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Emma Phillips is a 35-year-old divorcée with an undemanding job, a rustic old house, and a friend who provides all the benefits she needs. She's comfortable, complacent, and accustomed to getting her own way — until she is shipwrecked during a violent storm in the Queen Charlotte Strait off Vancouver Island and is forced to assume temporary guardianship of three traumatized, newly orphaned children.
From the author of The Goat Lady's Daughter comes a moving new story, set against the rugged backdrop of coastal British Columbia, of a woman determined to manage her own destiny, and a child whose own strong nature defies those who would take control of her fate.
“Rosella Leslie knows intimately these west coast waters. And she fathoms as well the hearts of the motley crew of characters she tosses into the storm, each adrift in their own way. Drift Child has all the elements of good mystery, the depth of good drama, and the smooth writing that makes for a deeply satisfying read.”
“Rosella Leslie has created a surefire recipe for adventure. Take one aimless, 35-year-old paralegal. Combine with three young orphans and a gang of eccentric villagers. Mix vigorously with a horrendous storm and accident at sea. Let season in an authentic north Vancouver Island setting. The result is Drift Child, a rollicking, heartfelt page-turner that will leave you wanting more.”
“A loving, modern, page-turning story, full of strong women and kind characters. Deeply sad, yet infinitely believable, Drift Child is a story of familiar people in familiar places, dealing with amazing twists on everyday life in coastal BC.”