Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Book Review - PIERCEHAVEN: WELCOME TO THE ISLAND by Robin Merrill
Oh, wow! This is good! Romance, intrigue, suspense--all centered around basketball. And I'm not even a huge basketball fan. I liked our high school games, though--and this is about high school basketball on steroids! No, not literally on drugs--just really hyped up. You know what I mean.
Emily Morse has her first teaching job, and she's excited. The folks on this small Maine island are excited too--well, as excited as they get about anyone new on the island. Everyone else has always been there. Not just since birth. No, for generations. They don't think she'll last long. The winters are enough to scare most folks away before the winter even ends.
Actually, the only thing that really excites the town is basketball.
But Emily falls in love with her students and then with a Bible-reading hunk. She wants to stay. Even after being informed that she will in no way fail or even give low grades to basketball players. Their teams (both boys and girls) have many times over taken the golden ball--the state championship. The basketball coach belligerently informs her, and the principal backs him up. What?
But then Emily discovers the dirty secret held by the island, the school, and the teams, and it all goes downhill from there.
You don't want to miss this one. Available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
I received a free copy of the book from the author. There were no requirements for a positive review, so the opinions and evaluations are my own.