into the forest and village. They throw tantrums. This time there was fear in her voice. Traian was already racing to the inn, doing his best to countermand the killing storm. Valenteen is dangerous beyond belief, Joie. Whoever this master is, he commands Valenteen, and that is both shocking and terrifying.

Gabrielle stuck her head in the bathroom. "Hurry up! Jubal and I are getting tired of waiting for you two. " She sounded more hopeful than anything else. " Joie threw a wet washcloth with deadly accuracy. " Gabrielle squealed when the cloth hit her square in the face. "I'm picking up your bad habits. Are you in there alone? " "If he wasn't so drop-dead gorgeous, I'd be afraid he was a troll, he likes to be underground so much. " This time there was glee in Gabrielle's voice. "I've been rehearsing," Joie admitted.

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